We talk a lot about Bollywood actors who are highly paid, let’s talk about the top 10 actresses of Bollywood who are paid the most for movies.
Actresses in Bollywood:
Bollywood is almost impossible to imagine without Actresses, but surprisingly actors are the one who are paid the highest and talked about. Whenever a movie succeeds the actor takes away all the credits and the actress’ role is neglected and not talked about. Actresses play a great role in the success of a movie, apart from just giving glamor to the film. Nowadays we see many movies where actresses play the lead role. We have seen Sonakshi Sinha playing the lead role in Akira, Vidya Balan in Tumhari Sulu, Kangana Ranaut in Queen and many more such recent examples where actresses have proved their talent and solo superiority to give a hit movie without a male lead actor.
Top 10 Actresses in Bollywood:
Let’s talk about the top 10 actresses of Bollywood who have proved female superiority in the industry. This categorization is done on the basis of the fee that actresses charge per movie, so in this article we will read about the top 10 highest paid actresses of Bollywood.
- Deepika Padukone
- Kangana Ranaut
- Shraddha Kapoor
- Alia Bhatt
- Priyanka Chopra
- Kareena Kapoor
- Katrina Kaif
- Vidya Balan
- Anushka Sharma
- Sonam Kapoor
|Rank||Actress Name||Fee per Movie|
|1||Deepika Padukone||29 Crores|
|2||Kangana Ranaut||24 Crores|
|3||Shraddha Kapoor||20 Crores|
|4||Alia Bhatt||15-20 Crores|
|5||Priyanka Chopra||15-20 Crores|
|6||Kareena Kapoor||15-18 Crores|
|7||Katrina Kaif||12-15 Crores|
|8||Vidya Balan||9-12 Crores|
|9||Anushka Sharma||8-10 Crores|
|10||Sonam Kapoor||8-9 Crores|
Deepika Padukone has everything which needs to make a perfect actress. She has a struggle story, she has a good family background, she has had some ugly relationships too, she has defeated depression and is now the flag bearer for the people who are fighting against depression. So in short, Deepika is a perfect actress. Deepika has gained a large fan base because of her perfect acting skills and she has nailed it in some roles like Shanti Priya in Om Shanti Om, Piku in Piku, Leela in Ram Leela, Mastani in Bajirao Mastani, Padmavati in Padmavat, etc. The point to be noted is that Deepika Padukone’s role is so dominating that the role she plays is displayed in the title. Talking about Deepika Padukone’s fee per movie, some sources confirm that Deepika is the highest paid actress in Bollywood who charges around 29 Crore INR for a single movie.
Deepika Padukone Upcoming Movies:
Deepika Padukone has many big projects in the pipeline. There are some completed projects too whose release date are postponed due to the pandemic. Some of the upcoming high grossing (expected) movies of Deepika Padukone are 83, in which she will be seen against Ranveer Singh as Kapil Dev. Another upcoming movie of Deepika Padukone is Pathan in which she will be seen opposite Shahrukh Khan. Audiences are eager to watch this hit jodi after Om Shanti Om (2007), Chennai Express (2013) and Happy New Year (2014). Let’s see how these movies do on Box Office, best wishes to Deepika Padukone from The Bright Wall Team.
Not only reel life but also real life Queen, Kangana Ranaut is queen in the list of top 10 highest paid actresses of Bollywood too. The start of Kangana Ranaut’s career was also like a queen. Kangana Ranaut got a break in Bollywood in 2006 with the movie Gangster, for which she received Filmfare Award for best debut female. After that Kangana never looked back and today she is the 2nd highest paid actress in Bollywood. The path to this achievement was not easy for her, she has been through many ups and downs in her career be it controversies with Hrithik Roshan or media attention on speaking against issues like nepotism and drugs in Bollywood industry. Kangana Ranaut recently did the most expensive movie of her career, Thalaivii. It is a biopic based on the life of Indian actress-politician J. Jayalalithaa. Allegedly Kangana Ranaut has charged a sum of ₹24 crores for doing this biopic in 2 languages.
Kangana Ranaut Upcoming Bollywood Movies:
Some of the most talked about upcoming movies of Kangana Ranaut are Aparajita Ayodhya which is directed by Kangana Ranaut herself. Other movies of Kangana Ranaut on Box Office include Tejas, Imli (Directed by Anurag Basu), Sita and Dhaakad. The release dates are yet to be announced but it is believed that all the pipeline projects will be out in 2022.
Shraddha Kapoor is one of the least blamed starkid who took advantage of her father’s name to enter the industry. Shraddha Kapoor has a decent fan base which is made by herself and she has not received it in inheritance like most of the starkids (names are pretty obvious). Shraddha Kapoor is famous for her cute expressions and innocent acting skills which suit the roles she plays. Some of the iconic roles played by Shraddha Kapoor are Aarohi in Aashiqui 2, Aisha in Ek Villain, Siya in Baghi and Maya in Chhichhore. The 3rd position of top 10 actresses in Bollywood is a bit confusing and on the basis of fee and amount of movies is bagged by Shraddha Kapoor. Shraddha Kapoor allegedly charges around 15-20 Crores per movie in Bollywood.
Shraddha Kapoor Upcoming Movies:
Shraddha Kapoor has 3 confirmed projects in her bag which includes a film by Luv Ranjan opposite Ranbir Kapoor. Other projects which Shraddha Kapoor is currently working on are Stree Returns with Rajkumar Rao and an untitled film directed by Dinesh Vijan opposite Rajkumar Rao.
Although Alia Bhatt fans are missing her on big screens with big roles, still she manages to be at 4th position in the list of top 10 actresses of Bollywood. Alia Bhatt’s entry in Bollywood was by a blockbuster multi-starkid-starrer movie Student of The Year which was directed by starkid launchpad Karan Johar. The movie was a superhit movie and it is the best start any Bollywood actor or actress can get. Alia Bhatt has been a part of many hit movies but it’s been over four years since we saw a big collection of Bollywood movies by Alia Bhatt. Alia Bhatt’s last super hit movie was Badrinath Ki Dulhania which was released in 2017, in this movie Alia Bhatt was the lead actress opposite the male lead Varun Dhawan. Alia Bhatt did many movies after that also like Raazi, Kalank, etc but none of them outperformed her previous movies and fans expectations.Alia Bhatt allegedly charges around 15 crore rupees for a single movie which makes it a tie with Shraddha Kapoor.
Alia Bhatt upcoming movies :
Alia Bhatt has the most number of films or projects in the pipeline. Some of the biggest projects which alia bhatt is working on or finished are Gangubai Kathiyawadi which she will be seen opposite Ajay Devgan.Another movie which fans have big expectations Is RRR in which many superstars like Ajay Devgan, Junior NTR, Ram Charan Teja and Alia Bhatt will be seen. One more big movie which is creating a lot of buzz around is Brahmastra in which Alia Bhatt will be seen opposite her real life boyfriend, Ranbir Kapoor. The movie is expected to release in 2022 and fans have a lot of expectations from this movie.
The desi girl of Bollywood who not earned name and fame in Bollywood but also has represented India in Hollywood movies and series like Baywatch and Quantico. Although Prianka Chopra has been away from Bollywood for a while now, she is still the desi girl of millions of Indian fans. These days Priyanka Chopra is sharing a lot of pics with her husband Nick Jonas on Instagram. Priyanka Chopra has ruled the big screen like a boss lady in the first decade i.e from 2000-2010. Priyanka Chopra was on top of the list of top 10 Bollywood actresses but as she lost the consistency she lost the title. Now Priyanka Chopra is at 5th position and she charges around 12-18 Crores for a movie. Priyanka Chopra has won hearts by her roles in movies like Don, Fashion, Aitraaz, Dostana and a never ending list of superhit movies.
Priyanka Chopra Upcoming Movies:
Priyanka Chopra was offered a role in Salman Khan starrer ‘Bharat’ which she rejected later. Salman Khan was upset about it with Priyanka Chopra but the role was later passed on to Disha Patani. Priyanka Chopra is focussing more on Hollywood than Bollywood. Priyanka Chopra’s upcoming Bollywood movie includes Jee Le Zara directed by Farhan Akhtar and a Kalpana Chawla’s biopic. Jee Le Zara is set to release in 2022.
Kareena Kapoor Khan:
Kareena Kapoor aka Bebo has rocked the big screen with her acting and dancing skills. Be it item numbers like Fevikol Se or Marjaani from Billu Barber or her iconic roles as Geet in Jab We Met and Pooh in Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham, Kareena Kapoor Khan nailed every role she played. Kareena Kapoor got married to Saif Ali Khan and has 2 children from this marriage. Kareena Kapoor is giving time to her kids which keeps her away from movies. Kareena Kapoor’s most recent movies include Veere Di Wedding and Newwz. Apart from that Kareena Kapoor Khan has maintained distance from the big screen since her first pregnancy. Kareena Kapoor was in the top 3 Bollywood actresses at a time but now she is at 6th position. Kareena Kapoor demands around 15 Crores per movie.
Kareena Kapoor Upcoming Movies:
Kareena Kapoor Khan is handling the responsibilities of a mother these days so it is hard to play two roles at same time. That’s why Kareena Kapoor chose to go slow with her career. The biggest and most awaited project of Kareena Kapoor is Laal Singh Chaddha in which her co-star is Mr. Perfectionist of Bollywood, Aamir Khan. The release of the movie is expected to be in 2022.
The very gorgeous and glamorous diva, Katrina Kaif is one of the most talented and highly paid actresses of Bollywood for a reason. We have seen Katrina Kaif in versatile roles and characters which she plays so effortlessly. Katrina Kaif is an outsider to the industry yet with her hard work and dedication she managed to be in the ‘A’ category actresses of Bollywood and that too in a very short time. Katrina Kaif fought the language barrier and managed to get a number of roles due to her looks and acting skills. Some of the remarkables roles include in the movies like Singh Is King, Tiger Zinda Hai, Jab Tak Hai Jaan, Dhoom 3, Ajab Prem Ki Gazab Kahani, and this list never ends. Katrina Kaif can be paired perfectly with any actor but fans like her most with Akshay Kumar. Katrina Kaif charges 11-15 Crores per movie as per some sources and media reports which makes her 7th actress in the list of top 10 actresses in Bollywood.
Katrina Kaif Upcoming Movies:
Talking about the upcoming movies of Katrina Kaif Sooryavanshi comes at the top of the list. This movie starring Akshay Kumar is proving to be the most awaited movie of 2021. Apart from this Katrina Kaif is working on several projects like Jee Le Zara, Phone Bhoot, and Tiger 3.
Vidya Balan has time and again proved her potential in Bollywood industry by strong lead roles in movies like Tumhari Sulu, Sherni, Kahaani, etc. Vidya Balan made her acting debut with a Bengali Language film named Bhalo Theko and later she entered Bollywood with Parineeta. Vidya Balan is known for choosing offbeat roles and playing them with perfection. Vidya Balan’s movie choices makes her 8th actress in the list of top 10 actresses in India. That’s the reason why she is the actress in demand that directors are ready to pay a huge sum of 9-12 Crores for a movie to Vidya Balan.
Vidya Balan Upcoming Movies:
There is good news for Vidya Balan fans as she is working on her new project ‘Jalsa’ which is directed by Suresh Triveni. Vidya Balan is also working on a movie with Akshay Kumar named Mahila Mandali. We from The Bright Wall wish Vidya Balan good luck for her upcoming movies.
Anushka Sharma is the bindass girl of Bollywood known for her bold characters in movies like Band Baaja Baraat, Jab Tak Hai Jaan, PK, Sultan and many more movies in the list. Anushka Sharma likes playing bold and dominating roles which also suit her and her fans. Anushka Sharma’s fan following doubled up after marrying Virat Kohli but her Box Office frequency decreased a bit. Anushka Sharma took a pause from Bollywood for a while after marrying Virat Kohli. The couple recently had a baby girl and are having quality time with her. Anushka Sharma charges around 8-9 Crores per movie. Anushka Sharma’s last project NH10 was produced by herself. It was a great hit at the Box Office.
Anushka Sharma Upcoming Movies:
There are four projects currently signed by Anushka Sharma so it’s good news for her fans that she will be back in Bollywood after a break. Her upcoming projects include Kaneda, with Arjun Kapoor and Diljit Doshanjh. Anushka Sharma is producing this movie. Another project on which Anushka Sharma is soon starting work on is Jhulan Goswami’s biopic which is being directed by Prosit Roy. Paani and an untitled film by Tarun Mansukhani are Anushka Sharma’s upcoming projects.
The fashion and shopaholic diva of Bollywood, Sonam Kapoor is the last name in Top 10 Actress in Bollywood. Sonam Kapoor charges around 8-10 Crores per movie and the reason for her fee hike are hit movies like Neerja, Sanju, Veere Di Wedding and PadMan. Sonam Kapoor is maintaining distance from Bollywood to focus on her marriage these days. Talking about the upcoming movies of Sonam Kapoor there are no movies currently but we will update you as soon as we get an update.