Highest Earning Stars in Bollywood

Forbes India recently released the ‘Celebrity 100′ list. Along with it, they also released an estimation of how much a particular celebrity earned in the period between October 2011 and September 2012.

It was Shahrukh Khan, with 23 brand endorsements, who topped the Highest Earning stars list with Rs 202.83 crores in a year. SRK was followed by Akshay Kumar (179.95 crores), Salman Khan (144.2 crores), cricketer Mahendra Singh Dhoni (135.16 crores) and Amitabh Bachchan (116.3 crores).

Full list of the Top 100 Highest earning stars, below. Bollywood stars highlighted in brown.

SRK Forbes Celebrity 100

  • 1. Shahrukh Khan – 202.83 crores
  • 2. Akshay Kumar – 179.85 crores
  • 3. Salman Khan – 144.2 crores
  • 4. Mahendra Singh Dhoni – 135.16 crores
  • 5. Amitabh Bachchan – 116.3 crores
  • 6. Sachin Tendulkar – 97.46 crores
  • 7. Kareena Kapoor – 73.47 crores
  • 8. Ranbir Kapoor – 71.17 crores
  • 9. Hrithik Roshan – 68.67 crores
  • 10. Katrina Kaif – 65.25 crores
  • 11. Saif Ali Khan – 64.17 crores
  • 12. Ajay Devgn – 54.65 crores
  • 13. Virat Kohli – 47.27 crores
  • 14. Aamir Khan – 42.5 crores
  • 15. Mahesh Babu – 42.25 crores
  • 16. Priyanka Chopra – 39.67 crores
  • 17. Vijay – 38.46 crores
  • 18. Suriya – 35.75 crores
  • 19. John Abraham – 34.6 crores
  • 20. A R Rahman – 32.92 crores
  • 21. Virender Sehwag – 27.73 crores
  • 22. Gautam Gambhir – 26.94 crores
  • 23. Bipasha Basu – 26.83 crores
  • 24. Pawan Kalyan – 26.33 crores
  • 25. Emraan Hashmi – 26.12 crores
  • 26. Deepika Padukone – 25.65 crores
  • 27. Madhuri Dixit – 23 crores
  • 28. Anushka Sharma – 21 crores
  • 29. Vikram – 20.45 crores
  • 30. Abhishek Bachchan – 19.4 crores
  • 31. N T Rama Rao Jr – 19 crores
  • 32. Kajol – 18.9 crores
  • 33. Shahid Kapoor – 18.35 crores
  • 34. Farhan Akhtar – 16.6 crores
  • 35. Yuvraj Singh – 16.14 crores
  • 36. Sanjay Dutt – 15.7 crores
  • 37. Sonu Nigam – 15.56 crores
  • 38. Ravi Teja – 15.5 crores
  • 39. Imran Khan – 14.85 crores
  • 40. Arjun Rampal – 14.75 crores
  • 41. Ajith Kumar – 14 crores
  • 42. Aishwarya Rai Bachchan – 13.8 crores
  • 43. Saina Nehwal – 13.17 crores
  • 44. Shilpa Shetty – 12.6 crores
  • 45. Jeev Milkha Singh – 12.45 crores
  • 46. Rohit Shetty – 12.4 crores
  • 47. Vidya Balan – 12.32 crores
  • 48. Rohit Sharma – 12.23 crores
  • 49. Viswanathan Anand – 12.1 crores
  • 50. Nagarjuna – 11.79 crores
  • 51. Karisma Kapoor – 11.55 crores
  • 52. Sonakshi Sinha – 10.7 crores
  • 53. Shreya Ghoshal – 10.5 crores
  • 54. Pritam – 10.35 crores
  • 55. Mithun Chakraborty – 10.13 crores
  • 56. Karan Johar – 10 crores
  • 57. Amish Tripathi – 10 crores
  • 58. Sunidhi Chauhan – 9.81 crores
  • 59. Genelia D’Souza Deshmukh – 9.55 crores
  • 60. Boman Irani – 8.98 crores
  • 61. Suresh Raina – 8.94 crores
  • 62. Rahul Dravid – 8.31 crores
  • 63. Imtiaz Ali – 8.25 crores
  • 64. Kangana Ranaut – 8.2 crores
  • 65. Vishal-Shekhar – 8.2 crores
  • 66. Harbhajan Singh – 8.19 crores
  • 67. Zaheer Khan – 7.06 crores
  • 68. Malaika Arora Khan – 5.75 crores
  • 69. Sukhwinder Singh – 5.65 crores
  • 70. Sania Mirza – 5.3 crores
  • 71. Ritesh Deshmukh – 5.1 crores
  • 72. Mohit Chauhan – 4.93 crores
  • 73. Sonam Kapoor – 4.5 crores
  • 74. Madhur Bhandarkar – 4.5 crores
  • 75. Leander Paes – 4.41 crores
  • 76. Preity Zinta – 4.4 crores
  • 77. Terrence Lewis – 4.25 crores
  • 78. Mahesh Bhupathi – 4.06 crores
  • 79. Ram Kapoor – 3.5 crores
  • 80. Remo D’Souza – 3.5 crores
  • 81. Sakshi Tanwar – 3.45 crores
  • 82. Mary Kom – 3.32 crores
  • 83. Chetan Bhagat – 3.29 crores
  • 84. Vijender Singh – 3.2 crores
  • 85. Shaan – 3.08 crores
  • 86. Gagan Narang – 2.7 crores
  • 87. Ronit Roy – 2.63 crores
  • 88. Sunny Leone – 2.6 crores
  • 89. Cyrus Broacha – 2.55 crores
  • 90. Rohan Bopanna – 2.29 crores
  • 91. Kapil Sharma – 2.25 crores
  • 92. Mona Singh – 2.25 crores
  • 93. Kailash Kher – 2.23 crores
  • 94. Anurag Kashyap – 1.75 crores
  • 95. Vir Das – 1.6 crores
  • 96. Kirron Kher – 1.55 crores
  • 97. Ashwin Sanghi – 0.98 crores
  • 90. Esha Gupta – 0.94 crores
  • 99. Robin Sharma – 0.45 crores
  • 100. Ravinder Singh – 0.42 crores

Source: Forbes India

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Comments

teju:  (February 2, 2013 at 6:44 pm)

another reason why srk is king of bollywood,its amazing

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king:  (February 2, 2013 at 7:15 pm)

With 23 endorsements, i think SRK has highest no. of endorsements, which is the parameter of his popularity as well.Because if you are not most famous, then companies would like to contact with some other star, which has more popularity and who can fetch a considerable amount of audiences for their ad.So, still SRK is more famous than his contemprories and actors of new generation.

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king:  (February 2, 2013 at 7:57 pm)

king khan is the winner yay

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sachin11:  (February 2, 2013 at 7:58 pm)

Forbes has also added the earnings from dancing in weddings that’s why srk tops the list.

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vinshal:  (February 2, 2013 at 8:53 pm)

@Indicine:

Mammootty and Mohanlal , the malayalam superstars had 5 releases during this period. They get paid Rs.1 crore to 1.5 crore for a film. which means they have however earned more than 5 crores from films itself. They are also ambasadors of many brands. then why not their name is missing.????

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sky.comgirl:  (February 2, 2013 at 9:05 pm)

Surely i know bollywood because of srk i dont know any actor else

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Mahesh:  (February 2, 2013 at 9:22 pm)

I am miss Rajanikanth. SRK is the best all the way n hope upcoming year more good.

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TeJan Shrivastava:  (February 2, 2013 at 9:24 pm)

SALMAN tops the Forbes Most Popular Bollywood Celebrity List.. :-)
So my dear Srk fans, Paise kamaake kya faayda jab tumhaare actor ki apne desh me hi ijjat nahi hai :D

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Annonymous:  (February 2, 2013 at 9:27 pm)

Please check the rankings again. Salman Khan is second followed by MS Dhoni and then Akshay Kumar.
http://www.forbes.com/sites/forbesasia/2013/01/30/star-power/

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velocity:  (February 2, 2013 at 9:30 pm)

an actor’s worth is measured frm d quality of his wrk n nt frm amount of money he slips in his pocket !!

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Rijwan:  (February 2, 2013 at 9:37 pm)

But, its not why I like SRK..
He is a true Superstar…
The king way…

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hrithik haterz:  (February 2, 2013 at 9:42 pm)

even katrina beats our greek hrithik….he is the best bhow bhow

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Indicine Team:  (February 2, 2013 at 10:18 pm)

@Annoyomous.. the list we published is highest earners. In the overall ranking (Fame and Money) SRK tops, with Salman at No 2.

 
harun:  (February 2, 2013 at 10:25 pm)

kareena kapoor no 7 go bebo

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xzone:  (February 2, 2013 at 11:19 pm)

hahaha…i m delighted after watching the reaction of sallu fans…good job…carry on..!!!
@velocity..dude…i m a big fan of hritik…and i love watching him..but i think if u ll continue to make such comments here, then it will cause a negative impact on fans….plz make a comment meticulously…

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NVS:  (February 3, 2013 at 1:27 am)

Salman’s both the movies of last year, have each earned more than his yearly earnings (that too only in india) whereas srk movie’s total worldwide collections was just slightly more than his annual earnings!

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renjith:  (February 3, 2013 at 1:48 am)

Asia s 2nd hghest paid actor rajani khant is not in the list
fake ranking

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Ram:  (February 3, 2013 at 3:18 am)

All this Indian medias are against the Real King Salman khan ..on the other side , salman don care this all fake news n don wanna come Infront of this media because he knows all media people support SrK whether he do bad or good ..despite of taking all media in his hand by money by SRK also can’t compare to real khan. If this Indian media was in the side of Salman no body knows what would happen in the world. Maximum websites r by the people of SrK so more news focus on his any things time and again.
But we all real king khan Salman fans don believe this fake news ..but we ll support him in every steps of his life..we ll b there when his film comes in hall.we support him to help the poor people in the India through being human. He is the god of poor people in India.

Indicine is totally SRK friend’s site..I doubted !!!!!!

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jake:  (February 3, 2013 at 8:23 am)

salman fans not liking it but why? im a hrithik fan . i respect every actor but even this position of salman is just a matter of chance.

salman fans should think that even ranbir n emraan hashmi r doing original films.

srk is way way way beyond any other star.i think bigb and srk are now on the same level.

and hrithik with high class films like krish3,bang bang and pani will catch them up .

and salman,akshay and ajay please continue doing remakes.

SRK #respect

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Mohammed:  (February 3, 2013 at 9:55 am)

Akshay Kumar is just 23 Crore behind SRK. This year, Akki is going to overthrow SRK as the top earner.

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ahsan khan:  (February 3, 2013 at 1:02 pm)

@indicine! why you guys deleting my comments. I don’t see anything wrong in my comments.

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Navin:  (February 3, 2013 at 2:36 pm)

SRKs earnings from being a wedding entertainer help to make him number 1. His films earnings are on the slide but the genius that is SRK has been very innovative and found another way to supplement his income. SRK u rock

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afraz:  (February 3, 2013 at 4:32 pm)

The more u come on screen,the more u gt money..
Srk hosts nd performs d award shows,jus fr d sake of money…
And he does n e. Kinda endorsmnt,which he iz nt suitable…
And he owns kkr team
So no surprises,he has to top d list
I thnk in past few yrs he concentrates more on money than art and acting..
So businessman more ovr an actor.,
dat iz d reason his movies nt faring exceptional in india,tho his last three
Movies wer audience frndly nd entertaining…

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remotecontrol:  (February 3, 2013 at 10:17 pm)

king khan rocks
and sallu khan still crying
wake up this is not indian magazine
this is international magazine american forbes so stop your sick comments that srk buys and manipulate media we are fed up with ur excuses bring another
and weddings will never make u top such a prestigious list.

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akash:  (February 4, 2013 at 10:13 am)

@remotecontrol just like we are fed up of your excuses about why srk’s last 4-5 releases are not doing exceptional business,right??like before every srk movie releases,it is bound to break the records..but after the release,….ready is still safe..he he he he..

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