The last few years have turned OTT content as popular as mainstream media. Actors like Jitendra Kumar, Manoj Bajpayee, Radhika Apte, and many more talented actors got the opportunities that Bollywood failed to offer. Thanks to OTT they got the recognition that they deserved.
And, like any mainstream actors, today OTT actors also earn a huge amount of money for their roles. Here are some of the highest-paid OTT actors who have won millions of hearts with their commendable performances.
Highest Paid OTT Actors Who Took Home Crores For The Powerful Performances
1. Saif Ali Khan
As per Siasat, Saif Ali Khan took 15 Crores for his OTT debut in Netflix’s Sacred Games. He portrayed Sartaj Singh. And, as per DNA, after the first successful season, Netflix spent almost Rs 100 crore for the second season.
2. Radhika Apte
One of the most successful actors on OTT is Radhika Apte. She has been part of many successful web series like Sacred Games, like Ghoul, Forensic, Raat Akeli Hai, and more. As per GQIndia, she charged Rs 4 crore for her role as RAW agent Anjali Mathur in Sacred Games.
3. Manoj Bajpayee
Manoj Bajpayee’s spy thriller The Family Man is one of the most successful Indian shows on OTT. Manoj Bajpayee as Srikant Tiwari, a middle-class man who secretly works as an intelligence officer for the National Investigation Agency, ruled millions of hearts. As per Asianet, Manoj Bajpayee earned Rs 10 crore for The Family Man 2.
4. Nawazuddin Siddiqui
According to industry insiders, Nawazuddin Siddiqui hiked his fees after the success of Sacred Games season 1. He was paid Rs 10 crore for the second season. And, given the success of Sacred Games, Nawazuddin Siddiqui definitely deserved it.
5. Pankaj Tripathi
Another one of the most successful actors on OTT is Pankaj Tripathi. With his exceptional acting, he has touched our hearts with series like Sacred Games and Mirzapur. As per India.com, the actor charged Rs 10 crore for the portrayal of Kaleen Bhaiya in Mirzapur and Rs 12 crore for Sacred Games 2.
6. Ali Fazal
Famously known for his role as Guddu Bhaiya, Ali Fazal is one of the most loved Indian actors on OTT. And, as per India.com, Ali Fazal charged Rs 12 lakh for every episode of Mirzapur.
7. Samantha Prabu
One of the most popular actors in the South Indian film industry – Samantha Prabhu marked her OTT debut with the Family Man as Raji, a Sri Lankan Tamil liberation fighter. As per Asianet, the actress was paid Rs 3-4 crore for her role.
8. Ajay Devgn
Ajay Devgn made his OTT debut on Disney+ Hotstar with a highly appreciated psychological crime thriller – Rudra: The Edge of Darkness. As per Bollywood Hungama, Ajay Devgn charged Rs 125 crores for the official remake of the British show Luther.
9. Bobby Deol
Thanks to OTT, Bobby Deol revived his acting career successfully with Prakash Jha’s crime drama – Aashram. Not only Deol managed to deliver a stellar performance as con man Kashipur Waale Baba Nirala, he also returned with two more seasons. According to DNA, Bobby Deol charged between Rs 1 – 4 crore for reprising his role in the third season of the crime drama.