The heroes of Bollywood are one of the strongest brands India has produced. From the Khans and Kapoors to underdogs like Akshay Kumar, Bollywood actors charge a heft amount for their presence in a film or an advert. Indian cinema is one of the most well-known film industries, globally. As per 2017 Indian cinema was the largest film industry in terms of films output. As the films are cashing out such good profits, the actors too, demand high payments from the film producers and directors. Here is a list of top 5 highest paid Bollywood actors…
5. Ranveer Singh
Ranveer Singh is one of the most popular and loved actors of Bollywood. He has an electric energy that makes everyone laugh and smile. He launched his Bollywood career with Band Baja Barat. That year, he received the Filmfare best debut actor award under male category. Ranveer Singh has grown on to become one of the highest paid Bollywood actors. He has played lead roles in multiple hit movies including ladies vs Ricky bahel, lootera, gunday, Ram Leela, bajirao Mastani and Padmavat which ended up causing a lot of controversy.
Ranveer Singh charges Rs 23-25crore per movie
Earning 2019:- $17-20 million
4. Shah Rukh Khan
Shah Rukh Khan is the Badshah of Bollywood. He is known for his romantic movies and his diverse acting skill set. Shah Rukh has also been honored with Padma Shri award by the Indian government. He launched his career with the movie, Deewana (1992) with co-star Rishi Kapoor. Till date, Shah Rukh Khan has delivered many super hit movies such as Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge, Darr, Bazigar, Dil to Pagal Hai, Mohabbatein, Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gam and Chennai Express. He is a very successful businessman and also owns cricket IPL team “Kolkata knight riders”. Shahrukh Khan is a co-owner of Red Chilies Entertainment and Motion Pictures Production House. In addition to his fees, he also takes share from total profits earned by his movie.
Shah Rukh Khan charges Rs 40-45 crore per movie
Earning 2019:- $30-32 million
3. Aamir Khan
Aamir Khan is commonly referred to as “Mr. Perfectionist” in Bollywood. This is due to the fact that he works on one film at a time and gives his best performance in order to maintain perfection. Aamir Khan has received 8 Filmfare awards and National awards four times. He was also honored with Padma Shri and Padma Bhushan award by the Indian government. Aamir Khan launched his Bollywood career as the leading character in Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak (1988). As the movie was super hit with enormous success, he consequently acted in many super hit Films such as Andaaz Apna Apna, Dil, Raja Hindustani, Sarfarosh. His blockbuster movies such as Lagaan, Rang De Basanti, Fanna, Ghajini, Three Idiots, Dhoom 3, PK and Dangal. Aamir Khan also directs and produces movies. Blockbuster hit movie Lagaan was produced by him and Taare Zameen Par film was directed by Aamir Khan. In addition to his fees, he also takes share from total profits earned by his movie.
Aamir Khan charges Rs 50-60 crore per movie
Earning 2019:- $30-33 million
2. Salman Khan
Salman khan is the biggest Bollywood actor with more than 1 billion fan followings. He is the son of famous writer Salim Khan. In 1988 he launched his career in Bollywood with the movie “Biwi Ho Toh Aisi”. Salman khan is one of the highest paid actors in Bollywood for the year, 2019. In 2018 he ranked at 2nd spot on the list of Forbes. In 1989 he became exceedingly famous for his next movie Maine Pyaar le Liya. This movie breaks all previously held records and has performed exceedingly well at the box office in terms of collection. Salman Khan has starred in an array of hit movies including,Dabangg series, kick, Ek Tha Tiger, bajrangi bhaijaan, sultan. He is two-time national award and Filmfare award winner. He is also known for his charitable work as he runs the non-profit organization named “being human”.
Salman Khan charges Rs 58-60 crore per movie
Earning 2019:- $38.5 million
1. Akshay Kumar
It is a well-known fact that Akshay Kumar’s real name is Rajiv Hari Om Bhatia. Akshay Kumar launched his Bollywood career with his first movie Aaj in1987. Unfortunately, it was a flop. In 1992 however, his next movie Khiladi released and it worked wonders for his career and gave birth to the nickname for Akshay Kumar: Khiladi Akshay Kumar. Since then, he has worked in many hit movies including: Mohra, Elaan, Suhaag, Dhadkan, Andaz, Hera Pheri, Garam Masala, Bhool Bhulayiah. He becomes very popular and most demanded actor in Bollywood and movies like toilet Ek Prem Katha Gabbar is back, holiday and padman.
In 2018 Akshay Kumar ranked at 7th position on the list of Forbes highest paid actors 2018 worldwide. Akshay Kumar was also honored with Padma Shri by the Indian government for the movie Rustom in 2017. He also won the national best film actor award. In addition to this, he has bagged multiple awards from Filmfare Awards (for best villains and for best comedy movie), Zee cinema awards, IIFA awards and many more.
Akshay Kumar charges Rs 35-40 crore per movie
Earning 2019:- $ 40.5 million