In Bollywood, the salaries of actors tend to differ on the basis of movies, negotiations with producers, budget, profit share and other factors. Naturally, a top earner may not charge the same amount for every movie every year. That said, some of the actors are consistently big names when it comes to the most expensive stars of Bollywood. Their high salaries are due to the fact that they are top draws at the Indian as well as the overseas box office, regardless of the quality of their movies.
Take a look at the top 10 most expensive Bollywood actors in 2017, known for the big money they score at the box office as well as the handsome amount that they pocket with each movie.
List of the top 10 most expensive Bollywood actors 2017
10. Ranveer Singh (Rs 15 crore)
Hits like “Ram Leela” and “Bajirao Mastani” have seen him go from strength to strength. The talented actor is often billed as the next superstar, and his effortless charm makes him a winner with girls. He has a net worth of $1.5 million.
9. Saif Ali Khan (Rs 15 crore)
Despite the absence of big hits in recent times, the Chote Nawab is still a force to reckon with. He has given many hits and can be called said that he is an underrated superstar. The actor has a net worth of $140 million, just behind his Khiladi colleague Akshay Kumar.
8. Amitabh Bacchan (Rs 20 crore)
The biggest of them all just refuses to fade, and his recent roles in movies have keep him in the race even today. The first angry young man of Bollywood, he was also the first actor to earn Rs 1 crore per movie back in the ‘80s, becoming a one-man industry. The superstar, fondly remembered for movies like “Zanjeer”, “Deewar” and “Sholay” still packs a punch and how! The Forbes 2015 list saw him with the same amount of $33.5 million as current top earner Salman Khan.
7. Ajay Devgan (Rs 25 crore)
He is one of the most successful superstars and actors with both awards and multiple 100 crore movies under his belt. Ajay is the only superstar in his league to get National Award for Best Actor not once but twice, for Zakhm and The Legend of Bhagat Singh. His Golmaal franchise, Singham Series and movies like Bol Bacchan find him at the top of commercial league and films like Drishyam also help him score as an offbeat hero. He has a net worth of $30 million.
6. Ranbir Kapoor (Rs 30 crore)
His chocolate-boy expressions and versatility has helped him crash into the big league since 2013 and have proved him to be a very versatile actor. He has given various Successful movies, which have helped him become the young big gun that he is. He has a net worth of $30 million, despite recent flops.
5. Shahrukh Khan (Rs 40 crore)
Another of the Khan trio, SRK is in the big league courtesy his films like. The Baazigar star has a net worth of $600 million, courtesy his films, brand endorsements and IPL league Kolkata Knight Riders, which makes him bigger than all the superstars. However, the underperforming of his recent films has hit him badly. In the Forbes list, he is at no. 18 with $26 million in earnings.
4. Hrithik Roshan (Rs 40 crore)
He jumped into the scene with the 2000 blockbuster Kaho Naa Pyaar Hai and has never looked back since. With successful flicks, he has become a top earner in Bollywood. He was the first superhero from the Indian Cinema to gain so much love in form of Krish.According to some unconfirmed reports; he has charged Rs 50 crore as remuneration for his upcoming biggie “Mohenjo Daro”. He has a net worth of $30 million.
3. Akshay Kumar (Rs 40 – 45 Crore)
The Punjab da Puttar is at the top of the game when it comes to big money. Although he charges less than Salman Khan, he has a fixed salary unlike the 5 other superstars. He is also the highest tax payer in Bollywood since 2008, and has paid apparently 18 crore INR for the last calendar year while Salman Khan paid Rs 11 crore and Shahrukh Khan paid Rs 10.5 crore. For the 2014 flick “Holiday” he got Rs 50 crores while for the upcoming 62-crore movie “Jolly LLB 2”, he will pocket 42 crore INR. There are reports that he will be paid more than superstar Rajnikanth for upcoming movie 2.0 as an antagonist. He has a net worth of $150 million.
2. Aamir Khan (Rs 50 crore)
The perfectionist is said to charge Rs 50 crore for every new project, which is unsurprising considering how big his movies score at the B.O. Films like P.K, Dhoom 3 and 3 Idiots keep him in the big league, and fans love him for his method acting. Whether as the revenge-seeker millionaire of Ghajini or the elusive genius of 3 Idiots or the anguished father of Talaash, the man hardly puts a foot wrong. He has a net worth of $185 million.
1. Salman Khan (Rs 60 Crore)
The Forbes annual list of 2015 saw Salman Khan pocketing around $33.5 million while his peer Akshay Kumar hauled in $32.5 million. He does 2 films every year, and charges around Rs 60 crore for every new film. The star is known for his muscular physique and charming looks which makes him suitable for both action movies and romantic flicks. He has a net worth of $200 million.
These are the top 10 most expensive Bollywood actors in 2017, known for their high salaries and net worth. Their positions change every year and so do their salaries, based on factors like hits and misses, negotiations with producers and a number of other factors. Generally however, they are the biggies in Bollywood when it comes to drawing the most expensive list.