Heroism matters a lot in South India films, where success of a film is mostly decided by the power of the hero. Though the power and popularity of heroine contributes a lot to the success, heroines hardly get recognition for it. The actresses' remunerations are also very less when compared to that of actors. Yet, there is always a tough competition among the heroines to reap the top most salary. We bring you the details of highest paid actresses in South India. Continue to see them in the slideshow.
Actress Nayantara, who popular in Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam and Kannada, is the highest paid actress in South India. She charges Rs 2.5 crores to Rs 3 crores as remuneration for a film.
Anushka Shetty's Remuneration
Anushka Shetty is the second highest paid actress in South India and she is reportedly getting Rs 2.5 crores as remuneration for her upcoming Telugu movie Rudhramadevi.
Tamanna Bhatia's Remuneration
Tamanna Bhatia is another most sought after actress in South India and she is reportedly being paird Rs 1.75 crore remuneration for Superstar Mahesh Babu's upcoming film Aagadu.
lleana D'Cruz's Remuneration
Goa beauty lleana D'Cruz, who has gone very busy in Bollywood is reportedly received Rs 1.5 crore as remuneration for her film Nanban.
Kajal Aggarwal's Remuneration
Actress Kajal Aggarwal was charging Rs 75 lakhs to 1 crore per movie in the past, but following back-to-back hit films, she is said to have hiked her remuneration to Rs 1.50 crore for upcoming movies.
Trisha Krishnan's Remuneration
Actress Trisha Krishnan, who is also one among the most sought after actress down South, charges Rs 80 lakhs to Rs 1 crore as remuneration for a film.
Actress Samantha Ruth Prabhu is considered as lucky mascot by many filmmakers. Earlier, the actress used to get Rs 70 lakhs, but following a string of hit films, she has hiked her remuneration to Rs 1 crore for her upcoming Telugu movies.
Shruti Hassan's Remuneration
Actress Shruti Hassan, who used to draw Rs 75 lakhs earlier, has hiked her remuneration Rs 1 crore after success of the Gabber Singh.
Asin, who has gone busy in Bollywood, is reportedly drawing Rs 1 crore as remuneration per film.
Amala Paul's Remuneration
Actress Amala Paul is reportedly getting Rs 1 crore for her upcoming Telugu flick Vastha Nee Venuka.
Hansika Motwani's Remuneration
Actress Hansika Motwani has reportedly been paid Rs 80 Lakhs as remuneration for her recent Telugu movies.
Priyamani is one among the best paid actresses in the South India. She charges Rs 75 lakhs as remuneration for a film.
Taapsee Pannu's Remuneration
Taapsee Pannu has reportedly received a remuneration of 40 Lakhs her films Veera and Mr Perfect. Recently, she is said to have hiked her salary to Rs 65 lakhs.
Ramya, who is popular as golden girl, is the highest paid actress in Kannada an she is earning Rs 54 lakhs per film.
Actress Anjali is getting Rs 50 lakhs as a remuneration for her upcoming Telugu movie.
Genelia D'Souza's Remuneration
Actress Genelia D'Souza, who is now busy with Hindi and Marathi projects, is charging Rs 50 lakhs as her remuneration for a film.
Shriya Saran's Remuneration
Shriya Saran, who used to charge Rs 80 crores in past, has recently reduced her remuneration and received Rs 40 crore for her last Kannada movie Chandra.
Nitya Menon's Remuneration
Actress Nitya Menon, who debuted as a child artist, charges Rs 40 lakhs as her remuneration for a film.
Lakshmi Menon's Remuneration
Actress Lakshmi Menon is reportedly charged Rs 40 lakhs for her upcoming movies.
Mamta Mohandas' Remuneration
Actress Mamta Mohandas, who is one of the popular actresses in South, charges Rs 30 lakhs as her remuneration per film.
Lakshmi Rai's Remuneration
Actress Lakshmi Rai is said to have hiked her remuneration from Rs 10 lakhs to Rs 25 lakhs after the big success of Kanchana and Mankatha.
Richa Gangopadhyay's Remuneration
Richa Gangopadhyay, who made her acting debut in 2010, is now quoting Rs 25 lakhs as her remuneration for a film.
Charmi Kaur's Remuneration
Having debuted at a very young age, Charmi Kaur is charging Rs 20 to 25 crore as remuneration per film.
Lakshmi Manchu's Remuneration
Actress Lakshmi Manchu, daughter of Superstar Mohan Babu, has received Rs 15 lakhs as remuneration for the film Chandamama Kathalu.
Veena Malik's Remuneration
Pakistani actress Veena Malik is the highest paid actresses in Kannada. She has received Rs 85 lakhs for her Sandalwood debut film Dirty Picture: Silk Sakkath Maga.