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The top 6 highest paid directors in India are listed below:

1. Mani Ratnam

Though he is not that well-known in the Bollywood industry, he is a big deal when it comes to south Indian films. He mostly makes Tamil films and has been in this profession since 1983. This pay per movie is INR 9 crores.

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2. Rajkumar Hirani

The director of masterpiece films like 3 IdiotsSanju, and the whole list of Munna Bhai. He is one of the most commercially successful directors in the Bollywood industry. He charges around INR 10 – 15 crores per film.

rajkumar hirani indian film director

5. Rohit Shetty

Well, who doesn’t know the face, name, and his obsession over firing up cars in films? Perhaps the second most expensive film director on the list, since he charges INR 25 – 30 crores per film. Almost all his films turned out to be a commercial hit and a few of them are, Simmba, Chennai Express, the entire Golmaal series, Singham, and many more!

Rohit Shetty, bollywood film director

4. AR Murugadoss

Not that of a personality in Bollywood but definitely a big deal in the south Indian film industry. He mostly makes Tamil films, some of the films are, Darbar, Stalin, Sarkar, etc.

He did work for Bollywood films as well and most of them did well commercially! Films like, Ghajini, Akira, Holiday, are a few of the Bollywood films he directed. He charges around INR 12 – 15 crores per film.

AR Murugadoss, indian film director

5. Karan Johar

Though he is a controversial character and a well-known ‘supporter’ of nepotism, when it comes to his work he is the best! K-Jo directs a lot fewer films now, but when he directed films for Dharma Productions, he charged around INR 10 – 15 crores.

Some of the films which he directed and were a commercial hit are, Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham, My Name Is Khan, Student Of The Year, and many more!

Karan Johar bollywood film director

6. SS Rajamouli

He signed up to shoot Baahubali 2 for INR 100 crores. Initially, he charged less, but for a film like that, he did make the right decision. And Baahubali 2 was a huge commercially successful film, which collected more than INR 1800 crores, just through ticket sales.

SS Rajamouli, baahubali two director (1)

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