Take A Look At Top 10 India's Highest-earning Celebrities By India Forbes

Maanyata Thu |Dec 07, 2018

Let’s take a look at the Top 10 Highest-earning Celebrities in India.

India Forbes has just released its India Celebrities 100, a list of “100 highest-earning Indian celebrities in 2018”. This annual list is based on the estimates of celebrities’ earnings from all their entertainment activities, started from 1st October, 2017 to 30th September 2018. From the list, Bollywood actor Salman Khan led the pack for his third time and the only woman featured in the top five is Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone with the number 4 spot. Let’s take a look at the Top 10 Highest-earning Celebrities in India from the list below.

1.  Salman Khan, Rs 253.25 crore

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Bollywood superstar Salman Khan topped at the “India's Top 100 highest-earning celebrities” list for his third time.  The 52-year-old actor earned Rs 253.25 crore in 2018 thanks to two hit films including Race 3 and Tiger Zinda Hai as well as his endorsements for some brands. Actor Salman Khan is always one of the leading actors in Bollywood, who is thrilled the fans with his undying charm and simplicity. He is one of the few actors, who made it to the People Magazine’s list for becoming one of the most handsome men ever in the world. Throughout his acting career, Salman Khan has achieved numerous prestigious awards for his roles in many successful films such as Maine Pyar Kiya (1990), Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1999), Karan Arjun (1995), Dabangg (2011), Ek Tha Tiger (2012) and Bajrangi Bhaijaan (2016).

2. Virat Kohli, Rs 228.09 crore


Cricket player Virat Kohli captured the number 2 spot in the list with his total earnings of Rs 228.09 crore, a considerable increase of over 116 per cent in comparison with last year. Virat Kohli, who is now the captain of the India national team, is considered as one of the best batsmen in the world. He currently holds many remarkable records during his career such as the fastest century by an Indian cricketer in ODIs, the fastest Indian to reach 1000 run in ODIs, and the quickest player in the world to reach 8000, 9000, and 10000 runs in ODIs.

3. Akshay Kumar, Rs 185 crore


Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar made it to the number 3 spot with his total earnings of Rs 185 crore. Akshay Kumar is one of the highest-paid actors in Bollywood, who is loved by his flawless acting. He is most known for starring in Ajnabee (2002), Garam Masala (2006), Singh Is Kinng (2009) and Desi Boy (2012). Akshay Kumar is one of the few actors who won “Best Actor” category in the Filmfare Awards twice for his roles in Ajnabee and Garam Masala.

4. Deepika Padukone, Rs 112.8 crore

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Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone took part in the top five and became the first female celebrity to achieve a place in the top 5, with her total earnings of Rs 112.8 crore, giving her the number 4 spot in the list. Actress Deepika Padukone is one of the top actresses in Bollywood, who is well known by Om Shanti Om (2008), Bachna Ae Haseeno (2008), Chennai Express (2014) and Piku (2016).

She is also the only actress in Bollywood who had four hit films with the revenue of Rs 100 crore for each. In 2018, she was voted as the “Sexiest Asian Woman” through a poll by the UK newspaper Eastern Eye. According to the newspaper, actress Deepika Padukone had experienced a “dream year” by tying the knot with Bollywood star Ranveer Singh as well as making a remarkable impression when she appeared on the red carpet of Cannes Films Festival.

Deepika Padukone was also named as one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2018 by Time magazine.

5. Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Rs 101.77 crore


Cricket star Mahendra Singh Dhoni came in at No.5 in the list with his annual earnings of Rs 101.77 crore. Mahendra Singh Dhoni is one of the most popular cricketers of India who was the captain of the national team from 2007 to 2016. He is regarded as one of the best wicket-keepers in the world cricket and he is also one of the finest captains of the India national cricket team.

Throughout his professional career, Mahendra Singh Dhoni has shown his excellent leadership skills by achieving the highest ranks with his team in 2007 ICC World Twenty20, 2007-2008 Commonwealth Bank Series, the 2010 and 2016 Asia Cups and 2013 ICC Champions Trophy.

6. Aamir Khan, Rs 97.5 crore

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Bollywood actor Aamir Khan found his place at No.6 with the total earnings of 97.5 crores. He is famous for playing the roles in Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak (1989), Raja Hindustani (1997), Sarfarosh (2000), Taare Zameen Par (2008) and Dangal (2017). Actor Aamir Khan has been nominated 17 times for the Filmfare Awards and won 5 times. In 2013, he was among Time magazine’s list of the 100 Most Influential People in the world.

7. Amitabh Bachchan, Rs 96.17 crore

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The number 7 spot belonged to veteran Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan, who earned Rs 96.17 crore in 2018. He has starred in more than 180 films and achieved a lot of prestigious awards throughout his acting career including 4 National Film Awards for the “Best Actor” category and 15 Filmfare Awards. His famous films are Bade Miyan Chote Miyan (1998), Sooryavansham (1999), Hindustan Ki Kasam (1999), Aks (2001) and Piku (2015).

8. Ranveer Singh, Rs 84.67 crore

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Bollywood star Ranveer Singh came in number 8 with his annual earnings of 84.67 crores in 2018. The 33-year-old actor is among the highest-paid actors in India and he has featured in the Forbes India’s Celebrity 100 list since 2012. He made his acting debut in the film "Band Baaja Baaraat (2010)", which earned him a Filmfare Award for Best Male Debut.

After Band Baaja Baaraat, Ranveer Singh has starred in many other hit films including Lootera (2013), Dil Dhadakne Do (2015), Bajirao Mastani (2015) and Befikre (2016). Actor Ranveer Singh tied the knot with Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone on November 14, 2018, in Italy and the two has become one of the most favourite couples in Bollywood.

9. Sachin Tendulkar, Rs 80 crore

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Former cricket star Sachin Tendulkar held the Number 9 in the list with Rs 80 crore. He is the former captain of the Indian national team and also known as one of the greatest batsmen of all time. Sachin Tendulkar currently holds the records of the most number of runs in both Test and ODI and the only player to complete more than 30000 runs in international cricket. In 2010, Time magazine named him as one of the most influential people in the world in its annual Time 100 list.

10. Ajay Devgn, Rs 74.5 crore

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Bollywood actor and director Ajay Devgn completed the top ten with his annual earnings of Rs 74.5 crore. Ajay Devgn is well-known as one of the most influential and popular actors in Bollywood. He has starred in more than one hundred films and won numerous awards including two National Film Awards for “Best Actor” category and 4 Filmfare Awards. His famous films include Phool Aur Kaante (1992), The Legend of Bhagat Singh (2003), Deewangee (2003), All The Best (2009), and Shivaay (2017).


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