Often Hollywood is seen as the Mecca of greatness in Movie industry. It is known to make a star richer and much more famous. However, if something can match the appeal and international market, then it is certainly its rival, Indian cinema or Bollywood.
Bollywood is known worldwide for the superb musical numbers that accompany the movies with amazing storyline, over the top action and the cast of stars who work day in and day out to give us movies which can rival any top movie in the world.
Being a star in Bollywood means you will be getting paid handsomely each year in your filming career. It is one of the perks along with the fame, name and legacy the stars are able to get. Bollywood stars earn so much that it becomes difficult to track who is on top and how much they are able to earn each year.
As there are numerous richest Bollywood actors, we have tried to narrow down the list and choose the richest actors in India so that you get a clearer picture of who is on top and who is on the rise.
Table of Contents
- 10. Hrithik Roshan – US $45 Million
- 9. Irrfan Khan – US $50 Million
- 8. John Abraham – US $55 Million
- 7. Ranbir Kapoor – US $66 Million
- 6. Dharmendra – US $70 Million
- 5. Akshay Kumar – US $200 Million
- 4. Aamir Khan – US $200 Million
- 3. Salman Khan: US $220 Million
- 2. Amitabh Bachchan – US $405 Million
- 1. Shahrukh Khan – US $740 Million
10. Hrithik Roshan – US $45 Million
Hrithik Roshan is arguably one of the biggest stars in Bollywood who can act as well as dance like a professional dancer. This amazing actor was born on January 10th 1974. He is a highly talented Indian film actor whose successful career in the Bollywood industry has helped him earn a lot of praise, money as well as lot of awards and honours including six Filmfare Awards. He is often cited as being one of the most attractive male celebrities in not only India but throughout the world. Hrithik Roshan’s net worth is roughly around $45 Million which corresponds to almost INR 270 Crore whereas his annual income is INR 20 Crore.
9. Irrfan Khan – US $50 Million
Irrfan Khan is not only known for his amazing work in Bollywood movies but also for his work in Hollywood industry. This legendary actor was born on January 7th 1967 has been in the industry for a long time and has features in some of the classics in Bollywood as well as Hollywood. Irrfan Khan’s “Jurassic World” which was released in 2015 broke all sorts of records by giving a mammoth opening of $511 million worldwide which is till date the biggest opening of all time. Irrfan Khan usually pulls in almost $4 million per movie which along with his off-screen endeavours have helped him garner a net worth of $50 million.
8. John Abraham – US $55 Million
John Abraham (born on December 17th 1972) is an Indian film actor, director, producer and also a fitness model. John started out by modelling for numerous companies and advertisements until his talent was spotted and was cased in the movie Jism. His first movie also helped him earn a nomination of Filmfare for Best Debut Award. He is one of the biggest stars in the industry and not only is he devoted to Bollywood, but he is also an avid football fan which has seen him buy a franchise (North East United) in Indian Super League. His net worth is around $55 million while he is known to pocket around INR 10-12 crore per movie.
7. Ranbir Kapoor – US $66 Million
Ranbir Kapoor is another big star rising from the Kapoor family which is widely known as the successful family related to the Bollywood industry. Ranbir Kapoor was born on September 28th 1982 and since then he has worked hard immensely and achieved the feat of being one of the most popular celebrities in India. He has been a recipient of numerous awards including five Filmfare Awards. When it comes to net worth, Ranbir Kapoor is currently at the peak of his career till date and makes around ₹30 crore on an annual basis. He usually charges around INR 15-20 crore per movie which has helped him amass $66 million as net worth.
6. Dharmendra – US $70 Million
Is there a bigger and more legendary name in the Bollywood than Dharmendra? Dharmendra was born on December 8th 1935 and has been in the Bollywood industry since 1960. He has received numerous awards including the Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award which he received in 1997 for his excellence and contribution to the Hindi cinema. He has starred in some of the most amazing hits in Bollywood like Sholay which is widely acclaimed as the best Bollywood movie ever produced. Dharmendra has acted in more than 100 movies which has helped him have an estimated net worth of around $70 million.
5. Akshay Kumar – US $200 Million
Rajiv Hari Om Bhatia or better known by his stage name Akshay Kumar was born on September 9th 1967. He is not only a talented actor, but he is also a producer, a highly qualified chef and a martial artist. Akshay Kumar has acted in more than 100 movies which have helped him get nominated for several awards including two Filmfare awards. Currently, his net worth is estimated to be around $180 million. He is known for his simple lifestyle, yet he is a family man and has tried to give him family every possible feature you want in your house. He is known to have yearly income of around INR 175 crore which can help you live a luxurious life.
4. Aamir Khan – US $200 Million
Aamir Khan, also known as the Mr. Perfectionist of Bollywood was born on March 14th 1965. He is not only one of the most talented actors, but also a director, producer and a social activist. Throughout his highly successfully career in Bollywood, Aamir Khan has given us hits one after the other that have helped him become the star he is today. His net worth is estimated to be around $200 million which is equal to roughly INR 1200 crore. Even though he is very picky in his movies and is rarely seen in a lot of movies, he charges around INR 40 crore per movie.
3. Salman Khan: US $220 Million
Salman Khan also known as the Bhaijaan of Bollywood was born on December 27th 1965. He is an Indian film actor, producer, director and one of the most famous TV personalities. His contribution to the Bollywood industry has been immense and his superhit movies have been one of the prime reasons for the rise of this legendary actor. He has won numerous honours and accolades including 4 National Film Awards and 7 Filmfare Awards. Salman Khan has a net worth of almost $180 million.
2. Amitabh Bachchan – US $405 Million
Amitabh Bachchan is no doubt the biggest icon that has defined generations and will long live as the most legendary actor to have ever graced the Bollywood industry. Amitabh Harivansh Bachchan also known as the Big B of Bollywood was born on October 11th 1942 and the rest as they say is history.
Initially, he didn’t hit off particularly well with his roles, but suddenly gained popularity in the 70s thanks to his role in movies like Zanjeer and Deewar. This legendary actor has been a source of inspiration of numerous aspiring actors and will continue to do so forever. Till date, he has accumulated a net worth of over $405 million and hold the position of second richest Bollywood actor.
1. Shahrukh Khan – US $740 Million
Shahrukh Khan, also known as SRK or King Khan of Bollywood is easily the biggest star in the Bollywood industry thanks to his worldwide fan base and immense contribution to the Indian Cinema. SRK is not only one of the wealthiest celebrities in India but he is also seen as one of the top stars in the whole world. He has acted in more than 300 movies whereas he has been nominated 226 times for different awards in different categories. What makes him more special is that out of 226 nominations, he has managed to achieve the award 207 times which also includes the best actor a staggering 29 times. With the fan base and star attraction he has, it is quite obvious his net worth will be huge. His net worth is estimated to be about $740 million( INR 4800 Crore) which is around $340 million more than the celebrity who is behind him in the list. Shahrukh Khan is no. 1 richest actor in India in 2021.
Bollywood Cinema is one of the biggest industries in not only India but throughout the World. The only think it can be compared to in terms of stature is the Hollywood industry. Bollywood is often treated as a religion in India, millions of fans flock to movie theatres to catch a glimpse of their favorite stars in the movies. These numbers of net worth might vary annually, but there is no doubt that these highly talented and richest actors of Bollywood are really good at what they do.