Recently, some Kannada movies like Rishab Shetty’s Kantara and Kichcha Sudeep’s Vikrant Rona have done well at the box office. This success has made Kannada actors demand a lot of money for their roles in movies. The highest-paid Kannada actor now competes with many top actors.

The famous actor we’re talking about used to be a driver’s son. He started working when he was just 16 years old. Before he became famous, he used to have small roles in movies and earned Rs 50 for his first job. This actor is Yash.

Yash was born in a village in Karnataka. His father worked as a driver for the State Road Transportation Corporation. Yash always wanted to be an actor from a young age. He wanted to quit school, but his parents insisted he finish his studies. In 2003, when he was 16, his parents allowed him to go to Bangalore to work as an assistant director. But they told him he couldn’t come back home if he left. Unfortunately, the project he was working on got canceled after just two days of filming. He stayed in Bangalore and worked backstage, earning Rs 50 for his first job.

Now, he’s a big star in the Kannada film industry. He reportedly earns between Rs 50 crore and Rs 100 crore for one movie, depending on his role. According to a report, he’s charging Rs 150 crore for his next movie, Nitesh Tiwari’s Ramayana. He lives a very luxurious life.

Next to Yash is Darshan Thoogudeepa, who charges around Rs 20 crore for each movie. Then there’s Kichcha Sudeep, who has also acted in Bollywood films like Phoonk, Rann, and Dabangg 3. He reportedly charges between Rs 10 crore and Rs 25 crore per project, depending on his role. Other top-paid actors in Kannada cinema are Upendra and Rishab Shetty, who charge around Rs 10 crore to Rs 15 crore for each film.

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Yash lives in a luxurious house worth Rs 4 crore. He also owns fancy cars and bikes like a Mercedes Benz GLS 350D, a Mercedes GLC 250D Coupe, and a Range Rover Evoque. He has many movies lined up, including Prashanth Neel’s KGF 3 and Nitesh Tiwari’s Ramayana, where he might play Ravana. There are also reports that he will be seen with Shah Rukh Khan in an untitled movie.