Based in Mumbai, Bollywood is the largest film producer in India and one of the largest in the world. It has produced some of the world’s biggest movie stars, provided jobs for millions of people, and released some of the biggest blockbusters, surpassing 300 crore in ticket sales.
In this post, I will discuss the five highest-paid Indian actors in 2014. If you think the list leaves someone off, please let me know by commenting below!
#5 Ranbir Kapoor - 20 crore
The youngest on this list, Ranbir Kapoor was born on September 28,1982. With his most recent movie successes, he has catapulted to the fifth spot in the 2014 rankings of highest-paid Bollywood actors. Though he is not active in social media sites like Facebook or Twitter has millions of die-hard fans throughout India.
He started his career with the movie Saawariya which was released in 2007 and in no time was one of the most popular Bollywood actors in the world. In 2014, he earned 20 crore, a large part of which came from advertisements and endorsement deals. His movie Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani is the 7th highest-grossing Bollywood Movies. His other hit movies include Ajab Prem ki Ghasab kahaani, and Rockstar.
#4 Akshay Kumar - 25 crore
Akshay Kumar was born on September 9th, 1967. He has over 10 million Facebook fans and almost 5 million Twitter followers. He is mostly known for acting in comedies and considers himself an actor/comedian. His most famous movies are Housefull, Housefull 2, Hera Pheri, Garam Masala, etc. Kumar also works on television and was once host of the show Fear Factor: Khatron ke Khiladi. His movie and TV work earned him a combined 2014 income of approximately 25 crore.
#3 Aamir Khan - 28 crore
One of the many Khans that has ruled over Bollywood this past decade. His full name is Mohammad Aamir Hussain Khan. He was Born on March 14, 1965 and is famous for starring in movies that both educate and entertain. Some of his most famous movies are Dhoom 3, Lagaan, and 3 Idiots. Dhoom 3 is the highest grossing Bollywood movie of all time, pulling in 533 crore (US $88 million) and 3 Idiots is the third-highest grossing movie, with total sales of 392 crore (US $65 million). Lagaan was a critical success, earning an Academy Award nomination for Best Foreign Language Film.
Aamir Khan also hosts a show named "Satyamev Jayate" which addresses the problems facing typical Indian people. He earned approximately 28 crore this year.
#2 Salman Khan - 30 crore
With over 16 million Facebook fans and nearly 7 million Twitter followers, almost everyone in India knows of Salman Khan. He has over 80 films under his belt, including the blockbusters Wanted, Dabangg, Bodyguard, and Ek tha Tiger, which are some of the biggest hits in the Bollywood history. In fact, Khan has starred in the year’s highest-grossing movie nine times — a Bollywood record.
Salman Khan earned 30 crore this year for his TV and movie work, including a hosting gig for the hit TV show The Big Boss and 10 Ka Dum, making him one of the richest Bollywood actors of 2014
#1 Shah Rukh Khan - 35 crore
Shah Rukh Khan, also known as “SRK” or “King Khan” or “Baadshah of Bollywood” is one of India’s most famous actors. With a net worth of $600 million, he is also the second richest actor in the world (second only to Jerry Seinfeld) ahead of stars like Johnny Depp, Tom Cruise and Leonardo DiCaprio. He has earned numerous other achievements with his acting, including 14 Filmfare awards - eight for Best Actor - and received the prestigious Padma Shri award from the Indian government. He has starred in over 50 films, including Dil wale Dulhaniya Lejayenge, Kuch Kuch Hota hei, Chak De, Chennai Express, etc
He also co-owns the India Premier League cricket team, the Kolkata Knight Riders, which have won the league trophy twice. SRK also enjoys a number of lucrative endorsement contracts with brands such as Pepsi, Nokia, Hyundia, Dish TV, and Tag Heuer. His total income for 2014 was nearly 35 crore. Khan also gives back. He is involved in a number of charitable causes, donating and helping to raise dozens and dozens of crore for various causes.
lone mushtaq on August 23, 2015:
My bai jaan is best
Shahid on August 08, 2015:
the realman in bw only salman.he is the most handsome in whole world
Asim balband on August 05, 2015:
Only Salman Khan number one hero Bollywood
suprovat on July 11, 2015:
srk is best
Basir on July 03, 2015:
Srk is Best Hero.
I like Srk
Jatin Singh on May 30, 2015:
Salman Khan No 1 Actor In World. He`s Very Good Person
Jessica Watson on May 08, 2015:
My favourite actor is salman khan. I love salman khan when he is with kareena kapoor. These are the most popular and best couple of whole the world
singh captan on April 14, 2015:
Akshay top acter only
vikram on April 13, 2015:
SRK is the best actor on Bollywood ...
michelle chand on March 30, 2015:
Akshay kumar isn't hungry for money dats y he charges less...rather dn adas,jus wnna earn money n gt famous......
sathish on March 30, 2015:
King srk no1
Wizz Brown Chris on March 25, 2015:
SRK is the king of bollyhood he is the best indian actor he is my fevorite actor mr king khan
ckant on March 13, 2015:
I love you Bollywood badsha king Khan
rk on March 06, 2015:
Akshay kumar best actor in bollywood a.k. is very very very very good nd best
sunil on February 28, 2015:
Amir is only khan who give 100% in his acting skills ...and both shahrukh and salman are just worst
Faruque khan on February 01, 2015:
Sallu bhai is rock....he is real being humen
Raj Shankar on January 18, 2015:
I always love and enjoy watching Akshay Kumars movie .He is my super hero,thumps up.
S. Thamattur on January 16, 2015:
Briefly...Sivaji Ganesan, kamal haasan, Amithab, Mohanlal, Mammootty, Suresh Gopi, Thilakan, Nedumudi venu, Bharath Gopi etc (there are many popular and realistic actors in all Indian states) is the real actors in Indian history; just watch their classic movies and comment.. don't go after fame based on their fans and remuneration..
Anshu on January 14, 2015:
Rajni sir is the best and after him salman . I love both of u from bottom of my heart
Roushan on January 14, 2015:
Salman khan is the best
sangeetha on January 10, 2015:
there is no one left human being like a salman khan .he is a one and only piece in the world like sallu bhai like a kohinoor diamond and sallu bhai wat ever people says about u but ur r the greatest person i. the world like a god to the needish people
Fahad Iqbal on January 05, 2015:
my favrt actor is salman khan
sinan on January 04, 2015:
ise bade bade deshome chote chote bathe hothirayetheye its nanotherthen its only king of bollywood sha rukh khan i love u so mach SRK i miss u bye
kumar on December 31, 2014:
SRK is the real king......
rajay on December 30, 2014:
saif ali khan is best actor...he is darling
salman is the best human and superstar
aamir khan is the classic living legend and super perfect duper star
shahrukh khan is the king khan of bollywood
akshay is super spontaneous actor
ajay devgan is the only angry man type of sober super actor
hrithik is also good actor but extra ordinary undue sort of hype is stopping him from being the heart beat of the nation
shahid kapoor i don't know why is he is not being able to get to the level of super star
ranbeer kapoor is lucky for being expressed in the big banners films that making him to be superstar otherwise he seems to be only villain
ranbeen singh is dedciated star of bollywood
imran hashmi is the very very good actor, but unfortunately
jabir on December 30, 2014:
Salman is the best actor
People follow is every style
He help the many poor people and children
Being human is the best
I am very big fan of salman bhaijaan
017140 on December 29, 2014:
Salman is the boss of all actress in the world
Ravi Kahlon on December 23, 2014:
Akshay kumar (Rowdy Rathore)
Pankaj tripathi on December 20, 2014:
King khan is the best
thinleyphuntsho.bhutan on December 20, 2014:
Salman khan is my favourity hero,he 's king.no 17727054
hawwa adam on December 20, 2014:
Salman khan is my favourite..nd he's cool,kind and a good lookin actor,,so my vote 4 salman followed by akshay(comedian,action,dramtic&romance)actor
Mohammed ghouse on December 20, 2014:
No doubt aamir bhai is no 1 because he is perfectionist of all times we love u bhai from my all friends
pramod ranabhat on December 19, 2014:
Salman khan you are the number 1actor of world I love you
Gilbert on December 19, 2014:
SKR King of Bollywood...n a kind person.he an tribute to India
Naveen on December 17, 2014:
SRK is the best.. He is the king of bollywood.. No sallu
Bhupal Tamang on December 17, 2014:
SALMAN KHAN IS THE BEST
Joy on December 17, 2014:
Srk is the best of all
firstname.lastname@example.org on December 14, 2014:
Srk Is BesT
mohd aatif on December 13, 2014:
Salman khan no 1 dabang
kiran on December 11, 2014:
SSrl is best actor in bollywood
lofi on December 10, 2014:
srk is the best
Basu Dev Roy on December 08, 2014:
Shalman always boss.
dj on December 07, 2014:
Aamir sab ka.baap.he srk.chutiya.he
Arslan on December 03, 2014:
Sharukh khan is the best he is the king of the world best actor ..
Baqi khans Dogs hein
Vicky from Kolkata on November 29, 2014:
SRK IS MOST IMPORTANT IN BOLLYWOOD & NO BOLLYWOOD WITHOUT SRK OK
bhupal Tamang on November 27, 2014:
Sab ka bhai Salman sirf Salman khan
sayed on November 27, 2014:
Salman is the highest paid with a whooping amount of150crore in shuddi. NextAamir
Omprakash meena on November 27, 2014:
Salman is the best actor in the world love you Sallu bhai
sajid on November 23, 2014:
saliman khan is best
mira khan on November 19, 2014:
where is hrithik................hrithik roshan paid 50 crore for mahenjodaro...................................................so hrithik is higest paid actor.....................this list is not true
yazer smat on November 16, 2014:
hrithik roshan is my favrt hero in india.. i miss u hrithik
tsalhat on November 15, 2014:
Salman is the best from day one and will be the best for ever love salman WHO srk by the way is he an actor musician?
sayantan chakraborty on November 13, 2014:
where hrithik roshan he is charge 50 crore for mahenjodaro
zakir on November 12, 2014:
Srk king of bwd srk jessa koi nahe
Sachin Tyagi on November 12, 2014:
Salman Kahna Love u
Monsoor khan on November 10, 2014:
Salman is the best.... He is the real hero of the world....we Indian have to sulute him...
rahul saxena on November 09, 2014:
i m the best......
fhhdfhhhhj on November 08, 2014:
Salman khan is the big boss of industry ........ He is the highest paid star of Asia ..... This article is fake because salman is highest paid actor of Bollywood with 150 cr...... Love you salman...sabki shan bhai jaan salman Khan
nilesh patel on November 06, 2014:
Shubh goyal on October 28, 2014:
SRk you are the best actor in whole world
Shanu Solanki Srk on October 26, 2014:
Shah Rukhana is the best actor
ali on October 25, 2014:
srk is my favourate hero he is called the king of bollywod
sonu raj on October 25, 2014:
Akshay is the the most smart dashing cool and a best stuntman of booly wood he is cool and my favourite his comic time googood
ansar idrisi on October 24, 2014:
salman khan is very very smart and good persnality in bollywood
jiban jyoti sahu on October 24, 2014:
salman khan is my fav hero
sakshi on October 22, 2014:
No.1 hero is salaman khan.salaman Khan is my feveret hero ...o_O8
krunal prajapati on October 18, 2014:
srk is one and only king of bollywood
Akshay on October 18, 2014:
SALMAN IS REAL KING OF BOLLYWOOD AND BOX OFFIC KING ALSO
nakum sidhdharaj on October 18, 2014:
Ark is best in the world
khan on October 17, 2014:
Aamir is the new king of bollywood
Niky on October 16, 2014:
Ranbir is overrated.
ash on October 15, 2014:
Shah rukh khan is the best actor in the world
tousif on October 13, 2014:
Aamir is the best actor nd is best perfectionist
Dinesh Seervi on October 13, 2014:
Salman Bhai is best actor
charli on October 10, 2014:
sallu is best actor in the world , sallu jaisa actor koi nahi , he is king of bollywood ,salman worked in being human i love it....srk is bakra...sallu rock
sanjay ku pradhan on October 07, 2014:
I like Akshya Kumar,he is the all-rounder actor(comedy,action,romance,drama)
Parikshit sharma on October 03, 2014:
Akshay is best yaar
Abdul asif on September 28, 2014:
sanju baba iz the best among all the actors and the baap of all
harsh on September 27, 2014:
my like actor amitabha bacchan
mahesh hero on September 23, 2014:
salman ur the greatest actor in the world
shahbaz khan on September 23, 2014:
king kan the baadsha of bolywood
vikas on September 22, 2014:
Ajay devgan is best,bap of all khans.
Ismail on September 22, 2014:
sabka ek bhaijaan salman bhai is the best
Adil khan on September 21, 2014:
Salllllllllu Bhai is a well-known actor in world
hayat on September 20, 2014:
Srk is best world now Actor
wahid on September 19, 2014:
ajay my best
prince on September 18, 2014:
Salmankhan really best actor in the world.no any dout he has and also no1 actor in all thing.
Abhir on September 16, 2014:
As of now, Hrithik tops the list.
He is getting paid a whooping amount Of '50 crores' for his next project "Mohan Jodaro"
Plz update your list.
irshad ahmed on September 16, 2014:
Shah rukh khan is the king of Bollywood. No doubt he has earned lifetime achievements and he is the best in his acting.I like him too much because of his style,acting and way of talking.
randeep on September 16, 2014:
hrithik kahan gaya be
samiullah khan on September 16, 2014:
badshah of bollywood king khan, shah rokh khan
shivam on September 15, 2014:
Sharukh khan is the best
muhammad hassan akanshi on September 13, 2014:
I like his films
from maine pyar kya to now- kick,continue d best.king of blockbuster.may Allah protic u from eyes of enemies
imran khan on September 13, 2014:
Shahrukh jaisa Bollywood mein to kya puri dunia mein nahi ho sakta WO ek baadsha hai air baadsah pahle number pe rahta ha
MUDASIR on September 12, 2014:
SALMAN IS THE BEST AND BEST ACTOR IN BOLLYWOOD
Zeeshan Ahmad on September 12, 2014:
Salman khan is my best actor
md t138 on September 11, 2014:
salman khan is most favourite.
Ashutosh Tiwari from Lucknow, India on September 06, 2014:
Nice and well written Hub.
Jai on September 05, 2014:
Salman is best Actor in Bollywood
raj on September 03, 2014:
hey salman sir please coll me 9250891974 love u