This time in Bollywood film industry, you can see many new faces. Daily you can hear of new entry of some actor or actress. Is this the end of old names that were enjoying on the hearts of the peoples from a long time? No it is not. If you are thinking so then you are wrong.
It is a common saying that old is gold and this statement fits right in Bollywood Hindi Cinema also. In the list of more earning actors, you will see older names also, even more than new comers, like Amitabh Bachchan, Salman Khan, Shah Rukh Khan instead of Shahid Kapoor or Deepika padukone.
However, it is not easy to make a place in the Indian cinema. Some stand due to their family background like Shahid Kapoor, Ranbir Kapoor, Abhishek Bachchan. But it is not the only fact. There are many more examples in front of us like Katrina Kaif who was born in Hong Kong but now I think she is on top in the list of Indian actresses. Malika sherawat once said in an interview that she does not belong to any rich family or any type of filmy background. She is from a small village of Haryana (a state of India) and stands in Bollywood by her own efforts only. Here we are giving a list of Highest Earning Bollywood Actors or Actresses::
Maximum Earning Bollywood Actors & Actresses
1. Shah Rukh Khan with $15 million
Shahrukh Khan is a famous Bollywood star and well known by his Bollywood name King Khan . Khan, born on 2 November 1965 in Delhi, is an actor as well as film producer and television host. His debut film was “Deewana” which was released in 1992. In 2008, his name was selected as one of the most powerful men in 50 peoples from the world by Newsweek. He also has been honored with many national film awards. In 2005, he was honored with Padma Shri Award by Indian government. He is also the highest tax payee Bollywood celebrity.
2. Akshay Kumar with $13.5 million
Akshay Kumar, well known by Akki comes on second place in the list of most earning Bollywood celebrities. Previously when he entered in the film industry, he became famous for his action roles. He is known as an action hero. But now he has many films in his career list which are based on action, emotional, romantic etc.
3. Aamir Khan -$ 13.5 millions
Aamir Khan, being 40+, but still is looking to get an offer to act as a school guy. He is a great actor as well as producer. He produced film “Lagaan” and it was nominated in foreign film category for an academy award. He has also given many superhit films to film industry. One of his comedy superhit movie is “3 Idiots ”, a super duper film in Indian history. His previous movie “Fanah” with Kajol was also a hit film for him. By all this, his total estimated earnings go to $12 million.
4. Saif Ali Khan with $7.5 millions
The next name in the list is of Saif Ali Khan who comes in fourth number. However he has not seen so much success as the case is of other khans (Shahrukh, Aamir and Salman). But now his Bollywood graph is going up due to some of his best films in film industry like ‘Race’, ‘Love aaj kal’. He often comes in the news with his girlfriend Kareena Kapoor.
5. Ranbir Kapoor – 7.5 million dollars
Ranbir Kapoor, son of famous Indian hero Rishi Kapoor, is the young hero of Bollywood industry. He started his career in 2007 with the movie “Saawariya”. But he is earning same amount as Saif Ali Khan and that is 7.5 million dollars on an average per year. He also acted in the movie ‘Rajneeti’, a prakash jha’s film, in which Katrina Kaif was also there. His film “Anjana Anjani” with Priyanka Chopra was very popular in youth. He is also the Brand Ambassador for Pepsi Company.
6. Salman Khan – $ 7.5 Million Annualy
Salman Khan, known by ‘Sallu’ is always in the hearts of youths, whether it is due to his acting or due to his body. Khan started his career from 1988 and till date, he is continuously giving many super hit films one by one. His film Dabang did total estimated business of near about 140 crore Indian rupees which put him an earner of near about 7.5 million dollars annually.
7. Katrina Kaif – 3.9 million dollars
After the six heroes, the next name in the list is of Bollywood queen Katrina Kaif. She was born in Hong Kong but started his filmy career in India in 2005 with the help of Salman Khan. She gave many hit films to Bollywood like “Welcome” with Akshay Kumar, Race, Rajneeti and many more. She is also a Brand Ambassador for Pantene Shampoos. Her item song “Sheela ki Jawani” from the film Tees Maar Khan has increased her Bollywood Graph higher than before. Her total annual earning is estimated to 3.5 million dollars.
8. Abhishek Bachchan – 3.1 million dollars
This guy belongs to bachchan family and I think there is no need to tell anything about this family. He is son of Big B Amitabh Bachchan and his mother is Jaya Bachchan. He married to former miss world and model Aishwarya Rai in 2006. She is also a well known actress in Indian cinema. Abhishek’s estimated annual total earning is 3.1 million dollars.
9. Kareena Kapoor with 3 Million Dollars
Another name of actress in this list after Kait is Kareena Kapoor. She is more famous by her nick name ‘Bebbo’ in the film industry. Kareena holds the same position as one of the highest earning actor Amitabh is holding. She is the younger sister of Karishma Kapoor who is married to a businessman Sanjay Kapoor. She was also in the movie 3 idiots with Aamir Khan in 2009. Previously, she was in the news for her relationship with Shahid Kapoor but now it is Saif Ali Khan instead of Shahid Kapoor.
10. Amitabh Bachchan having $3 Million
The all time super hero of Indiais still giving his best performance to the Indian cinema. In 1970s, he was known by the angry young man but now he is more famous with his nick name big b. A program was also hosted by him “Kon Banega Crorepati“. He started it in 2000 after declaring bankruptcy in 1990s. He has been honored with many awards. One of them is lifetime achievement Award at Asian Film Festival.
11. Aishwarya Rai having 1.5 millions dollars
Ash is on the last of our list with estimated earnings of 1.5 million dollars. Former model and miss world Aishwarya rai married in Bachchan family in 2006 with Amitabh’s son Abhishek Bachchan. She started her career in Hindi Cinema in 1997.