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Apr 06, 2018, 15:37
The top 5 highest paid Indian female actors

5 Highest Paid Indian Actresses


Looks like women have to continue to fight for their rights of equality in every sphere, be it a corporate office or even films.The pay packages of leading ladies in Indian cinema today are nowhere near what the top heroes get. However, slowly but surely the change is happening. If a film does well, an actress can command a good hike. Here’s a list of the 5 Highest Paid Indian Actresses:


Deepika Padukone



This dimpled beauty has come a long way since she debuted in Om Shanti Om and her acting skills are only improving. Deepika Padukone is now doing us proud internationally. She has starred opposite Vin Diesel in the sequel to the sleeper hit XXX titled XXX - The Return of Xander Cage. Reportedly, Deepika now demands a whooping 15 crores for a film. With her recent performances in movies like Piku, Bajirao Mastani and Goliyon Ki Rasleela Ram - Leela, Deepika definitely deserves a raise. She has been churning hits after hits, be it Chennai Express, Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani or Finding Fanny.Time and again Deepikahas proved that she is a versatile artist. Her future projects include Thug, The Fault in our Stars and Pirate.


Kangana Ranaut



With 3 prestigious National Film Awards for the movies Tanu weds Manu Returns, Queen and Fashion, Kangana Ranaut is a power house of performance. Even though Kangana has always given brilliant performances in most of her films,it’s only after her National Award win for Queen that people really started taking her seriously. Rumour has it that Kangana is demanding a staggering 11 crores per film. One of the finest artists of the new generation, she has raised the bar for other artists and is paving the way for the industry to create more women centric roles. Some of her upcoming projects include Rangoon, an Indo-French production - Divine Lovers, Dhamaal 2 and Simran.


Kareena Kapoor Khan



Kareena Kapoor Khan is no doubt a brilliant actress and she is said to be apparently earning anywhere around 9 crores per film. Her amazing screen presence and superb acting skills has always kept her in the lead among other actresses.Her last blockbuster was Bajrangi Bhaijaan. The actress has been pretty selective lately.Her films slated to release in 2016 and 2017 include Udta Punjab, Baadshaho, Judwaa 2 and Bombay Samurai.


Priyanka Chopra



The ex Miss World and National Film Award winner has already proved her mettle as an actress by working in films that were both commercially and critically acclaimed.  Priyanka reportedly takes home about 9 crores per film. The success of Bajirao Mastani and Mary Kom has definitely kept her in the league. She has bagged a leading role in the fbi drama Quantico. She will be also seen in a pivotal role in Dwayne Johnson starrer Baywatch.




Vidya Balan



This talented artist and a National Film Award winner is the first choice of filmmakers for women centric films. Vidya’srecent releases have been a dud at the box office, yet she presumably continues to demand anywhere around 7 crores per film. Her stunning performance in The Dirty Picture, Kahaani and Ishqiya was greatly applauded. She is perhaps the only actress to have scripts written specifically for her.


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