anushka top tamil actress
From Anushka to Nayanthara, many leading ladies draw fat checks in Tollywood Tamil films.

While compared to Bollywood actresses, these numbers may look less but nevertheless Tamil heroines are paid good amount for each film.
Based on various media reports, we gathered leading ladies in Tamil who are paid maximum for each film with approximate salary figure as well.

1. Nayanthara (Salary per film 2.5 - 3 Cr)


Nayanthara is hot and famous. She acted in all South Indian languages. Her real name is Diana Mariam Kurian, but she is better known as Nayanthara in the industry.

2. Anushka Shetty (Salary per film 2-2.5 Cr)

Anushka shetty

Anushka Shetty is an excellent dancer and also good actress. She has given many huge hits in Tamil as well as Telugu films.

3. Tamanna Bhatia (Salary per film 1.75 Cr)

Tamanna Bhatia

Tamanna Bhatia is beautiful and talented. She has given many hits in Tamil films. She also made entry into Bollywood along with Ajay Devgan in the movie Himmatwala.

4. Shriya Saran (Salary per film 1.50 Cr)

Shriya Saran

Shriya is in the industry from quite sometime, her acting and dancing skills are well known. Approximate figures of her salary is something above 1 Cr.

5. Kajal Agarwal (Salary per film 1.2 Cr)

Kajal Agarwal

Kajal Agarwal became successful shortly after entering acting field. She is famous in most of the South Indian films.

6. Trisha (Salary per film 1 Cr – 80 L)


Trisha, beautiful and one of the most powerful actress from the Tamil Cinema. She gained a good fame in the Industry and one of the best paid actresses for her movies. Trisha has also reached the Bollywood fame due to her good look and acting skills.

7. Hansika Motwani (Salary per film 80 L)

Hansika Motwani

At one time, Hansika Motwani was one of the best inthe industry. But due to lack of films and not so successful periods of movies she faced little stardom problem in her career.

8. Priyamani (Salary per film 70-75 L)


Priyamani, the biggest and top dancing queens of the Tollywood today. She is also seen in the Bollywood movies, but so far she is the best paid actress in the South Indian Industry

9. Shruti Haasan (Salary per film 70-75 L)

Shruti Haasan

Shruti Haasan after success of the Gabber Singh she is charging in Crores , well She is one of the richest actress in the Industry .

10. Samantha (Salary per film 70 L)


Samantha the diva and in very short time a huge success make her best actress in the South Indian Industry seen in the Telugu and Tamil both movies.