Highest Paid Actors of Bollywood - Find Out the Big Fat Salaries of Bollywood Stars!

Do you know SRK is worth much more than Tom Cruise or Leonardo DiCaprio? This list of Bollywood Celeb Wealth will leave your mouth gaping.

By Sayak Karmakar

Mar 28, 2018  Updated On : May 21, 2018

Bollywood as a film Industry has gained immense popularity in the past few decades. The craze and popularity of Bollywood movies have not only been restricted to India but also have spread worldwide. With big budget movies, great cinematic views, good stories accompanied by great direction and acting, Bollywood has done overwhelmingly well in the last 15-20 years.




With Bollywood movies becoming more and more popular, the lead characters of a movie often have a strong impact on the audience. Not only Bollywood movies, but it’s lead male and female actors are also idolized and worshipped in all parts of the world which have led to an immense increase in their popularity. No doubt, Bollywood actors are considered as one of the most talented actors worldwide and their style and performances in every movie are always the best, their craze and popularity have greatly impacted on the pay cheque they receive for every movie.


Bollywood actors charge crores of rupees for every movie and are considered as the richest actors worldwide. In fact, their remuneration for every movie also impacts in the budget of a movie with some actors charging money, equivalent to the whole budget of the movie. Nevertheless, producers and directors are happily willing to pay them their desired salary as the star power of these Bollywood actors can fetch producers with enormous profits.


Let us discuss the highest paid actors of Bollywood-





Aamir Khan is regarded as the perfectionist of Bollywood and why not so. He nearly rejects hundreds of scripts before selecting one. But the movie he says yes, ultimately becomes a Blockbuster. In the recent five years, Aamir Khan is doing one project in 2 years. But the movies that he has acted in, has actually competed among themselves to become the highest grossing Bollywood movie. ( Dhoom 3, PK, Dangal). Such is the charm, persona, dedication and sheer personality of our perfectionist Aamir Khan. In terms of paycheque and remuneration for every movie, he also tops the chart among all Bollywood actors. Aamir Khan charges around 60 Crore Rupees for every movie, besides having a 40% share of the total profit of the movie.





Salman Khan is the true Bhaijaan of Bollywood. Although most of his movies in the past 10 years or so have collected Crores and Crores of Rupees, he generally takes a share profit of only 10%, rests he gives it to the charity. However, in terms of Pay Cheque, there is no compromise. Salman Khan, the actor who has given blockbusters like Dabangg 1 and 2, Bajrangi Bhaijaan, Sultan and Tiger Zinda Hai, has a  salary of 60 Crores per movie.





And here comes the man……. The story of Shah Rukh Khan, the Baadshah, the King of Bollywood is truly phenomenal. This guy used to take 20 Rupees a day from his friend, somewhat 30 years ago to sustain his daily living in Mumbai. However, today with the love, passion, and dedication in his work Shah Rukh Khan has a net worth over $600 million, making him the second richest actor in the world. In fact, he is the guy who popularized Bollywood culture worldwide. Even Though his recent movies are not doing well in Box Office, it has not at all impacted on his salary for every movie. Shah Rukh Khan takes 50 Crore per movie, besides having 40 % share of the profit of the movie.




Hrithik Roshan is regarded as the Greek God of Bollywood. But I think even the Greek God’s may get complexities after watching him as his looks are just out of the world. With dashing looks, great physique, best dancing skill (Hrithik is regarded as the Michael Jackson of India) and good acting capabilities, Hrithik Roshan is a complete package. He is also currently the third sexiest man in the world. (why third????). When it comes to paycheque, the Kaabil star takes 40 Crore home for every movie.





Akshay Kumar is really a great actor. But unfortunately, his acting was underrated for a long period of time, until recently when he started doing content-driven, social message commercial flicks, which are being appreciated by both critics and audience. Akshay Kumar currently charges 30 Crore per movie, besides taking 50% profit per movie.

Now let us peep into the salary of the female actors of Bollywood




In the recent few years, Women-Centric Movies and Women Empowerment are on high trends in Bollywood. With the concept of gender equality, nowadays female actors are also earning good money per movie in Bollywood. The best example is Deepika Padukone. With blockbuster movies like Padmavat, Bajirao Mastani, Chennai Express and Piku under her name, Deepika Padukone charges 14-16 Crores per movie.




Kangana Ranaut is the real Queen of Bollywood. She constantly drives the Women Empowerment, Gender equality and equal pay among male and female actors in Bollywood. Her movies are majorly women-centric which do not require an A-list Male actor to be hit at Box Office. Currently, Kangana charges 10-12 Crores per movie.





Our Desi girl and Jungli Billi, Priyanka Chopra is currently ruling both Hollywood and Bollywood industry. In terms of remuneration, Priyanka charges 9-10 Crores per Bollywood movie.




Anushka Sharma has slowly carved her name among the top male and female actors of Bollywood with movies like NH10, Sultan, Jab Tak Hai Jaan, Pari, PK and many more. Currently, she charges 5 Crore per movie.





Alia Bhatt is truly the new sensation of Bollywood. In a short span of time, Alia has shown her diversity in acting with movies like Highway, Badrinath Ki Dulhania, Kapoor and Sons, 2 States and Udta Punjab. This young actress charges 4-5 Crore per movie.

These are some of the highest paying Bollywood actors in current Bollywood industry. There are other prominent actors as well who also charge Crores of Rupees for every movie. Some of them include, Ajay Devgn (25-30 Crores per movie), Ranbir Kapoor (25-30 Crores Per Movie), Amitabh Bachchan (15-20 crores per movie), Shahid Kapoor (14-16 Crores per movie),  Ranveer Singh (14-16 crores per movie + 40 % profit of the movie), Kareena Kapoor Khan (8-10 crores per movie), Vidya Balan (7-8 Crores per movie), Aishwarya Rai Bachchan ( 7-8 Crores Per Movie), Sonakshi Sinha (4-5 Crores Per movie), Varun Dhawan (10-12 Crores Per Movie).

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