Top 6 Highest-Paid Tollywood Actors in 2024

Tollywood stars an influential figures within the pan-India market. Whether it is Baahubali or Pushpa, Telugu Cinema is an absolute winner of vibrant and gripping content.

Highest-Paid Tollywood Actors

The Tollywood Film industry also known as Telugu Cinema has experienced an impressive expansion and heightened consumer interest beyond its geographical limits. Several factors have contributed to this rise, which has made the Tollywood stars an influential figure within the pan-India market. Whether it is Baahubali or Pushpa, Telugu Cinema consistently delivers vibrant and captivating content making it a definite winner.

Such films Captivate individuals from all corners of India due to their engaging plot twists, bright imagery, and grandiosity. Telugu actors are doing high-budget movies and increasing their remuneration considering the pan-India market.

List of highest-paid Tollywood actors of 2024

1. Prabhas


The actor from Baahubali remains highly coveted in the Indian film industry with four confirmed projects in his hand:

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  • . Spirit
  • . The Raja Saab
  • . Salaar Part 2: Shouryanga Parvam

All of these are big-budget projects and Prabhas’s compensation matches that scale, reportedly, totaling Rs 100 crore for each film. However, for his film with Sandeep Reddy Vanga, he has increased his fee to Rs 150 crore, making him one of the highest-paid actors in India.

2. Mahesh Babu

Mahesh Babu

Mahesh Babu, one of the most popular actors in Tollywood, is poised to collaborate with SS Rajamouli for his upcoming project, tentatively titled SSMB29. The film is expected to be an international adventure, with plans for a substantial production budget of over Rs 1000 crores, making it one of the most expensive budgets for a movie in India. And he is reportedly charging a whopping Rs 125 crores for this movie.

3. Allu Arjun

Allu Arjun

The stylish star of Tollywood has garnered nationwide acclaim after the blockbuster success of Pushpa: The Rise, extending its popularity across India. He is set to return as Pushpa Raj in the sequel Pushpa: The Rule, scheduled for release on August 15, 2024.

He is taking a remarkable 33% share of the overall revenue generated from pre-sales, which could amount to Rs 330+ crores, setting a new milestone in the industry. He also has three more films in his lineup.

. Pushpa 2: The Rule
. A film with Trivikram Srinivas
. Sandeep Reddy Vanga

4. Jr NTR


The young star of Tollywood is presently busy with the shooting of Devara: Part 1, the ambitious project helmed by Koratala Siva, which is expected to be released in 2024. He is charging a whopping remuneration of Rs 60 crores for Devara 1.

Koratala Siva’s upcoming film ‘Devara’ is reportedly being crafted with a massive budget of Rs 300 crore. Furthermore, he is set to appear alongside Hrithik Roshan in the sequel to the 2019 action-packed thriller War. He is reportedly charging Rs 70 crore for this film. He also has four films in the line:

. Devara
. WAR-2
. A film with Prashanth Neel
. Devara 2

5. Ram Charan

Ram Charan

The film ‘Game Changer’ directed by Shankar and Produced by Dil Raju, featuring the mega-power star, is currently in the film which is being made on a budget of over Rs 170 crores.

And Charan has preferred to take a share, instead of charging a payment for Game Changer. The decision stands to earn him over Rs 100 crores as the film’s revenue is expected to exceed Rs 350 crores. He has two films in his hand:

. Game Changer by Shankar
. A film with Buchi Babu Sena

6. Pawan Kalyan

Pawan Kalyan

The action star Pawan Kalyan is undoubtedly one of the biggest names in the Telugu film industry, and his popularity seems to be soaring higher than ever. Pawan Kalyan is renowned for his widespread popularity and success at the box- office and reportedly charging a whopping Rs. 100 crores for his role in ‘OG,’.

Kalyan has multiple films lined up for release.

. OG
. Hari Hara Veera Mallu
. Ustaad Bhagat Singh.


That’s all about this article, these are the Highest-Paid Tollywood Actors in 2024 with their charging fees as per movies. So let’s drop a comment about which one is your favorite one…


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