Actresses in the Telugu film industry are giving each other quite the competition on the silver screen. While they may be great friends in real life, on-screen they are rivals. Sreeleela has recently made heads turn with her performance in the movie Dhamaka which led her to sign a few other Telugu movie projects. On the other hand, Pooja Hegde and Rashmika Mandanna have been ruling not just the Telugu industry, but also the Tamil industry. Here are the remuneration details of a few of the top Telugu actresses.
Sreeleela is currently one of the most sought-after actresses in the Telugu industry. She charges Rs 4 lakh, not per movie, but per hour, which is comparable to top-tier male actor’s pay. She is being touted to be the busiest actress in the industry and has been on a signing spree ever since Dhamaka was released. She has reportedly signed nine Telugu movies and cemented her place as the top actress. She is gearing up for Guntur Kaaram.
According to many media reports, Nayanthara charges between Rs 7 crore to Rs 8 crore. However, for her recent movie, Jawan, she was offered a staggering amount of Rs 10 to Rs 11 crore. It is helmed by Atlee and stars Shah Rukh Khan, Vijay Sethupathi, Sanya Malhotra and many more.
Samantha Ruth Prabhu
Yashoda actress Samantha Ruth Prabhu is yet another bankable actress in Telugu and Tamil movies. As per reports, she charges Rs 3.5 to Rs 4 crore per film. However, reportedly for her dance number in the Allu Arjun movie, Pushpa- The Rise, she was paid Rs 5 crore and became a huge sensation. As per reports, she was signed in for Rs 4.5 crore in the movie Kushi opposite Vijay Deverakonda.
Anushka Shetty is a popular face in the country and has delivered many hit movies. For the first instalment of Baahubali: The Beginning, she charged Rs 3 crore. In the sequel, Baahubali 2: The Conclusion, she reportedly charged Rs 5 crore. As per media reports, she charged a whopping amount of Rs 6 crore for her recent movie titled Miss Shetty Mr Polishetty.
Rashmika Mandanna, also known as the national crush, is a top actress in the Telugu industry. In Bollywood, she is reportedly charging Rs 4 crore per movie. In the Pushpa- The Rise, she charged Rs 3 crore. However, in the sequel Pushpa 2: The Rule, she is said to be charging Rs 4 to Rs 5 crore.
Pooja Hegde usually charges Rs 4 crore per movie. As per the latest buzz, she has reduced her charges to Rs 70 lakh after successive flops. She marked her acting debut with the movie Mugamoodi in 2012 starring Jiiva and Narain. Later in 2014, she made her debut in Telugu movies with the movie Oka Laila Kosam with Naga Chaitanya Akkineni. She marked her Bollywood debut with Mohenjo Daro in 2016 opposite Hrithik Roshan. Currently, she is working on the movie Guntur Kaaram opposite Mahesh Babu and Sreeleela.