10 Highest Paid Actors in Telugu Cinema

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  • Post last modified:February 11, 2022

After Hindi and Tamil, Telugu is one of India’s most renowned and important film industries, with over a hundred films produced each year. Many Telugu films with well-known stars are becoming financial successes. The remuneration of Telugu cinema stars has not been officially announced by the relevant source. The actors’ remuneration is based on the popularity of each film, and the list below is updated every few months. This isn’t an official rating, so don’t take it into account.

10. Balakrishna

Occupation: Actor, Politician
Year active: 1986–Present
Notable films: Lion, Legend, Simha, Sri Rama Rajyam, Samarasimha Reddy
DOB: June 10, 1960, Chennai
Remuneration: 3 – 4 Crore


9. Venkatesh

Occupation: Actor
Year active: 1986–Present
Notable films: Bobbili Raja, Chanti, Preminchukundam Raa, Raja, Kalisundam Raa, Nuvvu Naaku Nachav, Lakshmi
DOB: December 13, 1960, Karamchedu
Remuneration: 4 Crore

8. Nagarjuna

Occupation: Actor, Producer, Businessman, Philanthropist
Year active: 1986–Present
Notable films: Manam, Dhamarukam, Shiva, Bhai, Don, Agni Varsha
DOB: August 29, 1959, Chennai
Remuneration: 5 Crore

7. Ravi Teja

Occupation: Actor, Singer
Year active: 1990–Present
Notable films: Sindhooram, Idiot, Avunu Valliddaru Ista Paddaru, Khadgam, Amma Nanna O Tamila Ammayi, Venky, Naa Autograph, Bhadra, Vikramarkudu, Dubai Seenu, Krishna, Kick
DOB: January 26, 1968, Jaggampeta
Remuneration: 7 Crore

6. N. T. Rama Rao Jr.

Occupation: Actor, Singer, Dancer & Politician
Year active: 2001 – Present
Notable films: Temper, Baadshah, Rabhasa, Ramayya Vasthavayya, Brindavanam
DOB: May 20, 1983, Hyderabad
Remuneration: 10 Crore

5. Allu Arjun

Occupation: Actor Producer, Model, Dancer
Year active: 2008 – Present
Notable films: Race Gurram, S/O Satya Murthy, Arya, Rudhramadevi, Iddarammayukatho
DOB: April 8, 1983, Chennai
Remuneration: 10 – 12 Crore

4. Ram Charan

Occupation: Actor, Comedian, Entrepreneur
Year active: 2007 – Present
Notable films: Yevadu, Magadheera, Zanjeeer, Racha, Govindudu Andarivadele
DOB: March 27, 1985, Chennai
Remuneration: 13 Crore

3. Mahesh Babu

Occupation: Actor, Producer
Year active: 1999 – Present
Notable films: Srimanthudu, Aagudu, 1: Nenokkadine, Dookudu, Businessman
DOB: September August 9, 1975, Chennai
Remuneration: 14 – 15 Crore

2. Pawan Kalyan

Occupation: Actor, politician
Year active: 1996 – Present
Notable films: Gokulamlo Seetha, Suswagatham, Thammudu, Badri, Kushi, Jalsa, Gabbar Singh, Attarintiki Daredi
DOB: September 2, 1971, Bapatla, Andhra Pradesh
Remuneration: 16 Crore

1. Prabas

Occupation: Actor
Year active: 2002–Present
Notable films: Baahubali: The Beginning, Mirchi, Rebel, Chhatrapati, Varsham, Mr. Perfect, Chakram, Billa
DOB: October 23, 1979, Chennai
Remuneration: 25 – 40 Crore

Note: Above the list of highest-paid actors in Telugu is gathered from the news and other internet sources (blogs, Social Network), some actors are not listed as they are not active in acting nowadays. The Above Remuneration paid is highest in their career. Do not refer to this for official purposes.

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