Forbes India magazine has yesterday released the 2015 Top 100 Celebrity list. The most surprising name on the list was Tamil star comedian Santhanam. He was ranked 52 with estimated earnings of 45 Crore. While Santhanam’s money wise rank was 17, he got 91st rank fame wise.
Interestingly, Santhanam’s earnings are higher than Tamil star heroes like Dhanush, Suriya, Rajinikanth and Arya. He is well known for his comedy sequences and oneliners in several medium and high budget flicks. He reportedly charges more than Rs 6 lakh per day, which makes him the highest paid comedian ever. The actor has also started playing lead roles in some out and out comedy movies.
Santhanam also has amassed income with his production house ‘Inimey Ippadithaan’.