Who are the Top 5 Highest-Paid Bollywood Heroines?

By Oscarjack 5 Min Read

Bollywood is an income-generating industry if one reaches the top. Apart from the top actors in this industry, even actresses in Indian cinema make big bucks. Because of the new wave in the industry, these actresses fight for their salaries and some of the top Bollywood heroines earn even more than the male actors here. 

  • Deepika Padukone

This name is not a surprise when it comes to listing the highest-paid top Bollywood actresses. She earned the right to this title with the box-office hits like Piku, Bajirao Mastani, Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani, and Ram Leela. This woman charges somewhere around 10-12 crore per film. This Bangalore-based girl debuted in the Hindi cinema in 2007 and gave her first super hit ‘Om Shanti Om’ opposite Shah Rukh Khan. This talented actress is not stopping at Bollywood, she is even seen in Hollywood movies, has her own clothing label, and takes up many brand endorsements. 

  • Kareena Kapoor Khan

Having been in the industry for more than 15 years, it is no wonder that Kareena Kapoor Khan is ranked so high on this list of highest-paid Bollywood heroines. Belonging to an extremely talented family, Kareena has taken up many challenging roles in her career span. She makes around 9-10 crores per film. She hosts a radio show and endorses many brands for extra income.  

  • Priyanka Chopra Jonas

This international superstar is offered around 8 to 9 crores for every movie. Other than that she makes extra income from the Hollywood industry. In 2016, she made her way to Forbes 10 highest paid TV actresses because of her famous ABC series “Quantico”. She is the first Indian to be present on this list. She is a singer, producer, restaurant chain owner, and whatnot. She is definitely making both nations proud with her work and career choices. She is considered as a versatile heroine and is known for doing challenging roles. 

  • Anushka Sharma
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Anushka Sharma is one of the best Bollywood actresses who is known for her good looks and acting skills. From taking up a perky character in her first movie, ‘Band Baaja Baarat’, and then later working in movies like Sultan, she proved that she is here to stay. She even played a ghost in the movie Phillauri. She makes around 5 crores per movie and has now entered the production industry also. During the lockdown, she produced a web series named ‘Paatal Lok’ which attained cult status among crime genre fans. 

  • Alia Bhatt

This young girl made a big name in the Bollywood industry with her acting skills and choices of movies. Ever since her debut, she has been adored for her work and style. In her recent movie, Gangubai Kathiawadi she was beyond magnificent. She also charges around 10 crores per movie. After being married to another top actor in the industry, Ranbir Kapoor, the couple has a combined brand value worth 15 crores. The audience is looking forward to seeing them both in their upcoming movie, Brahmastra. She enjoys a good fan following among the youth audience. 

To Sum It Up

The Bollywood industry is believed to be the largest entertainment industry in our country. Not only the actors, nowadays even the top Bollywood heroines charge remuneration that might shock you. These ladies understand their brand value and know how to make money by entertaining audiences with their acting skills and good looks. The top Bollywood heroines not only earn by acting in movies but also by other means like brand endorsements, running their own business lines, being a part of reality shows, etc. Not only in Bollywood, but even the South Indian heroines have also started to charge a handsome fee for doing movies. The highest-paid South Indian heroine name is Anushka Shetty. But the South Indian heroines do not earn as much as the Bollywood heroines even if they are on the top of their game. 

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