Bollywood Industry producing a number of big-budget movies every year. Bollywood actors have gained popularity all over the world and are generating huge fan followings. The fame, fan following, and super acting skills are the reasons which make an actor the highest-paid actor in Bollywood. Here is the list of the top 10 highest paid actors in Bollywood. Some of the well-known actors in Bollywood like Salman Khan, Shahrukh Khan, Aamir Khan, and Akshay Kumar have huge fan followings and have been highly paid for their actions in any movie.
No doubt, these Bollywood actors have a huge fan following. Their fans not only follow them but also fight for them. The support and love of their fans is the only reason that it is becoming difficult for newcomers to establish their careers in Bollywood. Check out this list:
Top 5 Highest Paid Actors in Bollywood
1. Salman Khan- (60 crores)
Abdul Rashid Salim Salman Khan aka Salman Khan is an Indian film actor, television personality, philanthropist, singer, and producer who was born on 27 December 1965 in Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India. He is the son of screenwriter Salim Khan. Khan is referred to with various names in the media as “ Box-office King”, “Blockbuster Khan” and “The Tiger of Bollywood”. He is generally called by his fans “Sallu” and “Bhaijaan”. He has a huge fan following all over the world especially in Asian countries. He is one of the most popular, well-known personalities and commercially successful actors in Hindi cinema. He was ranked as the 7th Best looking man in the world- People Magazine, USA. Dabang Khan is the highest-paid actor in Bollywood so far. He charges Rs 60 crores for his films plus a considerable share.
2. Aamir Khan- (45 crores)
Mohammed Aamir Hussain Khan, well known as Aamir Khan, is an Indian film actor, director, producer, social worker, screenwriter, television personality, and philanthropist who was born on 14 March 1965 in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. Mr. Perfectionist chooses movies carefully and signs one movie every year and his movies are the most promising ones. He has established himself as one of the most popular and dominant actors of Indian cinema. Khan was honored with the Padma Shri in 2003 and Padma Bhushan in 2010 by the government of India. His performance in the movies was always appreciated by the audiences as well as by critics. Khan charges Rs 45 crores per film apart from a share in profit which makes him one of the highest-paid actors in Bollywood.
3. Akshay Kumar- (40-45 crores)
Rajiv Hari Om Bhatia, commonly known as Akshay Kumar, is an Indian actor, producer, martial artist, and presenter who was born on 9 September 1967 in Amritsar, Punjab, India. Mr. Khiladi of Bollywood, Akshay Kumar has a huge fan following all over the world and his fans love his comic roles, romance, and his action stunts. He has appeared in more than a hundred Hindi films. He is one of the most successful actors in the history of Indian Cinema. He has performed many dangerous stunts in his movies, which has earned him the nickname “ Indian Jackie Chan”. He has been nominated several times for Filmfare Awards, winning it six times. Akshay’s list of successful releases is too long, some of which were Patiala House, Baby, Gabbar, Garam Masala, Holiday, Dhadkan, Housefull 2, Singh Is King, Khiladi Series, Sapoot, Suhaag, Mohra, Hera Pheri, OMG, Special 26, Rowdy Rathore and soon after. He charges Rs 40-45 crores per movie and shares in profit, He is counted from the 3rd highest paid actors in Bollywood.
4. Shah Rukh Khan (35 crores)
Shah Rukh Khan aka SRK is an Indian film actor, producer, and television personality who was born on 2 November 1965 in New Delhi, India. SRK is referred to with various names in the media as “King of Bollywood”, “King Khan” or “Baadshah of Bollywood”. He is one of the richest actors in the world with an estimated net worth of US$ 400-600 million. He has numerous accolades including the 14 Filmfare Awards. Khan has a significant following in Asia and the Indian diaspora (NRI and PIO) worldwide.
Khan is the co-owner of the Indian Premier League cricket team Kolkata Knight Riders and is co-chairman of the motion picture production company Red Chillies Entertainment. Sometimes the media often label him as “ Brand SRK” because of his many entrepreneurship ventures and endorsements. Khan has given many super-duper hit movies at the box office in his career such as Baazigar, Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge, Chak De! India, Chennai Express, Don 2, My Name is Khan, Devdas, Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham…, Darr, Dil To Pagal Hai and soon. His latest upcoming movie is Raees, which is scheduled for release on Eid 2016. King Khan charges Rs 35 crore per movie which excludes the profit he earns from every movie. Also, most of his movies are his home production so the salary is only a part he earns from every movie. SRK ranks 4rth position when it comes to the list of the highest paid actors in Bollywood.
5. Hrithik Roshan (25-30 crores)
Hrithik Roshan is an Indian film actor who was born on 10 January 1974 in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. He is referring to the media as one of the most attractive male celebrities in India. Indian Super Hero Krrish has received critical acclaim for his roles in Dhoom 2, Agneepath, Krrish series, Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara, Kaho Naa… Pyaar Hai, Guzaarish and Jodhaa Akbar. Despite his acting, Roshan is a playback singer and stage performer. Roshan gets Rs 25-30 crore per film but some report suggests that “ Roshan will feature in Ashutosh Gowariker’s period drama Mohenjo Daro for which he will be paid Rs 50 crore, a record-breaking consideration for an Indian actor”. If the reports are true, then he will immediately rise to the number two spot in the Top 10 Highest paid actors in Bollywood. He has established a successful career in Bollywood and has won six Filmfare Awards.