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Top 5 Highest Paid Bollywood Actors in 2014 India

Updated on October 14, 2014

Based in Mumbai, Bollywood is the largest film producer in India and one of the largest in the world. It has produced some of the world’s biggest movie stars, provided jobs for millions of people, and released some of the biggest blockbusters, surpassing 300 crore in ticket sales.

In this post, I will discuss the five highest-paid Indian actors in 2014. If you think the list leaves someone off, please let me know by commenting below!

#5 Ranbir Kapoor - 20 crore

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Ranbir Kapoor at the NDTV Marks for Sports
Ranbir Kapoor at the NDTV Marks for Sports | Source
Ranbir Kapoor at premiere of "Barfi!"
Ranbir Kapoor at premiere of "Barfi!" | Source
Ranbir Kapoor at finale of "Indian Idol 6"
Ranbir Kapoor at finale of "Indian Idol 6" | Source
 Ranbir Kapoor and Priyanka Chopra at GQ Men Awards 2010
Ranbir Kapoor and Priyanka Chopra at GQ Men Awards 2010 | Source

The youngest on this list, Ranbir Kapoor was born on September 28,1982. With his most recent movie successes, he has catapulted to the fifth spot in the 2014 rankings of highest-paid Bollywood actors. Though he is not active in social media sites like Facebook or Twitter has millions of die-hard fans throughout India.

He started his career with the movie Saawariya which was released in 2007 and in no time was one of the most popular Bollywood actors in the world. In 2014, he earned 20 crore, a large part of which came from advertisements and endorsement deals. His movie Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani is the 7th highest-grossing Bollywood Movies. His other hit movies include Ajab Prem ki Ghasab kahaani, and Rockstar.

#4 Akshay Kumar - 25 crore

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Akshay kumar and sonakshi sinha

Akshay Kumar was born on September 9th, 1967. He has over 10 million Facebook fans and almost 5 million Twitter followers. He is mostly known for acting in comedies and considers himself an actor/comedian. His most famous movies are Housefull, Housefull 2, Hera Pheri, Garam Masala, etc. Kumar also works on television and was once host of the show Fear Factor: Khatron ke Khiladi. His movie and TV work earned him a combined 2014 income of approximately 25 crore.

#3 Aamir Khan - 28 crore

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Aamir Khan at the trailer launch of Dhoom 3.
Aamir Khan at the trailer launch of Dhoom 3. | Source
Aamir Khan at the premiere of "True Grit" Berlin Film Festival 2011
Aamir Khan at the premiere of "True Grit" Berlin Film Festival 2011 | Source
Aamir Khan promotes 'Satyamev Jayate' on Diya Aur Baati Hum serial
Aamir Khan promotes 'Satyamev Jayate' on Diya Aur Baati Hum serial | Source
Aamir Khan at Berlin Film Festival
Aamir Khan at Berlin Film Festival | Source

One of the many Khans that has ruled over Bollywood this past decade. His full name is Mohammad Aamir Hussain Khan. He was Born on March 14, 1965 and is famous for starring in movies that both educate and entertain. Some of his most famous movies are Dhoom 3, Lagaan, and 3 Idiots. Dhoom 3 is the highest grossing Bollywood movie of all time, pulling in 533 crore (US $88 million) and 3 Idiots is the third-highest grossing movie, with total sales of 392 crore (US $65 million). Lagaan was a critical success, earning an Academy Award nomination for Best Foreign Language Film.

Aamir Khan also hosts a show named "Satyamev Jayate" which addresses the problems facing typical Indian people. He earned approximately 28 crore this year.

#2 Salman Khan - 30 crore

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Saman Khan at BIG Star Entertainment Awards
Saman Khan at BIG Star Entertainment Awards | Source
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Salman khan with ear ring
Salman Khan is a well-known body builder
Salman Khan is a well-known body builder | Source

With over 16 million Facebook fans and nearly 7 million Twitter followers, almost everyone in India knows of Salman Khan. He has over 80 films under his belt, including the blockbusters Wanted, Dabangg, Bodyguard, and Ek tha Tiger, which are some of the biggest hits in the Bollywood history. In fact, Khan has starred in the year’s highest-grossing movie nine times — a Bollywood record.

Salman Khan earned 30 crore this year for his TV and movie work, including a hosting gig for the hit TV show The Big Boss and 10 Ka Dum, making him one of the richest Bollywood actors of 2014

#1 Shah Rukh Khan - 35 crore

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The stylish Shah Rukh Khan at the Marrakech International Film Festival
The stylish Shah Rukh Khan at the Marrakech International Film Festival | Source
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Shah Rukh Khan in 2008 | Source
Shah Rukh Khan at the Berlin Film FEstival
Shah Rukh Khan at the Berlin Film FEstival | Source

Shah Rukh Khan, also known as “SRK” or “King Khan” or “Baadshah of Bollywood” is one of India’s most famous actors. With a net worth of $600 million, he is also the second richest actor in the world (second only to Jerry Seinfeld) ahead of stars like Johnny Depp, Tom Cruise and Leonardo DiCaprio. He has earned numerous other achievements with his acting, including 14 Filmfare awards - eight for Best Actor - and received the prestigious Padma Shri award from the Indian government. He has starred in over 50 films, including Dil wale Dulhaniya Lejayenge, Kuch Kuch Hota hei, Chak De, Chennai Express, etc

He also co-owns the India Premier League cricket team, the Kolkata Knight Riders, which have won the league trophy twice. SRK also enjoys a number of lucrative endorsement contracts with brands such as Pepsi, Nokia, Hyundia, Dish TV, and Tag Heuer. His total income for 2014 was nearly 35 crore. Khan also gives back. He is involved in a number of charitable causes, donating and helping to raise dozens and dozens of crore for various causes.

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      lone mushtaq 

      3 years ago

      My bai jaan is best

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      Shahid 

      3 years ago

      the realman in bw only salman.he is the most handsome in whole world

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      Asim balband 

      3 years ago

      Only Salman Khan number one hero Bollywood

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      suprovat 

      3 years ago

      srk is best

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      Basir 

      3 years ago

      Srk is Best Hero.

      I like Srk

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      Jatin Singh 

      3 years ago

      Salman Khan No 1 Actor In World. He`s Very Good Person

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      Jessica Watson 

      3 years ago

      My favourite actor is salman khan. I love salman khan when he is with kareena kapoor. These are the most popular and best couple of whole the world

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      singh captan 

      4 years ago

      Akshay top acter only

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      vikram 

      4 years ago

      SRK is the best actor on Bollywood ...

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      michelle chand 

      4 years ago

      Akshay kumar isn't hungry for money dats y he charges less...rather dn adas,jus wnna earn money n gt famous......

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      sathish 

      4 years ago

      King srk no1

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      Wizz Brown Chris 

      4 years ago

      SRK is the king of bollyhood he is the best indian actor he is my fevorite actor mr king khan

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      shubham prakash 

      4 years ago

      Only srk ......

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      ckant 

      4 years ago

      I love you Bollywood badsha king Khan

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      rk 

      4 years ago

      Akshay kumar best actor in bollywood a.k. is very very very very good nd best

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      sunil 

      4 years ago

      Amir is only khan who give 100% in his acting skills ...and both shahrukh and salman are just worst

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      vakeel 

      4 years ago

      S rk and amir khan jabaj

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      Faruque khan 

      4 years ago

      Sallu bhai is rock....he is real being humen

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      Saurabh Aryan 

      4 years ago

      Salman Khan is a best ,most cute and handsome in Bollywood actor and Salman Bhai is The best actor in The World Or Sahrukh Betichod Salman Bhai Se Takkar Let a Hair Usko Pata Hi nahi hai ki kis se takkar le raha hai .

      I LOVE YOU SALMAN BHAI AND ALL INDIAN LOVES YOU

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      Raj Shankar 

      4 years ago

      I always love and enjoy watching Akshay Kumars movie .He is my super hero,thumps up.

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      S. Thamattur 

      4 years ago

      Briefly...Sivaji Ganesan, kamal haasan, Amithab, Mohanlal, Mammootty, Suresh Gopi, Thilakan, Nedumudi venu, Bharath Gopi etc (there are many popular and realistic actors in all Indian states) is the real actors in Indian history; just watch their classic movies and comment.. don't go after fame based on their fans and remuneration..

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      Anshu 

      4 years ago

      Rajni sir is the best and after him salman . I love both of u from bottom of my heart

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      Roushan 

      4 years ago

      Salman khan is the best

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      Basir Ahammad Khan 

      4 years ago

      Is My Favorite Actor

      S.R.K

      Jise Har Kohi Suva Nidse Utkar Yadkar Ta Hai (0 Ayse)

      Nidse Utkar Har Kohi Hat Faylata Hai.

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      sangeetha 

      4 years ago

      there is no one left human being like a salman khan .he is a one and only piece in the world like sallu bhai like a kohinoor diamond and sallu bhai wat ever people says about u but ur r the greatest person i. the world like a god to the needish people

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      Fahad Iqbal 

      4 years ago

      my favrt actor is salman khan

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      sinan 

      4 years ago

      ise bade bade deshome chote chote bathe hothirayetheye its nanotherthen its only king of bollywood sha rukh khan i love u so mach SRK i miss u bye

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      kumar 

      4 years ago

      SRK is the real king......

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      rajay 

      4 years ago

      saif ali khan is best actor...he is darling

      salman is the best human and superstar

      aamir khan is the classic living legend and super perfect duper star

      shahrukh khan is the king khan of bollywood

      akshay is super spontaneous actor

      ajay devgan is the only angry man type of sober super actor

      hrithik is also good actor but extra ordinary undue sort of hype is stopping him from being the heart beat of the nation

      shahid kapoor i don't know why is he is not being able to get to the level of super star

      ranbeer kapoor is lucky for being expressed in the big banners films that making him to be superstar otherwise he seems to be only villain

      ranbeen singh is dedciated star of bollywood

      imran hashmi is the very very good actor, but unfortunately

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      jabir 

      4 years ago

      Salman is the best actor

      People follow is every style

      He help the many poor people and children

      Being human is the best

      I am very big fan of salman bhaijaan

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      017140 

      4 years ago

      Salman is the boss of all actress in the world

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      Ravi Kahlon 

      4 years ago

      Akshay kumar (Rowdy Rathore)

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      Pankaj tripathi 

      4 years ago

      King khan is the best

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      thinleyphuntsho.bhutan 

      4 years ago

      Salman khan is my favourity hero,he 's king.no 17727054

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      hawwa adam 

      4 years ago

      Salman khan is my favourite..nd he's cool,kind and a good lookin actor,,so my vote 4 salman followed by akshay(comedian,action,dramtic&romance)actor

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      Mohammed ghouse 

      4 years ago

      No doubt aamir bhai is no 1 because he is perfectionist of all times we love u bhai from my all friends

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      pramod ranabhat 

      4 years ago

      Salman khan you are the number 1actor of world I love you

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      Gilbert 

      4 years ago

      SKR King of Bollywood...n a kind person.he an tribute to India

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      Naveen 

      4 years ago

      SRK is the best.. He is the king of bollywood.. No sallu

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      Bhupal Tamang 

      4 years ago

      SALMAN KHAN IS THE BEST

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      Joy 

      4 years ago

      Srk is the best of all

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      shahrukhansari225305@gmail.com 

      4 years ago

      Srk Is BesT

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      mohd aatif 

      4 years ago

      Salman khan no 1 dabang

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      kiran 

      4 years ago

      SSrl is best actor in bollywood

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      lofi 

      4 years ago

      srk is the best

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      Basu Dev Roy 

      4 years ago

      Shalman always boss.

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      dj 

      4 years ago

      Aamir sab ka.baap.he srk.chutiya.he

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      Arslan 

      4 years ago

      Sharukh khan is the best he is the king of the world best actor ..

      Baqi khans Dogs hein

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      Vicky from Kolkata 

      4 years ago

      SRK IS MOST IMPORTANT IN BOLLYWOOD & NO BOLLYWOOD WITHOUT SRK OK

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      bhupal Tamang 

      4 years ago

      Sab ka bhai Salman sirf Salman khan

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      sayed 

      4 years ago

      Salman is the highest paid with a whooping amount of150crore in shuddi. NextAamir

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      Omprakash meena 

      4 years ago

      Salman is the best actor in the world love you Sallu bhai

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      sajid 

      4 years ago

      saliman khan is best

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      mira khan 

      4 years ago

      where is hrithik................hrithik roshan paid 50 crore for mahenjodaro...................................................so hrithik is higest paid actor.....................this list is not true

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      yazer smat 

      4 years ago

      hrithik roshan is my favrt hero in india.. i miss u hrithik

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      tsalhat 

      4 years ago

      Salman is the best from day one and will be the best for ever love salman WHO srk by the way is he an actor musician?

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      sayantan chakraborty 

      4 years ago

      where hrithik roshan he is charge 50 crore for mahenjodaro

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      zakir 

      4 years ago

      Srk king of bwd srk jessa koi nahe

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      Sachin Tyagi 

      4 years ago

      Salman Kahna Love u

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      Monsoor khan 

      4 years ago

      Salman is the best.... He is the real hero of the world....we Indian have to sulute him...

      No-8466072508

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      rahul saxena 

      4 years ago

      i m the best......

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      fhhdfhhhhj 

      4 years ago

      Salman khan is the big boss of industry ........ He is the highest paid star of Asia ..... This article is fake because salman is highest paid actor of Bollywood with 150 cr...... Love you salman...sabki shan bhai jaan salman Khan

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      nilesh patel 

      4 years ago

      Salmon khan

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      Shubh goyal 

      4 years ago

      SRk you are the best actor in whole world

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      Shanu Solanki Srk 

      4 years ago

      Shah Rukhana is the best actor

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      ali 

      4 years ago

      srk is my favourate hero he is called the king of bollywod

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      sonu raj 

      4 years ago

      Akshay is the the most smart dashing cool and a best stuntman of booly wood he is cool and my favourite his comic time googood

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      ansar idrisi 

      4 years ago

      salman khan is very very smart and good persnality in bollywood

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      jiban jyoti sahu 

      4 years ago

      salman khan is my fav hero

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      sakshi 

      4 years ago

      No.1 hero is salaman khan.salaman Khan is my feveret hero ...o_O8

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      krunal prajapati 

      4 years ago

      srk is one and only king of bollywood

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      Akshay 

      4 years ago

      SALMAN IS REAL KING OF BOLLYWOOD AND BOX OFFIC KING ALSO

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      nakum sidhdharaj 

      4 years ago

      Ark is best in the world

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      khan 

      4 years ago

      Aamir is the new king of bollywood

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      Niky 

      4 years ago

      Ranbir is overrated.

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      ash 

      4 years ago

      Shah rukh khan is the best actor in the world

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      tousif 

      4 years ago

      Aamir is the best actor nd is best perfectionist

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      Dinesh Seervi 

      4 years ago

      Salman Bhai is best actor

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      charli 

      4 years ago

      sallu is best actor in the world , sallu jaisa actor koi nahi , he is king of bollywood ,salman worked in being human i love it....srk is bakra...sallu rock

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      sanjay ku pradhan 

      4 years ago

      I like Akshya Kumar,he is the all-rounder actor(comedy,action,romance,drama)

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      Parikshit sharma 

      4 years ago

      Akshay is best yaar

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      Abdul asif 

      4 years ago

      sanju baba iz the best among all the actors and the baap of all

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      harsh 

      4 years ago

      my like actor amitabha bacchan

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      mahesh hero 

      4 years ago

      salman ur the greatest actor in the world

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      shahbaz khan 

      4 years ago

      king kan the baadsha of bolywood

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      vikas 

      4 years ago

      Ajay devgan is best,bap of all khans.

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      Ismail 

      4 years ago

      sabka ek bhaijaan salman bhai is the best

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      Adil khan 

      4 years ago

      Salllllllllu Bhai is a well-known actor in world

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      hayat 

      4 years ago

      Srk is best world now Actor

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      wahid 

      4 years ago

      ajay my best

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      prince 

      4 years ago

      Salmankhan really best actor in the world.no any dout he has and also no1 actor in all thing.

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      Abhir 

      4 years ago

      As of now, Hrithik tops the list.

      He is getting paid a whooping amount Of '50 crores' for his next project "Mohan Jodaro"

      Plz update your list.

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      irshad ahmed 

      4 years ago

      Shah rukh khan is the king of Bollywood. No doubt he has earned lifetime achievements and he is the best in his acting.I like him too much because of his style,acting and way of talking.

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      randeep 

      4 years ago

      hrithik kahan gaya be

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      samiullah khan 

      4 years ago

      badshah of bollywood king khan, shah rokh khan

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      shivam 

      4 years ago

      Sharukh khan is the best

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      muhammad hassan akanshi 

      4 years ago

      I like his films

      from maine pyar kya to now- kick,continue d best.king of blockbuster.may Allah protic u from eyes of enemies

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      imran khan 

      4 years ago

      Shahrukh jaisa Bollywood mein to kya puri dunia mein nahi ho sakta WO ek baadsha hai air baadsah pahle number pe rahta ha

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      MUDASIR 

      4 years ago

      SALMAN IS THE BEST AND BEST ACTOR IN BOLLYWOOD

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      Zeeshan Ahmad 

      4 years ago

      Salman khan is my best actor

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