Top 5 Lowest Paid Bollywood Actresses In 2017
Bollywood actresses have since always been victims of male dominance in the country. We come across reports of complaints by various actresses demanding equal wages as to those given to male actors. 2017 was no different. Here are 5 actresses who were paid the lowest price for work as demanding as acting.
Alia is the daughter of the famous filmmaker Mukesh Bhatt. Born into a family with the film background, Alia had her break as a child artist in 1999 for the movie ‘Sangharsh.’ She played her first leading role in the movie ‘Student Of The Year’ and bagged nomination for the award of best female debutant for the same. Since then, Alia has established herself in Bollywood as a strong actress through movies like ‘2 States’, ‘Highway,’ ‘Dear Zindagi,’ ‘Udta Punjab’ and her latest release ‘Badrinath ki Dulhaniya.’ But Alia was able to make only 4.5 crores this year till date.
Ileana is a popular face in the Telugu Film Industry. She started her career as a model. Ileana was part of advertisements like ‘Fair n Lovely’ and ‘Electrolux’ before she was offered a movie in Bollywood. Her debut movie was ‘Barfi’ with Anurag Kashyap. She won the Filmfare for Best Debut Actress for the year for it and then didn’t look back. She has given so many exceptional examples of her talent via ‘Main Tera Hero,’ ‘Phata Poster Nikla Hero,’ ‘Rustom’ and her upcoming ‘Badshah.’ But unfortunately, she earned just 1.6 crores this year, which is pretty less for an actress like her.
Shraddha is the daughter of the famous and celebrated actor of Bollywood Shakti Kapoor. Not many might know it, but Shraddha made her on screen appearance in ‘Luv Ka The End’, which was mot appreciated by critics and audience. Later on, Shraddha starred in ‘Aashiqui 2’, due to which her skills got recognition, and she came into limelight. Shraddha has the image of the Bollywood ‘Girl Next Door’ due to movies like ‘Ek Villain,’ ‘Half Girlfriend,’ ‘Baaghi.’ But very soon she is coming up with the image changing ‘Hasten,’ in which she’ll play the role of gangster Hasten Parker. Her ‘Half Girlfriend’ could earn her just 3.5 Crores this year.
The Sri Lankan beauty Jacqueline has gained fame all over the country. Thanks to her good looks and refined acting talent. Jacqueline has done some amazing movies like ‘Kick,’ ‘Roy,’ ‘Murder 2’, ‘Housefull 2’ and her latest being ‘A Gentleman.’ Her chemistry with her co stars has always been applause worthy, not to forget her dancing skills. She could only make 1.5 crores this year.
The daughter of legendary Anil Kapoor joins the list this year. Sonam Kapoor has always been in the headlines for her awestruck sense of fashion. She made her debut with Ranbir Kapoor in ‘Saawariya,’ but the movie was a flop against ‘Om Shanti Om.’ After that she did films like ‘Aisha,’ ‘Khoobsurat,’ ‘I Hate Luv Stories’ and ‘Neerja.’ She won National Award this year for ‘Neerja,’ but could manage to earn only 2.5 crores.
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