Working in countless movies every actor and actress in Bollywood earns millions every year. Getting a definite idea about the kind of earnings generated by every actor would be difficult because of the complex nature of accounting which is popular in the movie industry.
There are a number of actors that are among the richest in Bollywood and we have chosen a few to showcase them on our list. Going through this list you will get an idea about the kind of revenue these actors are generating to be nominated as the richest Bollywood actors. Let us look at the few that are occupying the top spots.
Shah Rukh Khan
Shah Rukh Khan was born on November 2, 1965, and he is not just a movie actor but also a producer of movies and a TV personality. He is popularly known as SRK and apart from being one of the most wealthy actors in Bollywood, he has also been included in the list of the richest actors in the world. He has an estimated net worth of $600 million.
Among Indian movie actors, Amitabh Bachchan is one of the most famous and was born on 11 October 1942. He gained popularity in the movie industry in the 70s when he portrayed the role of India’s ‘angry young man’ in a number of movies which all managed to generate huge revenues for the producers. He also portrayed the lead role in the Indian version of the movie “The Godfather” that was Sarkar which received rave reviews. Amitabh Bachchan is worth an approximate $402 million.
Salman Khan was born on December 27, 1965, and is usually credited for playing the roles of a tough individual on-screen. He is also a producer and a television personality who is currently promoting the Indian version of Big Boss. Salman is worth an estimate of $300 million and is best known for having a wild side to his life. His wealth also allows him some great luxuries of life such as frequenting some of the biggest casinos around the world like those in The Bellagio in Las Vegas, the casinos in Macau and who knows, perhaps he even visits the online ones like the Mr. Green Casino. Salman has always been known as the bad boy of Bollywood and has been involved in litigation for years for cases like hunting a black buck, running his car over pedestrians sleeping by the roadside, indulging in alcohol and parties but still being very popular among women. He is popularly called ‘Bhai’ which is the affectionate term for big brother in Bollywood.
Aamir Khan is the third of the quartet of Khan’s who has been extremely successful in the movie industry in India. He has established himself as one of the most popular and influential actors who is acknowledged for being a perfectionist. He is not among the top-earning actors in the Indian movie industry but still has a net worth of about $205 million. His lack of earnings is perhaps because of his selective nature of choosing the roles offered to him and not because of a dearth of offers. However, his movies are acknowledged to make millions for the producers and a recent blockbuster of his Dangal was a global hit generating revenues close to 1000 crores.
Rajiv Hari Om Bhatia is the actual name of Akshay Kumar was born on September 9, 1967. Akshay is an actor who has portrayed rules in over 100 movies and is also a proponent of martial arts. He has been nominated for several awards over the years and his net worth is currently estimated at around $150 million. Recently he has been involved in some socially relevant movies which are urging change within the society.
The list of some of the richest Bollywood actors can go on and on as fresh entrants into the industry are also generating revenues in excess of $50 million each. They are perhaps held back because of the popularity of the top five and not because of lack of talent.
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