There was a time when Bollywood and Bollywood actors used to rule over the film Industry. However, when OTT platforms gained popularity, the competition got increased. There was a time when the topic became the talk of the town as well. OTT platforms such as Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hotstar, etc. gained millions of viewers when the pandemic hit the country in 2020.
As people were struck inside their homes, they were left with no other option but to kill their time doing or watching something and that’s when OTT platforms became the most prominent source of entertainment for everyone
Audiences and fans have witnessed a lot of controversies and debates on OTT vs Bollywood. But we can say that both are best in their own particular way. Actors who act in Bollywood movies sometimes switch to OTT for a change. Moreover, some Bollywood actors have even said that when they had no work during a pandemic, OTT platforms proved to be life saviors.
OTT helped many people in gaining popularity. A lot of people who were struggling in their career are now charging Crores of rupees for one particular show and are also having a huge fan base. OTT actors are no less than Bollywood Stars. Some of them even have more popularity than Bollywood actors. There are so many actors who earn crores for a particular OTT project including Radhika Apte and Pankaj Tripathi.
Let’s have a look at the list of some of the highest-paid OTT actors of all time.
Divyenndu Sharma popularly known as Munna Bhaiya gained massive fame and recognition when he played the character of Munna Bhaiya in Mirzapur. His iconic dialogues served as meme templates for quite a long time and even today they are used. Munna Bhaiya was paid 50 Lakhs for the whole series i.e., 5 Lakh per episode.
Saif Ali Khan
This Popular B-Town celebrity is also known for his astonishing acting skills in web series and movies that are featured on OTT. His work in the show named Sacred Games is highly appreciated even by critics. Saif charged a whopping amount of Rs 15 Crore for his role in Sacred Games.
The national award-winning actor is known for his brilliant acting in the popular show named “The Family Man” and he was paid a hefty amount of Rs 10 Crore for the sequel of the series.
Be it Bollywood or OTT, Nawaz Bhai never fails to win the hearts of his millions of fans. He is the reason why The Sacred Games season 1 became so popular and for the same reason, the actor raised his fees and was paid Rs 10 crore for the second season of the show.
Radhika is also known as the OTT girl as she has been featured in numerous movies and shows on OTT. She took a whopping amount of Rs 4 crore for her role as RAW agent Anjali in Sacred Games.
Pankaj Tripathi has left a mark in both Bollywood and OTT with his astonishing acting skills. He is a very humble and down-to-earth person; unlike the characters, he plays on-screen. He was featured in two of the most popular series on Netflix named Mirzapur and Sacred games and charged Rs. 10 Crore for the former and 12 Crore for the latter.
Ali Fazal is the only OTT actor who got a chance to feature in a Hollywood movie named Death on the Nile. He is popular for playing the character of Guddu Bhaiya in Mirzapur and charged Rs 12 lakh per episode.
Samantha Ruth Prabhu
Samantha is a popular south Indian actress who is also a national crush. She was featured in The Family Man 2 and as a debutant on OTT, she received a lot of praise for her talent and acting. She was paid Rs 4 Crore for her role.
Scam 1991 Web series based on the life of Harshad Mehta almost broke the internet. Actor Pratik Gandhi was highly appreciated for his amazing acting skills. He played the character of Harshad Mehta in the series and astound everyone. He also gained massive popularity from this series which was released on OTT. Pratik was paid 5 Lakh Per episode.
Known for the character he used to play in The Kapil Sharma Show as Dr. Mashoor Gulati and Guthi, Sunil Grover stunned the audience and made everyone believe that he is a lot more than a comedian when he played a prominent character in ‘Tandav”. He charged 5 Lakh per show for the same.