Bollywood has been known for its outstanding performances by the actors and actresses. Over the years, actresses has been able to make a stand in the male dominated country with some women eccentric roles which brought out their talent much more than as a glamour in the movie.
These actresses brand value increased way more with brand endorsements, concerts, TV shows and movie profits contributing huge their net worth. Out of many old and new actress brigades, we will look at the 10 richest Bollywood actresses at present.
List of top 10 hottest, Richest & Highest Paid Bollywood Actress in 2017-2018
10. Kangana Ranaut – $10 million
Kangana Ranaut is one bold and talented Indian actress who is known for her upfront attitude. Debuted n Bollywood with an alcoholic role in the movie Gangster, Kangana rose to fame with unconventional roles she took up. Her fame grew much more with the movies like Tanu Weds Manu, Queen; Tanu weds Manu Returns for which she even won National awards. Her acting is very much relatable.
This year, Kangana was seen in Vishal Bhardwaj’s Rangoon, which was expected to be a big hit, but turned out to be a disaster. Kangana’ acting was applauded in it though. She believes in equal pay of actors and actresses and charges a good 11 Crore amount per film. Last year was a much more controversial one for Kangana as her ugly fight with alleged affair with Hrithik Roshan came out in open. The blame game continued creating stir in the Bollywood fraternity.
9. Sonakshi Sinha – $15 Million
Daughter of Shotgun, Shatrughan Sinha, Sonakshi Sinha debuted in the film industry with Salman Khan Starrer Dabbang. It was a dream debut for anybody as it was a super duper hit movie. From her very first movie itself in 2010, Sonakshi was able to make her name and offers flooded in her way. Sonakshi weighed over 90 Kgs before and it was Salman Khan who motivated her to lose weight and join the industry.
It was a real good decision as Sonakshi is among genuine good actress in the Bollywood industry. Sonakshi is a very good dancer as well and is visible in her dancing songs in the movie. She is quite active on her social media platforms. Her 2016 movie Akira and Force 2 could not garner much but she is now promoting her upcoming film Noor. Sonakshi is seen as a judge on dance reality TV show named Nach Baliye season 8. She charges around Rs 4-6 Crore per movie.
8. Sonam Kapoor – $15 Million
Daughter of famous Indian actor, Anil Kapoor, Sonam has been gradually making her name in Bollywood. Entered the industry in 2007 with Saawariya, in decade long career, Sonam has been able to carve niche for herself. Though not major hits in her career, her 2016 film, Neerja has earned her National award recently. Sonam has struggled with herself before entering Bollywood, as she was not fit as she is now. She used to be over 90 Kgs and she made herself fit that now to be known as the Fashion diva in the Bollywood industry. Sonam Charges Rs 2-3 Crore per movie.
7. Anushka Sharma – $25 million
Making her dream debut under Yash Raj banner‘s Rab ne Bana Di Jodi with Shah Rukh khan in 2008, Anushka has come a long way. She has given various hits in her movie career and in 2014; she started her own production house named Clean Slate Films. Her first production film was NH 10, which was a big hit, and her performance in the movie was much applauded.
Anushka Sharma has been around controversies due to her relationship with ace Indian Cricketer Virat Kohli. During World Cup times, she was much trolled taking a toll in their relationship. But again they got back together after few months and now are going strong. Recently, Anushka’s 2nd Production film, Phillauri was recently, which got quite good reviews. Her charge per movie varies from Rs 7 Crore- 9 crore.
6. Vidya Balan -$27 Million
The plumpy actress believes perfect figure is not only the road to success, as he proved this with her meaty plus size role in The Dirty Picture. Vidya Balan started her acting career through popular family TV show, Hum Paanch. Later she debuted in Bollywood with film, Parineeta. Munnabhai films gave her noteworthy roles but it was The Dirty Picture, which turned her life.
The trend of size zero went away and females idealised Vidya. Vidya Balan married producer Siddhartha Roy Kapoor and is on her foot always for social cause. Vidya is always seen in her ethnic avatar and hardly is active on any social media platforms. Her upcoming film Begum Jaan looks much promising with Vidya playing a meaty role uttering some bold dialogues.
5. Preity Zinta – $30 Million
The actress with a sweet Dimple, Preity Zinta though has not been seen in movies much but still stands tall in the top richest Bollywood actress due to her various investments over the years and endorsements. Born and brought up in Himachal Pradesh, this Pahadi girl came into the industry with TV ad, Perks. Preity Zinta debuted with Dil Se movie and her first big hit was Soldier in the year 1999.
Her unconventional role of teen single mother in Kya Kehna grew her to much fame. Since then, her career took a 360 turn and she featured in some of top grossing films lie Kal Ho Na ho, Koi mil gya, Veer Zara and so on. Preity featured in Heaven or Earth, a Canadian movie in the year 2008. She co –owns an IPL team, Kings XI Punjab as well. Last year Preity Zinta married Gene Goodenough much to everybody’s surprise.
4. Aishwarya Rai Bachchan – $35 Million
Miss World, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is among the most desirable women on Earth. The light eyed Beauty entered the film fraternity with South film Iruvar. The following year, Aishwarya debuted with Bollywood movie Jeans but got recognition with Aur Pyaar Ho Gya. Aishwarya Bachchan’s Bollywood career has been real good with hit films like Devdaas, Dhoom 2, Hum dil de Chuke sanam, Jodha Akbar and many more.
She married Abhishek Bachchan who is younger than her and has a beautiful daughter Aaradhya. Aishwarya made a comeback with film Jazba couple of years back but created buzz with rather bold role in Karan Johar’s 2016 movie, Ae Dil hai Mushkil.
3. Kareena Kapoor Khan – $10-$15 Million Plus $2 Billion property of Husband
Known to be slaying her pre and post pregnancy, Kareena Kapoor Khan has always believed in living her life on her own terms. Debuted in the year 2000 with movie Refugee, Kareena Kapoor Khan rose to fame with her size zero figure in Tashan. Her hit movies include Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gum, Bajrangi Bhaijaan,Chemeli, Jab We Met and many more.
Recently Kareena is said to be working all the time till her last few days of giving birth to Taimur and after few days Taimur was born she was thorough professional to regain her work weight loss training in full swing. In Fact she even had a dance performance in Zee Cine awards breaking the stereotype of maternity break. She charges around Rs 9 crore per film. Her upcoming film is Veerey Di wedding along with Sonam kapoor.
2. Priyanka Chopra – More than $40 Million
Indian actress and singer, Priyanka Chopra has been known worldwide with her international projects in couple of years. The leading actress is considered among Highest paid TV actress in the world with her TV show Quantico doing well. She will also star in Hollywood upcoming film Baywatch increasing her brand value.
Her source of income is majorly from her acting in movies and in TV series along with her subsequent endorsements contributing majorly to her net worth. Now she has emerged herself to be an Producer of regional, Marathi language movie. She charges around Rs 12 Crore per movie and her endorsements fee is around Rs 5 Crore.
1. Deepika Padukone – More than $45 Million
The Mastani of India, Deepika Padukone has a very star worthy career till now. Debuted with Om Shanti Om opposite the King khan, Shah Rukh Khan in 2007, Deepika has seen major hits in her Bollywood career. She was the only actress who could gross more than 600 crores in a year by having 4 hits in a single year with Chennai Express, Yeh Jawaani hai deewani, Ram leela and Race 2. The next year again, she gave big hits with Tamasha, Pink and Bajirao Mastani.
Her stars rose when she got to work as a lead actress in Hollywood with Vin Diesel in XXX which released early this year and was declared hit. Now she has again teamed up with Sanjay Leela Bhansali and Ranveer Singh on their third project titled, Padmavati. She charges around Rs 15 Crore per movie and her brand endorsements comes to Rs 8 crore. Deepika owns a lavish House in Mumbai which costs around Rs 6 Crore. Her earnings in 2016 is said to be Rs 21 crore.
To make a list of richest Bollywood actress at present is much more difficult with so many talented and beautiful actress present in the industry. We have tried to prepare the list as per the net worth of the actress which was available through various sources. There may be changes in the list but going by the income they earn from their movies and endorsements, these actresses surpasses other actresses.