Hollywood can be considered as the Mecca of the famous and the riches. On the other side, its sister concern, Bollywood is the tinsel town which has no dearth of superb actors, music composers, directors, producers and artists. Several stars have given amazing performances and earned name and fame. Here is the list of highest-paid celebrities in India.
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Last but not the least; Saif Ali Khan is a prominent producer and actor in film industry. He hails from the lineage of North Indian princes and he has inherited a few of his wealth from his family, along with the funds needed for a stately mansion in Mumbai. But his proper temperament as a prince has not been inherited. He had allegedly assaulted some people in 2008 and 2012, including an elderly gentleman and a photographer.
John Abraham is a relative newcomer in the industry but he still has a lot of impressive appearances. He has been appeared in around 40 movies since his debut in 2003 but he had very little time for doing few of the side projects. He is the founder of his official fashion line, JA Clothing and it supplements his wealth significantly. Along with having big pockets, he is also known to have a big heart. He has donated most of his earning to United Way, Habitat to Humanity, and PETA to support the end of tradition of abusing the animals in circuses. He is known to charge around Rs. 10 to Rs. 12 crores for a movie and earns significant amount to take back at home.
Sanju Baba aka Sanjay Dutt is not just famous for his wealth and impeccable acting skills, but also for his legal standing. He was reportedly involved in arms convictions on 1993 Mumbai blasts and he got imprisonment. He has been released on February 2016. He has been in and out of the jail in his personal life for 20 years. But he managed to receive 17 film awards quite surprisingly. He is also the co-founder of Super Fight League, mixed martial arts league.
Like with several other celebs, Ranbir earned most of his fortunes from outside investments and product endorsements, along with silver screen. He has contract with several companies like Renault, Lenovo and even FC Barcelona. His award-winning appearance has worked wonder on several commercials. He has also got appearance as the co-owner of the Mumbai City FC. He also used his clout and position as the celebrity to help with charities and those that improved access to women’s rights and water.
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His family has a long back history in entertainment industry. He is the son of famous veteran actor and producer Rakesh Roshan. Hrithik is considered to be the first-class entertainer like his father. He gained the stardom from his debut film “Kaho Naa… Pyaar Hai”. The movie was highest grossing in 2000. Along with his lucrative career, he earned his degree of Bachelor’s in Commerce from Sydenham College.
Before starting his career in modeling and acting, he was a cook and a martial arts instructor. He realized his dream in two days and amassed a lot of films that have got very mixed reviews. Along with films, he has also been engaged in endorsement deals with LG, Pepsi, and Muthoot Finance. He is also the owner of a Kabaddi Team (the most popular sport in South Eastern Asia and it resembles like Red Rover). On the novel Mr. Funny Bones, he worked with his wife Twinkle Khanna and several charities to support farmers in drought-affected regions of Maharashtra.
Started off as a child actor for most of the films directed by his uncle, Aamir had early start in his career. Currently a director and producer, he had significant profit with his own project Taare Zameen Par along with an award for the category of Best Director. Despite his wealth, he decided to keep it grounded and his residence has the flat where his family lived in when he was young. He owned one of the world’s most expensive cars, Rolls Royce Ghost.
With a lot of modeling jobs and over 80 films under belt, Salman Khan is probably, one of the busiest men in film industry. He has a lot of controversies, including the poaching of Black Buck, an endangered deer species, and his “Drink and Drive” case (when he accidently drove his car and killed a person and ran his SUV in the bakery). But he still helped around 400 prisoners who served their sentence. In 2007, he also contributed a lot to mankind with Being Human foundation to provide healthcare and education across the world to the needy.
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He is the best actor in the world with 14 Filmfare awards and 4 National Awards. He also worked as a playback singer and a narrator. He contributed his fortunes with his main career of acting. He is also known for his term in Parliament of India from 1984 to 1987. He owns his official entertainment enterprise, working in both distribution and production of films across the world. Along with the well-known Prateeksha Mansion, he also owns Rolls Royce.
The “King Khan” of Bollywood tops the list as the richest Bollywood actor and ranks third as the world richest actor. Hails from a Delhi-based middle class family, SRK is the self-made superstar who currently has the investments and assets including co-ownership of an IPL team, Kolkata Knight Riders, and a production studio. Besides acting, King Khan has interesting collection of cars, including Rolls Royce Drophead, BMWs and Audis. He spent most of his fortune for his vacation home in Dubai and mansion, Mannat.