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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

Rank Name Earnings (In Rs. crore)
1 Salman Khan 253.25
2 Virat Kohli 228.09
3 Akshay Kumar 185
4 Deepika Padukone 112.8
5 Mahendra Singh Dhoni 101.77
6 Aamir Khan 97.5
7 Amitabh Bachchan 96.17
8 Ranveer Singh 84.67
9 Sachin Tendulkar 80
10 Ajay Devgn 74.5
11 AR Rahman 66.75
12 Alia Bhatt 58.83
13 Shah Rukh Khan 56
14 Rajinikanth 50
15 Varun Dhawan 49.58
16 Anushka Sharma 45.83
17 Ranbir Kapoor 44.5
18 Arijit Singh 43.32
19 Sanjay Dutt 37.85
20 PV Sindhu 36.5
21 Katrina Kaif 33.67
22 Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy 32.46
23 Rohit Sharma 31.49
24 Pawan Kalyan 31.33
25 Kareena Kapoor Khan 31
26 Vijay 30.33
27 Hardik Pandya 28.46
28 Junior NTR 28
29 Vikram 26
30 Karan Johar 25.9
31 Amit Trivedi 25.28
32 Sanjeev Kapoor 24.5
33 Mahesh Babu 24.33
34 Suriya 23.67
34 Vijay Sethupathi 23.67
36 Nagarjuna 22.25
37 Sidharth Malhotra 21.67
38 Nucleya 21.63
39 Kortala Siva 20
40 Jacqueline Fernandez 19.95
41 Hrithik Roshan 19.56
42 John Abraham 19.3
43 Vishal-Shekhar 19.04
44 Ravichandran Ashwin 18.9
45 Diljit Dosanjh 18.5
46 Sonu Nigam 18.46
47 Rajkumar Hirani 18.33
47 Sanjay Leela Bhansali 18.33
49 Priyanka Chopra 18
49 Mammootty 18
51 Mika Singh 17.4
52 Bhuvneshwar Kumar 17.26
53 Dhanush 17.25
54 Shahid Kapoor 17.17
55 Suresh Raina 16.96
56 Aishwarya Rai Bachchan 16.83
57 Irrfan Khan 16.67
58 Saina Nehwal 16.54
59 KL Rahul 16.48
60 Jasprit Bumrah 16.42
61 Salim-Sulaiman 16.32
62 Shikhar Dhawan 16.26
63 Badshah 15.94
64 Allu Arjun 15.67
65 Anil Kapoor 15.5
65 Remo D’Souza 15.5
67 Taapsee Pannu 15.48
68 Ravindra Jadeja 15.39
69 Nayanthara 15.17
70 Shraddha Kapoor 15.15
71 Kamal Haasan 14.2
72 Ram Charan 14
72 Vijay Deverakonda 14
74 Bharti Singh 13.95
75 Tiger Shroff 13.5
76 Sonam Kapoor Ahuja 13.23
77 Manish Pandey 13.08
78 Ajinkya Rahane 12.02
79 Rohit Shetty 12
79 Hari 12
81 Anirban Lahiri 11.99
82 Sunil Grover 11.81
83 Parineeti Chopra 11.35
84 Karan Kundra 11.01
85 Madhuri Dixit Nene 10.98
86 Krushna Abhishek 10.97
87 Srikanth Kidambi 10.5
88 Saif Ali Khan 10.25
89 Mithun Chakraborty 9.15
90 Chetan Bhagat 8.75
91 Ram Kapoor 8.67
92 Ali Asgar 8.2
93 R Balki 8
94 Divyanka Tripathi Dahiya 7.8
95 Amish Tripathi 6.5
96 Vijender Singh 6.4
97 All India Bakchod 5
98 Shubhankar Sharma 4.5
99 Rohan Bopanna 3.27
100 Vir Das 2.9



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