Mumbai: The surge of OTT platforms in India has opened new doors for mainstream actors and actresses, encouraging them to embrace challenging roles beyond traditional cinema. This shift not only provides creative opportunities but also substantial earnings, sometimes surpassing what they might earn for a film.
Many Indian actresses are opting for digital projects over theatrical ones. Do you know who is the highest-paid Indian actress on OTT? Well, she is not from Bollywood but a leading lady from the South Indian film industry.
Samantha Becomes Highest-Paid OTT Actress
Leading the pack is Samantha Ruth Prabhu who is known for her work in Telugu and Tamil cinema. She marked her entry into the OTT world with the acclaimed series “Family Man 2,” directed by Raj and DK. Now, she’s set to captivate audiences in her second digital venture, “Citadel: India,” alongside Varun Dhawan.
Reports suggest that Samantha is commanding an impressive fee of Rs 10 crore for this Amazon Prime Video series, a significant leap from her usual Tollywood rates of Rs 4 to 4.5 crore.
With an estimated net worth of Rs 80 crore, Samantha not only stands out as the highest paid on OTT but also ranks among the wealthiest actresses in the southern film industry.
Top 5 Highest-Paid Actresses On OTT
- Samantha Ruth Prabhu – Rs 4.5 crore to 10 crore per project
- Radhika Apte – Rs 4 crore for each web series
- Sushmita Sen – 2 crore for each web series
- Priyamani – 10 lakhs per episode
- Gauahar Khan – 3 lakhs per episode
This shift in the entertainment landscape not only reflects the growing influence of OTT platforms but also showcases the evolving preferences of established actresses, who find new avenues to showcase their talent.