Top 15 Highest Paid Bollywood Actors: From Varun Dhawan To Amitabh Bachchan

Salena Harshini |Aug 28, 2019

The next installment of Top 15 Highest Paid Bollywood Actors is here. From #11 to rank #6, Varun Dhawan To Amitabh Bachchan.

With their undeniable talents, these Bollywood actors have credited themselves with high prestige. Therefore, they appear in many works and prove that their appearance is proof of success. The Top 15 Highest Paid Bollywood Actors list continue here, with the most trusted and quality-guaranteed stars.

#10. Varun Dhawan - Rs.10 Cr to Rs.15 Cr

Varun Dhawan

Varun Dhawan is director David Dhawan’s son. From aspiring to be the young generation’s role model, he has now become one of the most celebrate and influential actors of Bollywood. Varun started his acting career with Karan Johar’s film Student of The Year alongside Alia Bhatt and the movie was considered a hit.

He has also been among the top successful entertainers as he has bagged a lot of films with high grossing. For instance, ABCD 2 was his first film to hit 100 crores, which the exact number was 107 crore.

Apart from that, Varun also has had many other projects to join the 100 crore club, namely Judwaa 2 with 138 crores in the collection, Badrinath Ki Dullhania, and Dilwale. Dilwale was the highest-grossing movie of Dhawan so far with 148 crores.

Besides the achievements he has attained, Varun also had his first flop film which is Kalank, released in 2019. Although it did a good job on the first day with Rs 20 crores, the film couldn’t maintain its momentum and very soon witnessed a serious decline in the box-office.

On the work front, Varun Dhawan will next be seen in an untitled film with Katrina Kaif, in Street Dancer 3D along with Nora Fatehi, released on November 8 this year. Moreover, he will be seen in 2020 film Coolie No.1 and Rannbhoomi.

Varun Reebok

He is paid around Rs.10 Cr to Rs.15 Cr each film and has a net worth of $5 million. He is also the endorser of many brands such as Reebok, Maruti Suzuki Arena, Lux Cozi, Fossil Watches…

#9. Ranveer Singh - Rs.20 Cr.

Ranveer Compressed

Ranveer Singh is now the actor of note with lots of attainments and devotion to the industry. He made it to Top 15 Highest Paid Bollywood Actors as he stands the great factor to the films’ incomes.

One of his best-earning films is Gully Boy which also stars Alia Bhatt. It made an estimated 238.16 crores and was highly acclaimed by audience and film critics. Other high grossing avatars of the include of his debut hit film Band Baaja Baraat, Ram-Leela - which gave us breathtaking chemistry of Ranveer and his wife Deepika Padukone; Gunday, Padmaavat and topped the list is Simmba, with 400 crores till the moment.

Simmba Rveer

While he has labelled himself with many fruity movies, it is not that he has no failed film is his baggage. Lootera was a different genre that Ranveer had ever tried, but unfortunately, it didn’t perform well in the revenues with 46.1 crores in total. 2014 movie Kill Dil was also a disappointment in his career.

The upcoming projects of Ranveer Singh consist of 2020 film ’83, in which he will again be seen on the same screen with wifey Deepika; Takht, the ambitious project of Karan Johar and Dhoom 4. It is speculated that in Dhoom 4, Ranveer will take on the role that was previously played by Abhishek Bachchan.

Ranveer Premier League

For each movie he took part it, he makes about Rs.20 Cr. He is also the brand ambassador of top brands like Relaxo Flite, Lloyd, Xiaomi India, Premier League, Durex…

#8. Ranbir Kapoor - Rs.10 Cr to Rs.25 Cr


Ranbir Kapoor is one of the actors the follows the family business to venture into Bollywood. He majored in directing for 8 years and made his debut in 2007 with Saawariya. Although his first film did not perform well in the box-office, he gradually proved himself through time.

He was widely recognized with his excellent acting and he has bagged himself quite many high earning films. Till the moment, Sanju is his top film as it has earned an estimated 587 crores. It was indeed the second all-time highest-grossing Hindi movie in India and was nominated for seven categories at the 64th Filmfare Awards. Ranbir Kapoor garnered huge attention for his outstanding portrayal for this film.

Ranbir Jagga Compressed
Ranbir Kapoor and Katrina Kaif in "Jagga Jasoos".

Other successful movies of Ranbir are Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani, Ae Dil Hai Mushkil, Barfi

There were quite some other movies that did not make a good performance in the revenues such as Jagga Jasoos, Bombay Velvet, Saawariya. Jagga Jasoos was said to hardly hold its avowed course over its runtime and was somewhat odd.

However, Ranbir Kapoor is having all the movie lovers anticipate his future projects. Christmas movie Brahmastra will be his newest film as it is going on floors at the end of this year. Also, he will take part in Shamshera and Luv Ranjan’s next.

Ranbir Renault

The actor made an approximate sum of Rs.10 Cr to Rs.25 Cr for each project. He also is entitled to many brands such as Nissan India, Renault, Lays, Yatra…

#7. Ajay Devgn - Rs.10 Cr to Rs.50 Cr

Ajay Devgn Compressed

Ajay Devgn is B-town’s silent killer as the actor works and wraps up his films very discreetly. On another hand, what he has achieved is nothing close to silent. Ajay does an extremely good job in terms of the ticket booth and he is one of the Top 15 Highest Paid Bollywood Actors.

Lots of his films rake wonder with total grossing crossing 100 crores. Specifically, top movies credited to his name are Raid, Bol Bachchan Son of Sardaar, Golmaal 3, Singham Returns, Total Dhamaal and Golmaal Again

A cut from "Golmaal Again"

Ajay Devgn’s collection has numbered over 90 films. However, it is said that approximately 75% of those have flopped concerning the box-office. Let’s see some of them here: Action Jackson (2014), Satyagraha (2013), Himmatwala, Tezz, Aakrosh

Ajay Devgn has a big number of forthcoming projects such as 2020 released Taanaji: The Unsung Warrior, RRR, Turram Khan, drama Chanakya, Syed Abdul Rahim Biopic

Ajay 1

Besides movies and business, he is quite famous in the circle of advertising. His best brand associations are Vimal Pan Masala, Whirlpool, Hajmola, and Indian whiskey brand Bagpiper…

#6. Amitabh Bachchan - Rs.20 Cr to Rs.35 Cr

Amitabh Bachchan Photography 1

With almost five decades in the industry, actor Amitabh Bachchan is called the Big B, the Shahenshah of Bollywood, Star of the Millenium. There is definitely a reason why he is the top veteran and respected actor. He actively appears on the screens and has garnered many big fruits from his acting.

His super hits include of Zanjeer, Deewar, Sholay, Amar Akbar Anthony and a lot more. The films earned Rs 350 million to 1.05 billion. The actor has bagged fifteen Filmfare awards and was nominated 41 times at the same awards.


With such success in his career, he also saw some of his films turning out to fail. The list writes Baabul, Ram Gopal Varma Ki Aag, Aladin

It seems that his stardom was at the peak in the period of the 70s and 80s and his current projects don’t gross that much. Nevertheless, he is a trusted talent as he showed constant spontaneity and surreal acting skills. He will be seen in lots of new projects, Brahmastra, Gulabo Sitabo, Tera Yaar Hoon Main, Chehre

Amitabh Vrore
Amitabh Bachchan is also the host of Crorepati gameshow.

Big B is the face of many franchise brands such as Kalyan Jewellers, ICICI Prudential Life Insurance, Tata Sky, Lux Inner Wear. He has a net worth of $400 million.


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