The South Indian film industry has seen substantial expansion lately, which is marked by the success of films like Rajinikanth’s “Jailer,” Thalapathy Vijay’s “Leo” and Kamal Haasan’s “Vikram.” That garnered impressive box office returns. Consequently, numerous South Indian actors have increased their remuneration.
As per a Times of India article, Rajinikanth has an estimated net worth of Rs 430 crore. Despite it was remunerated Rs 110 crore for his most recent film, “Jailer.” Meanwhile, Thalapathy Vijay, renowned for hits like “Bigil,” “Master” and “Beast,” received Rs 130 crore for his latest project, “Leo.” Following the tremendous success of “Vikram,” Kamal Haasan has also entered this echelon, seeking a fee of Rs 150 crore for “Indian 2,” as reported by News18. Yet, one South Indian actor has eclipsed them all, amassing a fortune of Rs 3010 crore.
Wealthiest Man in Tollywood
As outlined in a DNA report, Akkineni Nagarjuna who is a prominent figure in the South Indian film industry possesses net worth of Rs 3010 crore. Hence establishing him as the most affluent actor in the region. Beyond his acting roles, the 64-year-old excels as a producer, TV show host and entrepreneur.
Encompassing over 100 movies in the last three decades with filmography, Nagarjuna commands fees ranging from Rs 9-20 crore per project. Besides acting, he generates significant income through film production under his banner, Annapurna Studios. The actor has invested in real estate and the Indian Super League utilising his wealth. Where he serves as the co-owner of Kerala Blasters FC. Further, he possesses a substantial convention centre in Hyderabad. And derives earnings from brand endorsements.
Embracing a lavish lifestyle, the seasoned actor possesses opulent assets. Which includes high-end automobiles, luxurious residences, a sophisticated private jet and more. In Hyderabad, he boasts a magnificent mansion valued at Rs 45 crore. With an impressive collection of extravagant cars and a stylish private jet worth millions.
Family of Nagarjuna
In February 1984, Nagarjuna married Lakshmi Daggubati. She is the daughter of prominent filmmaker D. Ramanaidu. And also the sister of actor Venkatesh and producer Suresh Babu.
They have a son, actor Naga Chaitanya who was born on 23 November 1986. The couple however, divorced in 1990. Subsequently, Nagarjuna wed actress Amala on 11 June 1992. And they have a son, actor Akhil who was born on 8 April 1994.
Other Wealthy Actors in South Indian film industry
Daggubati Venkatesh and Chiranjeevi trail Nagarjuna with net worths of Rs 2200 crore and Rs 1650 crore, respectively in terms of financial standing. As per reports from DNA and The Times of India, the fourth position is held by Chiranjeevi’s son Ram Charan, with a net worth of Rs 1370 crore. Other South Indian actors who have accumulated substantial wealth in the South Indian film industry include Thalapathy Vijay, Jr NTR, Kamal Haasan, Allu Arjun and more.