Forbes India Top 100 Celebrities with Earnings: 2014 – 2015

Bollywood superstar Salman Khan has overtaken Shahrukh Khan for the first time in the Forbes India Top 100 Celebrities ranking. Salman is not only the highest earning celebrities in the country for the year 2014, but also the most powerful.

After topping the Forbes India Top 100 Celebrity ranking forthree years consecutively, Shahrukh Khan has dropped down to No 3 in the most powerful list. While his earnings has dropped this year, SRK is the second highest earning celebrity in the country.

Salman Khan on Forbes Magazine Cover

Salman Khan tops Forbes India Top 100 Celebrities

It must be noted that the window taken to calculate the worth and power of a celebrity is between October 1, 2013 to September 30, 2014, the period during which Shahrukh didn’t have a movie release.

The legendary Amitabh Bachchan is ranked at No 2 in the most powerful list, while earnings-wise he is ranked at No 3.

Indian Cricket Captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Akshay Kumar, who does 3 to 4 films a year on an average, make it to the Top 5.

Hrithik Roshan is the 6th highest earning celebrity, followed by Aamir Khan.

Hrithik Roshan on Forbes Magazine Cover

Hrithik Roshandoes few films, but has made it to Top 10

About Forbes India Top 100 Celebrities: The Forbes India List is more concerned with the financial health of a famous person, whereas the Celebrity 100 list judges a celeb by his or her fame and money both. Celebs from all walks of life such as sports persons, actors, stand-up comedians, singers, music directors, authors and directors contend for the prestigious list.

Below is the full list of Top 100 Most Powerful Celebrities in India. They are ranked in order of power. We have also included their earnings for the year 2013 – 2014.

  • 1. Salman Khan – 244.50 cr
  • 2. Amitabh Bachchan – 196.75 cr
  • 3. Shah Rukh Khan – 202.40 cr
  • 4. Mahendra Singh Dhoni – 141.80 cr
  • 5. Akshay Kumar – 172.00 cr
  • 6. Virat Kohli – 58.43 cr
  • 7. Aamir Khan – 80.47 cr
  • 8. Deepika Padukone – 67.20 cr
  • 9. Hrithik Roshan – 85.00 cr
  • 10. Sachin Tendulkar – 59.54 cr
  • 11. Ranbir Kapoor – 93.25 cr
  • 12. Priyanka Chopra – 54.40. cr
  • 13. AR Rahman – 50.00 cr
  • 14. Priety Zinta – 1.05 cr
  • 15. Saif Ali Khan – 62.88 cr
  • 16. Yo Yo Honey Singh – 25.00 cr
  • 17. Sonakshi Sinha – 20.10. cr
  • 18. Virender Sehwag – 5.90. cr
  • 19. Shikhar Dhawan – 20.69 cr
  • 20. Gautam Gambhir – 15.49 cr
  • 21. Katrina Kaif – 39.55 cr
  • 22. Kareena Kapoor Khan – 49.50 cr
  • 23. Karan Johar – 21.00 cr
  • 24. Madhuri Dixit – 18.63 cr
  • 25. Ajay Devgn – 44.25 cr
  • 26. Ravindra Jadeja – 12.65 cr
  • 27. Sonu Nigam – 25.00 cr
  • 28. Shreya Ghoshal. 15.25 cr
  • 29. Suresh Raina – 17.54 cr
  • 30. Mahesh Babu. 51.00 cr
  • 31. Sonam Kapoor – 11.20 cr
  • 32. Shahid Kapoor – 8.58 cr
  • 33. Kapil Sharma – 12.50 cr
  • 34. Arijit Singh – 35.00 cr
  • 35. Yuvraj Singh – 17.43 cr
  • 36. Farhan Akhtar – 26.05 cr
  • 37. Ranveer Singh – 15.58 cr
  • 38. Ajinkya Rahane – 9.44 cr
  • 39. A. R. Murugadoss – 44.33 cr
  • 40. Mika Singh – 31.20 cr
  • 41. Vijay – 33.00 cr
  • 42. Anushka Sharma – 19.25 cr
  • 43. John Abraham – 6.60 cr
  • 44. Sunny Leone – 3.85 cr
  • 45. Rajinikanth – 37.00 cr
  • 46. Bhuvneshwar Kumar – 6.76 cr
  • 47. Harbhajan Singh – 6.05 cr
  • 48. Ishant Sharma – 4.49 cr
  • 49. Saina Nehwal – 5.79 cr
  • 50. Rohit Sharma – 19.63 cr
  • 51. Ajith Kumar – 40.33 cr
  • 52. Abhishek Bachchan – 10.38 cr
  • 53. Alia Bhatt – 12.18 cr
  • 54. Parineeti Chopra – 14.31 cr
  • 55. Sania Mirza – 6.58 cr
  • 56. Sunidhi Chauhan – 13.25 cr
  • 57. MC Mary Kom – 6.92 cr
  • 58. Chetan Bhagat – 8.20 cr
  • 59. Sanjay Leela Bhansali – 12.50 cr
  • 60. Aishwarya Rai Bachchan – 20.25 cr
  • 61. Vidya Balan – 12.50 cr
  • 62. Jacqueline Fernandez. 4.79 cr
  • 63. Arjun Kapoor – 7.50 cr
  • 64. Kangana Ranaut – 11.98 cr
  • 65. Varun Dhawan – 13.25 cr
  • 66. Shraddha Kapoor – 8.13 cr
  • 67. Bipasha Basu. 3.41 cr
  • 68. Riteish Deshmukh – 4.80 cr
  • 69. Anupam Kher – 9.81 cr
  • 70. Rohit Shetty – 16.67 cr
  • 71. Navjot Singh Sidhu. 8.00 cr
  • 72. Nargis Fakhri – 8.26 cr
  • 73. Anurag Kashyap. 2.33 cr
  • 74. Pawan Kalyan – 16.00 cr
  • 75. Shilpa Shetty. 10.38 cr
  • 76. Imtiaz Ali – 11.25 cr
  • 77. Anil Kapoor – 2.00 cr
  • 78. Dhanush – 11.67 cr
  • 79. Kirron Kher – 2.35 cr
  • 80. Allu Arjun – 11.5 cr
  • 81. Sukhwinder Singh – 9.25cr
  • 82. Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy – 12.00 cr
  • 83. Hema Malini – 3.60 cr
  • 84. Viswanathan Anand – 6.76 cr
  • 85. Vishal-Shekhar – 15.00 cr
  • 86. Shaan – 6.60 cr
  • 87. Leander Paes – 1.92 cr
  • 88. Prabhudheva – 9.83 cr
  • 89. Rohan Bopanna – 1.92 cr
  • 90. Sajid Nadiadwala – 7.00 cr
  • 91. Anirban Lahiri – 5.13 cr
  • 92. Mithun Chakraborty. 6.75 cr
  • 93. Vir Das – 7.05 cr
  • 94. Manish Paul – 3.25 cr
  • 95. Malaika Arora Khan – 5.00 cr
  • 96. Amish Tripathi – 5.60 cr
  • 97. Ram Kapoor – 3.75 cr
  • 98. Remo D’Souza – 2.65 cr
  • 99. Terence Lewis – 1.30 cr
  • 100. Papa CJ – 2.00 cr
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83 Comments

  • Akshay Kumar On 5th This Is slap to Haters who call him 60 cr star, flopstar Or doesn’t consider him superstar proud to be akki fan!

  • How is Aamir earning 80crs??
    Vidhu Vinod Chopra said he has’nt taken any fees for PK..lol

    He does’nt feature in any commercials now a days…
    May be the earnings from Dhoom 3!!!

  • “6. Virat Kohli 58.43 cr
    7. Aamir Khan 80.47 cr
    8. Deepika Padukone 67.20 cr
    9. Hrithik Roshan 85.00 cr”

    so HR is at 9th with 85 crores? ? and Virat at 6th with 58 crores? ?
    @indicine, edit your article! And please post the article about Hro winning the poll sexiest asian man! When whenever it comes to khans’ case, you post them happily. But why don’t you do the same for Hrithik? Mohenjo-daro shooting started a few weeks back. you didn’t post a single article about it. But you are posting articles about fan,PRDP,Bajrangi Bhai etc regularly.

  • Congratulations Salman !!
    2014 was a mixed year for Salman and he was in news for a number of reasons.
    First, because of that controversy which took place as he supported Mr. Modi.
    Then a mixed response to his film “Jai Ho” .
    Then the GRAND success of his Eid release “Kick” and in the last quarter of 2014, the lavish wedding of his sis Arpita Khan.
    So both economically (As his 2 films released in 2014 and both did a business of almost 600cr+ worldwide) as well as socially, he dominated the year 2014.
    So he truly deserved the top spot.

  • Insha Allah Bhai remains always on No 1

    Most Powerful and Richest Celebrity is our Bhaijaan…

    Really Great News… Cheers

  • Though he is in his 70’s , still he is giving a stiff competition to stars like Salman and SRK and is way ahead to other superstars like Hrithik,Amir,Ajay,Akshay etc.
    Hats off to you sir. Your charishma is never ending !

  • Salman is not only the highest earning celebrities in the country for the year 2014, but also the most powerful.
    Power of SalMan

  • Not a list I give too much relevance too but nice to see King is not King here so for that small mercy Im gonna revel in the misery of lungi folk nonetheless…! All hail new King Salman bhai.

  • salman bhai donote 70% of his money in charity inspite of that he is highest earning actor that shows the superstardom of bhaijaan.

  • Saw Rajnikanth at 45th, rechecked his name.

    BTW, @Indicine, there may have been a mistake, you wrote Hrithik is at 6th, but it should be Ranbir at 6th as he earned more money in that period.

  • Indicine .. have been experiencing lots of issues browsing through your website off late .. something is amiss .. you said during the release of ‘Kick’ that you were upgrading your servers, but the change is only seen otherwise the other way around.

    • @Zeeshan, our site is browsed by around 2000 – 3000 people at any given minute during the day. Our servers are capable of handling around 5000 – 6000 visitors every minute. But a couple of days ago, the Shenaz Open Letter went viral on the internet and our servers crashed, as it couldn’t handle 10 times more visitors. I think today things are back to normal.

  • Akshay Kumar giving these many flops in recent years with just some decent groccers and 1 or 2 hits,still manages to be at top 5. So just imagine of he gives only hits forget about blockbusters then he surely will be at top 2.

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