We know that Bollywood actors are among the highest paid stars and some are even on par with the highest earning celebrities around the world. But, what about artists from regional cinema, like our Marathi actors? If you wondered who among these Marathi stars rake in the Moolah, look no further because here’s a list of the highest paid actor and actresses.
1 ) Swwapnil Joshi
Swwapnil Joshi is among the famous faces in the Marathi film industry. He worked in some of the industry’s most successful films namely ‘Duniyadari’ and ‘Mumbai-Pune-Mumbai’. He is also rumoured to star in a yet untitled film produced by Shah Rukh Khan and Rohit Shetty and directed by Sanjay Jadhav. He is the highest grossing actor of the Marathi cinema, with a reported estimated earning of Rs 45-50 lakh for each film
2 ) Sai Tamhankar
Sai Tamhankar is well known for her on-screen sultry image and has done some very good Marathi films, apart from also starring in Hindi movies like ‘Ghajini’ and ‘Hunterrr’. Few among her many Marathi hits include ‘Duniyadari’, ‘Time Please’ and ‘Classmates’. According to reports, Sai Tamhankar earns around Rs 20-25 lakh for each film.
3 ) Ankush Choudhari
Ankush Chaudhari is a renowned actor-director of the Marathi film industry. He has been able to keep up with the changing tides of the industry with his versatility. Some of his best performances are in films like ‘Duniyadari’, ‘Daagdi Chawl’, ‘Classmates’ and more. To get him onboard for a project, filmmakers reportedly have to shell out Rs 25-30 lakhs for each film.
4 ) Sonali Kulkarni
Sonali Kulkarni is best known for her vivacious acts in various Marathi films. She has given us some of the best movies like ‘Gulabjaam’, ‘Kaccha Limbu’, ‘Deool’ and many more. The beauty reportedly charges around Rs 15-19 lakh per film.
5 ) Umesh Kamat
Umesh Kamat has carved a niche in the Marathi film industry with his talent. With fas going gaga over him, he has made a mark in the Marathi industry with films like, ‘Balkadu’, ‘Time Please’, ‘Ye Re Ye Re Paisa’. The versatile actor reportedly charges around Rs 10-11 lakh for every film.
6 ) Sonalee Kulkarni
Fondly addressed as Apsara, Sonalee Kulkarni became one of the most sought-after actresses of Marathi cinema. She is one of the versatile stars that are currently ruling over Marathi cinema. She became famous for her roles in, ‘Kshanbhar Vishranti’, ‘Mitwaa’, ‘Natarang’, ‘Classmates’ etc. Sonali Kulkarni earns approximately Rs 10-12 lakh per film.
7) Amruta Khanvilkar
Amruta Khanvilkar is one of Marathi cinema’s leading actresses who is popular among her fans for her dancing and acting prowess. Along with Bollywood, she has some outstanding works in the Marathi industry which include films like ‘Arjun’, ‘Katyar Kaljat Ghusali’, ‘Welcome Zindagi’, ‘Aayna Ka Bayna’ and others. She reportedly receives a payment of approximately Rs 10 lakh for each film.