Latest Salary Report of Tamil actors , actress and directors

Latest Salary Report of Tamil actors , actress and directors

Here is one thing every fan in kollywood would love to know, how much does their Favourite Hero get for a movie , how much does his competitor get ?

A Leading tamil magazine has published a complete salary report featuring all the leading actor of kollywood.

The Salary report of Actors:

1. Rajnikanth – 46 Crores : 23 Crores for Enthiran: The Robot, For Kochadaiyaan the amount of profit will be given as salary , AGS are reported to have offered 46 crores as salary for their next movie.

2. Kamal Hassan – 25 Crores : He was offered 10 crore for Dasavatharam, but after the Massive success of Vishwaroopam , the salary is now fixed at 25 crores.

3. Vijay – 18 Crores : Vijay had received 11 crores for Thuppaki, 14 crores for Thalaivaa and 16 crores for Jilla. For AR Murugadoss project he is said to receive 18 crores.

4. Ajith – 12 Crores : 12 Crores for Billa 2 . No salary fixed for AM Rathanam Project yet , For Siruthai Siva movie 18 Crores

5. Surya – 23 Crores : Salary 7 crores but including the 16 crores he received for the Telugu dubbing rights its 23 crores. Surya usually receives his salary plus the Telugu dubbing rights which averages around 10-12 crores.

6. Vikram – 11-12 crores : For Thandanam he was paid 12 crores and but after his series of flops he recieved 11 crores for Shankar’s ‘I’ movie.

7. Simbu – 7 Crore : 6 Crore for Poda Podi and now 7 crores for Vaalu & Vettai Mannan.

8. Dhanush – 7 Crore : Dhanush is reportedly to be flexible with his salary , he got 7 crores for Mariyaan.

9. Jeeva – 6 Crore : 3.5 crores for Neethane En Ponvasantham , Now salary fixed at 6 Crores.

10. Jeyam Ravi – 4.5 Crores : 3 Crore for Aadhi Bhagavan and for Boolagam 4.5 Crores.

11. Vishal – 8 Crores : 5 Crore as salary and 3 crores for Telugu dubbing rights.

12. Aarya (jamshid) – 4.5 crores.

13. Karthi – 13 Crores : Salary 6 Crores and the Telugu dubbing rights of 7 crores.

14. Vijay Sethupathi – 1.25 crores.

The Salary report of Actress

1. Nayantara – 2 crores for Idhu Kathirvelan Kadhal.

2. Anushka – 1.5 crores , she received 2.20 crores together for Singam 2 and Alex Pandiyan.

3. Samantha – 1 crore.

4. Kajal Agarwal – 1 crore : 70 Lakhs for Thuppaki, now demanding 1 crore.

5. Shruti Hassan – 1 Crore after Success for Gabbar Singh.

6. Tamanna – 70 Lakhs : Ajith & Siruthai Siva project.

7. Trisha – 60 lakhs.

8. Anjali – 30 Lakhs in tamil & 50 Lakhs in Telugu.

Tamil Movie Directors Salaries List

If actor have been increasing their salaries over the years, so have directors in Kollywood. TOI takes a look at some of the top directors here and the pay packets they allegedly receive today…

Top Kollywood directors

1. SHANKAR – 15 CR
Blockbusters: Indian, Mudhalvan, Sivaji, Endhiran, Gentleman
Last Project: I
Bollywood: Nayak
Remakes: 3 idiots in Tamil as Nanban but is not in favour of remakes
Talking points: High hit rate; prefers vigilante genre; repeats actors in projects; award-winning producer; most successful
Kollywood director today

Blockbusters: Ghajini (in Hindi and Tamil), Thuppakki
Bollywood: Ghajini and Thuppakki remakes
Remakes: Likes them so as to repeat success
Talking points: 100 crore grossing films in Tamil and Hindi; prefers new actors for every project; successful producer

Blockbusters: Roja, Alaipayuthey, Mouna Ragam, Agni Nakshatiram, Naayagan
Current Project: Kadal (just released); Reviving Lajjo (Hindi)
Bollywood: Dil Se.., Yuva, Guru, Raavan
Remakes: None
Talking points: Adapts from mythology; repeats actors; works on own productions; does diverse genres having a social theme

4. K V ANAND – 5 CR
Blockbusters: Ayan, Ko
Current Project: Still in talks; rumours say Rajini project next
Bollywood: Has worked as cinematographer
Remakes: None
Talking points: Won many awards as cinematographer; 50% hit rate; Suriya is a favourite hero

5. BALA – 5 CR
Blockbusters: Sethu, Pithamagan
Bollywood: No projects
Remakes: None
Talking points: Award-winning director; critically acclaimed; focuses on downtrodden; can be controversial; repeats actors; strict working methods; said to have brought in new wave in Tamil cinema

Blockbusters: Kadhal Kondein
Bollywood: No projects
Remakes: None
Talking points: Maverick director; also writer, singer and lyricist; some films critically acclaimed; works on unusual subjects

Blockbusters: Kaakha Kaakha, Vinnaithaandi Varuvaayaa, Vaaranam Aayiram
Current project: A movie with chumbu and manjima
Bollywood: Directed two films; Both failed
Remakes: Bilingual
Talking points: Critically acclaimed and award-winning director; unsuccessful as a producer; romance is his forte; favourite actor Suriya; currently in financial legal tangle

Blockbusters: Run, Sandakozhi
Current project: Working on a script for Suriya
Bollywood: Sold remake rights of Paiyaa and Vettai
Remakes: None
Talking points: Focuses on action and family entertainers; successful as a producer; gives opportunities to fresh talent as a producer

Blockbusters: Dasavatharam, Padayappa, Muthu, Nattamai, Cheran Pandiyan
Bollywood: Policegiri
Remakes: Remaking Saamy as Policegiri; many of his films have been remade in other south Indian languages and in Hindi
Talking points: Regarded as a safe bet at the BO; prefers commercial entertainers; is known for completing films at brisk speed; is the go-to guy for Rajinikanth and Kamal Haasan

10. HARI – 4 CR
Blockbusters: Saamy, Singam, Aaru
Bollywood: No projects
Remakes: None
Talking points: Known for racy action entertainers; sets his stories in one distinct city/town; his films do well in B and C centres; has a penchant for working with top stars

Blockbusters: Chennai 28, Mankatha
Bollywood: No projects
Remakes: None
Talking points: Focuses on youth subjects; comedy is his forte; repeats his friends and brother in all his films

12. VIJAY – 3 CR
Blockbusters: Kireedom, Madarassapattinam
Bollywood: No projects
Remakes: Does work on remakes
Talking points: Does diverse genres; romance is integral to script; Vikram and Anushka favourites

13. RAJESH – 3 CR
Blockbusters: Boss Engira Baskaran, Oru Kal Oru Kannadi
Bollywood: No projects
Remakes: None
Talking points: Simple subjects with focus on comedy; Santhanam favourite; every movie of his has a cameo appearance by an actor.