Top Bollywood Actors in India: 2015

The first list of Top Actors of 2015 is finally here. Who are the biggest gainers? Which actor has dropped down the list? Let’s find out!

We have decided to make our ranking system the most comprehensive in the industry. We will be analysing the box office collections of the Top 15 actors. The ranking system will also be divided into three; Top Actor in India, Overseas and Worldwide. The list below is for the Top 15 Actors in India i.e the domestic market only.

  • The list would be based on the net box office collections of an actor’s last five movies. For younger actors, the minimum number of films is 3.
  • Only lead roles would be considered. Cameos, special appearances and guest appearances won’t be taken under consideration. Non-commercial and art films like ‘Dhobi Ghat’ have also not been considered.
  • Dated movies that released before 2007 have not been considered.
  • Only domestic box office collections is being taken into account. Collections from all regional versions have been taken into considering as this list is for the top actors in India and regional language releases affect Hindi business in their respective states. For example, Tamil version will affect business of Hindi version in Tamilnadu / Kerala circuit.

Top Actors In Bollywood 2015

Aamir Khan Actor

Rank 1 Aamir Khan: With Rajkumar Hirani’s PK expected to collect around Rs 340 crore, the last 5 movies of Aamir Khan have now collected a record-breaking Rs 1,036 crore. To put that into perspective, the collections of Aamir’s last 5 movies is almost the same as the combined business of Hrithik and Akshay’s last 5 films! As things stand today, Aamir is way ahead of Salman and SRK too. The average collections of each Aamir Khan film is Rs 207 crore!

  • PK – 340 cr
  • Dhoom 3 - 285 cr
  • Talaash - 93 cr
  • 3 Idiots - 202 cr
  • Ghajini - 116 cr
  • Next film – Not signed
  • Total - 1036 cr (Average per film: 207.2 cr)

Salman Khan Actor

Rank 2. Salman Khan has dropped down the list for the first time in the last 4 years. He does more films than Aamir and his mediocre films go on to be hugely successful at the box office. Salman has two big releases this year and both are festive releases. Bajrangi Bhaijaan releases during Eid and Prem Ratan Dhan Payo will release during Diwali. If Salman has to beat Aamir with his Eid release, then Bajrangi Bhaijaan has to collect Rs 338 crore at the box office. Ironically, the last time a Salman Khan – Kabir Khan film released, they fell short of the highest grosser of all time (3 Idiots) by just 3 crore! If they achieve the same result again, Salman will top. Improbable but not impossible!

  • Kick - 233 cr
  • Jai Ho - 112 cr
  • Dabangg 2 - 154 cr
  • Ek Tha Tiger - 199 cr
  • Bodyguard - 145 cr
  • Next film – Bhajrangi Bhaijaan
  • Total - 843 crore (Average per film: 168.6 cr)

Shahrukh Khan Actor

Rank 3. Shahrukh Khan has dropped down to No 3 in the domestic markets, as his latest release ‘Happy New Year’ couldn’t match the collections of Chennai Express or Kick. While Fan is unlikely to be a record-breaking grosser due to its release date, SRK’s rumoured film with Rohit Shetty during Christmas could shatter records.

  • Happy New Year – 204 cr
  • Chennai Express - 227 crore
  • Jab Tak Hai Jaan - 121 cr
  • Don 2 - 112 cr
  • Ra. One - 125 cr
  • Next film – Fan
  • Total - 789 crore (Average per film: 157.8 cr)

Akshay Kumar Actor

Rank 4. The release of Bang Bang temporarily took Hrithik ahead of SRK at the domestic box office, but before Bang Bang finished its run, Happy New Year had already released in theatres. Hrithik’s average of 134 cr is fantastic, comparable to the Khans even though he doesn’t always get to release his films during Eid, Diwali or Christmas. To elaborate a little more on this, out of the last 5 films, all SRK films have released during one of the three festivals, except Jai Ho all Salman films have released during the three most lucrative periods in the industry and Aamir Khan too has preferred to release his films during Christmas (all except Talaash). Hrithik got just one Diwali release for Krrish 3 and made the most of it. He will be missing from action in 2015, as his next release is Ashutosh Gowariker’s Mohenjodaro (Jan 2016).

  • Bang Bang – 181 cr
  • Krrish 3 - 244 cr
  • Agneepath - 122 cr
  • Zindagi Naa Milegi Dobara - 93 cr
  • Guzaarish - 32 cr
  • Next film – Mohenjo Daro
  • Total - 672 cr (Average per film: 134.4 cr)

Ranbir Kapoor Actor

Rank 5: Ranbir Kapoor – Besharam was expected to take a good start at the box office and it did, what with the film collecting close to Rs 20 crore on its opening day. But the response was so bad that the film ended with lifetime business of less than 60 crore. It was arguably the worst received biggie of 2013, as even a film like Himmatwala held up better over the weekend.

  • Besharam - 57 cr
  • Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani - 188 cr
  • Barfi! - 106 cr
  • Rockstar - 70 cr
  • Anjaana Anjaani - 41 cr
  • Next film – ROY
  • Total - 462 cr (Average per film: 92.4 cr)

Rank 6: Action Jackson has failed at the box office, which has hurt Ajay’s standing in the industry and also raised the dreaded question once again – Can Ajay deliver a big grosser without Rohit Shetty? The question is asked for a reason – outside a film directed by Rohit Shetty, Ajay’s average for the last 5 films drops from Rs 80.8 cr per film to Rs 56 crore per film. The actor will be missing from action this year as he begins work on his second directorial venture – Shivaay.

  • Action Jackson (57 cr)
  • Singham Returns (140 cr)
  • Satyagraha (58 cr)
  • Himmatwala (46 cr)
  • Son of Sardaar (103 cr)
  • Next film – Shivaay
  • Total: 404 cr (Average per film: 80.8 cr)

Rank 7 Akshay Kumar: With films like Baby, Gabbar and Brothers, Akshay has a strong line-up of films. If all three films do well, he could even challenge Ranbir Kapoor for a place in the Top 5.

  • Entertainment – 72 cr
  • Holiday: A Solider Is Never Off Duty – 113 cr
  • Boss – 54 cr
  • Once Upon Ay Time In Mumbaai Dobaara – 61 cr
  • Special 26 – 69 cr
  • Next film – Baby
  • Total Collections: 369 cr (Average per film: 73.8 cr)

Rank 8 Sidharth Malhotra: Quickly emerging as one of the most popular stars in the country, Sidharth Malhotra commands a huge following on social media websites like Twitter and Facebook. His last release, Ek Villain, was a huge success at the box office. He deserves credit even though the presence of Mohit Suri as director, Ritiesh Deshmukh and chartbuster music helped big time.

  • Ek Villain - 103 cr
  • Hasee Toh Phasee - 35 cr
  • Student Of The Year - 70 cr
  • Next film – Brothers
  • Total Collections – 208 cr (Average per film: 69.3 cr)

Rank 9 Varun Dhawan: Varun has featured in 3 films so far in his career and all have done well at the box office. His upcoming release ‘Badlapur’ will be a test for sure!

  • Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania – 77 cr
  • Main Tera Hero - 54 cr
  • Student Of The Year - 70 cr
  • Next film – Badlapur
  • Total Collections – 201 cr (Average per film: 67 cr)

Rank 10 John Abraham: John is no longer a solo star. Multi-starrers like Race 2 and Housefull 2 are his biggest grossers. In an ensemble star cast like the upcoming Welcome Back, he is still a force to be reckoned with. He has replaces Akshay in ‘Hera Pheri 3’.

  • Madras Café - 45 cr
  • Shootout at Wadala - 62 cr
  • I, Me aur Main - 9 cr
  • Race 2 - 102 cr
  • Housefull 2 - 114 cr
  • Next film – Welcome Back
  • Total Collections – 332 cr (Average per film: 66.4 cr)

Rank 11 Saif Ali Khan: Happy Ending was one of the biggest disasters of 2014 and the failure of a film that was expected to recreate the magic of ‘Cocktail’, has meant that Saif is currently going through the worst phase of his career. He awaits the release of Phantom later this year.

  • Happy Ending – 22 cr
  • Humshakals - 63 cr
  • Bullet Raja- 36 cr
  • Race 2 - 102 cr
  • Cocktail - 78 cr
  • Next film - Phantom
  • Total - 301 cr (Average per film: 60.2 cr)

Rank 12 Ranveer Singh: Even though Kill Dil failed at the box office, Ranveer Singh has gained one spot in the list. He is currently ranked No 12, but has two of the most promising films of 2015 in Zoya Akhtar’s Dil Dhadakne Do and Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Bajirao Mastani.

  • Kill Dil – 32 cr
  • Gunday – 78 cr
  • Ram Leela - 115 cr
  • Lootera - 31 cr
  • Ladies Vs Ricky Bahl - 38 cr
  • Forthcoming film - Dil Dhadakne Do
  • Total Collections – 294 cr (Average per film: 58.8 cr)

Rank 13 Arjun Kapoor: The poor performance of Tevar has resulted in Arjun Kapoor dropping one spot down the list to No 13. There are reports that he could sign a film with Yash Raj Films, but it remains to be seen what sort of impact the failure of Tevar has on his career.

  • Tevar – 40 cr (expected)
  • Finding Fanny – 36 cr
  • 2 States - 102 cr
  • Gunday - 78 cr
  • Aurangzeb - 23 cr
  • Forthcoming film - Not signed
  • Total Collections – 279 cr (Average per film: 55.8 cr)

Rank 14 Shahid Kapoor: The critical and commercial success of Haider has helped Shahid Kapoor go one spot up in the ranking. He sneaks ahead of Emraan Hashmi.

  • Haider – 58 cr
  • R.. Rajkumar - 65 cr
  • Phata Poster Nikhla Hero - 39 cr
  • Teri Meri Kahaani - 29 cr
  • Mausam - 33 cr
  • Forthcoming film - Shaandar
  • Total Collections – 224 cr (Average per film: 44.8 cr)

Rank 15 Emraan Hashmi: The disastrous performance of Raja Natwarlal and Ungli at the box office earlier this year has pushed Emraan to the bottom of the list. The gap between Emraan and Shahid has also considerably widened.

  • Ungli – 21 cr
  • Raja Natwarlal – 27 cr
  • Ghanchakkar - 39 cr
  • Ek Thi Daayan - 27 cr
  • Jannat 2 - 54 cr
  • Forthcoming film - Mr X
  • Total collections – 168 cr (Average per film: 33.6 cr)


  • People who dont agree with this ranking should leave Indicine & form their own websites where everything starts n ends with Srk !!!!!!!!!

  • @sss,
    LOL on ur list, u posted domestic nett collections for MAMK, london dreams and veer, and gross collections for other salman movies (BOI fig) but posted worldwide gross collections for all srk movies (producer fig). For hny u puted even more fig than producer which is 354cr but u posted 385cr. U crossed every limit of double standard.

  • @sss and other king fans:
    yes raju had blockbuster b4 working with aamir but aamir gave him two atbb(3i nd pk). Also aamir had two atbb(ghajini and d3) without raju in recent years.
    But ur king struggled to giv even clean hit b4 working with rohit shetty. Kudoos to Rohit for reviving king’s career.

  • Collections Doesn’t matter !!
    The Applause nd Whistling Of the Ppl for a superstar masters the most !! nd Wherever akki go whether award shøws , reality shøws or events , Akshay øllwys gets huge response from public… Dats the way to Decide who is no.1 !! movies sometimes fails cos of bad script nd director !! no festival release !! bt public response Shøws d truth nd Akki Iz on top in dat !!

  • The box office game started with the first 100 cr which was started in the card for bollywood movie. So, lets considered the movies after release then
    Its pretty obvious Aamir khan has started the league with 100,200 and now 300.

    He tops the league by a huge margin around more than 40 cores the total average of other khan. He has a decent average of over 20 millions dollars overseas of his last 5 movies which is 6 million dollars higher the average of SRK who averages good 14 million dollars average and 11 cores more than average of salman khan who maintains poor average of 9 million dollars. I’m not sure why people think other two are the greatest. He who is the king is someone who runs the league powerfully for long period of time. The weekends doesn’t show star power. Certainly at the end of the day, we remember who does more and st least for another 5 years, Aamir will rules.

  • @Romance King remove YRF and Dharma from srk’s 1990’s and 2000s list, he would be behind to Jacky Bhagnani and Zayed Khan.

    Jacky Bhagnani, Harman Baweja, Tusshar Kapoor>>>>>>>>>>>>>srk without YRF?Dharma?Rohit Shetty/ Big Heroines/ cameos of big stars/ festive releases.

  • From what I can see Ranbir will fight for top 3 slots in next 2 years and top 5 will remain the same for next 5 years changing the positions only.

  • @gj007 Hehehe, thanks mate!
    @hrithik Cheers!
    These SRK duds talk back as if he is the real king and we(Salman and Aamir fans) talk back because we have ‘facts’ to support us, unlike them.
    You don’t become a king just because you’ve done a movie named ‘Baadshah’.

  • @tiger,it’s not amir,it’s amir+sharman+madhavan but mainly due to chatur+virus(boman+omi) like interesting character raju hirani got ATBB.about pk surely it helped the hiked ticket price,no support and also raju”s highly entertained logicless story gave the ATBB to talash star amir.

    @suchit,on the contrary it’s KING KHAN gave ROHIT to ATBB.and who thinks about deepika,it’s KING KHAN launched HIM in OSO and gave her the 1st blockbuster otherwise she would have find her fanny forever really.also it’s deepika who denied to work with salman and said SHE is a huge SRKIAN and many times said in award functions KING KHAN is her favourite.

    @ishant gulati,seems like you’re a blind hater of KING KHAN.kindly begin the treatment because from past 22 years no doubt you would have got serious blow but the near future is totally unpredictable for you as amir is out of dhoom+raju’s camp.hope many more talash,,dhobi chat will comes in our way.

    @hrithik,today’s so called blockbuster star amir gave his 2 nd blockbuster after 12 years from 1996 and salman gave his 2nd blockbuster due to govinda after 10 year in 2005.and you laughed at KING KHAN?HIS longest gap is 4 years from OSO in 2007 to CE in 2013.while HIS HIS STREAK never stopped ,now HE is going to great great MEGASTAR RAJESHJI”S 15 HIT STREAK RECORD,while sallu/amir struggled to give 6 hits in a row and giving flops like jai ho/talash.

    East or west KING KHAN IS BEST.

  • @sss, if 3idiots bcm atbb due the presence of sharman, boman etc, then hny bcm hit bcz of abhishek, sonu, boman etc. If pk bcm atbb due to the director raju hiran then ce bcm bb only bcz of rohit shetty.
    Conclusion- aamir gives atbb with good directors and supporting cast and king gives superhit and blockbuster with good supporting cast and good directors. So, aamir is miles ahead of king in terms of stardom…

  • @sss Difference between 2007 and 2013 is 4 years? Hahahahaha, hence proved, you seriously need to consult a doctor. ??
    I have seen some cases go worse and commit suicide. Please care for yourself, I don’t wanna see you die. Who would entertain us here with such illogical but fun comments, if not for you. Take my advice, you’ll see a change in you soon enough.

  • @SSS ha ha ha. stuttering actor fan’s math is so poor that he considers the gap between 2007 and 2013 as gap of 4 years. LOL on your small IQ like the small stardom of your 1/4th stuttering K..K…K…K…Kiran wala star. your star needed rohit shetty and deepika to save his career because even the kid ranbir was getting far ahead of him without Diwali, eid and Christmas with YJHD and barfi. ha ha ha. your king was behind to kid ranbir. so he needed deepika who contributed to YJHD, race 2 and cocktail’s successes. and rohit with small star like ajay gave blockbusters like golmaal 3, singham and bol bachchan. and your king’s Christmas release Clown 2 did same business as rohit’s golmaal 3. that speaks a lot how king kong khan begged rohit and deepika “ooo ooo ooo, please mujhe cast kardo. ooo ooo ooo.” LOL.

  • @sss : You are adamant to prove yourself a fool n number of times. Its not one but 4 people are laughing on your maths !!!!!!! :-)

  • @suchit without holiday salman cant even touch RAMLEELA and amir BARFEE…u have saying continuously that srk is what without yrf dharma ??? Then also find what yrf dharma without srk…read your disasteres comment amir made raju big director and LRMB is superhit…

  • @suchit @gulati srk is above salman & amir….srk is in league of big b & dilip kumar…salman & amir rises after 3idiots & dabbang…as BIG B always remain higher then SRK so as SRK always remain higher then SALMAN & AMIR… this iz bitter truth what salmir fans have to accept…they r competing with eachother for second spot after SRK…they have big success in last 5 years but that cant affect the glorious achivement of srk…u r ralking about bb but u remind which bb b4 partner salman have & so as for amir b4 ghajini…

  • @gulati @ tiger@ suchit @ hrithik if big director,heroine;benner ensure successs ??? Biggest example u cab take is HRITHIK…afrer KNPH he did yaadein mpkfh mdk with big benner & director why they not get success???IN PK ANUSHKASHARMA starts career with SRK BB RNBDJ…kat also successful actress @ the dhoom tym….MD @ HAHK…kareena also big name @3I…salman loozer fans blame heroine for jai ho semi hit…talash also have kareena & rani but what happened ??? is kajol big name @ddlj & KA tym as MD ??? as GULATI says we salman & amir fans but SRK fans r JUST SRK FANS…

  • Hrithik Roshan is the Best Bollywood hero / actor just wait for Mohenjodaro and as everyone in the Industry knows that Hrithik is the 2nd most versatile Hindi film actor among his contemporaries after Aamir Khan and Hrithik will clearly outshine everyone with his acting performance as he did in 2010 with his portrayal of Ethan Mascarhenas in Guzaarish but the luck at that time and Aishwarya’s anti-fan following didn’t do justice to the film as Guzaarish was a flop at the Box Office though Hrithik’s performance was praised in the film . And who can ever forget that 2010 Filmfare Best Actor Award which clearly was Hrithik’s but the flop verdict of the film , and SRgay’s habit of buying all the Best Actor awards at the award shows changed the whole think , though Hrithik gave a better acting performance than Shahrukh Khan in 2010 with his Rizwan Khan portrayal in My Name Is Khan (SRgay clearly overracted throughout the film though Kajol was the only saving grace of the film with her great performance) . Kajol and Hrithik clearly outshined and did way better than SRgay or especially Aishwarya Rai , who was just a plastic full makup face wasted girl with 0% of acting in the film Guzaarish . Hrithik will outshine all Aamir , SRgay , Shahid , Ranbir , Salman , Ajay , Akshay , Arjun Kapoor , Sidharth Malhotra , Varun Dhawan , etc ………… many more with his great performance in Mohenjodaro . When it comes to the Hrithik Roshan in acting skills or performances he clearly outshines the 3 Khans of Bollywood in that category . A Die hard Hrithik fan .

  • Indicine continues to over hype and over rate SRK. His Don-2 never made more than 90-99 crores. Ra One made 115 crores and HNY made 178 crores..

  • @227 You say SRK is above Salman and Aamir, right?
    Prove toh karo sirji, dikhao facts.
    SRK doesn’t have highest Grosser in India, Overseas or Worldwide. He has 1 movie in Imdb 250 whereas Aamir has 5 movies. This shows critical acclaim.
    SRK didn’t start the 100, 200 or the 300 cr. Club. He doesn’t have the highest footfall record. On what basis is he the best? Don’t give me the crap that DDLJ is running for 1000 weeks, it doesn’t count for nothing. 1st day collections don’t matter if the movie has been thrashed by critics & audiences, alike.
    Salman has way more fans on social media than SRK, overall.
    Aamir has won 4 national Awards, SRK has 1.
    Aamir has done 45 movies, SRK has done over 80, but only has 1 or maybe 2 records with him.
    He hasn’t given Highest Grosser of the year since 2007.
    Give me facts, bro. Bolne se kuch nahi hota.

  • @zeeshan actor count big bcoz of their boxoffice record…and when its about three khans then u just cant go with only last 4 or 5 years good record…u have to look for that from their start to end and srk come out as clear winner…srk is the most consistant among them…u wont find big gap of successfull films of srk…srk have not hits in 94,96,99,05,09 in his entire career…this will hardly find in amir salman career…in amir case u can see his hit counter…u have to be consistant to give success and doing less movies is not excuse….when its about overseas just check entire career of srk…u will shocked after seeing that….when its about highest grosser or bb then u know how much of them come after 3 idiots….u can check the records of salman amir and srk…HR give 5 BB between…amir 4 between & salman after dabbang all know…

  • @227, I dont need any excuses. I only believe in facts. and it’s fact that if srk would have done talaash at the same time than it would have chased guzaarish’s record. he is playing safe by working only in big banners, big directors, big heroines and releasing all his films during festivals, doing only commercial entertaining films, being in news for crap controversies like fighting with security guards, love affairs with costars, fighting with filmmakers and many other things to stay in limelight. if aamir would do all that craps he would be clouds above srk in popularity and stardom. but he doesn’t go to those cheap level, and despite keeping low profile, choosing different and risky scripts, he gets more blockbusters than your so called king. so better don’t give excuses and accept aamir as bigger star.

  • @227 : Srk worked with Mahesh Bhatt (Duplicate & Chahaat), with Ramesh Sippy (Zamana Deewana), Mukul Anand (Trimurti), Ashu Gowarikar (Swades). I hope you know these names !!!!!!! Count all movies of Srk & Salman with debut director n debut heroines n their verdicts. I am sure Salman will have more hits with debut directors n actresses…. I have no doubt about Srk consistency but he is no longer the force he used to be in 1998-2005 those days are gone, except Kjo, Adi & Farah no other directors as successful who directed Srk in their debut movies. Salman failed only with Subhash Ghai among big directors, Imagine if Srk had done Marigold n MAMK he would have finished but look at Salmans power despite few disasters in career. Srk most of the times played safe !!!!!!!!!

  • When srk fans shown facts that becomes excuses…what a height of stupidity by amirfans…they r crying lyk babies…what a joke hrithik if directors fail then its bcoz of srk but clicks then..ohh double standard…even yash chopra directed amir in parampara but flops…in 23 years of career srk leads 11 tymes while salman and amir each 6 tym but fron them how many comes after ghajini…



    SALMAN 94,99,05,10,11,12

    SRK 92,93,95,97,98,00,01,02,03,04,07


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