1) Shah Rukh Khan – Net Worth: $600 Million / 39,791,970,000
Khan was born in 1965 to Tag Khan and Lateef Fatima. The two, father and mother, are deceased. Khan was born in New Delhi, India. Married to Gauri Khan in 1991, they have three children; two sons and one daughter. He attended St. Columba School and later Hansraj College in Delhi. He also attended Jamia Millia Islamia University. He attained a bachelor’s degree in Economics and mastered in communication, film making. He made his television debut in 1989.
Khan starred in a television series called Fauji. His first film debut came in 1992 and he starred in Deewana. After his first few film roles, he later took to the role of negative actors, some of which were considered psychotic. As of 2015, his net worth was estimated at $600 million. After Jerry Seinfeld, he was ranked the second richest actor globally. This made him the richest Bollywood actor. As compared to Aamir Khan, he is preferred because his charges are competitive and thus money is not his driving force.
2) Amitabh Bachchan – Net Worth: $400 Million / 26,527,980,000
Bachchan was born in 1942 to Harivansh Rai Bachchan; renowned poet; and Teji Bachchan in Allahabad, India. After studying at Uttar Pradesh, he moved to Bombay in search of acting roles; most of which were not forthcoming because he was not fairer enough in completion, and this was what was selling at the time. His deep baritone vocals gave him a breakthrough although he was limited to the backroom where his main role was background narration. Before his breakthrough finally came, he had to be introduced to Bollywood producers by Indira Gandhi, the then prime minister.
Bachchan was Rajiv Gandhi’s, Indira Gandhi’s son, friend and thus the introduction came courtesy of this friendship. His first debut came in 1969 when he starred in Saat Hindustani. He later starred in Zanjeer. He co-starred with Jaya Bhaduri, who later became his wife. He is worth approximately $400 million. He has also won numerous accolades during his acting career. Bachchan won four National Film Awards during his acting career.
3) Salman Khan – Net Worth: $200 Million / 13,263,990,000
Salman Khan was born in 1965 to Salim Khan, a renowned writer. He is a well-known Bollywood actor, philanthropist, film producer and model. His first debut came in 1988 when he did a supporting role in Biwi Ho To Aisi.
After starring in the 1988 film, he was given a leading role in the 1989 film, Maine Pyar Kiya. After this, he starred in numerous other films and has thus become a household name in the Indian film industry. Given Khan’s tendency of being on the wrong side of the Indian laws, he has gotten into trouble severally and is thus regarded by many as the bad boy of the Indian film industry.
Salman Khan is worth approximately $200 million and most of this comes from acting and endorsements. It is usually claimed that most of his richness is as a result of his good looks rather than the acting career. He launched Salman Khan Foundation in 2007 and it is directed towards helping the underprivileged in the society.
4) Aamir Khan – Net Worth: $180 Million / 11,937,591,000
Aamir Khan was born in 1965 in India. He is an actor, producer, screenwriter and director. He directs and produces both television and film productions. His first stint in acting came in 1973 when he acted as a child performer in Yaadon Ki Baaraat. He also starred in Holi in 1984 and thereafter his role as an actor was cemented. After assuming acting as a career, his first film that he had a leading role came in 1988 when he starred in Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak.
After his role in this film, he was awarded the special jury award at the National Film Awards. Apart from his acting career, he is a humanitarian and as a result has been active in speaking against various social evils and issues that are afflicting the Indian population. He is worth approximately $180 million; and is thus ranked as the fourth richest actor in the Bollywood circles.
5) Saif Ali Khan – Net Worth: $140 Million / 9,284,793,000
The Chotte Nawab as he is popularly known is the Current Nawab of Pataudi , a title he was given after the death of famous father Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi.
Belonging to a pedigree which boasts of not only royalty, (his grandmother was the Begum of Bhopal and his grandfather before the abolition of princely title was the eighth Nawab of Pataudi) but also of Bollywood fame as his mother is none other than the gorgeous Sharmila Tagore. Saif Ali Khan, despite his grand background, struggled in his initial years as an actor. However, with Farhan Akhtar’s Dil Chahta Hai, Saif redeemed himself and is currently one of the top actors in Bollywood being a net worth of almost $140 million and is the 5th richest Bolly actor. With current wife, Kareena Kapoor Khan by his side, one can add another $100 million and thus making the Chotte Nawab’s grand worth $240 million only.
True to his style and name, the Chotte Nawab lives king size with his impressive collection of cars ranging from a BMW to a Mercedes Benz to a Mustang and the humble Range Rover. Not only cars, he is also the owner of impressive properties all over the world. If that is not all, let’s just say his wife is the proud owner of a ring valued at a whooping Rs. 2 crore alone.
6) Kamal Haasan – Net Worth: $100 Million / 6,631,995,000
This South India Heartthrob swooned many a women across the decades with not only his acting chops and intense look but also with his dance moves. Kamal Hasan has been in the industry since was a child.
In the late 1970s, he began his career as a lead actor in the South Indian film industry and has won so many accolades that one has lost count of his feats. Kamal Hasan has proven that a man can be of many talents. He has surpassed himself in each field of the film making world. He has received success as an actor, director, producer as well as choreographer, singer and lyricist.
There isn’t a thing that this man cannot do. Having had a interesting personal life where his marriage and divorce with actress Sarika is most highlighted as they have two very successful daughters Shruti and Akshara, Kamal Haasan has always been a magnetic personality and even at the age of 60, this actor is still to be reckoned with. Kamal Haasan is one of the top 10 richest actors in India having a net worth of $ 100 million which is a little more than his younger contemporaries like say Akshay Kumar. Kamal Haasan is a classic example of unconventional and there is nothing about him which can be described as normal, when he himself is so extra ordinary!
7) Dharmendra – Net Worth: $70 Million / 4,642,396,500
The true hulk of Bollywood, Dharmendra was the man that every woman in the 1960s wanted to be with. Gorgeous even at the ripe of age 80 years, Dharmendra may have wrinkles on his forehead but the twinkle in his eyes is yet to disappear. His disarming smile and his enchanting personality despite being the father of 6 children who are successful in their own right, which include the Ghayal man, Sunny Deol, the suave Bobby Deol, the beautiful Esha Deol and the demur Ahana Deol, this father has taken his duties in his stride with both of his wives which include the famous Dream Girl of Bollywood Hema Malini.
Dharmendra’s dialogues are still uttered by many who emulate his guttural manly voice which can make the villains shiver in their shoes and the damsels’ safe in his arms. This hunky man may be ripe in age but still towers over many newcomers in his present net worth which is a little less than $100 million but still packs a punch of $70 million at his age. Dharmendra is still one of the top richest actors in the Indian film industry and is remaining steady as rock.
8) Anupam Kher – Net Worth: $70 Million / 4,642,396,000
If there is an actor who can be called the Tom Hanks of Bollywood cinema then first name that crops to mind is Anupam Kher. Despite his unconventional looks, Anupam Kher has made a mark in the industry as a leading actor of his times.
Being a part of many Indian films which include love stories, drama, comedies and a whole melee of topics, Anupam Kher is seen in almost all films since the time he has joined the industry. His entry however, was anything but conventional given that he never had a strand on his pate; Anupam Kher had debuted as old man despite being the tender age of 28 years in the movies Saaransh which led to his meteoric rise in Bollywood.
Anupam Kher’s acting chops helped him survive many a decades and has even been part of noted worthy Hollywood films which include the iconic Bend it Like Beckham and Silver Linings Playbook where Jennifer Lawrence won her Oscar for her role in the film. Anupam Kher has never allowed success to get the better of him and has remained of the most respected actor of his time. That is not all, Anupam Kher is no less than any leading Bollywood star of today. Having a net worth of $70 million, one can say he may have not been in the lead in most films, but his talent has surely led his way.
9) Akshay Kumar – Net Worth: $65 Million / 4,310,796,700
Born as Rajiv Om Bhatia, Akshay Kumar’s Bollywood story is what dreams are made of. If you dream big then you can achieve big, that is can be learnt from this dreamy hunk of almost 50 years and the father of two with former actress and daughter of the star couple Rajesh Khanna and Dimple Kapadia, Twinkle Khanna.
Akshay Kumar’s story as a waiter in Bangkok to a martial arts exponent then to becoming the only actor not backed by the Big Banners of Yash Raj Films, has shown the Bolly league the meaning of being the true Khiladi. Akshay Kumar through his sheer dedication is now one of Bollywood’s leading man with latest blockbusters where his sheer acting chops have shown throughout include the famous Airlift of 2016, Baby of 2015, Special 26 being movies whose stories have truly captivated the audience worldwide.
Kumar is indeed a force to reckon as he is one actor who can do action movies to comedies as silly as the Housefull series with such élan, that one forgets of his struggle as a nobody to a powerhouse whose net worth is round about $65 million. Contrary to his image, Akshay Kumar is a disciplined man who keeps to his roots and never let’s go of who he is and that is the sign of a true star.
10) Irrfan Khan – Net Worth: $50 Million / 3,315,997.500
The silent nobody to the Hollywood somebody of Indian cinema, Irrfan Khan, was never so well known in the Bolly circuit until his arrival on the big screen with major roles in movies such as the Namesake made by Mira Nair, Oscar winning Slumdog Millionaire, then Ang Lee’s Life of Pi and the very recent Jurassic Park.
Irrfan Khan started out his career in television serials mostly with negative roles given his unconventional looks but it was his role in the critically acknowledged movie Maqbool along side Tabu, is when the Bolly world stood up and recognized a man for his acting skills. Although usually not casted as the leading man but Irrfan Khan has never stuck to the stereotypical roles usually belted to actors of his quality. Having taken on international projects as well, the Hollywood brigade actually give this actor his due credibility and has praised him many a role only befitting to a so called lead. Irrfan Khan has been a part of path breaking films of modern times including the very recent Piku starring Deepika Padukone and Amitabh Bachchan and himself.
Despite the only two big names, his role stood out nonetheless. His accolades are noteworthy and this has also seen a rise of a dark horse to one of the top richest actors in the Indian film world. Today Irrfan Khan’s net worth stands at a whooping $50 million.
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