Bollywood’s Highest Paid Stars Ranking in 2017

Although Indian films earn less than their American made counterparts, they recover their costs by selling satellite rights to TV channels. Here are the details of ten highest-paid stars in B-town.

[1] Shahrukh Khan

Shahrukh Khan

Yearly earnings $38 million

SRK ranks first in the list of highest paid actors of B-town. Besides earning huge profits from movies such as Raees, he also gains millions from well-paid endorsement deals and productions of his Red Chillies Entertainment.

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[2] Salman KIhanSalman Khan

Yearly earnings $37 million

Salman is second in the list who is an evergreen hero earning a lot from hits like Sultan, which became the second-highest grossing Bollywood film of 2016. His most recent movie Tubelight was a disaster but he retains a chain of advertisements and a non-for-profit line of clothing and jewelry.


[3] Akshay Kumar

Akshay Kumar

Yearly earnings $35.5 million

Akshay Kumar had a busy schedule in this scoring period as we saw him appearing in five movies which are more than the number of movies of his counterparts in the list. Besides filling his pocket from hits like Dishoom and Jolly LLB 2, Akshay earns from commercial ads like deodorant to Eveready batteries.

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[4] Aamir Khan

Aamir Khan

Yearly earnings $12.5 million

Aamir Khan scored a global hit with his movie Dangal and this wrestling drama continues to ticket well worldwide. He will also earn more next year when his remaining overseas checks will come.He does fewer movies as compared with other stars and does not appears in ads but is still gaining as expected.


[5] Hrithik RoshanHrithik Roshan

Yearly earnings $11.5 million

Hrithik Roshan is at fifth position in the list His only movie in 2016, Mohenjo Daro did not have commercial success but Kaabil in 2017 overcame the loss. His father Rakesh Roshan produced this film which achieved t  Rs. 100 crores in just 11 days.

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[6] Deepika PadukoneDeepika Padukone

Yearly earnings $11 million

Deepika is one of the two actresses in this ranking who earned Rs.13 crores from the movie Padmavati. The 31-year-old star continues to make most of her money through commercial ads like global giant Nike and local cell phone maker Oppo.


[7] Ranveer SinghRanveer Singh

Yearly earnings $10 million

Ranveer’s film Bajirao got super-hit in 2015 but his 2016 romantic comedy Befikre failed to meet the same expectation. Ranveer still earns a lot from ads for several Indian brands like Kellogg’s Oats and Durex condoms.

[8] Priyanka ChopraPriyanka Chopra

Yearly earnings $10 million

Chopra has earnings from both Bollywood and Hollywood movies and she has established herself as an International star. The Hollywood movie Baywatch in which she played antagonist Victoria Leeds made $177.4 worldwide which was below the expectations. She also earns from ads like Pantene and others.


[9] Amitabh BachchanAmitabh Bachhan

Yearly earnings $10 million

The 74-year-old Star has done a variety of complex roles and he portrayed the character of a lawyer who defends women’s right in 2016’s Pink. He earns well from both silver and small screens and this August he returned to host the ninth season of Kaun Banega Crorepati?

[10] Ranbir KapoorRanvir Kapoor

Yearly earnings $8.5 million

This handsome hero scored the best box office opening of his career with the romantic movie Ae Dil Hai Mushkil. This movie collected Rs. 35 crores in India in its first weekend. However, Jagga Jasoos in which he starred opposite Katrina Kaif, flopped. Ranbir also earns from ads like underwear brand Macroman.


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