Every year more than 1500 movies are produced in India in different languages, making a business of ₹190 billion at the box office (2019 report). The film industry has given us several actors such as Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, Ram Charan and Rajinikanth and many more to name who have revered the star status through their outstanding work. Besides movies, these actors are quite popular on TV and earn huge money through their various businesses. This definitely adds to their net worth. Talking about the net worth, do you know who the richest actor in India is? If you did not know, here we have capsulated all the information related to the richest film actors in India along with their qualifications, net worth salary, brand endorsements and properties.
List of Top 10 Richest Actors in India
1. Shahrukh Khan
The King of Romance, aka Shahrukh Khan, is the richest actor in India. With the $600 million net worth, he is not only one of the highest-paid actors in India but across the globe. SRK started his acting career in the late 1980s with TV shows like Fauji and Dil Dariya, he got his first break in Bollywood with his debut movie Deewana in 1992, and then there was no looking behind. With each stint, the actor climbed the ladder of success, and today he is known as “Baadshah of Bollywood” and ‘King Khan’’ owing to his powerful performance.
The actor has been part of more than 80 movies so far! Some of his iconic movies are Baazigar (1993), Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (1995), Devdas (2002), Swades (2004), Chak De! India (2007), My Name Is Khan (2010), Chennai Express (2013) and Raees (2017). He has earned a number of accolades, including 14 Filmfare Awards.
Besides a notable actor, he is also a well-known producer and television personality. He has hosted TV shows like Kya Aap Paanchvi Pass Se Tez Hain and the third season of KBC. He is a co-chairman of the motion picture production company Red Chillies Entertainment and co-owner of the Indian Premier League cricket team Kolkata Knight Riders.
The actor holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Hansraj College (Delhi University. He is happily married to Gauri Khan since 1991, and they both are parents to Aryan, Suhana and AbRam.
The king of Romance lives in a sprawling sea-facing mansion –Mannat in Bandra, Mumbai. It valued at around 200 crores. On top of this, he has an extravagant collection of four wheels in his garage. From Bugatti Veyron priced at Rs 12 crore to BMW i8, Shahrukh’s car collection will leave your jaw dropped.
Shahrukh Khan Net Worth: $700 Million (5067 Crore INR)
Price per Movie: 25 Crore+
Endorsement Fee: Rs. 80 lakhs to a crore
Endorsements: Dish TV, Kent, Hyundai, Byju’s, BigBasket, Pepsico, Airtel, etc.
Honours: Padma Shri (2005), Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (2007), Légion d’honneur (2014)
2. Amitabh Bachchan
Big B is next on our list of the top 10 richest actors in India. He is one of the most influential actors in the movie industry’s history and is amongst the highest-paid actors in India, with a net worth of $455 million. Not many know that the Megastar wanted to become a Radio Presenter. However, he could not audition for the same and later went on to try his luck in Bollywood. Amitabh Bachchan marked his debut in Hindi cinema with Saat Hindustani in 1969, but it was his 1971 release Anand that got him recognition with his portrayal as Dr Bhaskar Banerjee that also won him his first Filmfare award.
Also known as Star of the Millennium, Amitabh Bachchan has been part of more than 200 movies amongst which he is best known for his performance in Anand (1971), Guddi (1971), Zanjeer (1973), Namak Haraam (1973), Abhimaan )1973), Deewaar (1975), Sholay (1975), Chupke Chupke (1975), Amar Akbar Anthony (1977), Don (1978), Lawaaris (1981), Sharaabi (1984), Shahenshah (1988), Mohabbatein, Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham…(2001), Black (2005), Cheeni Kum (2007), Paa(2009), Piku (2015) etc. He has also lent his voice in movies like Ra.One, Jodhaa Akbar, Lagaan.
The Shahenshah of the movie industry has won more than 15 Firmware awards, four National Film Awards as Best Actor, Dadasaheb Phalke Award as lifetime achievement and any awards at international film festivals.
In addition to acting, Bachchan has worked as a film producer, playback singer, and television presenter. He has hosted most of the seasons of the game show Kaun Banega Crorepati. Amitabh Bachchan has also worked with Leonardo DiCaprio, in which Amitabh made his Hollywood debut.
Big B has completed his graduation from Sherwood College in Nainital, followed by a double major in Science and Arts from Kirori Mal College, New Delhi. He is married to a popular veteran actress and politician Jaya Bhaduri; they are proud parents of Shweta Bachchan-Nanda and Abhishek Bachchan, who married Aishwarya Rai in 2007.
Mr Bachchan owns five properties naming “Jalsa”, “Janak”, “Prateeksha”, “Vatsa”, and one more. He lives in a vast property- Jalsa with his family. The Megastar has recently added Mercedes-Benz S 350d to his car collection.
Amitabh Bachchan Net Worth: $455 million (Rs.322 crore)
Price Per Movie: 6 crores +
Endorsement Fee: 5 crore+
Endorsements: Maggi, Cadbury Dairy Milk, FirstCry, Kalyan jewellers, Gujrat Tourism, Dabur Chyawanprash, Polio Vaccine etc.
Honours: Dadasaheb Phalke Award (2019), Padma Vibhushan (2015), Padma Bhushan (2001), Padma Shri (1984)
3. Hrithik Roshan
Hrithik Roshan has spotted the third position in our list of the richest actor in India 2021 with a Net worth of $30 Million. Popularly known as Duggu, the actor began acting as the child actor in the movie- Asha (1980), and he then worked as an assistant director to his father. Hrithik later made his debut as a leading actor in his father’s (Rakesh Roshan) movie Kaho Naa… Pyaar Hai (2000). The movie broke many Box Office records and won him the 2 Filmfare Award.
He has acted in more than 40 movies. He is best known for his performance in films like Kaho Naa… Pyaar Hai (2000), Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham…(2001), Koi… Mil Gaya (2003) Krrish (2006), Dhoom 2(2006), Jodhaa Akbar (2008), Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara (2011), Agneepath (2012), Krrish 3 2003, Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara (2011), Super 30 (2019), War (2019). He has won six Filmfare and many other accolades for his acting.
The nation’s heartthrob has been a judge of the television show Just Dance (2011), making him the highest-paid actor film star in the television industry. Owing to his mesmerizing personality and charming physique, his name is listed as the most handsome men in the world.
The actor has done bachelor of Commerce from Sydenham College, Mumbai. In 2000, he married his love of life, Sussanne Khan, but they divorced in 20014. The two are dotting parents to 2 sons- Hridhaan and Hrehaan. He also owns a fitness line called HRX.
Hrithik Roshan Net Worth: $30 Million (Rs. 2680 Crore)
Price Per Movie: Rs. 50 Crore (Including Share in profit)
Endorsement Fee: 1.5-2 Crore
Endorsements: Nirma, Oppo, Arrow, Paragon, Mountain Dew, Zebronics, Rado, Garena Free Fire, Cure.Fit, HRX.
4. Akshay Kumar
Kumar started his acting career with his 1991 release Saugandh. The actor got huge recognition with his movie Khiladi that released in 1991. The film established him as the king of action, and since then, he is popularly known as the ‘Khiladi Kumar’ of Hindi Cinema. After working in strings of Action movies and especially Khiladi film series, he went on to try his hands in romantic movies like Dhadkan (2000), Andaaz (2003) and Namastey London (2007 and thereafter he also went to part in iconic comedy movies like Hera Pheri (2000), Garam Masala (2005), Bhool Bhulaiyaa (2007) and Singh Is Kinng (2008) and many others to name. In total, he has done around 145 movies in most genres. Very few people know that his real name is Rajiv Hari Om Bhatia and former martial artist.
The actor has received Filmfare Awards for his negative role in Ajnabee (2001) and his comic performance in Garam Masala (2005). Also, he has won National Film Award for Best Actor for his portrayal in the crime thriller Rustom (2016).
Apart from acting, the actor has also hosted initial seasons of famous TV shows –Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi and MasterChef India. He owns two production companies- Hari Om Entertainment and Hari Om Entertainment. Akshay has also introduced the TV reality show Dare 2 Dance. In addition to this, he also owns a team – TV reality shows Dare 2 Dance. According to Forbes, Akshay Kumar was amongst the highest-paid entertainer and the only Bollywood actor with earnings of $48.5 million in the year 2019 and 2020, he was the highest-paid Bollywood actor and one of the richest Bollywood actors in India.
In 2001, the actor married Twinkle Khanna, daughter of Rajesh Khanna and Dimple Dimple Kapadia. Twinkle and Akshay are parents to Aarav and Nitara.
Akshay Kumar Net Worth: $325 Million (Rs 2414 crore)
Price Per Movie: Rs.25 Crore +
Endorsement Fee: 1 crore
Endorsements: Honda, Nirma, Policy Bazaar, Livguard Energy, Harpic, Suthol, Lever Ayush, Cardekho etc.
Honours: Padma Shri 2009
5. Salman Khan
Our very own Sallu Mia has grabbed the fifth position in our list of top 10 richest actors in India with a net worth of 360 Million. Son of famous screenwriter Salim Khan, who has penned down many famous Bollywood dialogues, Salman Khan stepped into Bollywood with his debut movie Biwi Ho To Aisi (1988), followed by one of his iconic movies of the career Maine Pyar Kiya (1989).
Abdul Rashid Salim Salman Khan, aka Salman Khan, has acted in around 114 Films. Salman Khan established himself as one of the best Bollywood actors with his performance in movies like Aapke Hain Koun..! (1994), Andaz Apna Apna(1994), Karan Arjun (1995), Biwi No.1, Hum Saath-Saath Hain, Wanted (2009), Dabangg (2010), Ek Tha Tiger (2012), Kick (2014), Bajrangi Bhaijaan (2015), Sultan (2016) and Tiger Zinda Hai (2017) etc.
The Bhaijaan of Hindi cinema has received two National Film Awards as a film producer and two Filmfare Awards for acting. Besides acting, the actor is also synonymous with Big Boss, he is hosting the TV reality show since 2010 (fourth season). He has also introduced his NGO-Being Human Foundation, in 2007. Salman has a luxurious apartment-Galaxy in Bandra and a colossal farmhouse in Panvel where he liked to spend his free time.
Salman Khan Net Worth: $360 Million (Rs. 2304 crores)
Price Per Movie: 70 – 75 Crores per movie plus a share in the profit
Endorsement Fee: 7 crores per day
Endorsements: Thumps Up, Revital H, Mountain Dew, Britannia Tiger Biscuit, Dixcy Scott etc.
6. Aamir Khan
Mohammed Aamir Hussain Khan, fondly known as Aamir Khan, started acting as the child artist in his Uncle Nasir Hussain’s film Yaadon Ki Baaraat (1973). In `1988, he marked his entry in Bollywood as the leading actor with his movie Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak (1988), followed by Raakh (1989) that got him his first award. In 90’s he appeared in many commercially successful movies like Dil, Raja Hindustani, Sarfarosh and many others that established him as a successful actor in the film industry.
The actor received Filmfare awards for Raja Hindustani and Sarfarosh in the category of best actor. By now, he has been part of around 62 movies. Some of his films that made a remarkable impression in the film industry are Lagaan (2001), Fanaa and Rang De Basanti, Taare Zameen Par (2007) which was also directed. He got global recognition with his highest grossing movies like Ghajini, 3 Idiots, Dhoom 3, PK, and Dangal.
In addition to acting, Mr Perfectionist has also hosted a talk show Satyamev Jayate that discussed various ongoing issues like female foeticide, child sexual abuse, rape, honour killings, domestic violence, untouchability, alcoholism, and the criminalization of politics. He has also founded Aamir Khan Productions in 1999. Khan also co-founded the PAANI foundation along with Kiran Rao.
Khan married Reena Dutta in 1986. However, the duo got separated in 2002. Together they have two kids-Ira and Junaid Khan. Aamir then married Kiran Rao, a known producer, screenwriter and director, in 2005 and have a son named Azad Rao Khan with her. The couple is no more together!
Net worth: $180 Million (1780 Crore)
Price Per Movie: Rs 50 crore to Rs 70 crore per movie
Endorsement Fee: Rs. 12-15 crore
Endorsements: Coca-Cola, Samsung, Tata Sky, Snapdeal, Vivo, UNICEF, “Athithi Devo Bhavah”, Godrej, Datsun, Titan Watches, Etisalat mobile, Vedantu, PhonePe,
Honours: Padma Shri (2003), Padma Bhushan (2010), National Treasure of India, Government of China (2017)
7. Ram Charan
Ram Charan is one of the famous Indian actors and producers who predominantly works in Telugu Cinema. He is the highest-paid Telugu actor. He is the son of a former politician and actor- Chiranjeevi. The actor marked his debut in the film industry with a successful action film -Chirutha (2007) that also won him Filmfare Award for Best Male Debut-South. He rose to fame with S. S. Rajamouli’s fantasy action film Magadheera (2009), one of the year’s highest-grossing movies. The actor also got the Award for Best Actor – Telugu and many other accolades for his performance.
Some of the most commercially successful movies of his career are Racha (2012), Naayak (2013), Yevadu (2014), Dhruva (2016) and Rangasthalam (2018). He has also worked in Hindi movies such as Zanjeer.
The actor owns a production house- Konidela Production Company. Besides movies, he has a keen interest in Polo. Ram Charan is happily married to Upasana Kamineni since 2012
He owns the polo team Hyderabad Polo and Riding Club and regional airline service TruJet. The mega power star has recently moved to his new house in Hyderabad’s Jubilee Hills in Hyderabad. The price of this dream bungalow is around Rs 30 crores.
The Megastar owns a couple of the best luxury cars globally, including Aston Martin and Range Rover. Each of these cars is around 1 crore to 3 crores.
Net worth: $ 175 Million (1292 Crore)
Price Per Movie: Rs. 12 Crore
Brand Endorsement Fee: Rs. 1.8 Crore INR
Endorsements: Pepsi, Tata Docomo, Volano, Apollo Jiyo.
8. Kamal Haasan
Kamal Hassan is an Indian actor, screenwriter, dancer, playback singer, politician and lyricist. The actor has had an illustrious career in Tamil Cinema. Kamal Hassan featured in the 1960 Tamil-language film Kalathur Kannamm as a child artist and for his portrayal, the actor won President’s, Gold Medal.
Kamal Haasan is globally known as the greatest actor in the history of Indian cinema. He has been part of around 220 movies, including Bollywood, Malayalam, Telugu, Bengali and Kannada films. He has won 19 Filmfare Awards and four National Film Awards with many other honourable accolades in his career. The versatile actor is best known for his performance in movies like Nayakan (1987), Indian (1996), Hey Ram (2000), Virumaandi (2004), Dasavathaaram (2008), in which he played ten roles and Vishwaroopam (2013), which he directed.
Besides acting, the actor also owns a production company, Raaj Kamal Films International. He has also opened a children’s cancer relief fund.
In 1978, the actor married dancer Vani Ganapathy, whom he divorced in 1988. He then went into a relationship with the famous veteran actress Sarika. The duo got married after their first baby, but are now separated. The two have two beautiful daughters – Shruti and Akshara; both are part of the movie industry.
Kamal Haasan Net Worth: $100 million (Rs. 450 crores)
Price Per Movie: Rs. 25 crore+
Endorsement Fee: 16 crores
Honours: Padma Shri (1990), Padma Bhushan (2014), Prix Henri-Langlois French Award (2016) and Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (2016)
9. Akkineni Nagarjuna
The veteran South Indian actor is also counted amongst the top 10 richest actors in India, with a net worth of $50 Million. The actor/television presenter/producer/entrepreneur has been part of more than 100 movies, mainly in Telugu.
The actor has received three Filmfare Awards South, 9 State Nandi awards and two National Film awards for his movie for Ninne Pelladata (1996, which he has also produced. He is well known for his performance in Annamayya (1997), Agni Varsha (2002), Rajanna (2011),
Apart from acting, the co-owner of the production company Annapurna Studios and president of non-profit film school Annapurna International School of Film and Media.
He was married to Lakshmi Daggubati. They both have one son- actor Naga Chaitanya. After six years of relationship, the couple got separated in 1990. He then married known actress Amala in 1992, and the couple gave birth to actor Akhil in 1994.
Akkineni Nagarjuna Net Worth: $50 Million (Rs. 800 Crore)
Price Per Movie: 9-11 crores
Endorsement Fee: Rs. 2 Crores
Endorsements: Kalyan Jewellers
Popularly known as Thalaivar, Rajinikanth is not only the richest South Indian actor, he is amongst the richest film actor in India. His real name is Shivaji Rao Gaekwad, but amongst his fans, he is known as Thalaiva. Known for playing larger than life roles, the actor worked as coolie and bus conductor before stepping into the film industry.
In 1975, the actor got a first break in the industry with K. Balachander’s 1975, and later, he played antagonist roles that earned him much fame. He reached the ladder of success with his movie Baashha in 1995, in which he played the character of a crime boss. Owing to the success of the film, the actor earned a ‘god-like’ status in Tamil. Following this, his movies like Sivaji (2007), Enthiran (2010).
His global popularity is attributed to his uniquely styled dialogues and idiosyncrasies in films. Owing to his popularity and social cause, he has been associated with Rajinikanth is the only actor to be a part of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) syllabus, in a lesson titled From Bus Conductor to Superstar.
The veteran actor is married to Latha Rajinikanth, a playback singer and Indian film producer. Both are proud parents of Soundarya Rajinikanth and Aishwarya Dhanush, who is married to Dhanush, the Indian actor.
Net worth: $50 Million (Rs. 365 Crore)
Price Per Movie: Rs.30 crore
Honours: Dadasaheb Phalke Award (2020), Padma Vibhushan (2016), Padma Bhushan (2000)
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