The Indian based entertainment industry, Bollywood, has proven over time a force to reckoned with. It is a multi-billion dollar industry that has been involved in music and film production since the early sixties. It continues to provide high quality entertainment worldwide and has gained popularity due to the uniqueness of scripting and performance displayed by artists, actors, and actresses. Below is a list of the top 10 richest Bollywood celebrities in the world in the year 2015. The list varies from musicians and actors to producers and writers.
10 Irrfan Khan – Net worth: $50 million
Irrfan Khan, with an incredible net worth of $50 million, makes him the tenth richest make to walk the earth in Bollywood. Born January 1967 as Sahabzde Irfan Ali Khan, his focus was success. He trained to become a crucial Bollywood actor in the Hindi cinemas and landed his first official debut in, Salaam Bombay (1988), crowning him with an Academy Award nomination. Throughout his acting career, Khan has developed his style and many consider him to be one of the finest actors in Bollywood. He has won multiple awards from various international film organizations and you may remember him from blockbuster hits Jurassic World (2015) and Life of Pi (2012) and The Amazing Spider Man (2012). He received the fourth highest recommendation from the Indian government, being awarded the Padma Shri recognition in 2011, for his contribution towards the entertainment industry. He has also been named the Resurgent Rajasthan ambassador for the Rajasthan government.
9. Akshay Kumar – Net worth: $65 million
Akshay Kumar, “one of the most successful actors in the history of Indian cinema”. With a staggering net worth of over $65 million, we can see what makes him the ninth highest paid actor in Bollywood. Kumar is well known as a producer, stuntman and martial artist. He has won countless awards for multiple roles, in more than one hundred different Hindi films. His contributions to the Bollywood film industry earned him far more. Born in India, September of 1967, birth name of Rajiv Hari Om Bhatia, the actor is considered a Canadian actor but has made the vast majority of his earnings through Indian cinema.
8. Dharmendra – Net worth: $70 million
Dharmendra, born in December of 1935, with birth name Dharmendra Singh Deol. Has a huge net worth total of over $70 million in 2019, topping the chart at number eight on our Top 10 list. Dharmendra is known for starring in many action films, coining the nicknames “He Man and “Action King”. He plunged into the world of producing and later into the role of a politician, gaining membership of the 14th Lok Sabha of India and served as representative for the Rajathani Bikaner constituency from the Bharatiya Janata Party. In 1997, Dharmendra wanted to give back to the Bollywood community and was later recognised for his important ongoing contributions to the Hindi cinema, awarding him with a Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award. In 2012 he was awarded the third highest recognition, receiving the Padma Bhushan for his outstanding contributions.
7. Anupam Kher – Net worth: $70 million
Anupam Kher appears on our list at the seventh richest actor in Bollywood, with a net worth of over $70million. Born in March 1955, the actor has appeared in more than five hundred films since he was a young adult. This well rounded actor has the variety to perform in a number of languages and made appearances in several critically acclaimed films, including Bend It Like Beckham ( 2002), Lust, Caution (2007 ) and several others. The actor was awarded with the Padma Shri in 2004, the fourth highest commendation given by the Indian government. Then later in 2016 he was awarded with the next highest award the Padma Bhushan award, for his incredible efforts and contributions to Hindi cinema.
6. Kamal Haasa – Net worth – $100 million
Kamal is one amazing all around performer. There is nothing that he cannot do or has not done. His first love was acting and at the age of four, he had already won a Best Actor award for his role in an Indian film. He has since appeared and rocked over fifty productions, most of them being from Bollywood. He received many awards and nominations for his excellent work in these films. Off screen, Kamal Haasan has invested a lot, working as a producer and screenwriter. He is also an amazingly talented singer and choreographer, earning him many roles, mainly as a playback singer and lyrics writer. His flexibility and ability to thrive in the many different industries under Bollywood has led him to succeed and continue to grow.
5. Saif Ali Khan – Net worth: $140 million
Saif is one of the youngest on the list of top ten richest Bollywood celebrities In 2018. This attractive young man is one of the most popular and talented actors in all of Bollywood. He has been acting since he was twenty two years old and has not once disappointed his fans with his work. His onscreen charisma and role flexibility makes him a favorite among producers, making him one of the highest paid Bollywood actors. It is through acting that this Bollywood celebrity has earned almost all of his wealth. He is involved in charity work and has held charity events over the past few years to support areas hit by natural disasters.
4. Aamir Khan – Net worth: $180 million
Aamir Khan, born in March 1965 he places fourth as richest actor in Bollywood, with a net worth of $180 million. This multi- talented actor, entertainer and personality has risen to the top rank in the indian film industry. This accomplished actors/ director and producer is also a television talk show host and is widely known as activist really portraying everything he thinks is wrong with the world. His marriage in 2005 took place with his second wife Kiran Rao. His most recent feature in was, Thugs of Hindostan (2018). A huge success, with a very eclectic acting talent.
3. Salman Khan- Net worth: $200 million
Shashi was born in 1965 into a family that had inherited Bollywood royalty. This award winning actor built his fortune through acting and is a household name in India. He served his acting career as an actor and producer. His film career has surpassed two decades and Khan has received countless awards for supporting actor. Throughout the 25 years he has gained tremendous popularity throughout India and Asia. This talented singer is the third richest actor in Bollywood with a massive $200 million and is still heavily involved in the Hindi cinema.
2. Amitabh Bachchan – $400 million
It is rare to find a couple together in a list like this! Amitabh is a husband to our number ten richest Bollywood celebrity In 2018, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan. He has made his millions through acting and is popular because of his sophisticated and mature style. He served in India’s parliament for three years in the eighties. He has also worked as a narrator and as a TV presenter. He is very popular due to his deep baritone voice.
1. Shakruh Khan – Net Worth $600 million
The number one richest Bollywood celebrity In 2018 is Shakruh Khan. He is nicknamed the “King of Bollywood”. He has appeared in over eighty Bollywood films and has received over thirty awards and accolades for his work. He started off as a favorite in villain roles but soon found his niche in romantic and comical roles. He is a great businessman and is a co-owner of Red Chillies Entertainment and Kolkata Knight Riders, which is an Indian premier League Cricket team. He is also very involved in charity work and is a very generous philanthropist.