Whenever you think about Bollywood, you must wonder about the paychecks these celebrities are going home with. It's no secret that the Indian film industry is one of the most profitable when it comes to earnings but come on, aren't you a little bit interested in knowing what your favorite singer earns, per song? Yes, they're not as high priced as your favorite actors but sure, these people are bringing in some great numbers.
Being the highest paid actor requires talent and so does being the highest paid singer. Having the best voice quality means everything in a singer's career. From Mohit Chauhan, Sonu Nigam, Shreya Ghoshal, Rahat Fateh Ali Khan and Arijit Singh; they've all had their share of struggle days but look how life treats them now.
So without further ado, let's have a look at the Top 10 Highest Paid Singers in Bollywood 2018:
Rahat Fateh Ali Khan
Who else can top him? Hailing from Pakistan, Rahat is the highest-paid Bollywood singers with his demand of INR 20 Lakhs for per song. Thanks to his songs such as Dillagi, Jag Ghumeya, Aaj Din Chadeya, Dagabaz Re, Tere Mast Mast Do Nain, Ishq Ki Gali, Teri Ore, Jiya Dhadak Dhadak, Zarroori Tha; Bollywood knows how to express love!
He is an Indian singer, composer, music producer, musician, and music programmer. With songs in Hindi, Bengali and others, Arijit charges approximately INR 15 Lakhs per song. He is best known for his hit numbers as Tum Hi Ho, Kabhi Jo Baadal Barse, Kabira, Muskurane, Suno Na Sangmarmar, Sooraj Dooba Hai, Aaj Phir, Channa Mereya, Enna Sona, Phir Bhi Tumko Chahunga and others. Declared as one of the most versatile and successful vocalists in the History of Indian Music and Hindi Cinema, Arijit was nominated for Upcoming Male Vocalist of the Year award at the 2013 Mirchi Music Awards for renditions of Phir Le Aya Dil and Duaa, at early stages of his career.
Renowned Indian playback singer, Shreya the proud recipient of four National Film Awards, six Filmfare Awards including five for Best Female Playback Singer, nine Filmfare Awards South, three Kerala State Film Awards, two Tamil Nadu State Film Awards and many other awards. She charges approximately INR 15-20 Lakhs for per song.
There's no 90s childhood without songs of Sonu Nigam. With an everlasting fan base, Sonu Nigam is an Indian music producer, live performer, actor, musician, recordist, music programmer, singer and composer. He is known for his works in Hindi, Kannada, Telugu, Bengali, Gujarati, Tamil, Marathi, Tulu, Assamese, Odia, Nepali, Maithili and some other Indian languages. He charges no less than INR 10-15 Lakhs per song for his sweet melodies!
Yo Yo Honey Singh
Known for bringing the best party-Bollywood mixes, Honey Singh is best known for his hit numbers as Bring me Back, Isse Kehte haI Hip Hop, Blue Eyes, Break Up Party, Birthday Bash, Party on My Mind, Sunny Sunny, Lungi Dance, Alcoholic, One Bottle Down, and others. Starting out his career as a Bhangra music producer, Yo Yo Honey Singh now stands strong with INR 15 Lakhs earnings per song.
It won't be wrong to say that Mika Singh plays a great deal in today's Bollywood. He impressed veteran singer/composer Pritam with his voice and was introduced to the film industry. Bas Ek King from Singh Is Kinng was Mika's debut song and he is the younger brother of renowned Punjabi Bhangara singer Daler Mehndi. Charing INR 13 Lakhs per song, Mika is known for his hit numbers including Dil Mein Baji Guitar, Jumme Ki Raat, Mauja Hi Mauja, Subha Hone Na De, Punjabiyan Di Battery, Dhinka Chika, Jugni, Sawaan Mein Lag Gayi Aag, Pyar Ki Pungi, and Gandi Baat.
His magical voice is not something to put a price tag on. He was a mesmerizing voice and is best known for his songs Woh Lamhe, Tere Bin, Tu Janne Na, Jeena Jeena, Tere Sang Yaara, Piya O Re Piya, Jeena Laga Hoon, Pehli Dafa, Be Intehaan, Kaun Hu Main. Hailing from Pakistan, Atif made his social media debut with Bol by working with Mahira Khan in the lead role and charges approximately INR 10 Lakhs per song. He has been listed among top ten singers in Pakistan and India, also has received Tamgha-e-Imtiaz in 2008, a number of Lux Style Awards, and the fourth-highest decoration given to civilians in Pakistan.
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