B-town is always known to be the most glamourous industry, everyone here wants to be a part of Bollywood. This ideology of the people has been turning Bollywood into a rat race. Where everyone wants to be on the top of the game. But if you wanna cast these top Bollywood stars make sure you have a grand budget. Here’s a list of the 10 highest paid Bollywood stars, who are rolling themselves in money.
Rajiv Bhatia, our very known Akshay Kumar takes a paycheck of about 54 crores per film. He is was the only actor to be on the Forbes US list of highest-paid celebrities in 2019, he ranked 33. In his 29 years long career he has appeared in more than 113 films. He was awarded Padma Shri and also with two national awards. He is the first Indian actor, whose net lifetime collections is over $20 billion. The fact that he is an outsider, not and a nepotism product yet is on the top, depicts that no matter what talent will always triumph.
Salman Khan, often referred to as Bhai has been one of the top actors in the industry for an entire decade. Salman’s earning in 2019 has been approximately 229.25 crores. Salman’s is known for delivering box-office blockbusters, he has delivered 14 films which were in the 100 crore club. Salman is also the host of the famous reality show BigBoss. He earned about 403 crores in BigBoss season 13 in which he filmed 26 episodes. Despite being involved with various legal controversies, Salman still manages to find his way to the top.
Amitabh Bachchan is considered to be a legendary actor since he has proved his excellence in acting again and again. Even at the age of 77, he manages to act in a way none of the young stars can. He charges 20 crores per movie, but the major portion of his income includes his brand endorsements. In his five decade long career Bachchan has appeared in more than 200 films. Amitji is a part of the silver screen hit, KBC (Kon Banega Crorepati) for the last season he was paid approximately 2.5 crores per episode. No doubt why he is given the title of The Undisputed Godfather Of Bollywood.
Shah Rukh Khan
Shah Rukh Khan more commonly referred to as King Khan is said to be the smartest actor in the business. He charges 25 crores per film, his earning in 2019 summed up to 124.38 crores. Khan has the strongest fan following in the industry, not just in India but around the world. Our King of Romance is honoured with the top french civilian award, ‘Knight of the Legion of Honor’. Khan has acted in more than 80 films and has successfully bagged 14 Filmfare awards. He struggled a lot during the beginning, he went from having nothing to everything. He is the Badshah of Bollywood.
Ranveer Singh during the early days of his career was talk of the town for his fashion experiments, but with time he proved that he is much more than that. Within no time he became one of the finest actors in Bollywood. His recent hit Gully Boy was India’s official entry for the 2020 Oscars. He has been on the Forbes celebrity 100 list since 2012. In 2019, Ranveer’s earning summed up to the amount of 118 crores. No wonder Ranveer managed to throw 12 grand reception parties and got married at Lake Como in Italy.
Rajnikanth is the highest-paid actor in the South Indian industry. Rajni sir isn’t just an actor, for people in southern India people he is god. More commonly referred to as ‘Superstar’ and ‘Thalaivaa’, Rajnikanth income in 2019 was 100 crore. He charges up to 20-30 crore. He has received various honorary wards not just in India but across the world. His popularity is not just related to South India, he has done some notable work in Bollywood too.
Ajay Devgn debuted with Phool Aur Katte back in 1991 and very soon established his image as an action hero in the industry. After some years, Devgn added Comedy into his portfolio which helped him increase his reach for movies. He has endorsed with several reputed brands such as Whirlpool, Bagpiper, and Hajmola. His brand endorsement with Vimal has made him popular among meme makers. He earned about 94 crores in 2019, now we know why is he given the title of the smartest actor in the industry.
Daughter of Mahesh Bhatt, Alia Bhatt entered the industry when she was 19. Also known to be the favourite Dharma kid, Alia got featured in the Forbes Aisa 30 under 30 list in 2017. Her 2019 home earning was 59.21 crore, Bhatt’s fees per movie is around 22 crore. For Raazi, Alia was paid almost 10 crores, while his co-actor Vicky Kaushal was paid 2-3 crore. Bhatt is the highest-paid actress in the industry and has been a part of Forbes’s India celebrity 100 list since 2014.
Deepika Padukone, daughter of badminton player Prakash Padukone has been one of the most popular actresses in B-town. Deepika did her acting debut in a Kannada film named Aishwarya, and very soon stepped in Bollywood with Om Shanti Om alongside Shah Rukh Khan. Her 2019 she collected 48 crore rupees. Earlier Padukone, used to charge around 8-10 crore per film, but she has hiked her price after Padmavat.
Priyanka Chopra Jonas
Priyanka Chopra has been the talk of the town ever since she started dating Nick Jonas. Priyanka came up into the glamour industry with any connections, despite the odds, she always managed to emerge victoriously. Whether it is winning the Miss world or acting in movies or working internationally, Chopra always aced her game, she is recognized as a global icon and an international star. Even though her career is way ahead of the many actors, Priyanka doesn’t charge much for her movies. Her charge per movie is around 15-20 crore in India and her 2019 collection was 23.4 crore.