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.



  • Salman, SRK, Akshay, Hrithik are ahead of Aamir Khan. Aamir was weak in 90s and most of 2000s. He shown brightly only in 2008 and 2009. He’ll probably score another flash in the pan with multistarrers and big banner films like Dhoom 3 and PK. His total of hits is 10 in 25 years. Will become 12 after PK and D3.

  • Worst List Ever!!!
    One can never rate actors by the money their movie has collected But by their acting skills,movie theme
    and other Perpetuals!

    So my list would be-
    1.Aamir Khan(Laagan,Taare Zameen Par,Dil Chahta Hai)
    2.Shahrukh Khan(Swades,Kal Ho Naa Ho,Don,Mohabbatein)
    3.Nasserudin Shah(A Wednesday)
    4.Anupam Kher(A Wednesday,Special 26)
    5.Saif Ali Khan(Dil Chahta Hai,Kal Ho Naa Ho)
    6.Hrithik Roshan(Koi Mil Gaya..)
    7.Salman Khan (Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam)
    8.Ajay Devgan
    9.John Abraham
    10.Akshay Kumar(Special 26,Hera Pheri)

    I Think You will Like This list!!!

  • did you like Dhobi Ghaat?Anon: no. It had a couple of dcneet bits, but I was very disappointed overall. And I thought AK’s performance in that film was one of the worst I’ve seen by a major star in recent times (right “down” there with SRK in Ra.One). It was a bad case of casting to begin with – just putting him in there, presumably to add to the film’s star value.Should perhaps do a separate post about this, but the Dhobi Ghat DVD has a few short “deleted scenes” which I thought were very nice and mood-setting – they are basically a series of vignettes involving a labourer working on a Mumbai building. He doesn’t talk or participate in the main narrative, but I think these scenes would have made for nice punctuation, as Kiran Rao put it in her introduction.

  • are…….sab se accha aur hot HRITHIK ROSHAN hai. maana hai ki yeh acche hai par HRITHIK se acche bilkul nahi

  • This is fake
    Hrithik is the best than Rambeer, Akshay & khans

    Where is Hrithik’s Krrish 3 details

    You hell blody admin

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