Acting is a job that looks good and pays well. The grace and poise of the leading ladies in Malayalam movies add to this beauty. They are the reigning queens of Mollywood, and their fans love them. They are just as good as the male protagonists with their mesmerizing smiles, charming body language, and blazing performances. No wonder, as each movie makes them a lot of money. Here is a list of the highest paid Malayalam actresses in the business.
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- Manju Warrier: Rs 50 lakhs to 1 crore for each movie
- Nayantara: Rs 2cr to 10cr per movie
- Amala Paul: Rs 40lakhs to 1cr per movie
- Parvathy Thiruvothu: Rs 35 lakhs to 1cr per movie
- Mamta Mohandas: Rs 25-50 lakhs per movie
- Aishwarya Lekshmi: Rs 35-50 lakhs per movie
- Kalyani Priyadarshan: Rs 25-50 lakhs per movie
- Samyuktha Menon: Rs 25-50 lakhs per movie
- Nikhila Vimal: Rs 25-35 lakhs per movie
- Aparna Balamurali: Rs 20-30 lakhs per movie
Manju Warrier: Rs 50 lakhs to 1 crore for each movie
Manju Warrier is back after a lengthy break. She is known as one of the most gifted and diverse actors in Malayalam films. Having acted in several movies and also working as a brand ambassador for many companies, she is one of the highest-paid actresses in Mollywood. Sources say that she gets between 50 and 75 lakhs for a movie and 1 crore for endorsing a brand.
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Nayantara: Rs 2cr to 10cr per movie
With beauty and grace, Nayantara managed to endear herself to the Kerala audience just like she did the Tamil and Telugu audiences too. A highly-paid actress in Kollywood, she is nowhere behind when charging for working in Malayalam movies too. She wants between Rs. 35 lakhs and Rs. 50 lakhs to be in a Malayalam movie.
Amala Paul: Rs 40lakhs to 1cr per movie
Having made a very inconspicuous entry into Mollywood, she soon took to reigning the hearts of Malayalis with her girl-next-door images in some movies and glamorous roles in others. With an ability to carry all kinds of roles with élan, Amala Paul is one of Mollywood’s most sought after actresses and charges Rs. 30 lakhs per movie.
Parvathy Thiruvothu: Rs 35 lakhs to 1cr per movie
Parvathy is a south Indian actress who was trained as a Bharatanatyam dancer. She has been in several Malayalam movies, including Take Off, Charlie, Koode, Bangalore Days, Ennu Ninte Moideen, and Notebook. Parvathy has received accolades for her role as Sameera in the acclaimed movie Take Off, including the Special Jury Award for Best Female Actor at the International Film Festival of India, making her the first-ever Indian actor to receive the award. She also received Kerela State Film Award for Best Actress, Filmfare Award for Best Actress- Malayalam, and Special Jury Mention at the National Film Awards.
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Mamta Mohandas: Rs 25-50 lakhs per movie
This multi-talented beauty is known for her glamorous and performance-oriented roles. She has even displayed her flair for comedy in a few films. She is believed to charge Rs. 18 to 25 lakhs per film.
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Aishwarya Lekshmi: Rs 35-50 lakhs per movie
Aishwarya Lekshmi began acting in 2017 and is quite famous in the industry with her recent roles. It led to her acting debut in the Malayalam movie Njandukalude Naattil Oridavela (2017) in 2017. Her movie debut won her four awards, including the 65th Filmfare Awards South for Best Debut (Female). Her next movie, Mayaanadhi (2017), was a major success.
It earned her a lot of appreciation, along with another set of awards, which included the Kerala Film Critics Association Awards for the Second-Best Actress. Lekshmi’s next two releases, Varathan (2018) and Vijay Superum Pournamiyum (2019), further proved her mettle as an actress.
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Kalyani Priyadarshan: Rs 25-50 lakhs per movie
Kalyani Priyadarshan is an Indian actress known for her roles in Tamil, Malayalam, and Telugu films. She is the daughter of renowned director Priyadarshan and actress Lizy and has a younger brother. She has also been a part of several other successful films over the years, including the Telugu film Chitralahari (2019), along with actors Sai Dharam Tej and Nivetha Pethuraj. She then made her debut in Malayalam films with Varane Avashyamund (2020) and won the SIIMA Award for Best Female Debut – Malayalam for her role.
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Samyuktha Menon: Rs 25-50 lakhs per movie
Samyuktha Menon is an Indian actress appearing in Malayalam films. She made her debut in 2015 with the Malayalam film Popcorn. She was famous for her role in the 2018 film Theevandi Samyuktha first performed in the world of cinema in 2016, with the Mollywood comedy Popcorn.
Though the film was unsuccessful in making a major effect at the box office, Samyuktha’s confident performance, despite being a debutante, was well-received. Prominent among the actress’ most latest works is the comedy film Theevandi (2018), where she starred alongside Tovino Thomas, Lilli (2018), and Ezhumin (2018). His 2019 releases include July Kaatril, directed by K.C. Sundaram and Oru Yamandan Prema Kadha.
Nikhila Vimal: Rs 25-35 lakhs per movie
Nikhila Vimal was born on March 9, 1994, in Taliparamba, Kannur district, Kerala, India. She is an actress and producer known for Aravindante Athidhikal (2018), The Priest (2021), and Bruce Lee. Rajisha Vijayan 30lakhs per movie Rajisha Vijayan was born on July 15, 1991, in Perambra, Kozhikode, Kerala, India. She is an actress, known for Jai Bhim (2021), Karnan (2021), and Anuraga Karikkin Vellam (2016).
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Aparna Balamurali: Rs 20-30 lakhs per movie
Aparna Balamurali was born on September 11, 1995, in Thrissur, Kerala, India. She is an actress known for Soorarai Pottru (2020), Sarvopari Palakkaran (2017), and Maheshinte Prathikaaram (2016).
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