Top 10 Highest paid actors in Tamil Cinema 2016 – Scooptimes

Superstar Rajinikanth, undoubtedly the most paid tamil actor in 2016. Tamil cinema, the second famous film industry in india which is also called as Kollywood. For every year more than 200+ movies has been released in tamil language, the film has screening with huge number of theaters in overseas. Rajinikanth, Kamal Haasan, Vijay, Ajith were some of the leading actors of kollywood industry.

Here is the list of Highest paid actors in Tamil Cinema 2016:

Superstar Rajinikanth

Rajinikanth, The superstar of kollywood industry tops in the list of most paid tamil actors in 2016. Reportedly Rajinikanth was paid a remuneration of Rs 30 crore, making him the highest paid actor of Kollywood. Also, the actor signed a mega budget Enthiran 2.0 recently which said to be biggest ever production in tamil cinema.

Rajinikanth Upcoming Movies 2016: Kabali, Enthiran 2.0 (2017)

Kamal Haasan

Universal Hero Kamal Haasan who seen often on screen in 2015 was busy shooting for his next move. Reportedly, Kamal earns remuneration of Rs. 25 crores for his current movie. Ulaganayan is the second most paid actor of kollywood after Superstar Rajinikanth.

Kamal Haasan Upcoming movie 2016: Appa Amma Vilayattu


Ilayathalapathy Vijay, The king of box office who ruling the industry after back to back success with his recent releases. After two hundred crore movies with AR Murugadoss, Vijay enters into big league of kollywood. Reportedly, Vijay gets a remuneration of Rs 18 to 20 crore for a movie.

Vijay Upcoming movie 2016: Theri, Vijay 60 (Bharathan Direction)


Thala Ajith, The king of opening in kollywood said to be top most actor of tamil cinema in recent times. WIth the huge success of his previous release ‘Vedalam’, Ajith among the people and distributors prior choice. The actor will be seen again in Siva directional for Thala 57 in 2016. Thala earns above Rs 20 crore per film.

Ajith Upcoming Movies 2016: Thala 57 (Untitled)


The heartthrob of KOllywood Suriya established himself in the top league after huge success of his series movies in past 4 to 5 years. The Singam star risen up his remuneration after blockbuster releases, reportedly earns Rs 10 to 12 crore as his acting fees and another Rs 5 crore for just dubbing the film in Telugu.

Suriya Upcoming Movies 2016: 24, Singam 3 (S3)


The versatile actor of Kollywood, Vikram get paid for Rs. 15 crores for movie in recent time. The star actor more often seen with various getups and style since his debut. After a huge breakthrough with blockbuster ‘I’ with Shankar in 2015, Vikram all set to release his next with Anand Shankar.

Vikram Upcoming Movies 2016: Iru Mugan


The National award winning actor Dhanush, the most notable star in kollywood has achieved huge success in short span of years. The Kolaveri star being part of two bollywood movie has male lead in recent years which makes him to rise up his salary. Dhanush was paid a remuneration of 13 crores per film. Apart from acting, Dhaunsh also working as Lyricst, Singer and Movie producer.

Dhanush Upcoming Movies 2016: Kodi, Rail, Bollywood movie


Young Superstar Simbu, the multi-talented actor has seen lastly with his feature ‘Vaalu’ in 2015. After a break nearly a year, The actor set to release three movies in 2016. His Achcham Enbadhu Madaimayada, Idhu Namma Aalu and Kaan has been waiting for release. Reportedly, the actors’ remuneration is around Rs 13 crore.

Simbu Upcoming Movies 2016: Achcham Enbadhu Madaimayada, Idhu Namma Aalu and Kaan


Siruthai star Karthi, one among the popular actor in kollywood industry awaiting for his bilingual release in 2016. The star actor who went to bad phase in recent years got an break through Madras movie. Now Karthi doing tamil and telugu bilingual with Nagarjuna and waiting for Mani Ratnam movie. Reportedly, Karthi gets a remuneration of Rs 10 crore for a movie and also Rs. 4-5 crores of telugu dubbing.

Karthi Upcoming Movies 2016: Thozha, Mani Ratnam Movie (Untitled)


The fair handsome hunk of tamil cinema Vishal includes in the list of most paid kollywood actor. Vishal, who often seen on screen with his releases for every six months in recent years. Reportedly, Vishal gets a remuneration of Rs. 8 crores per film. The actor also managing his own prodction house Vishal Film Factory.

Vishal Upcoming Movies 2016: Kathakali, Marudhu