Top 10 Highest Paid Bollywood Music Directors 2016-17 - Most Popular Composers And Their Salary

Who are the highest paid Bollywood Music Directors? What is the fee or Salary of famous Hindi Film composers for one song or one movie? Find out below.

Bollywood music always rules the chartbusters all over the world, especially in Asian countries. A lot of credit goes to the talented and highly creative music directors who can churn out melodious music now and then. As a matter of fact, for this industry, music is considered to be its soul. You can’t imagine a romantic or emotional Bollywood film without super hit songs and music. This list shows most in-demand composers in Hindi Film industry. They are highest paid Bollywood music directors of 2016-17 taking Lakhs of Rs. as salary or fee.

Top 10 Highest Paid Bollywood Music Directors 2016-17

Salary of A Bollywood Music directors vary from film to film and sometimes based on the popularity of a song. In some cases, they also get royalty and in some cases price is decided for every song they compose. On an average, a popular and successful Bollywood composer earns 1 Crore to 4 Crore from a film based on the number of songs they compose. There may be some exception when they get paid more than this amount, but that don’t happen very often.

1. AR Rahman

Oscar award winner AR Rahman is the Highest Paid Music Director in India by a far margin. In Bollywood as well he ranks number one. His fee ranges from 4-8 Crore Rs. for a film which is way more than any other composer. He is also ranked among best Music Directors in India.

2. Shekhar Ravjiani & Vishal Dadlani

They are considered to be the favorite composers of Shahrukh Khan and have worked on several mega projects such as Chennai Express, Bang Bang, etc.

3. Himesh Reshammiya

Although he tried his acting skills, he got more success with his songs. His song from Kick ‘Jumme Ki Raat Hai’ has been a real chartbuster, helping him to maintain his repute. His composing skill is unmatched in the industry.


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4. Shankar – Ehsaan – Loy

They have been able to come up with exceptional music in movies like Kill Dil and 2States. Songs like Iski Uski, Mast Magan, Locha, etc. topped the chartbusters and stayed there for a long time. In recent times they started charging more for their Music which they totally deserve.

5. Vishal Bhardwaj

He is regarded to be a multi-tasking and multi-talented person, always offering his fans with something impressive. He is a brilliant music director who composes mostly for his own films.

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6. Pritam

Pritam as a music director has been able to hold to his reputation of one of the most talented musicians giving big hits to his fans. His biggest hits include Ae Dil Hai Mushkil, Dangal, Dilwale and Bajrangi Bhaijaan.

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7. Sajid Ali & Wajid Ali

They are regarded to be the magical musical duo who has been able to come up with fairly good music from time to time. Some of the recent songs like Tere Naina, Baaki Sab first class hai, Photocopy, etc. are quite popular.

8. Ankit Tiwari

Galiyan from the movie Ek Villain ruled the chartbusters for quite some time. He is regarded to be a famous composer and music director in the Bollywood industry and has given several hits. He used to sing in jagratas since childhood and now ranks among highest paid Bollywood music directors.

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9. Mithoon

Mithoon is popular for his melodies. His songs from Mujhe Ishq Se and Baarish from the movie ‘Yaariyan’ is said to be among the most favorite romantic songs.

10. Sachin Sanghvi – Jigar Saraiya

They are the musical duo who are supposed to come out with something new and melodious compositions now and then. It is their uniquely styled songs that have made them famous.

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These 10 Composers are Highest Paid Bollywood Music Directors of 2016-17. They are the reason we get to listen melodious and super hit songs in Hindi films. They deserve every penny they charge. Did your favorite Composer make it into this list? Then go ahead and share this list on your Facebook wall.