9 Highest Paid Actors in Tamil

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  • Post last modified:February 11, 2022
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Tamil cinema is India’s second most popular and largest film industry, behind Hindi cinema, and its box office revenue is also respectable. Every year, hundreds of films are produced. Actors in Tamil cinema are paid astronomical sums based on their roles in the films. The typical film does well at the box office. Rajinikanth is the highest-paid actor in both Tamil and Indian films. He is also Asia’s third highest-paid actor. The following list of Tamil Cinema’s Highest-Paid Actors is presented in detail. The actor rankings are based on credible sources.

9. Arya

Arya actor Tamil

Occupation: Actor, Producer
Years active: 2005 – present
Notable films: Madrasapattinam, Boss Engira Bhaskaran, Vettai, Raja Rani, Boss Engira Bhaskaran, Arrambam, Irandam Ulagam, Ext.
DOB: December 11, 1980, Trikarpur
Remuneration: 8 Crore

8. Karthi

Karthik Sivakumar

Occupation: Film actor
Years active: 2007 – present
Notable films: Paiyaa, Naan Mahaan Alla, Siruthai, Madras, Akex Oandian, Biriyani, Komban, Ext.
DOB: May 25, 1977, Chennai
Remuneration: 8 Crore

7. Dhanush


Occupation: actor, singer, lyricist, and producer
Years active: 2002 – present
Notable films: Maari, Anegan, Velaiyilla Pattathari, Raannjhanaa,3,Aadukalam, Ext.
DOB: July 28, 1983, Chennai
Remuneration: 10 Crore

6. Vikram

Occupation: Film actor, Film producer, Playback singer, Voice Actor
Years active: 1990 – present
Notable films: Sethu, Gemini, Anniyan, Pithamagan, I, Kanthaswamy, Thaandavam, Raavanan, Ext.
DOB: 17 April 1966, Chennai
Remuneration: 15 – 20 Crore

5. Ajith Kumar

Ajith Kumar

Occupation: Film actor, promotional model, Racing driver, Philanthropist
Years active: 1992 – present
Notable films: Vaali, Bella, Mankatha, Arrambam, Veeram, Yennai Arindhaal, Veeram, Ext.
DOB: May 1, 1971, Secunderabad
Remuneration: 20 Crore

4. Suriya

Occupation: Film actor, producer, television presenter
Years active: 1997 – present
Notable films: Nandha, Kaakha Kaakha, Pithamagan, Perazhagan, Ghajini, Vei, Vaaranam Aayiram, Ayan, Aadhavan, Singham, 7am Arivu, Singam II
DOB: July 23, 1975, Coimbatore
Remuneration: 25 Crore

3. Kamal Hassan

Kamal Haasan

Kamal Hassan is the second-highest-paid actor in Tamil cinema. Also one of the highest-paid actors in India.
Occupation: Film Actor, Producer, Director, Screenwriter, Playback Singer, Lyricist, Choreographer, Songwriter
Years active: 1959 – present
Notable films: Hey Ram, Virumaandi, Vishwaroopam, Dasavatharam, Nayakan, Uttam Villain, Apoorva Raagangal,
DOB: 7 November 1954, Paramakudi, Tamil Nadu
Remuneration: 25 Crore

2. Vijay

Occupation: Film actor, playback singer, film producer, philanthropist
Years active: 1992 – present
Notable films: Vellayudham, Nanban, Thuppakki, Jilla and Kaththi, Poove Unakkaga
DOB: June 22, 1974 (age 41), Chennai
Remuneration: Around 40 Crore

1. Rajinikanth


Rajinikanth is a popular and highest-paid actor in India while Jackie Chan ranked first. He is called ‘Superstar’ of Tamil Cinema.
Occupation: Film actor, producer, screenwriter, playback singer
Years active: 1975 – present
Notable films: Naan Sigappu Manithan, Padikkathavan, Mr. Bharath, Velaikaran, Guru Sishyan, Dharmathin Thalaivan, Lingaa, Enthiran, Kochadaiiyaan, Baasha, Sivaji
DOB: 12 December 1950, Bangalore
Remuneration: 60 Crore

Note: The Above list of highest Paid Actors in Kollywood (Called for Tamil Film Industry) is not an official ranking, and please do not refer to this for official purposes.

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