Top 10 Highest Paid Bollywood Actresses in 2016

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Bollywood is known to splurge on their movies and when it comes to actresses, the industry does not shy away. There are a number of actresses in Bollywood, but some of them have made their mark in the industry and this means they demand higher salaries for the movies they act in. Producers don’t mind shelling out this kind of money considering that these leading ladies have a huge fan following and apart from drop dead gorgeous looks, they have what it takes to be an actress. Here are ten highest paid actresses in Bollywood.

Bollywood is known to splurge on their movies and when it comes to actresses, the industry does not shy away. There are a number of actresses in Bollywood, but some of them have made their mark in the industry and this means they demand higher salaries for the movies they act in. Producers don’t mind shelling out this kind of money considering that these leading ladies have a huge fan following and apart from drop dead gorgeous looks, they have what it takes to be an actress. Here are ten highest paid actresses in Bollywood.

10. Vidya Balan

Salary Per Movie: 8 Crores

Vidya is one actress who proved that you don’t need to be a size ‘Zero’ to make your mark in the industry. She is one of the most talented actresses in Bollywood who is known to portray some amazing roles including The Dirty Picture, Kahaani and Ishqiya. Her last movie was Hamari Adhuri Kahani where she was paid Rs. 8 Crores.

9. Aishwarya Rai Bachchan

Salary Per Movie: 10 Crores

Aishwarya is one of those actresses who still manage to mesmerize the audience when she comes on screen. She has always been one of the most loved stars in Bollywood and while she might have taken a break so she could spend more time with her daughter, Aish came back with a bang in the movie ‘Jazbaa’ and charged a whopping 10 crores to play the lead.

8. Kangana Ranaut

Salary Per Movie – 11 Crores

Kangana Ranaut recently hiked her fees after the stupendous success of Tanu Weds Manu Returns and Queen. She has grabbed a lot of big projects in the coming years and this will certainly put her above everyone else in this list. Her salary of 11 crores per movie will increase with time. Her upcoming movies include Simran, Rangoon and Rani Laxmi Bai. This will certainly increase her demand in Bollywood.

7. Sonakshi Sinha

Salary Per Movie- 10.5 Crores

Sonakshi has slowly but surely gained immense popularity among the fans and among her Bollywood colleagues too. Sonakshi’s charming smile and powerful acting makes her get noticed in any kind of movie. A case in example is Dabangg that was a male dominated movie and Sonakshi still impressed everyone with her acting. She acts in about 3 or 4 movies a year and earns approximately 6 crores per movie. Her popularity among her Bollywood colleagues has also resulted in her making special appearance in songs. It is said that she earned 10.5 crore from “Tevar”.

6. Anushka Sharma

Salary Per Movie: 11 Crores

Anushka is one amazing actress who pulls off versatile roles with ease. She has been part of the industry for a long time now, and although she might have missed the mark with a few movies, she is still one of the most popular actresses on screen. Her last movie ‘Sultan’ gained her a lot of popularity, both negative as well as positive, but she knows how to make the best of her career and it looks like she is following the right path this year.

5. Kajol

Salary Per Movie: 12.5 Crores

Kajol is one of the most loved actresses of all time. She has been a very popular star since the 90’s and although she was on a break post marriage, she did a quite a few movies after that. Kajol fans still love to see her on screen and she still manages to steal the hearts of people all over the world with her acting skills and her beautiful personality. Kajol was last seen in ‘Dilwale’ where she was paid Rs. 12.5 Crores.

4. Sonam Kapoor

Salary Per Movie: 14 Crores

Sonam is one the daughter of Anil Kapoor who is one of the most talented actors in the industry. There’s no denying that Sonam is an amazing actress who is very versatile. She managed to pull off some amazing roles such as ‘Neerja’ where she was highly appreciated. While her career might not have taken off the right way, she has surely made a mark for herself in the industry.

3. Priyanka Chopra

Salary Per Movie – 18.5 Crores

While Priyanka is busy jet setting between India and the US to shoot for Bollywood movies and her American show, she manages to pull it off with ease. She gets paid a nominal salary of 18.5 crores per movie which is a lot lower than what actresses in the US charge. Priyanka’s eventual goal is to become popular in Hollywood and gain major projects over there. This will definitely increase her value in Bollywood as well. She is currently shooting for a serial in US and is also reportedly part of the new Baywatch series.

2. Kareena Kapoor Khan

Salary Per Movie: 20 Crores

Kareena might be pregnant, but this does not take away from the fact that this is one of the only actresses that managed to remain popular post her marriage. She promises to come back post her baby, and her fans are eager for her to sign her next movie. She was last seen in ‘Udta Punjab’ where she reportedly charged Rs. 20 crores.

1. Deepika Padukone

Salary Per Movie – 25.5 Crores

Deepika Padukone

Deepika has been known to act in various big budget movies and her success in Bollywood is unparalleled. She is considered one of the most talented actresses in Bollywood today and that’s the reason we see her regularly doing three movies a year. Her recent blockbuster ‘Bajirao Mastani’ certainly put her above everyone else as far as demand in Bollywood and salary per movie is concerned. She is also one of the most loved actresses in Bollywood who is also trying her luck in Hollywood.

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