The Rich List: Top 10 Highest Paid Telugu Actors in 2023 [UPDATED]

People are paying more attention to Tollywood now that movies like Bahubali, Pushpa, RRR, and others have been big hits. Here is a list of the top 10 highest-paid/earning Telugu actors in 2023.

Allu Arjun – 125cr per movie

For his first Hindu movie, Sandeep Reddy Vanga, Allu Arjun got one of the highest salaries in South Indian movies. The star of Pushpa was paid a massive Rs 125 crore for his new movie. The pan-Indian star will make his Bollywood debut with a straight Hindi film and is getting a record salary for it. Allu Arjun, also known as “Bunny,” was paid Rs 125 crore for his work on the T-Series movie. With this pay, Bunny has passed Prabhas to become Tollywood’s highest-paid actor.

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Here is the list of Last 10 Allu Arjun Movies List :

S No. MOVIE VERDICT
1 ARYA BLOCKBUSTER HIT
2 BUNNY HIT
3 ARYA 2 AVERAGE
4 VARUDU DISASTER
5 RUDRAMADEVI HIT
6 ALA VAIKUNTHAURRAMLO NON BB INDUSTRY HIT
7 PUSHPA: THE RISE SUPER HIT
8 PUSHPA: THE RULE 2024 RELEASE
9 AA-TRIVIKRAM 2024
10 AA-SANDEEP REDDY VANGA 2025

Prabhas Raju Uppalapati – 100cr per movie

Prabhas is a Tollywood actor. He is the nephew of Tollywood star and politician Krishnam Raju Uppalapati, also known as Prabhas. Early movies by Prabhas, like Eeshwar and Raghavendra, did not do very well at the box office. However, in 2004, he became a star with M.S. Raju’s Varsham, where he starred with Trisha Krishnan.

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In 2015, he appeared as Shivudu (and Mahendra Baahubali) and Amarendra Baahubali in S.S. Rajamouli’s epic Baahubali: The Beginning is the fourth most successful Indian movie ever. Prabhas played the same character in the sequel, Baahubali 2: The Conclusion (2017). It was the first Indian film to make over 1,000 crores INR (US$155 million) in all languages in just ten days, and it is the second highest-grossing Indian film of all time.

Here is the list of Last 7 Prabhas Movies List :

S No. MOVIE VERDICT
1 BAAHUBALI THE BEGINNING ALL TIME INDUSTRY HIT
2 BAAHUBALI THE CONCLUSION ALL TIME INDUSTRY HIT
3 SAAHO AVERAGE
4 RADHE SHYAM DISASTER
5 ADIPURUSH 12 JUNE 2023 RELEASE
6 SALAAR 28 SEPTEMBER 2023 RELEASE
7 PROJECT K 12 JANUARY 2024 RELEASE

N.T. Rama Rao Jr. – 50cr to 100cr per movie

N.T. Rama Rao Jr., also known as Tarak or Jr. NTR, is the grandson of the famous Telugu actor and politician N.T. Rama Rao. He is known for his action star roles. In the Telugu movie business, Tarak is the most successful member of the Nandamuri family.

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Here is the list of Latest N.T. Rama Rao Jr Movies List :

S No. MOVIES VERDICT
1 JANATHA GARAGE BLOCKBUSTER HIT
2 JAI LAVA KUSA ABOVE AVERAGE
3 ARAVINDA SAMETHA VEERA RAGHAVA BLOCKBUSTER HIT
4 RRR(TELUGU) ALL TIME INDUSTRY HIT
5 NTR-KORATALA 5 APRIL 2024
6 NTR-PRASHANT NEEL 2025

Ram Charan – 50cr to 100cr per movie

Indian actor, producer, and business owner Konidela Ram , popularly known as Ram Charan, work mainly in Telugu movies. He is one of the best-paid actors in Telugu movies, and he has won three Filmfare Awards and two Nandi Awards. Since 2013, he has been on the Celebrity 100 list put out by Forbes India.

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Here is the list of Latest 7 Ram Charan Movies List :

S No. MOVIE VERDICT
1 DHRUVA HIT
2 RANGASTHALAM NON BB INDUSTRY HIT
3 VINAYA VIDHEYA RAMA DISASTER
5 RRR(TELUGU) ALL TIME INDUSTRY HIT
6 ACHARYA DISASTER
7 RC-SHANKAR 2023

Mahesh Babu – 60cr to 80cr per movie

Mahesh Babu, often called “Prince,” is one of Telugu movies’ most popular young stars. Ramesh is his older brother, and Padmavathi and Manjula are his older sisters. Priyadarshini is his younger sister. At the age of 4, he had a small part in his brother Ramesh Babu’s first movie, Needa (1979), where he also made his acting debut.

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He was later seen in films such as Poratam (1983), Sankharavam (1987), Bazaar Rowdy (1988), Mugguru Kodukulu (1988), Gudachari 117, Koduku Diddina Kapuram (1989), Balachandrudu (1990) and Anna Tammudu (1990). Mahesh Babu was in seven of his father’s movies as a child.

Here is the list of Latest 7 Mahesh Babu Movies List :

S No. MOVIE VERDICT
1 SPYDER DISASTER
2 BHARAT ANE NENU BLOCKBUSTER HIT
3 MAHARSHI BLOCKBUSTER HIT
4 SARILERU NEEKEVVARU BLOCKBUSTER HIT
5 SARKARU VAARI PAATA ABOVE AVERAGE
6 MAHESH-TRIVIKRAM 2023
7 MAHESH-RAJAMOULI 2024

Pawan Kalyan – 50cr to 75cr per film

Pawan Kalyan‘s actual name is Konidela Kalyan Babu. When he made his first movie, Akkada Abbai Ikkada Ammayi, in 1996, he started calling himself Pawan Kalyan. He is known as one of the best actors in Telugu movies because he has been in several critically and commercially successful films. He is also very good at doing dances.

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Chiranjeevi – 50cr to 60cr per movie

Chiranjeevi was an amateur stage actor and a student at the Madras Film Institute. On January 26, 1976, he gave his first public performance in the Republic Day parade ballet of Andra Pradesh. Punadhirallu was his first movie (1978). Initilo Ramayya Vidhilo Krishnayya was the start of his success (1981). In addition to his influential movie roles, he is known for his fantastic dances and fights. People say his movies are the best at entertaining and getting a social message across to the audience.

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Here is the list of Latest 7 Chiranjeevi Movies List :

S No. MOVIE VERDICT
1 STALIN SUPER HIT
2 KHAIDI NO. 150 ALL TIME BLOCKBUSTER
3 SYERAA NARASIMHA REDDY AVERAGE
4 ACHARYA DISASTER
5 GODFATHER FLOP
6 WALTAIR VEERAYYA BLOCKBUSTER HIT
7 BHOLA SHANKAR 2023 RELEASE

Vijay Deverakonda – 27 crores and 45 crores per movie

Vijay Deverakonda named Deverakonda Vijay Sai was born into a family of farmers in the Telangana district of Nagarkurnool. His family is from the town of Achampet. Deverakonda’s first movie was a romantic comedy called Nuvvila, which came out in 2011.

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Ravi Babu directed it. He is an actor from India who primarily works in Telugu movies. Forbes India’s list of the 100 most famous people in India in 2018 put him at number 72. And he was listed as the second most desirable man by The Times in 2020.

Here is the list of Latest 11 Vijay Deverakonda Movies List :

S No. MOVIE VERDICT
1 YEVADE SUBRAMANYAM SUPER HIT
2 ARJUN REDDY BLOCKBUSTER HIT
3 MAHANATI BLOCKBUSTER HIT
4 GEETHA GOVINDAM BLOCKBUSTER HIT
5 NOTA DISASTER
6 TAXIWALA HIT
7 DEAR COMRADE DISASTER
8 WORLD FAMOUS LOVER DISASTER
9 LIGER DISASTER
10 KUSHI 2023 RELEASE
11 VD-GOWTHAM TINNANURI 2024 RELEASE

Nandamuri Balakrishna  Р18cr to 30cr per movie

Nandamuri Balakrishna is Telugu cinema’s well-known actor, producer, and politician. He has been in more than 100 movies. His father, N.T. Rama Rao was a famous actor and the leader of Andhra Pradesh three times. He is N.T. Rama Rao Jr.’s uncle. Balakrishna is colloquially known as Balayya, NBK, Natasimham, and Yugaratna.

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Here is the list of Latest 10 Nandamuri Balakrishna Movies List :

S No. MOVIE VERDICT
1 PEDANNAYYA BLOCKBUSTER HIT
2 NARASIMHA NAIDU ALL TIME INDUSTRY HIT
3 CHENNAKESAVA REDDY HIT
45 SIMHA ALL TIME BLOCKBUSTER
6 LEGEND BLOCKBUSTER HIT
7 LION FLOP
8 RULER FLOP
9 AKHANDA BLOCKBUSTER HIT
10 VEERA SIMHA REDDY SUPER HIT

Nani – 13cr to 25cr per movie

Ghanta Naveen Babu is a well-known actor in Telugu movies who goes by the stage name Nani. He has also made a name for himself as a producer and TV host. Mani Ratnam was the one who got Nani interested in becoming a director. In 2005, he started as a clap director for the movie Radha Gopalam, produced by Anil Kumar.

Nani’s success at the box office was evident, and critics had a lot of good things to say about his work. Nani won two Critics’ Choice Awards for Best Male Actor in Tamil, two Nandi Awards, the Best Hero Award at the Toronto After Dark Film Festival, and four SIIMA Awards.

Here is the list of Latest 9 Nani Movies List :

S No. MOVIE VERDICT
1 JERSEY HIT
2 GANG LEADER AVERAGE
3 V OTT RELEASE
4 TUCK JAGADEESH OTT RELEASE
5 SHYAMA SINGHA ROY HIT
6 ANTE SUNDARANIKI FLOP
7 DASARA 30 MARCH 2023 RELEASE
8 NANI 30 2023 RELEASE
9 HIT 3 2024 RELEASE

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