Highest paid directors in Bollywood 2017

SS Rajamouli
Pay – Rupees 100 Crores

He is a director and screenwriter. He is a highly creative and successful director with blockbuster movies Magadheera, Eega and Baahubali to his name. Baahubali: The beginning has won 63rd National film awards. But after the massive success of Baahubali, Mr Rajamouli has been signed for a whooping INR 100 Crores for directing Baahubali 2. After the success of Baahubali 2 now we are waiting for his next film.

Rohit Shetty
Pay – Rupees 25 Crore

The highest paid director in Bollywood, Rohit Shetty grabbed the second spot on this list. His work as a filmmaker includes success in films like Golmaal, Golmaal Returns, Golmaal 3, Singham, Bol Bachchan, Singham Returns, Dilwale and Chennai Express, for which he was nominated for Filmfare Award for Best Director.

AR Murugadoss
Pay – Rupees 12 Crores

Murugadoss is known for making movies with drama and intensity. Aamir Khan was so impressed with his film Ghajini that he came onboard without even hearing a narration from the director. His 2002 Tamil film Ramanaa was remade in Hindi by director Krish as Gabbar Is Back (2015) starring Akshay Kumar as well. Murugadoss won the Filmfare Award for Best Director for his 2014 Tamil action-drama film Kaththi.

Rajkumar Hirani
Pay – Rupees 10 Crores

He is a sure shot blockbuster machine, guaranteed to deliver the movie straight to the doorsteps of the 100 Crore Club. Rajkumar Hirani’s first directorial venture was Munnabhai MBBS (2003), starring Sanjay Dutt. His second directorial effort was Lage Raho Munnabhai, the third film was the comedy 3 Idiots, starring Aamir Khan. He has won National award for Munnabhai MBBS and 3 Idiots.

Karan Johar
Pay – Rupees 10 Crores

He is the king of romantic dramas. Besides, being a director, Karan is also charging a whopping fee from Start TV network for his popular chat show Koffee with Karan. Johar made his directorial debut with Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, which earned him the Filmfare Awards for Best Director and Best Screenplay. His next two films were the ensemble dramas Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham and Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna (2006), which were both very successful in the overseas market. His counter-terrorism drama My Name Is Khan earned him his second Filmfare Award for Best Director.