Top 10 Highest Paid Actors in Bollywood

Top 10 Highest Paid Actors in Bollywood

Bollywood industry is one of the most popular film industry in the whole world. As per 2018, Bollywood was the largest film industry as per movies output.

Bollywood industry is one of the emerging industries in the world. Bollywood movies gross very high on the leaderboard but less than Hollywood. In short, Bollywood movies are grossing a good amount of profit and money.

As the movies are cashing out such good profits, so the actors also demand high amount from the film producers and directors. Also, some of the Bollywood actors are among the world’s richest actors as per 2018 ranking.

Here is a list of the top 10 highest paid Bollywood actors:

10 Shah Rukh Khan:


Shah Rukh Khan always remains on the top of highest-paid actors in Bollywood, he also earned the King of Bollywood title and called King Khan. He comes on the no. 1 in our highest paid Bollywood actors list.

Years active: 1988 – present

Notable Films: Happy New Year, DDLJ, Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, Chennai Express

DOB: November 2, 1965 (age 49)

Annual Earnings: $38 million

9 Salman Khan:

Salman Khan grabs the 2nd Position in our highest paid Bollywood actors list. His last movie was Race 3 which was not a hit movie but grosses much higher on the box office.

Years active: 1988 – present

Notable Films: Kick, Ek Tha Tiger, Jai Ho, Wanted, Maine Pyar Kiya

DOB: December 27, 1965 (age 49)

Annual Earnings: $37 million

8 Akshay Kumar:

The next actor who is on the 3rd place in our highest paid Bollywood actors list is Akshay Kumar. He is also one of Bollywood actor who has filmed much amount of movies in a year. And his movie Kesari and its playlist are super hit on the Box Office.

Years active: 1991 – present

Notable Films: Rowdy Rathore, Boss, Khiladi 786, OMG – My God, Hera Pheri

DOB: September 9, 1967 (age 47)

Annual Earnings: $35.5 million

7 Aamir Khan:

He is on the #4 in our top 10 highest paid Bollywood actors list. His last movie was not hit as much as his previous movies like 3 Idiots and PK. You can find his films on popular sites like Netflix, Besthdmovies, etc.

Years active: 1984 – present

Notable Films: PK, Dhoom 3, 3 Idiots, Like Stars on Earth, Ghajini

DOB: March 14, 1965 (age 49)

Annual Earnings: $12.5 million

6 Hrithik Roshan:

Hrithik Roshan

Hrithik Roshan finds a place for himself in the Top 5. His 2016 release Mohenjo Daro tanked at the box office but his 2017 film Kaabil fared much better. The film passed the coveted Rs 100-crore mark in just 11 days.

Years active: 2000 – present

Notable Films: Bang Bang, Krrish 3, Krish, Kaho Naa Pyaar Hai

DOB: January 10, 1974 (age 41)

Annual Earnings: $11.5 million

5 Ranveer Singh:

Ranveer Singh is also a high paid actor of Bollywood, his latest movie Padmaavat was a hit movie. He also earns his money from commercials.

Years active: 2010 – present

Notable Films: Band Baaja Baaraat, Padmaavat, Bajirao Mastani, Gully Boy

DOB: July 06, 1985 (age 33)

Annual Earnings: $10 million

4 Amitabh Bachchan:


The 74-year-old stellar actor definitely deserves to be in the list. He’s the oldest member in the coveted list. He is #7 in our list.

Years active: 1969 – present

Notable films: Sholey, Deewar, Zanjeer, Don, Agneepath, Black, Paa, Hum, Pink

DOB: October 11, 1942, Allahabad

Annual Earnings: $9 million

3 Ranbir Kapoor:

In 2018, Ranbir Kapoor’s place in the list is expected to move upwards owing to the massive success of his last venture Sanju. The actor has already signed a number of films even before Sanju had released in theatres. It seems like the coming few years have a lot in store for the junior Kapoor.

Years active: 2007 – present

Notable films: Bombay Velvet, Roy, Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani, Rockstar

DOB: September 28, 1982, Mumbai                                                 

Annual Earnings: $8.5 million

2 Ajay Devgan:

Ajay Devgan is on the 6th on our list of highest paid actors in the Bollywood. Ajay Devgan earns a huge amount because he does 3-4 movies every year.  

Years active: 1991 – present                                                            

Notable Films: Action Jackson, Singham Returns, Singham, Phool Aur Kaante, Jaan

DOB: April 2, 1969 (age 46)                                                             

Annual Earnings: $8 million

1 John Abraham:

John Abraham is on the 10th position on our list of highest-paid actors in the Bollywood.

Years active: 1997 – present                                                              

Notable films: Water, Dostana, New York, Force, Shootout at Wadala, Madras Cafe  

DOB: December 17, 1972, Kochi

Annual Earnings: $6 million

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