Top 15 Highest Paid Actor in India 2022

In recent years, the face of our film industry has taken to a whole new level. Not only has the budget of the films are increased, but so have the salaries of the actors.

Have you ever taken a guess how much money these celebrities get from their roles in movies, and commercials?

Today, however, we’re going to focus on the top 15 highest paid actors of India in 2022.

List of Highest Paid Actors of India in 2022

Without procrastinating, let’s get going:

1. Prabhas-

Highest Paid Actors In India

Bahubali actor, Prabhas surpasses all the three khans and takes the top spot in the list.

His film, Baahubali 2: The Conclusion set a record for Indian cinema by earning over Rs.1000 crores in ten days and became the second highest grossing Indian movie.

Primarily works for- Telegu Cinema

Born- 23rd October 1979 in Madras, Tamil Nadu

Debut Movie- Eeswar in 2002

Notable works- Chatrapati (2005), Billa (2009), Darling (2010) and Mr. Perfect (2011).

Years active- 2002 – Present

Estimated Remuneration per film- Rs.100 Cr – Rs.160 Cr.

Upcoming movies- Spirit (2023) directed by Sandeep Reddy Vanga; Project K (2023) directed by Nag Ashwin; Salaar (2023) directed by Prashanth Neel

It has been reported, Prabhas has been paid 150 crores for his upcoming film Spirit.

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2. Akshay Kumar-

Highest Paid Actors In India

The second spot on the list went to Khiladi Kumar. Presently, Akshay is the only actor who acts in 5 to 6 movies each year.

Other Profession- Film Producer, Chef, Stunt Performer and Martial Artists

Primarily works for- Hindi Cinema

Born- 9th September 1967 in Amritsar, Punjab

Debut Movie- Saugandh (1991)

Notable works-. Dhadkan in 2000, Hera Pheri in 2000, Andaz in 2003, Bhool Bhulaiya in 2007, Singh is Kinng in 2008.

Years active- 1987 – Present

Estimated Remuneration per film- Rs.100 Cr -135 Cr

Estimated Remuneration per advertisement- 8 Cr – 10 Cr

Upcoming movies- Raksha Bandhan (2022) directed by Aanand L. Rai; Ram Setu (2022) directed by Abhishek Sharma; OMG 2- Oh my God! 2 (2022) directed by Amit Rai; Gorkha (2022) directed by Sanjay Puran Singh Chauhan; Selfie (2022) directed by Raj Mehta and Bade Miya Chote Miyan (2023) directed by Ali Abbas Zaffar.

Rumours has it that he charged 135 Crores for Ram Setu and !50 Crores for Bade Miyan Chote Miyan.

3. Salman Khan-

Highest Paid Actors In India

Everyone’s Bhaijaan, Salman Khan gets the third spot in our list. Even If he is not the top paid actor, he still has the maximum box office points.

He is the only actor who has made the most into the 300 crores plus club.

His highest Grossing films include Tiger Zinda Hai (2016), Bajrangi Bhaijaan (2019); Sultan (2016).

Other Profession- Film Producer, Playback Singer, Lyricist, Television Host

Primarily works for- Hindi Cinema

Born- 27th December 1965 in Indore, Madhya Pradhesh

Debut Movie- Played supporting Role in Biwi Ho Toh Aisi (1988). Later on, played leading role in Maine Pyaar Kiya (1989)

Notable works-. Dabangg (2010), Dabangg 2 (2012), Kick (2014), Ek Tha Tiger (2012).

Years active- 1988 – Present

Estimated Remuneration per film- Rs.100 Cr -150 Cr (+ Share in Profit).

Estimated Renumeration per advertisement- Rs.4 Cr – 10 Cr

Upcoming movies- Kabhi Eid Kabhi Diwali (2022) directed by Sajid Nadiadwala and Tiger Zinda Hai 3 (2023) directed by Maneesh Sharma.

For Kabhi Eid Kabhi Diwali, Salman has charged a whooping 125 crores.

4. Shahrukh Khan-

highest paid actors in india

Despite King Khan stayed away from films for the past few years, still affording him is not everybody’s cup of tea. Shahrukh’s till date highest grossing film is Jab Tak Hai Jaan released in 2012.

Other Profession- Film Producer, Television Host

Primarily works for- Hindi Cinema

Born- 2nd November 1965 in New Delhi, India

Debut Movie- Deewana (1992)

Notable works-. Baazigar (1993), Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (1965), Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1998).

Years active- 1992 – Present

Estimated Remuneration per film- Rs.100 Cr -125 Cr (+ Share in Profit).

Estimated Renumeration per advertisement- Rs.5.5 Cr – 10 Cr

Upcoming movies- Operation Khukri (2022) directed by Ashutosh Gowariker; Pathan (2023) directed by Siddharth Anand; Dunki (2023) directed by Rajkumar Hirani.

Reportedly, he has taken 100 crores for Pathan.

5. Aamir Khan-

highest paid actor in India

Mr. Perfectionist of Hindi Film Industry- Aamir, has the highest grossing Indian Film, Dangal (2016) which made over Rs. 2000 crores from worldwide.

Other Profession- Film Director, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Television Host and Playback Singer.

Primarily works for- Hindi Cinema

Born- 14th March 1965 in Mumbai, Maharashtra

Debut Movie- Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak (1988)

Notable works-. Ghajini (2008), 3 Idiots (2009), Dhoom 3 (2013), P.K. (2014).

Years active- 1988 – Present

Estimated Remuneration per film- Rs.100 Cr -125 Cr (+ Share in Profit).

Estimated Renumeration per advertisement- Rs.5 Cr – 7 Cr

Upcoming movies- Lal Singh Chadha (2022) directed by Advait Chandan.

Although he has taken only 50 Crores for the film Lal Singh Chadha.

6. Rajinikanth-

Highest paid actors in India

Also known as Thalaiva or King of Box Office. He is still one of the highest paid actors in India even after 71 years.

Other Profession- Film Producer, Screenwriter and Playback Singer

Primarily works for- Tamil Cinema

Born- 12th December 1950 in Bengaluru, Karnataka

Debut Movie as a Leading Actor- Chilakamma Cheppindi (1977)

Notable works- Mondru Mugam (1982), Thalapati (1991), Baasha(1995), Padayappa (1999).

Years active- 1975 – Present

Estimated Remuneration per film- Rs.60 Cr -136 Cr

Upcoming movies- Jailor (2023) directed by Nelson Dilipkumar.

It has been reported that recently Rajinikanth has made an increase in his salary and charged 120 crores for his upcoming movie.

7. Joseph Vijay-

Highest paid actors in India

Aka Thalapathy Vijay is one of the most successful Tamil stars. He gained his stardom with this megahit, Master (2021).

Primarily works for- Tamil Cinema

Born- 22nd June 1974 in Chennai, Tamil Nadu

Debut Movie – Naalaiya Theerpu (1992)

Notable works- Indian Soldier Never on Duty (2012), Chandramukhi (2005), Theri (2016).

Years active- 1992 – Present

Estimated Remuneration per film- Rs.60 Cr -120 Cr

Upcoming movies- Varisu (2023) directed by Vamsi Paidipally and Thalapathy 67 (2023) directed by Lokesh Kanagaraj.

Reportedly, Thalapathy has signed Varisu for 118 crores.

8. Ajay Devgn-

Highest Paid Actors of India

Also known as Vishal Veeru Devgn got 8th position on our highest paid actor list. Ajay has done over 100 films in Bollywood.

His top grossing films are Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior (2020), Golmaal Again (2017) and Total Dhamaal (2019).

Other Profession- Film Director, Film Producer and Playback Singer.

Primarily works for- Hindi Cinema

Born- 2nd April 1969 in New Delhi, India

Debut Movie- Phool aur Kaante (1991)

Notable works-. Jigar (1992), Sangram (1993), Dilwale (1994) and Diljale (1996).

Years active- 1991 – Present

Estimated Remuneration per film- Rs.70 Cr -125 Cr (+ Share in Profit)

Estimated Renumeration per advertisement- Rs.2 Cr – 5 Cr

Upcoming movies- Gobar (2022) directed by Sabal Shekhawat; Chanakya (2022) directed by Neearj Pandey; Thank God (2022) directed by Indra Kumar; Drishyam 2 (2022) directed by Abhishek Pathak; Singham 3 (2022) directed by Rohit Shetty and Bholaa (2023) directed by Dharmendra Sharma.

9. Hrithik Roshan-

Highest Paid Actors of India

Yes! The Most handsome man in the world is also on our list. He is famously known for his dancing skills.

His top grossing films are War (2019), Krrish 3 (2013) and Super 30 (2017).

Primarily works for- Hindi Cinema

Born- 10th January 1974 in Mumbai, Maharashtra

Debut Movie- Kaho Na… Pyaar Hai (2000)

Notable works-. Koi Mil Gaya (2003), Lakshya (2004), Jodhaa Akbar (2008) and Guzarish (2010)

Years active- 2000- Present

Estimated Remuneration per film- Rs.75 Cr -85 Cr (+ Share in Profit)

Estimated Renumeration per advertisement- Rs.2 Cr – 3 Cr

Upcoming movies- Vikram Vedha (2022) directed by Pushkar and Fighter (2023) directed by Siddharth Anand.

10. Ajith Kumar-

Highest Paid Actors of India

His highest grossing films are Vedalam (2015), Arrambam (2013) and Yennai Arindhaal (2015).

Other Profession- Screenwriter and Racing Driver.

Primarily works for- Tamil Cinema

Born- 2nd April 1969 in New Delhi, India

Debut Movie as a Leading Actor- Prema Pushthakam (1993)

Notable works- Kadhai Kottai (1996), Aval Varuvala (1998), Kaadhai Mannan (1998) and Amarkalam (1996).

Years active- 1990 – Present

Estimated Remuneration per film- Rs.70 Cr -90 Cr

Upcoming movies- Thala 61 (2023) directed by H Vinodh and AK 62 (2023) directed by Vignesh Shivan.

11. Allu Arjun-

Highest Paid Actors of India

This actor has delivered a blockbuster with his, Pushpa (2021).

His highest grossing films includes Ala Vakunthapurramuloo (2020) and Sarrainodu (2016).

Other Profession- Film Producer and Dancer.

Primarily works for- Telegu Cinema

Born- 8th April 1982 in Chennai, Tamil Nadu

Debut Movie- Gangotri (2003)

Notable works-. Arya 2 (2009), Julayi (2012), S/O Satyamurthy (2015 and DJ: Duvvada Jagannadham (2017).

Years active- 2003 – Present

Estimated Remuneration per film- Rs.70 Cr -100 Cr

Estimated Renumeration per advertisement- Rs.2 Cr – 4 Cr

Upcoming movies- AA 21 (2022) directed by Koratala Siva; ICON (2022) directed by Venu Sriram and Pushpa: The Rule (2023) directed by Sukumar.

12. N.T. Rama Rao Jr.-

highest paid actors of India

His highest grossing films are RRR (2022), Janatha Garrage (2016) and Jai Lava Kusa (2017).

Other Profession- Film Director, Playback Singer and Dancer.

Primarily works for- Telegu Cinema

Born- 20th May 1984 in Hyderabad, Telangana

Debut Movie- Ninnu Choodalani (2001)

Notable works-. Simhadri (2003), Adhurs (2010), Baadshah (2013), Temper (2015) and Aravinda Sametha Veera Raghava (2018).

Years active- 2001 – Present

Estimated Remuneration per film- Rs.60 Cr -100 Cr (+ Share in Profit)

Estimated Renumeration per advertisement- Rs.1 Cr – 1.5 Cr

Upcoming movies- NTR 31 (2023) directed by Prashanth Neel and NTR 30 (2023) directed by Koratala Siva.

13. Ram Charan-

Highest Paid Actors in India

His highest grossing films are RRR (2022), Rangasthalam 1985 (2018) and Magadheera (2009).

Other Profession- Film Producer, Enterpreneur and Playback Singer.

Primarily works for- Telegu Cinema

Born- 27th March 1985 in Chennai, Tamil Nadu

Debut Movie- Chirutha (2007)

Years active- 2007 – Present

Estimated Remuneration per film- Rs.50 Cr -100 Cr

Estimated Renumeration per advertisement- Rs.2 Cr – 5 Cr

Upcoming movies- RC 16 (2022) directed by Gowtam Tinnanuri and RC 15 (2023) directed by Shankar.

14. Mahesh Babu-

Highest Paid Actors in India

Undoubtedly, Mahesh Babu is one of the highest paid actor in2022. Bharat Ane Nenu (2018) became the highest grossing movie in his career which earned over Rs. 220 Crores.

Other Profession- Film Producer and Philanthropist.

Primarily works for- Telegu Cinema

Born- 9th August 1975 in Chennai, Tamil Nadu

Debut Movie- Raja Kumarudu (1999)

Notable works- Murari (2001), Pokiri (2006) and Khaleja (2011)

Years active- 1999 – Present

Estimated Remuneration per film- Rs.50 Cr – 80 Cr

Estimated Renumeration per advertisement- Rs.2 Cr – 5 Cr

Upcoming movies- Jana Gana Mana (2023) directed by Puri Jagannadh.

15. Ranbir Kapoor-

Highest Paid Actors in India

Last but not the least, Ranbir Kapoor. RK has been in the news recently because he became a father.

Sanju (2018) has been his highest grossing movie till date.

Primarily works for- HIndi Cinema

Born- 28th September 1982 in Mumvai, Maharashtra

Debut Movie- Saawariya (2007)

Notable works- Wake Up Sid (2009), Ajab Prem Ki Ajab Kahani (2009), Rockstar (2011) and Barfi (2012)

Years active- 2007 – Present

Estimated Remuneration per film- Rs.65 Cr – 75 Cr

Estimated Renumeration per advertisement- Rs.1.5 Cr – 2.5 Cr

Upcoming movies- Shamshera (2022) directed by Karan Malhotra; Brahmastra (Part One: Shiva) (2022) directed by Ayan Mukherji and Andaz Apna Apna 2 (2022) directed by Rajkumar Santoshi.

In Conclusion,

These are the actors with highest renumeration in 2022.

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