This Is How Much These Supporting Actors Are Paid Per Film.

An actor is a person who has the skills to disappear into the role and make us forget that we’re seeing a performance in the first place. There are several greatest working actors in the industry who today seem perpetually overlooked. It’s not only the actors, actresses, or villains that make up the movie, but also the side characters which usually get perpetually overlooked most of the time.

Though they have only a short flick in the movie, their presence adds up to the success of the movie and they often compliment the acting of the main leads. While most of the movies are centered on heroes, some actors came into the limelight because of their acting skills and their character arc.

While some actors became the ones who stole the show in the movie and should have their movies as a lead, some well-known actors got starred in the side roles. It has always been a matter of curiosity how much these sidekicks or the supporting actors were paid for their movies.

So, today, with this post, we have summed up a list of such well-known actors of Bollywood who appeared as a side character in the movie and how much they earned for the same. Let’s have a look:

Arshad Warsi

The famous Bollywood actor Arshad Warsi has received various awards for his exceptional performance in the movies. Though we had always loved him for his comical performances in the movies, especially in the Munna Bhai series as Circuit, this actor never fails to impress us. If we talk about the earnings by the actor, Arshad earned 3-3.5 Crores for his appearance in the Bollywood movie Golmaal Again. He played the comical role of the character Madhav in the movie and was probably one of the most loved characters in the film.

Anil Kapoor

The evergreen actor of Bollywood, Anil Kapoor is an established actor and has starred in various movies and TV series. His career has spanned 40 years as an actor, and as a producer since 2005, and has starred in more than 100 films. Though we had always seen him as a lead in various Bollywood movies and have always loved him then whether it is for his acting or crazy dance moves, the actor was seen as a supporting actor in the race series. For the movie Race 3, the actor got paid approx 8-9 Cr. for his role in the movie.

Riteish Deshmukh

Ritiesh, apart from being a great actor, is surprisingly an architect and an entrepreneur as well. He is the son of former Chief Minister of Maharashtra late Vilasrao Deshmukh and is married to Bollywood actress Genelia Dsouza. This actor is insanely good in his comical timings in the movies and has been seen playing comical roles in almost every movie. Ritiesh even tried his hands on playing a negative role in the movies Ek villain and Marjaavaan.

While his negative role got acclaimed for Ek villain, his other movie in the negative role, failed miserably at the box office. Talking about the earnings of the actor, For his multi starrer films, he earns anything between 3-4 Crores.

Shreyas Talpade

Shreyas has been most often seen in a side role rather than the main lead except for a few movies. His movie, as a lead in the movie Iqbal, is still considered as one of his best works. The actor is critically seen in various multi starrer movies and receives around 2 Crores per film.

Bobby Deol

The actor, Vijay Singh Deol or as we know him, Bobby Deol, is the son of famous Bollywood actor Dharmendra. While his father is amongst one of the classic actors of Bollywood, his son, Bobby, failed to create an equivalent image at the box office. He had only been seen in several movies with the movie’s soldier, Kareeb, and Dillagi being amongst his notable works. Talking about his appearance in the movie Race 3, the actor was paid around 7 Crores for his role.

Vivek Oberoi

Born into a Punjabi family, to Suresh Oberoi, Vivek’s father is a well-known actor in the industry. Though Vivek has been a part of various acclaimed movies in his career, he failed to make it big in Bollywood. As per the rumors, while the actor was at the peak of his career and was about to make it big in Bollywood, he fell in love with the actress Aishwarya Rai and rest what happened between him and Salman is now a history which eventually sank his career. The actor is paid between 3-4 Crores for major movies.

Kunal Khemu

Kunal started his career as a child artist in the movie sir and hasn’t looked back ever since. His cute appearance and charming personality in movies have been liked a lot by the audiences. The actor usually earns around 2 crores for his work in films.

Javed Jaffrey

A prominent comedian, actor, and dancer, Javed Jaffrey is the son of the comedian Jagdeep. The audience is not only a fan of his acting but of his voice as well. The actor has been known to lend his voice to Disney for dubbing the Hindi versions of various cartoons and movies. He dubbed Mickey Mouse, Goofy, and Don Karnage in Hindi for Disney and scripted the Hindi version of Disney’s Jungle Book 2 and Pixar The Incredibles as well as voicing the antagonist.

The actor has been seen in various Bollywood movies as a supporting actor like salaam namaste, Tara Rum Pum, etc, and charges around 50 Lakhs for his appearance.

Mukesh Tiwari

The actor Mukesh Tiwari, famously known for his portrayal of “Vasooli” in the Golmaal series, earns around 50 Lakhs for a film appearance.

Neil Nitin Mukesh

The son of famous singer Nitin Mukesh, Neil is an Indian actor who bagged recognition after his supporting role in the movie New York. The actor is said to be earning between 1-2 Cr. in multi-starrer movies.

Sanjay Mishra

Another Bollywood actor who is predominantly known for his comical roles in Bollywood movies and serials, Sanjay Mishra earns around 50 Lakhs for an appearance in major films.

Saqib Saleem

Another famous actor from the movie Race 3, charged around 1.5-2 Cr. for his role in the movie.


Bollywood actress Tabassum Fatima Hashmi, aka Tabu, is an ageless beauty inside out. She has worked in various hits of Bollywood which include movies like Maachis, Kalapani, Astitva, Chandni Bar, etc. While many heroines of her age are married, Tabu is seen happy enjoying her single status. She has romanced most of the actors on-reel, but in real life, she is all alone.

During an interview, she revealed that she was completely and madly in love with actor ‘Ajay Devgn’. But for some reason, their love and relationship did not work out. Further, she clearly stated that Ajay is the only reason because of which she hasn’t got married to date. Talking about her work in movies, She earns around 2.5-3 Crore for an appearance in ensemble films.

Tusshar Kapoor

The son of famous actor Jitendra, Tusshar Kapoor is majorly known for his work in the Golmaal series and earns approx. 2 Crores per film.