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5 Millionaires of the South Indian film Industry

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Money, power, and fame – celebrities enjoy the perks of being in a privileged position that helps them win big! According to Forbes magazine, Kylie Jenner is now the youngest billionaire, followed by Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg. But what about Some of the highest earning South Indian celebrities also enjoy the benefits. Here’s a list of 5 Millionaires of the South Indian film industry who have captured the hearts of audiences through their films. Forbes has taken into consideration the wealth of the actors from the period October 1, 2017, to September 30, 2018.

A. R. Rahman


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Known as the ‘Mozart of Madras’, A. R. Rahman is one of the most celebrated music directors of the nation. He attained global fame after he won two Academy awards in the year 2017. Between 2017-2018, A. R. Rahman earned about 66.75 crores. Apart from composing for films, A. R. Rahman also owns KM Music Conservatory which trains students in Hindustani and Western classical music and music technology.



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The list is absolutely incomplete without Rajinikanth! According to Forbes magazine, Rajinikanth has earned over 50 crores between October 1, 2017, to September 30th, 2018. And in this period, he only featured in director Pa. Ranjith’s Kaala. After September, Rajinikanth was seen in 2.0 and Petta. We’re pretty sure he will feature in next year’s Forbes 100 richest celebrities as well.

Pawan Kalyan

Powerstar Pawan Kalyan may have taken the political journey with his party Jana Sena Party, but that didn’t stop him from featuring on the list. He has earned over 31.33 crores last year. His last two films were Katamarayudu (2017) and Agnyaathavaasi (2018).


From making his debut as a child actor in the film Vetri (1984), to starring in the 2018 film Sarkar, Vijay has earned himself the position of becoming a huge star in Kollywood. This is what helped him feature in the richest actors list. He has got earnings of


Known for his inimitable dance style and his ability to get into the role of an action hero – Jr. NTR is one of the richest actors in South India. His total earnings until September last year has been 28 crores.

Who do you think will feature in this list next year?

Raisa Nasreen

Raisa Nasreen loves everything about the world of entertainment. Being a film buff, She sheds most tears watching an emotional film and shudders at the thought of watching a horror film. Her hobbies include watching dubbed movies that evoke laughter. Apart from balancing her life on a fence, she is a content creator who loves to gorge on biryani.

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