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10 Highest Paid Telegu Actors 2024

10. Nani

NANI

"Eega" star Nani is an Indian film actor, producer, media personality, and television presenter known for his work in Telugu cinema. His highest grossing film upto date is "Dhasara" released in 2023 had a box office collection of 115 crores. He currently charges upto 25 crore remuneration per movie.

9. Nandamuri Balakrishna

NANDAMURI BALAKRISHNA

A versatile actor famously known for Simha is the son of the former Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh and Tollywood actor Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao. NBK has acted in more than 89 movies so far with his latest movie being Bhagavanth Kesari which earned 75.88 crores. He charges upto 30 crores per movie. 

8. Vijay Deverakonda VIJAY DEVERAKONDA

Famously known for his role in “Arjun Reddy”, Vijay Deverakonda (aka Rowdy) is an Indian film actor, best known for his work in Telugu cinema. Having made his theatrical debut at a young age, Vijay is best known for his role as 'Rishi' in the 2015 film “Yevade Subramanyam”. He was last seen in “The Family Star” opposite Mrunal Thakur and currently charges 27 crores to 45 crores per movie

7. Chiranjeevi

CHIRANJEEVI

Chiranjeevi is a popular Tollywood film personality. He received the Padma Bhushan, the second highest Padma award from the Government of India. He is the only Tollywood actor who has won seven Filmfare Best Actor Awards. “Indra” star Chiranjeevi charges upto 40 to 70 crores per movie.

6. Pawan Kalyan 

PAWAN KALYAN

Pawan Kalyan is known as "Power Star" among his fans. His notable films include Tholi Prema (1998), Thammudu (1999), Badri (2000), Khushi (2001) and Jalsa (2008). His most popular movie has been “Attarintiki Daredi” and he gets a remuneration of 60 to 100 crores. 

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5. Mahesh Babu

MAHESH BABU

Mahesh Babu, popularly known as “Prince”, is one of the reigning young stars of Telugu cinema. He started his career with  Raja Kumaradu opposite Preity Zinta. Most popularly known for his role in “1: Nenokkadine”, he charges upto 80 crore to 100 crore for a movie.

4. Ram Charan Teja

RAM CHARAN TEJA

Ram Charan is a film actor. He is the son of legendary actor Megastar Chiranjeevi and Surekha. Ram Charan Tej made his film debut in Chiruta (2007) for which he won several awards including Filmfare Award for Best Male Debut and Cine MAA Award for Best Male Debut His most popular movie, “Rangasthalam” earned 216 crore in box office collection. Today, he charges around 90 to 100 crore per movie.

3. Jr. Ntr 

JR NTR

Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao, also known as Jr NTR or Tarak, is an Indian actor, singer and television host working in Telugu cinema. He is mostly known for his single take acting skills, dialogue delivery and dancing without rehearsals. One of the highest paid Telugu film actors, he was ranked 28th in the Forbes India Celebrity 100 list with an income of ₹ 280 million in 2018. His most famous movie is RRR and will be seen in “NTR 31” in December 2024. He is now charging 100 crore for each movie.

2. Allu Arjun ALLU ARJUN

Allu Arjun is an Indian film actor who mainly works in Telugu cinema. After portraying a child artist in Vijetha and a dancer in Daddy, Arjun made his adult debut in Gangotri. Allu Arjun has been on the Forbes India Celebrity 100 list since 2014. His most grossing film was Pushpa Part- 1 and will be back with Pushpa Part- 2 set to release in august 2024. He is earning up to 100 to 125 crores for each film today.

1. Prabhas 

PRABHAS

Prabhas Raju Uppalapati also known as Prabhas is a Tollywood actor and the nephew of Tollywood star and politician Krishnam Raju Uppalapati.He gained stardom with M.S. Raju's Varsham, opposite Trisha Krishnan, in 2004. He was last seen on screen in “Spirit” directed by Sandeep Reddy Vanga. His most anticipated movie "Salaar: Part 2 - Shouryanga Parvam" is set to hit the big screens in January 2025. Prabhas earns almost 100 to 200 crores for each movie.