After blockbuster movies like Bahubali, Pushpa, RRR, and others, the Tollywood industry has drawn viewers’ attention. Regardless of box office success or failure, Tollywood stars received extraordinarily high pay in 2022. Despite Radhe Shyam’s underwhelming performance, actors like Prabhas received exorbitant remuneration. In contrast, Ram Charan and Jr. NTR accepted significant remuneration for RRR and saw their remuneration increase due to the film’s success. Here is a list of the highest-paid Telugu actors for 2022.
Prabhas is the highest-paid actor from the South and one of the highest-paid actors in all of India. He worked in many Telugu movies that were a hit among audiences across the country. With a pay increase, the Baahubali actor makes more than Rs 100 crore per movie. As per a few online reports, he charged Rs 120 crore for his upcoming big film ‘Adipurush’. Prabhas reportedly received Rs 300 Crores in remuneration for the year 2022, with the completion of Radhe Shyam and Adipurush this year.
Indian actor Allu Arjun is best known for his Telugu-language film roles. Arjun made his adult acting debut in Gangotri after portraying a young artist in Vijetha and a dancer in Daddy. He continued to act in films, giving outstanding lead performances. With his upcoming projects, the star may soon surpass Prabhas in popularity. Since Pushpa: The Rise was a smashing hit, the Telugu actor raised his rates. He reportedly made over Rs 60 crore from Pushpa’s first part, and if he doubled that sum for Pushpa: The Rule, he might take the top spot on the list of Tollywood’s highest-paid actors.
Actor Ram Charan is the nephew of actors Nagendra Babu and Pawan Kalyan and the son of legendary actor Megastar Chiranjeevi and Surekha. His cousin Allu Arjun is also an actor in Tollywood. With Chirutha, he made his debut in the Film industry. He is currently one of the highest-paid actors in Telugu movies and has won three Filmfare Awards and two Nandi Awards. He has been listed on Forbes India’s Celebrity 100 list since 2013. The PAN-India hit RRR and Acharya are said to have brought in 120 to 150 crores in 2022 for Ram Charan. He is also reported to have increased his rates to 100 crore per film now.
N.T. Rama Rao Jr.
Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao, also referred to as Jr. NTR or Tarak, is a Telugu film actor, singer, and television host from India. Tarak is the Nandamuri family’s most famous celebrity. He is best known for his one-take acting, natural dialogue delivery, and unrehearsed dancing. He has won four Cine MAA Awards, two South Filmfare Awards, and two State Nandi Awards. In Telugu cinema, Jr. NTR is one of the most well-liked and well-paid actors. Jr. NTR got paid around 45 crores for RRR and it is reported that the actor has hiked his fees post the success of the film.
Actor, producer, media personality, and philanthropist, Ghattamaneni Mahesh Babu, also known as Prince, is an Indian actor best known for his work and is one of the current young stars of Telugu cinema. Mahesh Babu was born to actor Krishna and took the same acting route as his father. He had several blockbuster hits in his acting career. A recent report stated that Mahesh charges anywhere around 35-60 crore per film and has received between Rs 100 and Rs 120 crore from the super-successful movies Sarkaru Vaari Paata and SSMB 28.
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