With the emerging trend of OTT many stars have got a platform to showcase their talent and earn a good amount of money through it. Today it is even leaving mainstream media behind as people, especially the younger generation prefer to watch OTT over watching films in theatres as it offers a wide range of variety in films and web series. It has become an incredible source of entertainment which is helping many OTT stars make their name and fame in the public which is directly or indirectly making them more popular in the film industry as well and increasing their worth. So now let us have a look at the top highest paid OTT celebrities who earned the highest amount of salary through their roles in the show. Below is list from lowest to highest :-
Who doesn't remember Jeetu Bhaiya from Kota Factory, the role portrayed by Jitendra Kumar. He has appeared in many OTT shows and made his place in one of the top actors through his good acting skills. Talking about his appearance in Panchayat Season 2, he charged an amount of 4 lakhs for the eight episodes as per the reports. The season also featured Neena Gupta and Raghubir Yadav in important roles. The story revolves around a middle class engineering graduate who ends up working as a secretary at the Phulera panchayat office because of struggles in his life.
Great actor-comedian Sunil Grover who made his name in the industry with his comedy is a self made artist with exceptional skills. As per the reports, the versatile actor charged an amount of Rs. 5 Lakh per episode for his role in the action thriller web series Tandav. The series is based on the harsh reality and darkest lanes of Indian Politics.
Scam 1992 fame Pratik Gandhi who impressed the audiences with his powerful and intense acting in the series charged an amount of Rs. 5 lakhs for each episode as reported. The series released in 2020 was based on the life of Harshad Mehta, a stockbroker and the way he took the whole stock market on massive heights and then his sudden downfall. The series and Pratik Gandhi’s performance is really worth watching.
Everyone is well known about the series The Family Man and its impact on the audiences as it was very much liked and appreciated. But do you know how much money was charged by Priyamani who portrayed the role of Manoj Bajpayee’s wife in the series? She was compensated a great amount of Rs. 10 Lakhs for each of the episodes of the second season of The Family Man which included 9 episodes in total.
Everyone is well versed with the character of Guddu Bhaiya of crime thriller series Mirzapur played by Ali Fazal who has featured in several Hollywood films as well. Ali Fazal has a huge fan following and he was paid a massive amount of Rs. 12 lakhs for each of the episodes of season 2 of Mirzapur. As the third season in making, he is expected to charge even more than before.
The crime drama series Aashram enjoyed a huge success which led to the creation of other two seasons of the series. Bobby Deol who has already made a good name in Bollywood was able to impress the digital platform audiences with his role of Kashipur Waale Baba Nirala. He charged between Rs. 1 crore to 4 crores for his role in the third season of Aashram.
Samantha Ruth Prabhu
The south actress Samantha Ruth Prabhu who has always impressed the audiences with her work in her films is one of the highest paid actresses of south. She made her digital debut with Raj and DK’ Family Man season 2 for which she was compensated a big amount of Rs. 4 crores for her role as Raji, an antagonist in the series.
Prominent actress Radhika Apte who has entertained the people with her work in Bollywood, South films and OTT platforms appeared in Sacred Games, a very popular crime thriller series for which she was paid a big amount of Rs 4 crores according to the reports for portraying the role of RAW Agent Anjali Mathur.
The popular crime thriller series of Raj and DK’s own spy universe, The Family Man and the role of Manoj Bajpayee’s as Srikant Tiwari has amazed the audiences with the overwhelming performance. Manoj Bajpayee is now gearing up for the third season of the series and for your information he was compensated an amount of Rs. 10 crores for his role in second season and is expected to charge even more for the third season.
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Nawazuddin is a self made artist who has always astonished the audiences with his variety of roles in the films. His role in the series Sacred Games is undoubtedly the proof for his versatility. He played the role of Ganesh Gaitonde in the series and for the second season he was paid a massive amount of Rs. 10 crores.
There is no wrong in calling Pankaj Tripathi as Kaleen Bhaiya, a well known character from Mirzapur who is gearing up for the third season which is in the making. He charged Rs. 10 crores for the role of Akhandanand Tripathi or we can say Kaleen Bhaiya in the second season. Not only this, for the portrayal of his role as Guruji in Sacred Games he was paid a heavy amount of Rs 12 crores.
Saif Ali Khan
The Chote Nawab of Bollywood after winning the hearts of people set fire through his performance at OTT with his role as Sartaj Singh in the series Sacred Games. For portraying his role as Sartaj, Saif Ali Khan charged a hefty amount of Rs. 15 crores for eight episodes of the first season of the series. He is also the very first actor among all the Bollywood stars who firstly made his OTT debut with this series.
Bollywood’s one of the most prominent and highest paid actors Ajay Devgn made his OTT debut with his powerful performance in Rudra: The Edge Of Darkness, official remake of the British show Luther. His debut proved to be very successful for him as well as the series. He maintained his legacy and not only made his name but also topped in being the highest paid OTT celeb as he charged a whopping amount of Rs. 125 crores for the portrayal of his role in the psychological crime thriller series.
So, this was the list of the celebs who earned a good amount of money with their roles in their respective shows by investing their time and lots and lots of their hard work to make it succeed and proved it to be worth watching.