It is no secret that Bollywood is pricey business. With higher celebrity status and expanding acting repertoire comes a burgeoning worth and a hiking pay demand by stars. Understandably though. The level of dedication and commitment that every single movie expects out of its leading stars, it’s no wonder absolutely that these actors and actresses end up demanding hefty sums. And this continuous demand also propels stars to outdo one another when it comes to claiming the heaviest pay check possible. We enumerate below the top 10 highest paid actress in Bollywood who have all it takes to rake in the bucks-
The woman of the moment for quite some time now, Deepika Padukone has enthralled one and all in Bollywood with her talent and charisma, delivering power packed performances and graceful moves with elan. With her array of blockbuster hits and consistent presence in national media, Padukone has proved her worth enough to be demanding perhaps the heaviest amount among the female stars ruling tinsel town. With Rs 14 crores charging per film, Padukone is easily one of the highest paid actresses and makes money enough to also be among the highest tax payers in Bollywood.
It’s only apt that the Queen of Bollywood rules also the paychecks to be one of the highest paid actress of Bollywood. A fine actress and an outspoken personality, Kangana Ranaut is second to none when it comes to demanding hefty fees for her talent.With close to earning some 14 crores in Indian rupees per film, the Queen sure knows how to own her worth!
Priyanka Chopra Jonas
Our very own Desi Girl Priyanka Chopra maintains her own in the Hindi film industry even when she continues to make waves globally for her many ventures. With close to a two decades long presence in Bollywood, Chopra has worked her way meticulously up the pay ladder and charges close to some 13 Crores per film to be undoubtedly a highest paid actress in Bollywood.
Kareena Kapoor Khan
The much loved Bebo of Bollywood and a forever glam diva going strong even after a long filmi stint, Kareena Kapoor Khan still has the charms in her that make her a sought after star. Her self confidence reflects well in her demeanour that which also translates effectively in monetary terms. Khan charges more than Rs 11 crores per movie and continues to rule the roost in Bollywood.
Katrina Kaif is one of those Bollywood actresses who have been consistently upping her star quotient and delivering such scintillating dance moves as well as starstruck performances that instantly stamp her reputation as a truly bankable celebrity. No wonder the pretty lady is a close contender to being the highest paid actress in Bollywood as she charges Rs 11 crores per film.
Sonam Kapoor Ahuja
She might claim fame more for her style sensibilities and her fashionista image rather than her exploits as an actress. That however does not take anything away from celebrity kid Sonam Kapoor as she demands a fees of 10.5 crores in Indian rupees for every movie she signs.
One of the few worthy star kids of Bollywood whose talent has done her more good than her family lineage, Alia Bhatt is a true actor and a phenomenal talent. With movies as diametrically different as Highway and 2 States, Raazi and Dear Zindagi, Udta Punjab and Gully Boy, the bubbly actress has time and again proved her versatility rather swiftly. With Rs 10 crores charge per film, Alia very deservedly is a highest paid actress in Bollywood, totally worthy of her due.
An exceptional actress who does not dwell in the conventionalities to make her mark, Vidya Balan is indeed a rare powerhouse. With her offbeat choice of films and really commendable performances across genres, Balan has established herself as one of those few actors who can carry an entire film on their own shoulders. For every movie she selectively chooses to do, the gorgeous lady charges Rs 9.5 crores and delivers every penny worth of acting.
Another actress who has firmly established herself as among the top stars of Bollywood by dint of her hard work and talent is Anushka Sharma. With movies as diverse as Band Baaja Baarat and NH10 in her kitty, Sharma aces the histrionics every time- performing at ease with restraint as well as with exuberance. With a charge of Rs 8- 9 crores for every film she does, Sharma is another of the highest paid actress in Bollywood.
She might only be a mediocre actress and one who have not been able to make it big in Bollywood even with her privileged standing but that does not stop Bollywood’s Half Girlfriend Shraddha Kapoor from drawing in quite a hefty pay check for her movies. Either it be for her commendable dance moves or her ravishing on screen avatar, the darling daughter of Bollywood villain Shakti Kapoor earns almost 8 crore rupees per film.