The Bollywood film industry has been thriving over the past few years. In India acting has become a major source of revenue for them. Women are also working extremely hard to stay at par with their male counterparts. The actresses are doing so well that Hollywood is hunting them down. Most notable is Priyanka Chopra who has become the pride of the Bollywood film industry and also a role model to a lot of aspiring young girls in not only India but all around the world. Here are the top ten most successful and richest Bollywood actresses 2017.
List of Top 10 Richest Bollywood Actresses in 2017
10. Kareena Kapoor Khan
She is married to famous movie actor Saif Khan. Kareen Kapoor is well known to do well in various movie genres such as comedies and romantic dramas. Today in her trophy shelf she has more than 6 filmfare awards and many other more accolades as a result of her outstanding performance. Her wealth has come from her acting career and also her beauty has contributed in her account through endorsement deals and advertisements. She has acted in movies such as “Raaz,” and “Ajnabee.” Film critics have described her one of the most beautiful Indian actress and she continues to rise to the top. Her net worth amounts to $6 million.
9. Priyanka Chopra
The talented actress started out as a model and even won the Miss India and miss world in the year 2000. She was born in 1982 and started her acting career in 2003 through the movie “The Hero.” .priyanka has won many film awards both from her beauty and acting performance and among them National film award and the honorary the Padma Shri which was awarded by the Government of India for her outstanding work in film. Most recently, Times magazine named her in their list of 100 most influential persons. Some of the films that she has featured on are action series Quantico, Andaaz, Aitraaz, among others. She has also released several songs such as IN my city and Exotic .Her net worth is $8 million.
8. Anushka Sharma
The beautiful Indian actress was born in the year 1988. She started off as a model first then gradually moved into acting. Today she is listed amongst most successful actresses and one of the highest paid as well. She has given exemplary performances in movies such as “PK” and “Sultan.” “Band Baaja Baaraat”, “Jab Tak Hai Jaan “among others. She has won numerous awards. After conquering the modeling industry in India, she has also done well in the acting industry. With all these opportunities, Anuksha has managed to amass $8 million.
7. Kangana Ranaut
Kangana Ranaut is a famous Bollywood actress with a good record in performance. She plays various roles with much ease and professionalism. Kangana has also been able to endorse various products therefore adding to her bank account. The popular Indian actress has also won three national awards in film namely National film award and two Filmfare awards. She is also considered a trendsetting fashionista in the whole of india. Some of the films associated with her are Tanu Weds Manu, No Problem ,Queen,Krrish 3,Shootout at Wadala, Tanu Weds Manu Returns, Rascals, Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai, Kites, Raaz: among others. The pretty bold Kangana Ranaut is worth $10 million.
6. Sonakshi Sinha
Born into a family of talented parents (Poonam Sinha was former Miss India and Shatrughan Sinha a famous Bollywood actor), it is only natural that Sonakshi Sinha would follow into the footsteps of her parents and continue the acting legacy. She emerged the winner in the Filmfare awards as the best female debut actress. She has acted in movies such as “Dabang,” “Son of Sardaar,” “Rowdy Rathore” among many others. Most of her money has come from movies and endorsement deals. She is worth $10 million. She is one amongst the Top 10 Richest Bollywood Actresses 2017.
5. Katrina Kaif
Among the highest paid actresses in Bollywood today is Katrina. She is among one of India’s most beautiful actresses and a model as well. She has acted in blockbuster movies such as “Namastey London,” Dhoom 3 ,Boom, Jagaa jasoos, Phantom, Race among other successful films. Most of her wealth is as a result of acting, various stage performances and brand endorsement deals. Today she is worth She has also worked with various brands in endorsing their products. Her net worth is $10 million.
4. Deepika Padukone
Among the highest paid actresses and in fact one of the few Indians to make it in the list of the highest paid actress is Deepika Padukone. Her father was a famous athlete in India. The young woman has done well for herself in the movie industry having acted in more than 30 films among them being Tamasha, Piku, Race 2, Housefull, Pirate , Cocktail among others. Deepika also gets her wealth from representing the brands of other large companies such as Vistara and tanishq Jewelry giving her a whooping net worth amounts to $10 million.
3. Bipasha Basu
The model turned actress was born in 1979 in Delhi. She has acted in films of Hindi, Tamil, Bengali and Telugu languages. Some of the films Basu has appeared on are Anjabee, Raaz, No Entry, Phir Hera Phire, Doom 2, Race and Jism, The sensual actress has also been involved in fitness campaigns and even shot work out videos to help spread awareness on the need for fitness. She has won numerous Filmware awards among other accolades making her a leading contemporary Bollywood actress. She is worth $15 million.
2. Vidya Balan
Vidya Balan has five Filmfare awards under her belt and other notable recognitions awards. She began her career when she was just 16 years old featuring in the comedy Hum Paanch. In the year 2014, Vidya received the privilege of being awarded with the Padma Shri given by the Government of India. The exemplary actress has been involved in movies such as “Hey baby,” Dirty Picture”, “Kahanni “Bhalo Theko” among many others. She is married to Siddharth Kapur who is the CEO of UTV productions and director of Walt Disney Company. Her net worth adds up to $15 million.
1. Sonam Kapur
Sonam has acquired fame through acting in a lot of Bollywood movies. She hails from a family of entertainment and its just logic that she too has inherited the genes. She takes after her father who was also an actor by the name Anil Kapoor. She made her debut in acting in 2007 in a romantic comedy called “Saawariya.” She is also charitable as she supports organizations that help fight breast cancer. Her wealth is also made through endorsements for products and advertisements as well. Some of the movies she has featured in are Movie black, Saawariya ,Delhi-6, I Hate Luv Storys , Thank You , Players , Khoobsurat , Ranjhaa among others. Her net worth is $15 million.
So, these above are the Top 10 Richest Bollywood Actresses 2017. Women work very hard to prove that they are capable but the women above have done far much more in the acting industry in India showing that it is indeed possible for a woman to reach for her dreams and at the same time care for her family. These beautiful women keep soaring to greater heights because of their commitment and passion for acting.