Kannada Film Industry is a huge collection of talents. Kannada cinema is also known as the Sandalwood or Chandanavana in the colloquially. In this article, we listed the Top 10 Highest Paid Kannada Actors 2019. Sudeep is the number one highest paid Kannada Actors 2019. Punith Rajkumar, Darshan, and Upendra are also in the top 10 highest paid Kannada Actors list in 2019. So Let’s check it out the list.
Top 10 Highest Paid Kannada Actors 2019
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Diganth Manchale, known as Diganth, is an Indian film actor and a former model. His works are primarily seen in Kannada cinema. Diganth made his acting debut in Miss California in 2006. He is perhaps best known for his performance as “Doodhpeda”, in Gaalipata (2008). His performances for the films such as Pancharangi (2010), Lifeu Ishtene (2011) and Parijatha(2012) earned him fame and pushed him to be among the top league actors of Kannada cinema. Charge nearly 50 Laks to 1 Crore per film.
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Vijay an actor and a film producer by profession who started his career in the 2004 charges nearly Rs 1.5 Crore per film. He started his career as a junior artist and his career got a boost when he acted in a film named Duniya. He is one of the good looking actors, who acts as he does the stunts in all his films. Out of many blockbusters like Junglee, Johny Mera Naam Preethi Mera Kaam, Jayammana Maga, Chandra other than Duniya.
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Ganesh born 2 July 1978 is an Indian actor and television presenter known for his work in Kannada cinema. Through his career in films and television shows, he has become one of the most popular celebrities and highest-paid actors in Kannada cinema. He is the recipient of several awards, including two Filmfare Awards. He became famous after starring in the film Mungaru Male (2006). Charges nearly Rs 1.75 Crore now per film.
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Yash who is one of the highest paid Kannada actors right now made his debut in the year 2004 and now charge Rs 2.5 Crore per film. Before joining films he has been a regular actor in the daily soap operas. His original name is Naveen Kumar Gowda, now he is better known as Yash. His debut movie was Jambada Hudugi and in his very next film Moggina Manassu, he went ahead to bag the Filmfare Award. His notable films are like Modalasala, Googly, Rajadhani, Lucky, Mr.and Mrs. Ramachari, Raja Huli, Kirataka, Jaanu, Gajakesari and much more.
6. Rakshith Shetty
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Rakshit Shetty born 6 June 1983 is an Indian actor, film producer, and screenwriter who is best known for his work in Kannada cinema. After graduating with a bachelor’s degree in Electronics and Communications Engineering from N.M.A.M. Institute of Technology, he worked as a software professional for two years before becoming an actor starting in theatre. Charges nearly Rs 2.75 Crores for each film.
5. Shiva Rajkumar
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Nagaraju Shiva Putta Swamy born 12 July 1961, known by his screen name Shiva Rajkumar is an Indian film actor, producer, playback singer, and television presenter, best known for his work in Kannada cinema. He is the eldest son of actor Rajkumar. In his career spanning over three decades, Shiva has worked in over 125 films. He Charges Rs 3 Crore per film.
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Upendra who is better known as an actor, producer, director, lyricist and screenwriter charges nearly Rs 3.5 per film, who stands out to be one of the 10 highest paid Kannada actors right now. His debut movie was Upendra. Out of the notable movies are A, Kalpana, Raktha Kanneeru, Gokarna, H20, Raa, Super, Kutumba, Budhivanta, Budhivanta, and Uppi 2. As a director, his debut movie was Tharle Nan Maga became quite popular.
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Darshan born 16 February 1977, also known as Darshan Thoogudeepa is an Indian film actor, producer, and distributor who works predominantly in the Kannada film industry. The son of actor Thoogudeepa Srinivas, Darshan began his acting career appearing in soap operas and in bit roles in films starting in the mid-1990s. His first film in a lead role came in the 2001 film Majestic. Charges nearly Rs 4 Crore per film.
2. Punith Rajkumar
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Puneeth Rajkumar born 17 March 1975 is an Indian film actor, playback singer, producer and anchor who works primarily in Kannada cinema. He is famously known as Appu and Power star. He has been a lead actor in 27 films; as a child, he appeared in films featuring his father Rajkumar. His performances in Vasantha Geetha (1980), Bhagyavantha (1981), Chalisuva Modagalu (1982), Eradu Nakshatragalu (1983) and Bettada Hoovu (1985) were praised. He won the National Film Award for Best Child Artist for his role of Appu in Bettada Hoovu. Puneeth’s first lead role was in 2002’s Appu (2002 film). Charges a huge sum of Rs 5 Crore per movie.
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Sudeep is better known as Kiccha Sudeep and works as a very popular actor, screenwriter, director as well as a producer. He got noticed in his debut film Sparsha. He has acted in various Tamil, Telegu as well as some of the very popular Hindi movies like Raktha Charitra, Black, and even Baahubali. He charges nearly Rs 5.5 to 6 Crore and stands out to be the 10 highest paid Kannada actors right now. Some of the popular movies he acted are My Autograph, Mussanje Maathu, Swathi Muthu, Nandi, Veera Madakari, Bachchan, Vishnuvardhana, Kempegowda, and Ranna. He has a lovely voice and that is the prime reason various movies have asked him to have a voice over.