Bollywood is a place where you either rise up to fame or get thrown away what, I mean to say is that it is a difficult place to survive. Especially for women because with things like casting couch happening all around the industry and tons of disgusting controversy swirling around the leading ladies. So today, we have a look at the top 10 highest paid Indian actress who made it so far despite the odds
1. Kangana Ranaut — 32 Crores ($4.3 Million)
Kangana is one of the top artists in the industry and definitely one of the boldest. To date, she has received three national awards for the movies Queen, Tanu Weds Manu Returns, and Fashion. She comes from Himachal Pradesh and is known for her acting, honest comments on issues, and fierce moves. She is even referred, to as being one of the best-dressed celebrities in the country, and most of her outfits had the portrayal of Indian culture in it.
2. Deepika Padukone Singh — 29 Crores ($3.9 Million)
Deepika Padukone is much more than just the daughter of renowned badminton player Prakash Padukone and wife of Ranveer Singh. She has her name on the listings of the nation’s most popular personalities and the 100 most influential people in the world in 2018. She is known for her phenomenal performances in movies like Cocktail, Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani, Chennai Express, Chhapak, Padmavat, and Bajirao Mastani. Apart from acting, she is even a producer and is the chairperson of the Mumbai Academy of the Moving Image. Her struggles with Depression motivated her to found the Live Love Laugh Foundation, which creates awareness of mental health in India.
3. Shraddha Kapoor — 26 Crores ($3.5 Million)
Despite being the daughter of Shakti Kapoor, Shraddha Kapoor is known, for making it big on her own in the industry. Apart from being the highest-paid actress in the industry, she is even one of the most-followed people on Instagram. She debuted with teen drama Luv Ka The End but received wide recognition after her role in the film Aashiqui 2. She is even a phenomenal dancer which, you can evidently see in the movies ABCD2 and Street Dancer 3D.
4. Alia Bhatt — 25 Crores ($3.4 Million)
Here comes the cutest one of the industry, daughter of the great Mahesh Bhatt, Alia Bhatt. She entered the industry at the age of 17 but, that didn’t stop her from becoming, the top artist in the industry. She debuted with Student of the year and has proved her worth again and again with her movies, like 2 states, Raazi, Highway, Udta Punjab, and Gully Boy. She has even appeared in the 30 under 30 lit by Forbes Asia.
5. Katrina Kaif — 24 Crores (3.4 Million)
Katrina Kaif is one of the sexiest women in the world, she is actually an English actress but, she works for the Indian Film Industry. She started with modeling and ultimately ended up acting in movies. Her best movies include Namaste London, New York, Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara, Ek Tha Tiger, Dhoom 3, Tiger Zinda Hai, Bang Bang!, and Bharat. Many of her movies have been a part of the hundred crore club. She is also a great dancer and is known for participating in various charitable events.
6. Priyanka Chopra Jonas— 23 Crore ($2.7 Million)
Priyanka Chopra Jones is not just an Indian actress she is a global Icon. Apart from being an actress, she is a singer and film producer too. She has been honored with the Padma Shri and has been featured in the 100 most influential people in the world by Time and World’s 100 Most Powerful Women by Forbes. She has had several box-office hits such as Mujhse Shaadi Karogi, Andaaz, Krrish, Fashion, Dostana, Mary Kom, and also English movies such as Baywatch and Isn’t It Romantic.
7. Kareena Kapoor Khan — 21 Crore ($2.6 Million)
Kareena Kapoor Khan surely has acting in her blood since she is from the family of the Kapoors. She is the daughter of Randhir Kapoor and sister to Karishma Kapoor. She has been awarded 6 Filmfare awards for her exceptional roles. She has played very extraordinary roles such as playing a sex worker in Chameli and a riot victim in Dev. Her top-grossing films include Ra.one, Bodyguard, Bajrangi Bhaijaan, and Good Newz.
8. Vidya Balan — 20 Crore ($2.7 Million)
Vidya Balan is an elegant artist that is known for her roles where she portrays different kinds of women. She started her career with the sitcom Hum Paanch and has her fair amount of highs and lows. The first movie that brought her a lot of recognition was Parineeta. Later she just went on and on with movies like Bhool Bhulaiyaa, The Dirty Picture, Tumhari Sulu, and Mission Mangal.
9. Kriti Sanon — 18 Crores ($2.4 Million)
Kriti Sanon has an interesting story about how she found herself acting. She was pursuing her engineering degree from the Jaypee Institute of Information Technology and was side by side did modeling. She was later offered to act in some Telgu movies until she landed for Heropanti. She has gained a fair amount of audience from her handful amount of movies. Her hits include Dilwale, Housefull 4, and Luka Chuppi.
10. Disha Patani — 17 Crores ($2.3 Million)
Disha Patani initially acted for a south movie, until she landed with M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story for her Bollywood debut. She has also acted in a Chinese movie, Kung Fu Yoga which is known to be one of the highest Chinese commercial hits. She has even acted in movies Baaghi 2 and Bharat which, were extremely successful at the box office.