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Top 10 Highest Grossing Kannada Movies of All Time

This is the top 10 worldwide highest grossing Kannada movies of all time (also known as worldwide highest grossing sandalwood movies of all time), all data is collected from many official websites. Also, we have included the release date, budget, production company, distributor, director, producer, cast, and many more.

Kannada cinema, also known as Sandalwood or Chandanavana or KFI, is the segment of Indian cinema dedicated to the production of motion pictures in the Kannada language widely spoken in the state of Karnataka. The first talkie film in the Kannada language was Sati Sulochana, which was released in 1934. The film was directed by Y. V. Rao, starring Subbaiah Naidu and Tripuramba, and produced by Chamanlal Doongaji. With the evaluation of new technology and emerging talented artists, Kannada films are able to impact the global movie market. Let’s see which movies are on the list of the top 10 highest grossing Kannada films.

  • * – Denotes films still running in cinemas worldwide.
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  • est. – Estimation
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List of Top 10 Highest Grossing Kannada Movies:

RankMovie NameRelease DateWorldwide GrossBudgetDirector(s)Star CastProducerProduction Company
1K.G.F: Chapter 2*14 April 2022₹552 crore
(US$72 million)
₹100 crorePrashanth NeelYash, Sanjay Dutt, Srinidhi Shetty,
Raveena Tandon, Prakash Raj
Vijay Kiragandur, Karthik GowdaHombale Films
2K.G.F: Chapter 121 December 2018₹250 crore 
(US$33 million)
₹80 crorePrashanth NeelYash, Srinidhi Shetty, Ananth Nag, Achyuth KumarVijay KirgandurHombale Films
3James*17 March 2022₹150 crore 
(US$20 million)
₹60 croreChethan KumarPuneeth Rajkumar, Priya Anand,
Srikanth, Anu Prabhakar
Kishore PathikondaKishore productions
4Roberrt11 March 2021₹102 crore 
(US$13 million)
₹50 croreTharun SudhirDarshan, Jagapathi Babu, Vinod Prabhakar, Asha Bhat,
Ravi Kishan, Devaraj, P. Ravi Shankar
Umapathy Srinivasa GowdaUmapathy Films
5Kurukshetra9 August 2019₹90 crore 
(US$12 million)
₹50 croreNagannaDarshan, Arjun Sarja, V. Ravichandran, Ambareesh, Sneha, Sonu Sood,
Meghana Raj, Nikhil Kumar, Hariprriya, Danish Akhtar Saifi
MunirathnaVrushabhadri Productions
6Raajakumara24 March 2017₹75 crore 
(US$10 million)
N/ASanthosh AnanddramPuneeth Rajkumar, Priya AnandVijay KiragandurHombale Films
7Mungaru Male29 December 2006₹70 crore 
(US$9.3 million)
₹70 LakhYograj BhatGanesh, Pooja GandhiE. KrishnaE. K. Entertainers
8The Villain18 October 2018₹60 crore 
(US$8.0 million)
₹55 crore PremShiva Rajkumar, Sudeep, Amy Jackson, Srikanth,
Mithun Chakraborty, Tilak Shekar
C. R. ManoharThanvi Shanvi Films
9Avane Srimannarayana27 December 2019₹56 crore 
(US$7.4 million)
₹20–24 croreSachin RaviRakshit Shetty, Shanvi SrivastavaPushkara Mallikarjunaiah
H.K.Prakash
Pushkar Films, Paramvah Studios and Sri Devi Entertainers
10Pailwaan12 September 2019₹53 crore 
(US$7.0 million)

₹50 crores
S. KrishnaSudeep, Suniel Shetty, Aakanksha Singh, Kabir Duhan Singh,
Sushant Singh, Avinash, Sharath Lohitashwa
Swapna KrishnaRRR Motion Pictures
Top 10 Highest Grossing Kannada Movies of All Time

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