Top Actors in Bollywood – July 2013 Ranking

Analysis and ranking by Joginder Tuteja (tweets @tutejajoginder)

Starting this month, we would be beginning this EXCLUSIVE feature that would list Top-5 Male Superstars.

  • This would be based on the approximate box office outcome (Nett collections) of their last five movies
  • Only lead roles would be considered. Cameos, special appearances and guest appearances won’t be taken under consideration
  • Dated movies won’t be taken under consideration
  • Only domestic box office performance is being taken into account

Top Actors in Bollywood

Salman Khan Actor

Salman Khan – Dabangg 2 (160 cr), Ek Tha Tiger (199 cr), Bodyguard (141 cr), Ready (121 cr), Dabangg (141 cr)
Salman Khan Total Movie Collections: 762 crore (Average per film: 152.4 cr)

Salman Khan is ‘consistency personified’. Not just is he scoring consistently, he has been scoring big as well. Each of his last five films has crossed the 100 crore mark which is a testimony to the kind of popularity he is enjoying in third phase of his career. Even though he won’t be seeing any release this year, he would still reign from the top on the basis of his recent record which is envious to say the least.

Shahrukh Khan Actor

Shahrukh Khan – Jab Tak Hai Jaan (122 cr), Don 2 (106 cr), Ra. One (115 cr), My Name Is Khan (73 cr), Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi (87 cr)
Shahrukh Khan Total Movie Collections: 503 cr (Average per film: 100.6 cr)

It is surprising to see Shahrukh Khan being even challenged for his stardom when the fact remains that he hasn’t delivered a flop for ages. Yes, he hasn’t delivered the biggest grosser of the year for quite some time now which has shaken him up at the top. However as a superstar who enjoys a steady fan base and delivers consistently, Shahrukh has scored with each of his last five films being a big enough box office grosser.

Ranbir Kapoor Actor

Ranbir Kapoor – Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani (190 cr – Expected), Barfi! (110 cr), Rockstar (68 cr), Anjaana Anjaani (40 cr), Raajneeti (93 cr)
Ranbir Kapoor Total Movie Collections: 501 cr (Average per film: 100.2 cr)

The new entrant in the block, Ranbir Kapoor has suddenly made heads turn with record collections that his ‘Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani’ has managed to manage. This isn’t a one off case though. He showed what he is capable of when his ‘Barfi!’ turned out to be the first ever offbeat Bollywood flick to enter the 100 crore club. The story started with ‘Raanjeeti’ though and he hasn’t seen a flop for five films in a row now.

Aamir Khan Actor

Aamir Khan – Talaash (90 cr), Dhobi Ghat (14 cr), 3 Idiots (202 cr), Ghajini (115 cr), Taare Zameen Par (63 cr)
Aamir Khan Total Movie Collections: 484 cr (Average per film: 96.8 cr)

When his offbeat ‘Taare Zameen Par’ turned out to be a biggie, he was hailed as a man with the Midas touch. His ‘Ghajini’ was the founding member of the 100 crore club. His ‘3 Idiots’ created a record that hasn’t been broken till date. However his offbeat ‘Dhobi Ghat’ just about scraped through. Even though ‘Talaash’ didn’t hit the roof, it came close to being a 100 crore affair. His ‘Dhoom 3′ should clear all the deficit now.

Akshay Kumar Actor

Akshay Kumar – Special 26 (70 cr), Khiladi 786 (71 cr), Rowdy Rathore (133 cr), Joker (35 cr), Housefull 2 (114 cr)
Akshay Kumar Total Movie Collections: 423 cr (Average per film: 84.6 cr)

Akshay Kumar plays in volumes which means there is always a risk factor involved when it comes to count of wins and losing affair. However in terms of the overall business that his films generate, he carries an edge. That’s the way he has built his career over 20 years and if one looks at half a dozen films of his that are supposed to release between now and 2014 end, it isn’t going to change.

The ones who can break into Top 5 in months to come:

Hrithik Roshan – (Agneepath (120 cr), Zindagi Naa Milegi Dobara (90 cr), Guzaarish (30 cr), Kites (49 cr), Jodhaa Akbar (63 cr) [Forthcoming film: Krrish 3]

Total: 352 cr (Average per film: 70.4 cr)

John Abraham – (Shootout at Wadala (62 cr), I, Me aur Main (9 cr), Race 2 (102 cr), Housefull 2 (114 cr), Desi Boyz (45 cr) [Forthcoming film: Madras Café]

Total: 332 cr (Average per film: 66.4 cr)

Ajay Devgn – (Himmatwala (45 cr), Son of Sardaar (102 cr), Bol Bachchan (101 cr), Tezz (17 cr), Rascals (35 cr)) [Forthcoming film: Satyagraha]

Total: 300 cr (Average per film: 60 cr)

Saif Ali Khan – (Race 2 (102 cr), Cocktail (76 cr), Agent Vinod (45 cr), Aarakshan (42 cr), Kurbaan (24 cr)) [Forthcoming film: Bullett Raja]

Total: 289 cr (Average per film: 57.8 cr)

Disclaimer: There can be many other scientific, non-scientific, objective and subjective measures chosen. We wanted to keep it simple though! To avoid confusion and unnecessary arguments, all figures above are from the producers/distributors.

Post your own thoughts / analysis in the comments section below. Irrelevant or senseless comments will be deleted.



afraz:  (July 16, 2013 at 10:43 pm)

all other superstars last five movies are only 2 yrs …but hrithik roshan movies shown are from last 6 yrs to present so he is not in top 5…

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THE TRUTH:  (July 16, 2013 at 10:44 pm)

when will people start giving more importance to the film’s content and acting rather than only box office collections????? when will a super talented guy like farhan akhtar who lived his character in bhaag milkha bhaag find a place in the top rankings ??? is there no value of talent and acting in this industry ??? is everything measured on the basis of money collected ???

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Ruler:  (July 16, 2013 at 10:47 pm)

what a load of actor??lol Does he even know the meaning of ‘acting’ in the first place? He can never be an actor in his entire worthless life, just an entertainer for some mindless people..

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thebhatta:  (July 16, 2013 at 10:48 pm)

Salman Rocks

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Khan Kapoor:  (July 16, 2013 at 10:50 pm)

please consider the size of release (screen counts). then aamir will become no. 2 or 3 because his dhobhi gaath released around 400 screens.

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bollywood:  (July 16, 2013 at 10:54 pm)

if amir had guest appearance in dhobi ghat then who was in main lead ? lol then amir has also guest appearance in 3idiots. he has same time in both movies

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sameer:  (July 16, 2013 at 10:57 pm)

To know their real status post the collection figures from BOI,then except salman everyone else will be changed from their positions amir will raise up,ranbir will be washed out & ajay devgan will be added to the list and also you can see much difference in the collection figures.

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Khan Kapoor:  (July 16, 2013 at 10:59 pm)

dear writer,
aren’t you aware that there was a saif ali khan released in this year named Go goa gone?

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overseas and domestic:  (July 16, 2013 at 11:43 pm)

Top Bollywood stars worldwide from producers figures not BOI fraud. Top two stars are shahrukh and Salman even though I hate them both one can’t act and the others hammy they rule. Then come the second class heroes or b tier.

Producers Figure as I don’t believe BOI fraud which doesn’t even have a valid tracking system.

Shahrukh Last 5 Movies
Jab Tak Hain Jaan -- 235
Don 2 -- 229cr Including Regionals
Ra.One -- 240cr Inc Regionals
MNIK -- 223cr
RNBDJ -- 165cr

Salman Last 5 Movies
Ek Tha Tiger -- 332cr
Dabangg 2 -- 270cr
Bodyguard -- 253cr
Ready -- 185cr
Dabangg -- 218cr

Ranbir Kapoor --
YJHD -- 291cr
Barfi -- 183cr
Rockstar -- 115cr
Rajnineeti -- 128cr
Anjaana Anjaani -- 78cr

Aamir Khan --
Talaash -- 181cr
Dhobi Ghat -- 23cr
3 Idiots -- 385cr (This movie is more due to an excellent script)
Ghajini -- 196cr
Taare -- 120cr

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Aarush:  (July 17, 2013 at 1:04 am)

Akshay Kumar deserves Way More

Salman Khan-Dabangg+Ready+Bodyguard+Ek Tha Tiger+Dabangg 2(2010-2013)

Shah Rukh Khan-MNIK+Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi+Don 2+Ra.One+Jab Tak Hai Jaan(2008-2013)

Aamir Khan-Talaash+Dhobi Ghat+3 Idiots+Ghajini+Taare Zameen Par(2008-2013)

About 3-5 Years Span for these Superstars…….NOW CHECK THIS OUT


KHILADI 786(2012)-70CR
HOUSEFULL 2(2012)-115Cr

All in ONE FREAKIN YEAR………FEB 2012-FEB 2013…………….thats AKSHAY KUMAR for you

And you keep him at Number 5……………….What is this all about…….Does anyone of these So called Superstars have the Balls to Get the Average of Over 100Crores if they Release all these Flicks in 1 Year…..With Non-Holiday Weekends,IPL,Elections and bla bla bla………History Speaks it all……AKSHAY KUMAR IS THE BEST……..No matter what people Say or Believe…!!

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bollywood:  (July 17, 2013 at 1:54 am)

Ranbir is ahead of srk in domestic. barfi box office collection is 121cr and jab tak hai jaan 110cr. they have put wrong collection to improve srk position. so ranbir is on 2nd position

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Romance Express:  (July 17, 2013 at 2:27 am)

Hrithik is out of 5, and hro fans say Krrish 3 will create history. Only Chennai Express and Mental can break records. Only stardom is valid, franchise is invalid

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JM:  (July 17, 2013 at 4:49 am)

For those who want to exclude Dhobi Ghat from the list, please note that DG was touted as an Aamir Khan film and OMG was touted as a Paresh Rawal film.

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rock:  (July 17, 2013 at 6:10 am)

@joginder tuteja u proved that you are srk fan first u say that only lead roles can be considered then how you included dhobi ghat prathik babbar was a lead actor in dhobi ghat.aamir was done comeo in that film.then what about billu srk has done more than 20min cameo,I know if you include fanaa in place of dhobi ghat,then aamir would have been no2,to make srk no2 you have included dhobi ghat these proved that you are srk fan stop this double standard remove dhobi ghat and include fanaa

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dhoom3:  (July 17, 2013 at 7:23 am)

aamir is best dhoom 3 will break all records !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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messy:  (July 17, 2013 at 8:01 am)

End of the year
1. Salman
2. Aamir with d3
3. Hritik with k3
4. Ranbeer
5. Akshay

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nexus:  (July 17, 2013 at 8:48 am)

this is what consistency do 4 you srk have consistent from last many and didnt had a dud in his record,just 1 movie can take him no 1 spot and that will happen after ce release which will collect 160 cr on box office

CHENNAI EXPRESS departs in 21 days

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Virat Kohli:  (July 17, 2013 at 10:18 am)

Good article. Thank u Indicine Team thank u Joginder Tuteja. It is true analysis.

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sumeet:  (July 17, 2013 at 10:27 am)

@romance express, thats because he does very less films as compared to the other actors, even aamir is at 4th place coz he does less mvoies, or else aamir would have been no. 1 ! don’t be a fool. Hrithik’s last film was agneepath which was releeased in jan 2012, and its more than a year till now, he had no releases. while actors like salman,akshay,ajay,ranbir and shahrukh had multiple releases in this one year.
this kind of monthly comparison taking last five movies into consideration is pure biasedness and is favourable for those who do mutliple movies. why can’t analysis be done year wise ?? the one who would have the biggest grossers in order, in that way rankings should be done. or by taking the average in the year per film.

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pavan:  (July 17, 2013 at 10:36 am)

akshay is doing 5 films in a year.still he is in top 5 .with the ave of 85.
thats why he is king.
while others r doing only one movie in a year.ave is just 100cr.
what will happen to others if they do five movies in a year.

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Aki:  (July 17, 2013 at 10:51 am)

It is Salman all the way without movie this year top on the list that’s call STAR POWER.

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Romance Express:  (July 17, 2013 at 10:53 am)

@bollywood all domestic col are official, jthj col 122cr officially, wait for ce release, srk jump to the 1st position mark my words, srk is the king of bollywood.

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Nilesh:  (July 17, 2013 at 11:44 am)

Salman is the Emperor of Bollywood.

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JM:  (July 17, 2013 at 1:59 pm)

@Hrithik fans, I am not a Hrithik hater, but you guys should realise that Hrithik is nowhere near to Akshay and the Khans. With a single release each year, Hrithik couldnt manage to get a Blockbuster.
I hope Krrish 3 manages to collect 200 cr which will be good for Hrithik.

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DANISH:  (July 17, 2013 at 3:01 pm)

@overseas and domestic
Some mistakes in analysis bro!Below is the corrections including different regional languages & different(1st,2nd & 3rd phases) phases.

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