Sunday, January 24, 2021

Salman Khan Tops Forbes Indian Celebrity 100 List For 3rd Consecutive Time

Salman Khan has topped the Forbes Indian Celebrity 100 list for the third consecutive time. On the other hand, “his best-buddy” Shah Rukh Khan has dropped from the 10 ranks, while actress Deepika Padukone has emerged as the only female celebrity in the Top 5 list according to Forbes

Salman Khan cemented his place in the top spot thanks to the commercial success of his movies Tiger Zinda Hai and Race 3. His earnings were backed by endorsements of several consumer-facing brands and constitute 8% of the total earnings – Rs31 billion- of the top 100 celebrities for the year, read a statement from Forbes.

Virat Kohli jumped one spot to the second rank, with total earnings of Rs2.3 billion, a sharp increase of 116.5% from the previous year. Akshay Kumar completed the top three, with Rs1.85 billion.

With no movie releases in 2017, Shah Rukh, who was at the second spot on the 2017 Forbes India Celebrity list, fell out of the top 10. His earnings were down 33% this year, at Rs560 million from endorsements, putting him at rank 13 on the list.

Deepika Padukone broke into the top five on the Forbes India Celebrity 100 list – the first woman celebrity to find a place in the top five – with earnings of Rs1.1 billion, placing her firmly at rank four, thanks to the commercial success of Padmaavat.



Editor of Forbes India, Brian Carvalho said, “The Celebrity 100 is a definitive barometer of earnings of celebrities. Besides the earnings charts and cover stories on high-fliers like Sachin Tendulkar, Akshay Kumar and Deepika Padukone, we have also covered in the Celebrity 100 Special issue a whole new generation of celebrities – the unlikeliest of YouTube stars from the hinterland, a rapper from the Mumbai ghettos and an activist actor from Kerala taking on misogyny head-on in the testosterone-driven Malayalam film industry.”

The 2018 Forbes India Celebrity 100 List rankings are based on estimates of entertainment-related earnings of celebrities. The period under consideration is October 1, 2017 to September 30, 2018.

Forbes Indian Celebrity 100 List

RankNameEarnings (In Rs. crore)
1Salman Khan253.25
2Virat Kohli228.09
3Akshay Kumar185
4Deepika Padukone112.8
5Mahendra Singh Dhoni101.77
6Aamir Khan97.5
7Amitabh Bachchan96.17
8Ranveer Singh84.67
9Sachin Tendulkar80
10Ajay Devgn74.5
11AR Rahman66.75
12Alia Bhatt58.83
13Shah Rukh Khan56
15Varun Dhawan49.58
16Anushka Sharma45.83
17Ranbir Kapoor44.5
18Arijit Singh43.32
19Sanjay Dutt37.85
20PV Sindhu36.5
21Katrina Kaif33.67
23Rohit Sharma31.49
24Pawan Kalyan31.33
25Kareena Kapoor Khan31
27Hardik Pandya28.46
28Junior NTR28
30Karan Johar25.9
31Amit Trivedi25.28
32Sanjeev Kapoor24.5
33Mahesh Babu24.33
34Vijay Sethupathi23.67
37Sidharth Malhotra21.67
39Kortala Siva20
40Jacqueline Fernandez19.95
41Hrithik Roshan19.56
42John Abraham19.3
44Ravichandran Ashwin18.9
45Diljit Dosanjh18.5
46Sonu Nigam18.46
47Rajkumar Hirani18.33
47Sanjay Leela Bhansali18.33
49Priyanka Chopra18
51Mika Singh17.4
52Bhuvneshwar Kumar17.26
54Shahid Kapoor17.17
55Suresh Raina16.96
56Aishwarya Rai Bachchan16.83
57Irrfan Khan16.67
58Saina Nehwal16.54
59KL Rahul16.48
60Jasprit Bumrah16.42
62Shikhar Dhawan16.26
64Allu Arjun15.67
65Anil Kapoor15.5
65Remo D’Souza15.5
67Taapsee Pannu15.48
68Ravindra Jadeja15.39
70Shraddha Kapoor15.15
71Kamal Haasan14.2
72Ram Charan14
72Vijay Deverakonda14
74Bharti Singh13.95
75Tiger Shroff13.5
76Sonam Kapoor Ahuja13.23
77Manish Pandey13.08
78Ajinkya Rahane12.02
79Rohit Shetty12
81Anirban Lahiri11.99
82Sunil Grover11.81
83Parineeti Chopra11.35
84Karan Kundra11.01
85Madhuri Dixit Nene10.98
86Krushna Abhishek10.97
87Srikanth Kidambi10.5
88Saif Ali Khan10.25
89Mithun Chakraborty9.15
90Chetan Bhagat8.75
91Ram Kapoor8.67
92Ali Asgar8.2
93R Balki8
94Divyanka Tripathi Dahiya7.8
95Amish Tripathi6.5
96Vijender Singh6.4
97All India Bakchod5
98Shubhankar Sharma4.5
99Rohan Bopanna3.27
100Vir Das2.9


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