Rich list of film artistes: India

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2007-08: Salman, Ash among top-200 taxpayers

The interesting names featuring in this year’s list of top-200 taxpayers are, actor Salman Khan (Rs 7 crore), Sanjay Dutt (Rs 5.8 crore), Aishwarya Rai (Rs 5.6 crore), Abhishek Bachchan (who paid just Rs 75,192 less than his wife) and actor Aamir Khan (Rs 4.72 crore).


The Times of India

Amitabh Bachchan, Salman Khan and Akshay Kumar among the world's top ten highest-paid actors

Bollywood stars Amitabh Bachchan, Salman Khan and Akshay Kumar are among the world's top ten highest-paid actors in Forbes first global list of actors from Hollywood to Hong Kong and Bollywood, reports IANS. Big B and Salman entered the list jointly in seventh place, with estimated earnings of $33.5 million in the past year. Akshay Kumar follows behind in ninth place with $32.5 million.

Amitabh Bachchan: The legendary actor who went through a slump when his production company ABCL went bankrupt and the actor had to start from scratch. Kaun Banega Crorepati came as blessing in disguise and ever since, there's no looking back for the shahenshah of Bollywood. One of the highest paid actors of Bollywood, Big B is much in demand when it comes to films, event launches and endorsements. According to the Forbes India Celebrity 100 list, Amitabh Bachchan makes it to the 5th position and as of October, 2013, the actor earns Rs 147.5 crore.

Bollywood stars Shah Rukh Khan (18) and Ranbir Kapoor (30) with estimated earnings of $26 Million and $15 Million respectively, also made it to the Forbes list. Bollywood stalwart Amitabh Bachchan has starred in more than 150 films in his career spanning 50 years. He continues to earn top rupee for his roles in flicks such 2014's Bhoothnath Returns, Forbes noted.

2014: The highest paid actors in Hindi-Urdu cinema

The Times of India

Salman 'Dabangg' Khan is the highest paid actor in Bollywood. He charges a massive Rs. 60 crores for a film (first half of 2014).

Aamir Khan The rumour has it that Aamir Khan charged Rs 45 crores for Dhoom 3

Shah Rukh Khan reportedly charged Rs 35 crores for his recent movie Jab Tak Hai Jaan.

Rajnikanth: Our very own superstar Rajnikanth is one of the highest earning actors in the country. He charges 25-30 crore for a movie.

Akshay Kumar If reports are to be believed, Akshay Kumar charges Rs 40 to 45 crores per film.

Hrithik Roshan reportedly charged a massive Rs 25 crores fee for Krrish 3.

Ranbir Kapoor Bollywood's new hearthrob Ranbir Kapoor has now become one of the highest paid actors of Bollywood. He recently hiked his fee to 15 crore per film.

Amitabh Bachchan Even in his 70s, Amitabh Bachchan is one of the highest paid actors in Bollywood. He reportedly charges 4 to 6 crore for his character roles in the movies.

Saif Ali Khan The versatile Saif Ali Khan reportedly charges Rs 15-20 crores per film, making him one of the highest paid actors in Bollywood.

Ajay Devgn Despite his Himmatwala and Satyagraha not doing very well, Ajay Devgn still is one of the most popular actors in Bollywood. He reportedly charges Rs 18 crores per film

John Abraham Riding high on the success of Madras Cafe, John Abraham reportedly charged Rs 15 crores for the sequel of Welcome.

Aishwarya Rai The gorgeous Aishwarya Rai is still a box office draw. The actress reportedly is the highest paid actress of Bollywood.

Kareena Kapoor is one of the highest paid actresses in Bollywood. The actress charges Rs 12-15 crores for a movie.

Priyanka Chopra Recently, a daily reported that Priyanka Chopra charged Rs. 9 crore for Zanjeer.

2015-16: Indian film artistes in Forbes' global list

Shah Rukh Khan was the 8th highest paid actor in the world in August 2016, according to Forbes. Shah Rukh did not feature in the illustrious Forbes list in 2015.

This caused surprise in India because at the Indian—and not just Hindi-Urdu—box office Salman Khan, film actor had been no.1 since 2014 {beating SRK by a whisker}, 2015 and 2016 {beating SRK by a wide margin in both years}).

When asked Forbes to comment, they said that Shah Rukh Khan continued to rule not only through his box office collections with the lead role in the hit film 'Dilwale' and many others, but also earning multimillion-dollar upfront fees and a cut of the back-end for his efforts. He also cashes in on endorsement deals for dozens of brands most Americans have likely never heard of.

While Deepika Padukone was the only Indian actress to feature in top 20, leave top 10, SRK is not alone in the list. He is followed by other actors like Akshay Kumar on number 10, Salman Khan, film actor on number 14 and Amitabh Bachchan on number 18.


The highest paid actors/ Dec. 2016

Male ranks, fees and quotes from Stars Unfolded

Net worth and female actors’ earnings from The Times of India 18 December 2016


1. Salman Khan

Around Rs.55-60 Cr/film.

Net worth: $300 million

2. Aamir Khan

Around Rs.50 Cr/film.

Net worth: $300 million

3. Shah Rukh Khan

Because of ‘average hits such as Dilwale and FAN’ has dropped to around Rs.45 Cr/film.

Net worth: $800 million

4. Akshay Kumar

After the success of Airlift, Housefull 3 and Rustom: Around Rs.40 Cr/film.

5. Hrithik Roshan

The failure of Mohenjo Daro dented his market price to around Rs.35-40 Cr.

6. Ajay Devgn

With recent successes Drishyam and Shivaay, he takes around Rs.22-25 Cr/film.

7. Ranveer Singh

“His initial charges for a film were around Rs.10 – 12 Cr, but after the huge success of Bajirao Mastani, he has increased his charges to almost … Rs.20 Cr/film.”

Net worth: $15 million

8. Ranbir Kapoor

“Though he had a disastrous 2015 with flops like Roy, Bombay Velvet, and Tamasha, his recent Ae Dil Hai Mushkil proved to be a career-saving film for him, and now he charges around Rs.15-20 Cr/film.”

Net worth: $30 million

9. Amitabh Bachchan

With successes like Piku, and Pink he takes around Rs.12-15 Cr/film.

10. Shahid Kapoor

Because of Udta Punjab, takes around Rs.10 Cr/film.


1. Deepika Padukone

Earning per film: Rs 15 crore

Net worth: $18 million

2. Priyanka Chopra

Earning per film: Rs 9-10 crore

Net worth: $32 million

3. Anushka Sharma

Earning per film: Rs 5-6 crore

Net worth: $9 million

4. Kangana Ranaut

Earning per film: Rs 5-6 crore

Net worth: $10 million

5. Alia Bhatt

Earning per film: Rs 4-5 crore

Net worth: $2 million

Sept-Dec 2016: Hrithik no.1, Amir no.2

Hrithik Roshan becomes highest advance tax-paying actor for this quarter, TNN | Dec 23, 2016

Hrithik Roshan has surpassed his contemporaries to become the highest advance tax-paying actor till mid-December. Reports suggest that the 'Mohenjo Daro' actor has seen a 1500 percent jump in his gross earnings as compared to in 2015 in the same quarter. Hrithik paid an advance tax of Rs 80 crore this time (till December 15, 2016), compared to Rs 50 crore in 2015.

Aamir Khan, who reportedly paid an advance tax of Rs 72 crore till December, is in the second position. His earning has increased by 112 percent. Ranbir Kapoor, who enjoyed a hit in 'Ae Dil Hai Mushkil', was the third-highest advance tax-paying actor. Kapoor Jr paid an advance tax of Rs 37 crore, in sharp contrast to the Rs 9 crore that he had paid in the same quarter in 2015.

'Sultan' actor Salman Khan is in the fourth position with Rs 14 crore, compared to Rs 10 crore for the same quarter in 2015.

Interestingly, Akshay Kumar, who was leading until September in 2015, now stands on the fifth spot with Rs 10 crore paid to Income Tax Department. The sixth position is taken by Deepika Padukone.

Karan Johar leads among the directors with an advance tax of Rs 4.2 crore.

However, the figures of Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Priyanka Chopra were not revealed.

See also

Celebrity List: India

Rich List: India <> Rich List: India, 2014: Forbes <>Rich List: India, 2014: Hurun <>Rich List: India, 2015: Forbes <> Rich List: India, 2015: Hurun <>Rich list, India: 2016 <> Rich List: India, 2016: Forbes

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