Salman Khan Tops Forbes India Highest Earning Celebrity List For Third Time

Heather Diaz
December 5, 2018

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

Deepika is the only woman to be in the top ten this year with Alia Bhatt making it to the 12th spot in the list.

Bollywood actor Salma Khan, with an earning of Rs 253.25, is on the top of the list for the third consecutive time. The second spot was captured by Indian cricket team skipper Virat Kohli, with Rs 228.09 crore to his name, to become the first sportsperson to reach the position. She started her year with Sanjay Leela Bhansali's magnum opus, Padmaavat that had domestic box office collection of more than Rs. 300 crores. Akshay recently starred in Rajinikanth's 2.0, who also features on the list (more on that later).

Bollywood Khiladi Akshay Kumar is at number 3 with Rs 185 crore total earnings while actress Deepika Padukone bags the number 4 slot with Rs 112.8 crore earnings. Mahendra Singh Dhoni, is at the fifth place with Rs 101.77 crore.

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Aamir Khan ranks sixth with Rs 97.5 crore, closely followed by his "Thugs of Hindostan" co-star Amitabh Bachchan at No 7 with Rs 96.17 as earnings.

Ranveer Singh took eighth spot with his income having been recorded at Rs 84.67 crore.

Priyanka Chopra lost her last year's seventh rank (Rs 68 crore) and settled for No. 49 with Rs 18 crore as earnings in 2018.

15 actors from the South film fraternities featured on the list, with Nayanthara being the only female actor on the list from the region. While Bumrah is 60th on the list of top-earning celebrities with earnings of Rs 16.42, Pandey stood 77th with Rs 13.08 crores in his pocket.

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