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Here’re Highest Paid Indian Actors (As Per 2021) – Akshay Kumar Isn’t At No. 1

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Today, we’ll be taking a look at highest paid Indian actors, as per the update in 2021. As we all know, in the last half-decade or so, a huge change has taken place in the way how Indian movie industry processes. Just like the budget of the film, fees of actors too have increased manifold. Let’s discuss the increased remuneration in more detail.

Fortunately or unfortunately, a new system has been generalized of contingent sum in the Indian film industry. To know more about how the contingent sum system works, click here. Almost every single superstar in India follows this system, due to which, there are six Indian actors who charge above 100 crores per film.

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Let’s take a look at highest paid Indian actors (2021):


Baahubali star, Prabhas is rocking at the top of highest paid Indian actors list. He achieved the top spot when the reports of him charging 150 crores for Spirit started doing rounds. Spirit is backed by T Series and will be helmed by Sandeep Reddy Vanga. Prabhas increased his fees post the humongous success of the Baahubali franchise. Reportedly, he charged 110 crores for Saaho.


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Akshay Kumar

Money machine, Akshay Kumar is in second place! The actor is known for being super consistent at the box office. Till Sooryavanshi, the actor was reportedly charging 120 crores per film. But it is learned that he’s taking 135 crores for each of his next projects including Ram Setu, Bade Miyan Chote Miyan, and other films.


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Salman Khan

Our beloved Bhaijaan makes it to the top 3! The actor mostly works under his home production, but it was recently the reports of his fees became viral. Apparently, he has reunited with Sajid Nadiadwala for Kabhi Eid Kabhi Diwali. For the film, Khan is said to lock a deal worth 125 crores. And believe us, it is said to be a discounted rate.


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Rajinikanth is unstoppable even at his 71. The legend reportedly charged a bomb amount of 118 crores for Darbar. Before Darbar too, Rajini has cracked some big deals, but figures never got disclosed. He is the 4th highest paid Indian actor.

Thalapathy Vijay

Thalapathy Vijay has seen a huge jump in his pan Indian popularity in the last couple of years. For Master, which was released in 2021, the actor reportedly charged a huge 110 crores. He has reportedly increased his remuneration for his upcoming Beast.

Shah Rukh Khan

After staying out of action for over 3 years, Shah Rukh Khan has hit the list with his yet-to-be-confirmed comeback film. Yes, we are talking about Pathan. Just like Salman, Shah Rukh mostly works under his home production. But for Pathan, he’s working under YRF. If reports are to be believed, he has charged a whopping 100 crores for the film, making him 6th in the highest paid Indian actors.

Apart from the above-mentioned stars, Allu Arjun is set to make his way into the list in 2022 as he has been reportedly offered a sum over 100 crores by Lyca Productions for their yet-to-be-confirmed collaboration.

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