In today’s digital world, OTT platforms have become the best source of entertainment for all. Well-established OTT platforms like Netflix, Amazon Prime, and Disney+ Hotstar never miss a chance to woo their audience. Furthermore, with such impeccable talent, their actors have also become highly popular. So much so that now they come under the category of highest-paid OTT actors. Actors like Jitendra Kumar, Radhika Apte, and Pankaj Tripathi have created a niche for themselves in the OTT industry. With mainstream actors like Ajay Devgn and Saif Ali Khan joining the OTT world, OTT platforms have become the first choice of enjoyment for all. If you are curious to know who all are the highest-paid OTT actors, then read on.
1. Jitendra Kumar – Panchayat Season 2
Actor Jitendra Kumar in the truest sense, has created a niche for himself in the OTT world. With his mind-blowingly impactful performance in Kota Factory, he has become everyone’s favorite. Furthermore, he is coming with another exciting season of the famous OTT show, Panchayat. This comedy-drama streams on Amazon Prime and stars Neena Gupta and Raghubir Yadav as well. As per reliable sources, Jitendra charged a sum of Rs 4 lakh for eight episodes of Panchayat.
2. Ali Fazal – Mirzapur
Ali Fazal, aka our Guddu Pandit, is a well-known actor from the OTT platforms. Furthermore, he will soon be seen in the much-awaited season 3 of Mirzapur. In addition, for season 2 of this crime thriller piece, he received a whopping sum of Rs 12 Lakh per episode. While his remuneration for season 3 is unknown, it nonetheless will definitely be more than 12 Lakhs. So, are you excited about Amazon Prime Video’s series, Mirzapur season 3?
3. Radhika Apte – Sacred Games
Radhika Apte is one of the most versatile actresses of all time. Furthermore, she is known for plenty of works like Monica, O My Darling, Vikram Vedha, Padman, and Sacred games. She, without any doubt, is the queen of OTT platforms. In addition, as per several media outlets, she received a big sum of Rs 4 crore for working as a RAW agent Anjali Mathur in the show Sacred Games.
4. Bobby Deol – Aashram 3
Bobby Deol made his comeback with a bang via Prakash Jha’s crime drama – Aashram. To say that he did an outstanding job would be an understatement. Furthermore, Deol portrayed the exciting character of con man Kashipur Waale Baba Nirala. The show received a positive response that gave impetus to the makers to make 2 more seasons. In addition, for doing Aashram season 3, Deol pocketed between Rs 1 – 4 crore.
5. Samantha Ruth Prabhu – The Family Man
Samantha Ruth Prabhu is a sensational actress. Not just in the down south but also in Bollywood and OTT platforms as well. Furthermore, with the portrayal of Rajalakshmi Sekharan, aka Raji, she won the soul of every audience of the series, The Family Man 2. As per reports, she received a sum of Rs 4 crore for essaying this role.
6. Manoj Bajpayee – The Family Man
Everyone is well aware of the established fact that Manoj Bajpayee is an icon. Furthermore, he won the hearts of every crime thriller genre lover with his performance in the series The Family Man. In addition, he is all set to once again portray the role of Srikant Tiwari in The Family Man’s third season. Interestingly, he received a whopping sum of Rs 10 crores for season 2 of the show.
7. Nawazuddin Siddiqui – Sacred Games
One word to describe Nawazuddin Siddiqui is flawless. He has given the world some of the best movies and shows. One among which is Sacred Games. Portraying the role of Ganesh Gaitonde, Siddiqui wooed the audience very well. Furthermore, as a result of his impeccable performance in season 2, he received a whopping sum of Rs 10 crore.
8. Saif Ali Khan – Sacred Games
Mainstream actor Saif Ali Khan has also created his niche in the OTT world. All thanks to his portrayal of Inspector Sartaj Singh in the neo-noir crime thriller series Sacred Games. Furthermore, as per the reports of Siasat, Saif charged Rs 15 crores for doing 8 episodes of season 1.
9. Ajay Devgn – Rudra: The Edge of Darkness
Another actor who made it to the list of highest-paid OTT actors is, of course, Ajay Devgn. This mainstream actor created a sensation in the OTT world with his performance in Rudra: The Edge of Darkness. Furthermore, for the official remake of the British show Luther, this talented actor reportedly charged a whopping amount of Rs 125 crores. Crazy? We totally agree.
10. Pankaj Tripathi – Mirzapur & Sacred Games
Pankaj Tripathi is an exemplary actor who rules the OTT world. Two of his very popular OTT shows are, of course, Mirzapur & Sacred Games. Furthermore, for his portrayal of Akhandanand Tripathi, aka Kaleen Bhaiya, in Amazon Prime Video’s Mirzapur, he charged Rs 10 crore. Meanwhile, for the role of Guruji in Netflix’s Sacred Games, he charged Rs 12 crores. He is all set to star in season 3 of the much-awaited series Mirzapur.
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