10 Highest Paid Actresses of Tamil & Telugu Movies 2017

The Tollywood industry is all filled with beautiful actresses who have acting skills and talents and who have acted in many movies to make a mark in the industry. There are some actresses in South Indian movies who are known for their acting and as such, they are considered as the highest paid actress of Tamil & Telugu movies. They are paid a lot for their films and they even charge high prices for the same. Apart from beauty, they also have talent in them because of which they rule at the box office.

Some have made their entry into Bollywood. The names of these actresses are listed as under:

10. Samantha Ruth

Samantha Ruth Prabhu

Samantha Ruth is a model and she has done many commercials. She is one of the highest paid actress from Tollywood. Her commercials earn her much money and apart from that, she has done many films. She charges around Rs. 70 lakhs for her movies which may go up to even Rs. 1 crore. She loves her work and she will continue to act for as long as she can. She has also done some television shows and the small screen has won her many awards and money.

9. Shruti Hassan

Shruti Hassan

Shruti Hassan is a leading actress in Bollywood but she made her career from Tollywood. She is an actress and at the same time, she has her own band and she has travelled world for her musical journey. She is beautiful and at the same time, she is talented to act in South Indian movies.  She charges around Rs. 75-80 lakhs for her films. She is also a brand ambassador for many shows and brands and she is doing quite well in her career. She has walked the ramp for many famous fashion designers.

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8. Priyamani


Priyamani gets her featured in this list because she earns around Rs. 80 lakhs for each of her films. She is one of the best actresses and she has a natural side of acting to her. She is a model and she has done TV shows from where she earns a huge sum of money. She started her career by being a model and she gained her confidence in that manner. She is an actress for Tamil and Telugu films and started working from a very early age.

7. Hansika Motwani

Hansika Motwani

Hansika Motwani started her career as a child artist. People adored her as a child artist and she made a mark in the industry at that time only. Hansika Motwani has appeared in many South Indian films the time she grew up. She is one of those wealthiest actresses because she started her career when she was a kid. She earns up to Rs. 80 lakh for a movie. She even appeared with Himesh Reshammiya in one of Bollywood movies. She is a great actor.

6. Trisha Krishnan

Trisha Krishnan

Trisha Krishnan is one of those Tollywood actresses who is gorgeous and she is someone who can play different characters with ease. She is a beautiful actress and at the same time, she is also a renowned actress from South. She was the lead actress in Khattha Meetha opposite Akshay Kumar. She takes around Rs. 1 crore for a movie and she also does commercial ads from where she earns a lot.

5. Kajal Agarwal

Kajal Agarwal

Kajal Agarwal is a beautiful South Indian actress who got a chance to act in Bollywood in Singham. She is a polite and obedient actress who follows all the rules that are given to her by her directors. She gets around Rs. 1.2 crore for her films. Her commercials also help her earn a lot. She has acted in Tamil and Telugu films and started her career from there itself.

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4. Shriya Saran

Shriya Saran

She is one of those actresses who gets a maximum of Rs. 1.5 crore for her films in Tollywood. She has also done some Bollywood films and she has bagged many awards and cash prizes for her acting skills. She is a well known face in the south and she has a good chemistry with every actor that she has been paired with. She knows how to cut the deal and with that effort, she could go ahead in her career.

3. Tamannaah Bhatia

Tamannaah Bhatia

She is another popular face in the South who has also made a mark in the Hindi film industry. She has acted in Many Bollywood films like Entertainment, etc. She has done many commercials in both the industry and along with that, she is also a model who has walked the ramp for famous designers. She earns a whopping Rs. 1.75 crore for her films. Her fame is getting popular day by day.

2. Anushka Shetty

Anushka Shetty

Anushka Shetty made her debut in the world of Tollywood in the year 2005 and since then, there has been no looking back for her. She earns approx. Rs. 2-3 crore for each of her films. She is present in almost all Telugu films and she has a good grasp of the understanding of the Tollywood. She is pretty and has done commercials too. Currently she gained huge popularity for her fantastic acting in Baahubali Movie series.

1. Nayanthara


She is one of the gorgeous actresses from the South and her actual name is Diana Mariam Kurian. She gets around Rs. 2.5 -3 crore for her films and being a model, she earns money from her modelling assignments too.

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These are some of the highest paid actresses of South Indian films. People are waiting for new people to make an entry into the list.

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