Top 10 Richest, Highest Paid Kannada Actors 2016


Check out this list of top 10 best Kannada Actors of 2016-2017, those are also richest, most handsome and highest paid in Kannada film Industry. Film Industry has been active since several decades and has produced several movies and has caused the rise of numerous stars in the Indian Cinema. The industry has produced several fine films that have gained international recognitions. Moreover, the industry has been entertaining the audience with more and more innovations, freshness and novelty. specialy in the recent times, there have been some astounding movies with some exotic storyline. For the population of about 6 crore people, the actors have been rendering top notch entertainment.

Here is the list of top 10 Richest, highest paid and most handsome actors in Kannada Film industry, who have proved best in the box-office successes:

10. Diganth:

Diganth Manchale Richest best Kannada Actor 2016-2017


Diganth Manchale was born in Sagara of Shivmogga district in Karantaka.He started his career as a model and then turned an actor in Kannada Film Industry. HE made his debut in the movie Miss California in 2006. He later acted in several other successful movies that include Gaalipata, Pancharangi, Lifeu Istene, Parijaatha, Parapancha and earned fame as one of the top actors in the industry. He made his Bollywood debut in the movie Wedding Pulav.

9. Rakshith Shetty:

He is an actor, screenwriter, director, lyricist in Kannada Film Industry. He is an engineering graduate and he quit his job to pursue his passion in Film industry. He got recognition and success with the movie Simple Agi Ondh Love Story where he played the male lead. His directorial venture came with the highly acclaimed film Ulidavaru Kandante, where he also played the lead role. His other movies like Rikky, Godhi Banna Saadharana Maikattu have also been successful at the box office. He is known to bring novelty and freshness in his movies and has proved promising in the industry.

8. Vijay:

Vijay started as a junior artist in the industry after which he found his career breakthrough with the film Duniya, directed by Suri. He has been an handsome actor known for astonishing fights and stunts in his films. He has done many movies in Kannada film industry,many of them being very successful at the box office. His notable performances came in the movies Chanda, Junglee, Johny Mera Naam Preethi Mera Kaam, Jayammana Maga, RX Suri, Daksha and others.

7. Ganesh:

Ganesh best most handsome kannada actor 2016-2017


Born in the outskirts of Bangalore, he is a Kannada film actor, producer and television anchor. He became popular through a television show called Comedy Time and later made his debut as a lead actor with the film Chellata. His next movie Mungaru Male was a blockbuster that saw screening of 865, creating a history in Kannada Cinema. He is known as Golden Star in the industry for his few of the successful highest grossing movies being Mungaru Male, Cheluvina Chithara, Hudugaata, Gaalipata, Circus, Aramane, Maleyali Jotheyali, Shravani Subrahmanya and many more. He has earned several awards and fame, including two Filmfare Awards.

6. Shiva Rajkumar:

Putta Swamy, widely known by his screen name Shiva Rajkumar is a popular Kannada film actor, producer and television presenter. He is the eldest son of veteran Kannada film actor Rajkumar. He made debut as a lead actor with the movie “Anand”. As his first three movies were blockbuster hits, he earned the fame Hat trick Hero. He has had three decades of career with more than 100 movies as a lead actor. His notable movies are Anand, Ratha Sapthami, Ranaranga, Mana Mechida Hudugi, Janumada Jodi, Nammura Mandara Hoove, AK 47, Jogi, Bhajrangi, Vajrakaya, Shivalinga and others. He has been awarded an Honorary Doctorate from Vijayanagara Sri Krishnadevaraya University for his contribution to Kannada film industry.

5. Upendra:

Upendra is an Indian Film Actor, director,producer, screenwriter, lyricist in Kannada Film Industry. His first directorial venture in Kannada was Tharle Nan Maga. Later, he directed some of unique movies in the industry like Om, A, Upendra, Shh and the more recent Super and Uppi 2, to name a few. He made his debut as an actor with the movie Upendra. He is known for bringing some diverse movies and has had a great career with some popular movies like A, Upendra, Preethse, Raa, H20, Kutumba, Raktha Kanneeru, Gokarna, Budhivanta, Super, Kalpana, Uppi 2. He has also acted in several Tamil and Telugu movies too.

4. Yash:

Naven Kumar Gowda, popular with his screen name Yash is a richest Kannada Film actor, who earlier had appered in theatre plays and television serials. He made his film debut with the movie Jambada Hudugi and in his second movie Moggina Manassu, he played the lead role and won a Filmfare Award. With back to back success with his movies like Rajadhani, Kirataka, Lucky, Jaanu, Drama, Googly, Raja Huli, Gajakesari, Mr. and Mrs Ramachari and Masterpeice, he has attained stardom in Kannada Film Industry.

3. Darshan:

He is a highest paid Kannada film actor, producer and distributor, son of veteran Kannada actor Thoogudeepa Shrinivas. Initially, he appeared in trivial roles in television serials and films. He made his lead actor debut in the movie Majestic, which was a commercial hit. After this breakthrough in his career, he starred in several other hits like Kariya, Namma Preethiya Raamu, Kalasipalya, Suntaragaali, Gaja, Arjun, Saarathi, Chingari, BulBul, Viraat and the latest blockbuster Jaggudaada. His performance in Krantiveera Sangolli Rayanna has received great acclamation. He owns a production house “Thoogudeepa Productions” and this avid animal lover owns a private farmhouse to rare the pets and animals.

2. Puneeth Rajkumar:

Known as Power Star of Kannada Film Industry, Puneeth Rajkumar is an actor, playback singer and a television anchor. He is the youngest son of the veteran actor Raj Kumar. He had made several appearances as a child artist and has won the National Film Award for Best child artist for his performance in the movie Bettada Hoovu. His debut in lead role came in the movie Appu. Later on he saw numerous successful movies as a lead actor with movies like Abhi, Aakash, Veera Kannadiga, Arasu, Milana, Vamshi, Raaj, Jackie, Paramathma, Hudugaru, Rana Vikrama and also the recent blockbuster Chakravyuha. He is fondly known as Appu and has hosted the popular television game show Kannadada Kotyadhipathi.

1. Sudeep:

Kiccha Sudeep Richest Handsome kannada actor 2017


Popularly called as Kiccha Sudeep, he is an actor, producer, director, screenwriter and a television anchor. He debuted as a lead actor with the movie Sparsha and his notable performances in Kannada Film Industry have come in movies like Kiccha, Huccha, Nandi,Swathi Muthu, My Autograph, #73 Shaanthinivasa, Mussanje Maathu, Veera Madakari, Kempegowda, Vishnuvardhana, Bachchan, Maanikya and the recent hit Ranna. He has also acted in Tamil, Telugu, Hindi movies Black, Raktha Charitra, Eega and Baahubali. He has hosted reality shows like Pyate Hudgir Halli Lyfu and Bigg Boss that were greatly popular. His voice is so crisp, sharp and thus his voice has featured in several movies for background narration that has been loved by the crowd.

This is our Top 10 list for best, richest, most handsome and highest paid Kannada film actors of 2016-2017. All of them give variety of movies and have wide fan base all over the state. This is highly volatile list as it depends on who proves to be the running horse at the box office and gets the biggest success.