Top 5 Highest Paid Bollywood Actors in 2014 India
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 croreClick thumbnail to view full-size
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 croreClick thumbnail to view full-size
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 croreClick thumbnail to view full-size
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 croreClick thumbnail to view full-size
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 croreClick thumbnail to view full-size
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.