Tamil Cinema is the second famous and largest film industry in cinema market in India. There are hundreds of films set up every year. Rajinikanth is a Highest Paid actor in Tamil cinema also in Indian Cinema. He is a third highest paid actor in Asia. The Following list with details of Salary of Highest Paid actors of Tamil Cinema.

1.Rajnikanth (Shivaji Rao Gaekwad )

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  • Occupation: Film actor-producer
  • Years active: 1975–present
  • Born: 12 December 1950 (age 65)
  • Notable films in Tamil: Apoorva Raagangal, Moondru Mudichu, Avargal, Ramanathan, Aadu Puli Attam, Gaayathri, Aarupushpangal, Shankar Salim, Simon, Sivaji, Enthiran, Kochadaiiyaan, Kabali
  • Notable films in Telugu: Anthuleni Katha, Chilakamma Cheppindi, TholireyiGadichindi,  Aame Katha, Annadammula Savaal, Tiger, Ram Robert Rahim, Peddarayudu, Kathanayakudu
  • Remuneration: 50 – 60 crore

2. Ajith Kumar

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  • Occupation: Film actor, model, racer
  • Years active: 1994–present
  • Born 1 May: 1971 (age 45)
  • Notable films in Tamil: Varuvala, Attagasam, Paramasivan, Billa, Aegan, Billa II, David Billa, Arrambam, Veeram, Vedalam
  • Notable films in Telugu: Prema Pusthakam
  • Remuneration: 35 – 50 crore

3. Vijay (Joseph Vijay Chandrasekhar )

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  • Occupation: Film actor, playback singer
  • Years active: 1992–present
  • Born: 2 June 1974 (age 42)
  • Notable films in Tamil: Naalaiya Theerpu, Sendhoorapandi, Rasigan, Chandralekha, Rahim, Nambirajan, Coimbatore Maapillai, Nerrukku Ner, Kadhalukku Mariyadhai, Ninaithen Vandhai, Thuppakki, Thalaivaa, Jilla, Kaththi
  • Remuneration: 30 – 40 crore

4. Kamal Haasan

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  • Occupation:  Film actor, producer, director, screenwriter, playback singer, lyricist, choreographer, songwriter, dancer, philanthropist
  • Years active: 1959–present
  • Born: 7 November 1954 (age 62)
  • Notable films in Tamil: Kalathur Kannamma, Paadha Kannikkai, Vanambadi, Anandha Jodhi, Maanavan, Nootrukku Nooru, Annai velankanni, Naan Avanillai, Dasavathaaram, Vishwaroopam, Uttama Villain
  • Notable films in Telugu: Anthuleni Katha, Maro Charitra, Sommokadidhi Sokkadidhi, Idi Katha Kaadu, Aakali Rajyam, Sagara Sangamam, Swathi Muthyam, Indrudu Chandrudu, Cheekati Rajyam
  • Remuneration: 20 – 30 crore

5. Suriya (Saravanan Sivakumar)

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  • Occupation: Film actor, producer, television host
  • Years active: 1997–present
  • Born: 23 July 1975 (age 41)
  • Noted films in Tamil: Singam, Chennaiyil Oru Naal, Singam II, Ghajini, Aaru, Sillunu Oru Kaadhal
  • Noted film in Telugu: Rakta Charitra
  • Remuneration: 20 – 25 crore

6. Vikram (Kennedy John Victor)

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  • Occupation: Film actor, Film producer, Playback singer, Voice actor
  • Years active: 1990–present
  • Born: 17 April 1966 (age 50)
  • Notable films in Tamil: Ullaasam, Kangalin Vaarthaigal,Vinnukum Mannukum, Anniyan Ramanujam,  Raavanan Veeraiya, Iru Mugan
    Noted films in Telugu: Ooha, Akka Bagunnava, Merupu, Kurralla Rajyam, 9 Nelalu, Bangaru Kutumbam
  • Remuneration: 10 – 15 crore

7. Dhanush (Venkatesh Prabhu)

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  • Occupation: Actor, Director, Producer, Playback singer.
  • Years active: 2002 – present
  • Born: 28 July 1983 (age 33)
  • Noted films in Tamil: Thulluvadho Ilamai, Kadhal Kondein, Yaaradi Nee Mohini 2008 Vasudevan Tamil Mithran Jawahar Kuselan, Padikkadavam, Kutty, Uthama Puthiran, Aadukalam, Mappillai, Venghai, Mayakkam Enna, Ethir Neechal, Naiyaandi
  • Remuneration: 8 – 13 crores

8. Arya (Jamshad Cethirakath)

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  • Occupation: Actor, Producer
  • Years active: 2005–present
  • Born: 11 December 1980 (age 35)
  • Noted films in Tamil: Oru Kalluriyin Kadhai, Kalabha Kadhalan, Pattiyal, Vattaram, Sarvam, Madrasapattinam, Raja Rani John Tamil
  • Noted films in Telugu: Varudu, Size Zero
  • Remuneration: 6 – 8 crore

9. Karthi (Karthik Sivakumar)

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  • Occupation: Film actor
  • Years active: 2007–present
  • Born: 25 May 1977 (age 39)
  • Noted films in Tamil: Paruthiveeran, Aayirathil Oruvan, Paiyaa, Kaashmora
  • Noted film in Telugu:  Oopiri
  • Remuneration: 5 – 8 crore

10. Vishal (Vishal Krishna Reddy)

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  • Occupation: Actor, Producer
  • Years active: 2004–present
  • Born: 29 August 1977 (age 39)
  • Noted film in Tamil: Theeradha Vilaiyattu Pillai, Avan Ivan, Pattathu Yaanai, Naan Sigappu Manithan, Paayum Puli, Kathakali.
  • Noted film in Telugu: Salute, Pistha.
  • Remuneration: 5 – 7 crore

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