The current generation of actresses in Indian cinema is finding the courage to fight for their salaries. With their talent, glamour and dedication to hard work, today’s actresses have been making the big bucks from films and endorsements. Here is the list of top 10 highest paid Bollywood actresses.
Deepika Padukone is the highest earner of the entertainment industry. She has a great track record of giving Bollywood blockbusters. 31-year-old Padmavat star makes most of her money from endorsements, advertising for more than a dozen brands from global giant Nike to local cellphone maker Oppo. The actress earns INR 10-12 crore per movie.She also started her own clothing brand, “All About You” for the Indian online shopping website, Myntra.
Blockbuster movies like Tanu Weds Manu, Queen and Tanu Weds Manu Returns have put Kangana Ranaut in the category of best actresses of the current generation. Some of her movies did exceptionally well at the box office and that too without any crowd-pulling male actor in the lead role. She demands INR 10-11 crore for a movie, being closely behind Deepika.
Grand Daughter of great Raj Kapoor, she has given several hit films to the industry. she has been one of the highest paid Bollywood actresses for over a decade now. Kareena has a huge fan following, producers are ready to pay her between INR 8-10 crore for a single movie.
‘Quantico’ actress Priyanka Chopra earns INR8-9 crore per movie. Even though this only states her Bollywood salary, her Hollywood income doesn’t lag behind. As per a Forbes report, she was among the top 10 highest paid TV actresses for 2016.
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Super talented Vidya Balan is known for her strong and women-centric roles in movies like Parineeta, The Dirty Picture, Kahaani and Tumhari Sulu. She gets around INR 6-7 crore for every movie. She takes the fifth spot on our list of highest paid Bollywood actresses.
One of Bollywood’s hottest actresses Katrina is among the leading ladies of the entertainment industry. Because of her hard work and dedication, producers are ready to pay her INR 6-7 crore for a single movie.
Anushka Sharma is known for her strong performances, depicting women of substance. Her sheer hard work earns her INR 5 crore per film.
Alia Bhatt is a daughter of Mahesh Bhatt And Soni Rajdan. Karan Johar’s “student of the year ” is her first film in the lead role which earned her a nomination for the Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut. She has given many blockbusters like “2 States, Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania, Kapoor & Sons, Udta Punjab” and received many awards. Because of her mammoth popularity and hard work, Bollywood producers are ready to shell out anywhere between INR 4-5 crore per movie.
Sonakshi is a daughter of Indian actors Shatrughan Sinha and Poonam Sinha. She started her debut in action film Dabangg opposite Salman Khan, which lead her to get the Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut. Sonakshi is very honest and talented actress who has proved her mettle in the industry through her performances. She has played various roles in several top-grossing action movies such as “Rowdy Rathore, Son of Sardaar, Dabangg 2, Holiday and A Soldier Is Never Off Duty” and nominated for Filmfare Best Actress award. Sonakshi gets paid INR 4 crore per film.
Bollywood actress Shraddha is the daughter of actor Shakti Kapoor. The ‘Ek Villian’ star is the last one on the list with an amount of INR 3 crore per movie. Producers are ready to pay this amount because she gave her best performance in every role she has to be given. She got fame by her romantic film “Aashiqui 2” with Aditya Roy Kapur for which she received many awards for her leading role.