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Top 10 Richest Actors in Kollywood

The Kollywood film industry is expanding well in the South East Asian markets, such as parts of UAE, Singapore, Thailand, and Indonesia. There has been an ongoing debate that although Tamil films do big business at the box office, still the producer can’t make a profit. The reason is the Kollywood superstars charge a huge amount of money. So, let’s have a glance at the richest Kollywood actors in 2021. 

#1. Rajnikanth

richest kollywood actor

Date of Birth: December 12, 1950

Net Worth in Indian Rupees: Rs. 378 Crore

Monthly Income: 3 Crore +

Salary: 24Crore+

Rajnikanth is the richest actor in Kollywood. He has a huge fan following and his fans consider him as a god. He is currently 70 years old and still doing many movies. Each time an update show-up about his new movie. Fans always wait for his movie and ensure that it’s a superhit, irrespective of the flaws. Producers are aware of the fact that if they include the name Rajnikanth within the film, it will become a superhit, no matter what might be the plot of the movie. Despite being the richest Kollywood actor still, he is humble and a down towards earth person. Rajnikanth takes charge of about 60 Crore per movie. 

#2. Ajith

richest actor in kollywood

Date of Birth: May 1, 1971

Net Worth in Indian Rupees: 182 Crore INR

Monthly Income: 2 Crore +

Salary: 24 Crore +

From the 1st day, Ajith’s movies are highly appreciated by the audiences. He has a huge fan base across the globe. Hence, there is no doubt that Ajith is one of the richest Tamil actors. As per many reports, after hitting success with Viswasam, Ajith increases his fees and now he charges 50 Crore per movie. 

#3. Vijay Thalapathy

richest tamil actor

Date of Birth: June 22, 1974

Net Worth in Indian Rupees: Rs. 410 Crore

Monthly Income: 3 Crore +

Salary: 36 Crore +

We include Vijay Thalapathy in our richest Kollywood actors list. In the South film industry, Vijay Thalapathy is not just a name, it’s an emotion. In short, he is a complete entertaining package. His charm, dance, delivery, Dialogue, everything is just superb. In every film, he tries to give his best performance that catches viewers’ attention. Vijay fans are always waiting for his movie and celebrate every movie like a festival.  Vijay’s fans never care about the hit/flop formula. They just want to see their dream man on the screen. What else does a superstar want? In present days, Vijay Thalapathy charges between Rs, 40-50 Crore per movie. He is the second-highest-paid actor in Kollywood after Rajnikanth. 

#4. Surya

richest kollywood actor Surya

Date of Birth: 23 July 1975

Net Worth in Indian Rupees: 186 Crore

Monthly Income: 1.5 Crore+

Salary: 30 Crore+

Surya is a Kollywood superstar. However, he has also huge popularity in the Tamil film industry. Surya has managed to be among the richest Tamil actor after Kaapaan becomes a blockbuster. While doing the Soolalai Pottru movie, he increases his fees and as per reports, presently Surya charges Rs, 20-22 Crore per movie. So, when it comes to the top 10 richest Tamil actors, Surely Surya will be there. 

#5. Kamal Haasan

Kamal richest actor in kollywood

Date of Birth: 7 Nov 1954

Net Worth in Indian Rupees: 450 Crore

Kamal Haasan’s fans and Rajnikant’s fans are always fighting to make their favorite hero popular. Remember that Kamal Haasan is a multi-faced actor who will fit into any role. Who will forget his work in the ‘ Chachi 420’ movie? In the movie, he plays the role of Chachi- a woman. That movie broke many records at that time and does good business at the box office. Currently, this versatile actor is involved in politics and retired from films. However, after joining politics he appeared in two movies and charged around Rs, 25-30 Crore. 

#6. Vikram

tamil actor Vikram

Date of Birth: 17 April 1966

Net Worth in Indian Rupees: 148 Crore

Monthly Income: 1 Crore +

Salary: 18Crore+

Vikram is mainly popular for the “I” movie. If you watched this movie, you will understand how dedicated an actor can be. This movie became one of the best movies during his career. Vikram has a huge fan base and he is considered one of the leading stars in the Tamil industry. Apart from this, he also appeared in Hindi movies. His recent film, Kadaram Kondan, was unable to make profits at the box office. As per reports, this versatile actor now charges Rs 20 per film and is one of the richest Kollywood actors. 

#7. Dhanush

richest kollywood actor

Date of Birth: July 28, 1983

Net Worth in Indian Rupees: 145 Crore 

Monthly Income: 1 Crore +

Salary: 12 Crore +

Dhanush maintains in doing both commercial as well as experimental movies together.  He is in the Kollywood film industry for the last few years. Do you know that Dhanush is among one the rare Indian actors who made his debut with a Hollywood film? After the success of the Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir movie, Dhanush increases his fees. According to a report, from the next movie, Dhanush will charge Rs, 15 Crore. 

#8. Vijay Sethupathi

Richest actor Vijay Sethupathi

Date of Birth: 16 January 1978

Net Worth in Indian Rupees:  80 Crore

Monthly Income: Unknown

Salary: Unknown

Vijay Sethupathi is one of the most talented and popular stars in the Kollywood film industry. Every year, he gives us an amazing movie. Recently, he made his debut in the Malayalam movie and also wants to act in other regional languages films. He has a fan base all over India and abroad. Report says that the richest Kollywood actor currently charges Rs, 8-10 Crore per film. 

#9. Sivakarthikeyan

kollywood actor Sivakarthikeyan

Date of Birth: 17 February 1985

Net Worth in Indian Rupees: 98 Crore

Monthly Income: 24 Lakhs+

Salary: 3 Crore+

Sivakarthikeyan is one of the bankable stars in the present day. His films are doing well as well as make profit in the box office. After giving some superhit movies, this new young icon increases his charges to Rs, 10-12 Crore per movie. 

#10. Karthi


Date of Birth: 25 May 1977

Net Worth in Indian Rupees: 95 Crore

Monthly Income: 1 Crore+

Salary: 18 Crore+

In the past, STR was considered among the richest Kollywood actors but because of back-to-back flop movies, he stayed away from the place, and Karthi entered into the list. Karthi has appeared in many super hit movies, such as Dev and Kadaikutty Singam. In present days, Karthi charges at least 8 Crore per movie.


That’s it. These are the top 10 highest-paid actors in the Kollywood industry. They are multi-talented and can fit into any role. Their acting skills, looks, and fitness make them popular. Whenever their movie releases, fans will celebrate it. Tell us who is your favorite superhero.

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