Highest Paid Actors in Kannada Cinema

After Hindi, Tamil, and Telugu, the Kannada film industry is India’s fourth largest. Bangalore is the location of the Kannada film industry’s headquarters. In the Kannada film industry, actors use a wide range of acting styles, and people like movies that have both romance and action.

There are approximately 950 single-screen theaters in Karnataka, and  over 100 Kannada films are produced annually. In 2014, approximately 118 feature films were released. In recent years, the commercial success of numerous films has induced films budgets to increase, and as a result, numerous high-budget films have been produced. Below is a list of the highest-paid Kannada actors, including other pertinent information.

5. Shiva Rajkumar

Shiva Rajkumar

Occupation: film actor, producer, playback singer, television presenter
Years active: 1986 – present
Notable Films: Anand, Ratha Sapthami, Om, Janumada Jodi, Nammoora Mandara Hoove, A.K.47, Bhajarangi
DOB: July 12, 1962, Shimoga, Karnataka
Remuneration: 5 Crore

5. Upendra

Occupation: Actor, film director, producer, screenwriter, lyricist, playback singer
Years active: 1989- present
Notable Films: Upendra, Raa, Kutumba, Raktha Kanneeru, Gokarna, Anatharu, Budhivantha, Super, Katari, Veera Surasundarangi, Godfather, Kalpana, Uppi 2
DOB: September 18, 1967
Remuneration: 5 Crore

3. Sudeep

Occupation: Actor, film director, producer, playback singer, screenwriter, television presenter
Years active: 1997 – present
Notable Films: Sparsha, Huchcha, Nandhi, Sy Autograph, Mussanjemaatu, Veera Madakari, Kempe Gowda, Vishnuvardhana, Bachchan, Maanikya, Eega
DOB: 2 September 1973, Shimoga, Karnataka
Remuneration: 10 Crore

2. Darshan

Occupation: Actor, film producer, distributor
Years active: 2001 – present
Notable Films: Kariya, Kalasipalya, Gaja, Saarathi, Chingari, Krantiveera Sangolli Rayanna, Bulbul, Ambareesha
DOB: February 16, 1977, Mysore
Remuneration: 10 Crore

1. Yash


Occupation: Film actor
Years active: 2004 – present
Notable Films: Modalasala, Rajadhani, Kirataka, Lucky, Jaanu, Drama, Googly, Raja Huli, Gajakesari, Mr.and Mrs. Ramachari
DOB: January 8, 1986, Hassan, Karnataka
Remuneration: Around 5 Crore

Note: Do not refer this for official purpose, the remuneration is not accurate as actors not disclose their salary publicly.

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