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With a fee of around Rs 7-9 lakh per film, Amrapali Dubey is the highest-paid actress in the Bhojpuri film industry, according to reports. Amrapali started her career in showbiz on the small screen. She got her break as the lead in the daily soap, Rehna Hai Teri Palkon Ki Chhaon Mein, which aired from 2009-2010. The actress then went on to star in popular shows like Saat Phere and Maayka.
In 2014, Amrapali decided to venture into Bhojpuri films, and made her debut in the film, Nirahua Hindustani. Since then, she has never looked back. With several hits to her credit, Amrapali now commands the highest fee among her contemporaries.
Rani Chatterjee is not far behind. She made a smashing debut in 2004, opposite Manoj Tiwari in Sasura Bada Paisawala, which became the highest-grossing Bhojpuri film that year. Made on a modest budget of around Rs 35-40 lakh, the film raked in Rs 4.50 crore at the domestic box office.
In her career spanning almost a decade and a half, Rani has become one of the most bankable actresses of Bhojpuri cinema and takes home around Rs 5-8 Lakh per film.
Monalisa aka Antara Biswas is equally popular. Having dabbled in films across several languages, Monalisa made her Bhojpuri debut in the 2008 film Bhole Shankar. She shot to national fame with her entry in the popular reality show, Bigg Boss 10, and gets paid around Rs 5-7 Lakh per film.
Kajal Raghwani, Priyanka Pandit, Akshara Singh and Rinku Ghosh, who boast of a considerable fan following, also made it to the list of highest-paid Bhojpuri actresses.
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