Salman Khan tops Forbes India celebrity list, again

Irene MckinneyDec 06, 2018

The 2018 Forbes India Celebrity 100 List rankings are based on estimates of entertainment-related earnings of celebrities.

Debuting on this list this year are actress Taapsee Pannu, south actors Nayanthara, Vijay Deverakonda and Hari, sportspersons Jasprit Bumrah, Manish Pandey and Shubhankar Sharma, music producer Nucleya and director R Balki. Even though Tendulkar has been retired for the last five years, he has still managed to hold his position in the top three.

Thanks to his blockbuster films, many brand endorsements and the television projects, the 52-year-old actor Salman Khan raked in Rs 253.25 Cr between 1st October 2017, and 30th September, 2018, becoming the country's highest paid celeb for the third consecutive year. The Academy Award victor is at the 11th place and has earned about Rs 66.75 crore, according to the list.

Virat Kohli's earnings have been recorded at Rs 228.09 crore while Akshay's earnings are at 185 crore.

Shah Rukh Khan slipped down from his No. 2 position to No. 13 after raking in Rs 56 crore this year.

On the fifth position stands cricketer Mahendra Singh Dhoni, with earnings of Rs 101.77 crore.

Aamir Khan and Amitabh Bachchan, whose latest Thugs of Hindostan sank at the box office, are also on the list with Rs 97.5 crore and Rs 96.17 crore.

Ranveer Singh is number eight with Rs 84.67 crores and Ajay Devgn ranks tenth on the list with Rs 74.5 crores. With a yearly earning of Rs 50 crore, Rajinikanth is at the 14th spot.

Bollywood diva, Deepika Padukone bagged fourth position with the earnings of Rs. 114crore for Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Padmaavat.

In Telugu film Industry, 7 celebrities have occupied place in the list of Forbes India Celebrity 100.

On the other side, Deepika Padukone has become the first woman to feature in the top 5.

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