Vijay Beats Mahesh Babu, Suriya in Forbes Power list
Apart from Bollywood heavyweights like Shah Rukh Khan and Amitabh Bachchan, several South Indian superstars find mention in Forbes magazine's first ever India power list.
Tamil film actor Vijay, 38, figures at number 28 in the list with Rs 38.46 crore in earnings from hits like Nanban, Kaavalam and Velayutham.
The actor is at number 17 in money and 52 in popularity.
Telugu actor Mahesh Babu, who started acting at the age of four, figures at number 31 with earnings amounting to Rs 42.25 crore.
He takes up the 15th spot in money and 79th spot in fame.
Image: Mahesh Babu
Tamil star Suriya is at number 43 with Rs 35.75 crore in earnings.
The 37-year-old actor is often compared with Kamal Haasan for his impressive body of work in films.
Actor Ajith Kumar, who played Amitabh Bachchan's role in English Vinglish, in the film's Tamil version, figures at number 61 with Rs 14 crore in earnings.
Often considered the next Rajnikanth, Ajith, 41, figures at number 77 in fame.
Vikram, 46, made his film debut in 1990 and will be seen in Bejoy Nambiar's David in the title character.
The veteran stands at number 67 on the list with Rs 20.45 crore in earnings between September 2011 to October 2012.
Pawan Kalyan, who starred in Gabbar Singh -- the highest grossing film of his career -- is at number 53 with Rs 26.33 crore in earnings.
The 41-year-old actor stands at number 24 for money and 85 in fame.
Image: Pawan Kalyan
Telugu superstar Nagarjuna, who holds a Masters degree in automobile engineering, struck gold with his 2012 film Dhamarakum, the biggest grosser of his career.
The 53-year-old actor earned Rs 11.93 crore in the previous year.
NT Rama Rao Jr
Telugu actor NT Rama Rao Jr, 29, made Rs 19 crore between September 2011 and October 2012.
The actor has worked in 22 films in his career so far.
Image: NT Rama Rao Jr