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Top 5 highest paid actors in the Telugu film industry

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The Telugu film industry, affectionately known as Tollywood, has emerged as a powerhouse in Indian cinema, captivating audiences with its mesmerizing storytelling, larger-than-life characters, and breathtaking visuals. With blockbuster hits like Bahubali, RRR, and Pushpa, Tollywood has not only redefined the standards of filmmaking but has also showcased the immense talent and creativity present in the Telugu film fraternity. In this article, lets delve into the realm of Tollywood to explore the top five highest-paid actors who have played pivotal roles in shaping the industry and elevating it to unprecedented heights of success.

Allu Arjun

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Allu Arjun, also fondly known as ‘Bunny,’ has made a remarkable entry into the Pan-Indian market cinema with his Pushpa film. His role in ‘Pushpa’ earned him a lot or craze and the actor is now receiving whopping remuneration of Rs 150 crore, making him one of the highest-paid actors in the South Indian film industry. Allu Arjun’s recent accolade of the 69th National Award for Best Actor further solidifies his position as a prominent figure in Tollywood.



Despite facing initial setbacks at the box office, Prabhas rose to fame with his breakthrough performance in ‘Varsham.’ His portrayal of Shivudu and Amarendra Baahubali in the monumental ‘Baahubali’ series catapulted him to superstardom. Prabhas, with his stellar performance, became one of the highest-paid actors in the industry, commanding a salary of Rs 125 to Rs 200 crore per movie. His contribution to Indian cinema is evident from the immense success of the ‘Baahubali’ franchise, setting new benchmarks in global earnings.


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Jr. NTR, with his versatile acting skills, commands a salary ranging from 80 to 100 crores for every film he takes on. His past movie ‘RRR’ not only achieved massive success at the box office but also received acclaim from prestigious platforms like the Oscars and the National Awards. Jr. NTR’s consistent performance and dedication to his craft have solidified his position as a prominent figure in the Telugu film industry.

Ram Charan

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Ram Charan, with his impressive body of work, stands as one of the highest-earning actors in Telugu cinema. His portrayal in movies has earned him three Filmfare Awards and two Nandi Awards. With a salary ranging from 50 to 90 crores per movie, Ram Charan’s contributions to the industry have been widely recognized. His collaboration with Jr. NTR in the movie ‘RRR’ showcased his acting prowess and contributed to the film’s success.

Mahesh Babu

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Mahesh Babu, often regarded as a youth icon in Telugu cinema, commands a prominent position in the industry. With a salary ranging between 60 to 80 crores per film, Mahesh Babu has engaged in exciting collaborations with acclaimed directors like Rajamouli and Trivikram. His consistent performances and choice of diverse roles have garnered him a loyal fan base and cemented his status as one of the highest-paid actors in Tollywood.

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