There is no denying the fact that an anchor plays a vital role in any show or event. Though it might look easy for some, in reality, hosting before a large audience and entertaining them at the same time sometimes becomes too hard to carry out. For that matter, the Telugu audiences have been lucky since they have an impressive number of anchors who are at the top of their game and know how to enthrall the audience with their compering skills that are notably different from one another.
To name a few from the innumerable, Suma Kanakala, Anasuya Bharadwaj and Sreemuki are currently ruling the list of most popular anchors of the Telugu television industry.
Notably, these host turned celebrities also enjoy a huge fan following on social media eventually making their market value soar further. With their popularity only increasing day by day, let us take a look at their current remuneration which has now become the talk of the town.
Host Suma Kanakala absolutely needs no introduction. The host-turned-actress has been making appearances in audio functions, pre-release events of films and even television shows. Known for her spontaneous and humorous anchoring skills, Suma is reportedly charging Rs 2-2.5 lakh for each show and event. Touted as one of the top anchors of Telugu industry, the 47-year-old is currently hosting Star Music Season 3 and Cash.
After working as a news presenter, Anasuya went on to host several TV shows including Jabardasth, Bindass, Modern Mahalakshmi and Boom Boom among many others. The host-turned-actress has been a part of several hit films like Naaga, Kshanam, Gayathri, Yatra, Thank You Brother, etc. Anasuya is getting a payment of Rs 2 lakh per show. Currently, she is hosting Prati Roju Pandage, Jabardasth (since 2013) and Thalla? Pellama?
TV presenter Rashmi Gautam who has been a part of a good number of television shows and films is presently a team leader in dance reality show Dhee 13 Kings v/s Queens. The Next Nuvve actress is charging Rs 1.5 lakh per show. Notably, she is now hosting comedy reality show Extra Jabardasth.
Bigg Boss Telugu 3 runner-up Sreemukhi became a household name with her hosting skills in various shows like Super Mom, Super Singer, Pataas, Comedy Nights, Zee Saregamapa. Currently hosting Star Music Reloaded, Celebrity Kabbadi League, and Bomma Adhirindhi, the diva is reportedly taking home Rs 1 lakh per show.
One of the most beautiful and talented anchors Manjusha has been appearing in audio functions, pre-release events and interviews. Starting off her career as a child artiste with the film Kuchi Kuchi Kunamma, the actress-turned-anchor is said to have hosted more than 2500 celebrity interviews and events. Manjusha is charging Rs 50 thousand per show.
Popular anchor Syamala is currently hosting promotional events, interviews and other shows on television. Known for her brilliant anchoring stints that are being highly applauded by the audience, she is reportedly taking home a paycheck worth Rs 50 thousand for each show.
Prashanthi who has been appearing in several talk shows, interviews and promotional events, has been making quite a buzz on social media, courtesy her gripping social media posts. Well, as per reports, the diva is being paid Rs 25-30 thousand per show.