Highest Paid Directors In The Indian Film Industry

Though unknown in Bollywood, he is a big deal in south Indian cinema. He has been making Tamil films since 1983. The movie pays INR 9 crores.

 Mani Ratnam

Director of masterpieces like 3 Idiots, Sanju, and Munna Bhai. He is one of Bollywood's most commercially successful directors. He charges 10–15 crores every film.

Rajkumar Hirani

Who doesn't know his face, name, and fascination with car chases in movies? Most expensive film director on the list, charging INR 25-30 crores each film. 

Rohit Shetty

Not a major thing in Bollywood, but a big deal in south Indian cinema.
He also worked on Bollywood films, most of which were successful! His Bollywood films include Ghajini, Akira, and Holiday. 12–15 crores INR per film.

AR Murugadoss

Despite being a controversial figure and a recognized ‘supporter' of nepotism, he is the greatest at his job! It is estimated that K-Jo charged between INR 10 and 15 crores when directing for Dharma Productions.

Karan Johar

INR 100 crores for Baahubali 2. A picture like that warrants a higher fee than he initially charged. And Baahubali 2 was a big commercial success, grossing over INR 1800 crores from ticket sales alone.

SS Rajamouli

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