s of India for 2013
Wondering who are the richest Celebrities in India in terms of the money earned in 2013? Here is the top 10 list of Indian Celebrities who have made it to the Richie Rich league this year. There are no surprises however as the list is dominated by stars from Cinema and Cricket.
Shahrukh Khan – Earnings in 2013 – Rs. 220 crores
Shahrukh Khan was born and brought up in Delhi, started his career in a TV serial “Fauji”.His acting skills paved way to set foot in the film industry. His first movie Deewane was a commercial success . Since then, he has given his fans numerous hits like `Darr’, `Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge’, `Dil To Pagal Hai’ , and `Kuch Kuch Hota Hai’, ‘Chak De India’ and `My Name is Khan’.
Globally, Shahruk is considered to be one of the biggest movie stars and he is listed among 50 most powerful people in the world. His income during the year 2013 is calculated to be Rs. 220.50 crores, which brings him to the top among India’s richest celebrities.
Chennai Express is said to be his all time super hit block buster of 2013.
Mahendra Singh Dhoni – Earnings in 2013 – Rs. 157 crores
Our next celebrity who stands second with an income of 157.50 crores is Mahendra Singh Dhoni. He is an Indian cricketer and current captain of the Indian national cricket team. Dhoni has won 26, lost 12 and drawn 11 in his 49th test match as Indian Captain. He is also the only batsman in the current Indian side with Test experience in South Africa.
Salman Khan – Earnings in 2013 – Rs. 155 crores
Being the eldest son of Salim Khan a screen writer and listed in the third place among our richest celebrities is Salman Khan who began his acting career as a supporting actor in the film `Biwi Ho To Aisi’. His fame began to spread after his romantic act in ‘Maine Pyaar Kiya’. Since then he has done several successful films like Hum ‘Dil De Chuke Sanam’, ‘Tere Naam’, ‘Mujhse Shaadi Karogi’, ‘No Entry’, ‘Partner’, ‘Wanted’ and ‘Dabangg’. Despite all the controversies to his name, the star has a huge fan following.
Salman Khan’s last film Dabangg was the sequel of hit film. Dabangg 2 earned Rs.155 crore in Indian box office and has brought him to the third highest grosser of all times.
Amitabh Bachchan – Earnings in 2013 – Rs. 147 crores
Amitabh Bachchan, a prominent Bollywood actor gained his popularity in the early 70s as the “angry young man” of Hindi cinema. He created a storm in Bollywood after playing the title role of ‘Shahenshah’. The other movies which gave him fame and stardom were ‘Laawaris’, ‘Coolie’, ‘Naseeb’, ‘Silsila’, ‘Sharabi’ and ‘Jaadugar’. These evergreen movies were all time favorite and gave in a great fan following. Till date, Amitabh has won numerous major awards, including four National Film Awards and fourteen Filmfare Awards. He mostly goes by the name “The Big B”.
His movie Satyagraha is an intense and emotional experience with a staggering performance by Amitabh Bachchan in 2013 has won many hearts.
Akshay Kumar – Earnings in 2013 – Rs. 118 crores
Entering the film industry as an action hero, Akshay Kumar proved to be an alpha male and a good romantic hero. He is known to do his own stunts and is very hardworking and determined person. Akshay Kumar was honored with the Padmashri award in 2009 for his contribution to cinema.
Rowdy Rathore, Housefull 2 were his super hit movies of 2012. Boss which was released in 2013 was a great success. So, thus he is at the top 5 position to be the richest celebrity with Rs. 118.13 crores earnings this year.
Sachin Tendulkar – Earnings in 2013 – Rs. 94 crores
He is the first player to score one hundred international centuries, the first to score a double century in a one Day International. Sachin Tendulkar is the 51st richest sportsman in the world for the year 2013 according to Forbes. And he is considered to be the sixth richest celebrity in India whose remuneration till his retirement for 2013 has been around Rs 94.32 crores.
Ranbir Kapoor – Earnings in 2013 – Rs. 68 crores
Born into a family of popular actors, Ranbir Kapoor faced the media spotlight from a young age, he was always a star kid from whom everyone had great expectations. Despite the failure of his first film he had not given given up hope, he fought to come up and now he is one of the most popular and high-profile celebrities in India who stand seventh with a gross of Rs. 68.60 crores..
“In a short career span of 10 films, Ranbir Kapoor has achieved a tremendous jump in the business done by his films. His last releases ‘Bombay Talkies’, ‘Yeh jawaani hai Dewaani’ and ‘Besharam’ have shown a great success and appreciation among his fans. He had proved a power house of talent in his latest releases .
Katrina Kaif – Earnings in 2013 – Rs. 63 crores
Born in Hong Kong to a Kashmiri father and English mother, Katrina Kaif is a British film actress and model. She started her Bollywood career with ‘Boom’ and saw her success with ‘Sarkar’. Her movie ‘Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya’ opposite Salman Khan, earned her an award. ‘Namastey London’, ‘Welcome’ and ‘Singh Is King’ opposite Akshay Kumar have made her a favourite heroine among her fans. She won her first film fare award for the film ‘New York’ and ‘Rajneeti ‘ which was a biggest commercial success.
Bombay talkies is a hit for her in 2013 and Dhoom 3 to be released on 20th to be one of the greatest hits. She holds the eight position with a remuneration of Rs. 63.75 crores.
Hrithik Roshan – Earnings in 2013 – Rs. 62 crores
An actor known for his versatility and work ethic with a great dramatic range is none other than Hrithik Roshan. His leading role in Kaho naa Pyaar hai earned him film fare awards as the Best Actor. His blockbuster movies ‘Koi Mil Gaya’, ‘Krrish’, ‘Kabhi Kushi Kabhi hum’ , Agneepath were great commercial success. Krish 3 which got released in 2013 was a great hit for him which has established him as a leading contemporary actor of Indian cinema.
His hard work has place him in the ninth position among the top 10 richest celebrities.
Virat Kohli – Earnings in 2013 – Rs. 57 crores
A middle-order batsman in the Indian cricket team is Virat Kohli. He can also bowl right arm medium pace. Kohli played his first Test in 2011 against West Indies in Kingston. He has been rated as the 13th most marketable athlete in the world by Sportspro .
Recently Virat Kohli achieved the feat of fastest to reach 5,000 runs in ODI equaling the record held by Sir Vivian Richards.