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Unlike West, Indian film industry is under no obligation(govt. or any other) to maintain or provide the public record for official figures of fees transactions between producer-directors and actors, making the subject very open for speculations and there is often discrepancies in the figures. But a film Star's Market Value can be established on Movie successes and brand endorsement standings. Talking about the richest Indian film industry actors.. this term is actually very vague or unclear as some people are searching for the richest Indian film industry actors and some people want to know who is the most expensive(costly) actor of current times?....So, as per our latest analysis, film stars can be divided into 2 sabcategories / criterias to see a clearer picture and to determine the correct list of richest actors of Indian film industry-->.

A) In first category comes the actors who have ALREADY made a fortune and have been earning for a long time. And B) In second category comes Those actors who are CURRENTLY performing too well and are the most expensive (or highest paid ) and who are relatively younger but have RECENTLY become the most expensive (highest earning) but they are NOT richest actors when it comes to OVERALL WEALTH. Salman Khan can be put in this category as he was recently offered a one off payment of rs. 100 crore for a single film by a notable producer(Ramesh Taurani of Tips Industries). Full article continued below..

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Updated Sunday 25 August, 2013

continued.. List of richest and highest paid indian actors

So, basically The richest and most powerful Indian film industry actors are--> 1) Shah Rukh Khan and Amitabh Bachchan

currently most expensive actor is -> 2) Aamir khan

And currently Highest Paid is -> 3) Salman Khan followed by 4) Akshay kumar and 5) Hrithik Roshan

AMITABH BACHCHAN and SHAH RUKH KHAN Can be put in first category as both have already made a fortune but may not be considered most expensive in today's times as their market values are not as high as they used to be when they were on their peak. But still they are richest as per criteria "A" listed above. Amitabh-SRK Both owns more than 1-2 bangalows /properties in more than 1 cities/countries. AAMIR khan is not as much wealthy as these two actors but here comes his market/brand value which keeps him on top as HE IS THE BIGGEST CROWDPULLER OF RECENT TIMES...

So, considering these new factors in mind, we have updated this list....our actual analysis is listed below the list as always...Kindly provide a link credit to this page if you copy that detailed analysis below (we are sorry to write this but it happend in past that below listed original analysis was copied by many people without mentioning this website)

Apart from above mentioned new criterions, Our list of richest Indian film industry actors are based on many factors (read the Original Analysis below)

And here is the Updated list :--(Demoting Amitabh as he is not a leading man today)

1) Shah Rukh Khan and Aamir Khan
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- Apart from charging more than 10-15 crore per movie, Both are endoresing Biggest Brands and Products on small screen..SRK Still tops this list and what justify SRK on top spot is the facts that - he lives in a big posh sea-facing bungalow("Mannat") which is worth several hundred crore rupees, while other fellow actors stay in flats worth a few crore rupees, -He is also the owner of an IPL team in cash rich indian premier league and -He is also a big producer and founder of 2 production houses(RC and DU) -plus, Shah Rukh is also said to be the owner of real estate properties in several islands and countries including UK(London)..Aamir's position is unchanged as "satyameva jayate" has filled his movie gap...

2) Salman khan
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SALMAN KHAN has now overtaken Akshay Kumar in this list as dabangg, bodyguard, ready and now EK THA TIGER Crossing 100 crore mark and increasing salman's market value....recently Salman is said to be getting Around rs. 4-5 crore for every episode of BIGG BOSS 6.

3) Akshay Kumar
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Akshay Kumar had become a craze in overseas Markets but recently his flops and Salman's back to back 100 crore hits in india and overseas have pushed the Kumar at third place now

4) Amitabh Bachchan
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Amitabh Bachchan is still active in Movies but he is making the most from small screen. He is no. 1 in doing the most number of brand endorsements and got the anchoring deal in Most successful realty show Bigg Boss and NOW BACK IN ACTION WITH KBC SEASON 6 for which he is said to be signed for another 3 seasons for rs. 100 crore.

5) Hrithik Roshan
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Hrithik Roshan remains amoung the leage of Top 5 most expensive and highest paid actors of Indian film industry. He is also promoting some of the biggest Brands in all segments.

    Above list is based on our original analysis which we posted here last year :-

***Kindly provide a link credit to this page if you copy that detailed analysis below (we are sorry to write this but it happend in past that below listed original analysis was copied by many people without mentioning this website)***


In Indian film industry, there is no public record for official figures of transactions but a Star's Market Value can be established on Movie successes and endorsement standings.

When SHAH RUKH KHAN was on his Peak after back to back superhits 'kabhi haan kabhi naa', 'raju ban gaya gentleman, 'Darr', Baazigar' and then in the same row back to back BLOCKBUSTERS succeses like 'Dilwale dulhania le jaayenge', 'karan-Arjun' 'DDLJ', 'Dil to Pagal hai' and 'Kuchh Kuchh hota hai' ( All this Before arrival of Hrithik Roshan, AT that time Salman Khan and Aamir Khan were professionally considered below SRK) media reports started to come that Shah Rukh has now started to take 2-3 crores per film.

Here is the 1996 video where first ever crore rupees per film issue was openly discussed with SRK at his peak stardom time in 1996 :-


This was shocking for Indian Public because in early Nineties people believed that overall budget of a good movie is around 3-5 crore max. But by the end of 2000 things were changed and Overseas Markets were giving Unimaginable profits. Shah Rukh Khan was hugely popular in Overseas markets (Specially US, Canada and UK) and his films were back to back smash hits there making him worth of few crores for a film. Few years Later only AKSHAY KUMAR would emerge as a top selling brand in International Markets...

Then came Phenomenon HRITHIK ROSHAN whose first movie 'Kaho na Pyaar Hai' was a smash hit in Indian and International markets, followed by Kabhie Khushi Kahie Gham by NRI Favorite Karan Johar and the results were same.... By the start of this decade, It was No secret that indeed Indian film industry film actors are now earning in crores... Indian film industry was never same again after that and Top heroines also entered the 1 crore league per film....

AKSHAY KUMAR joined the Crore Race soon and he came with a new strategy. Akshay Kumar was among the first to take overseas rights of the movie as his pre-condition of signing. Markets were high and more huge money was pouring into the business. Even actors' Part Time work (Advertising and Product Endorsement) was paying them more than what they used to get per film just a few years back!

Then Another Revolution came in the form of TV Anchoring by noted Indian film industry actors. AMITABH BACHCHAN set the TRPs high with his prime time star plus tv show 'Koun Banega Crorepati' and no matter how many people became crorepati, It was sure that Amitabh definitely became a millionaire with this show and was getting several crores for his one season of the show...Small screen had also become Part of the Game now...

AAMIR KHAN raised many eyebrows in 2006 when it was leaked in media that the actor has returned 2 crore rupees to Yash Raj Films because their Movie 'Fanaa' was not released in Gujarat state. This made everyone wonder if Aamir returned 2 crore for film's no show in Gujarat then how many crores he must have got for the movie?

Today if we try to list the most expensive Indian film industry celebrity actor or Top paid Indian film industry celebrity actor, we not only think about what they are charging their producers per movie. Because today Indian film industry celebrities are earning much more in Brand endorsements and TV Shows. SALMAN KHAN said to have been paid 90 crores for the first season of his popular TV Show 'Dus Ka Dum'. And most recently in Bigg Boss Season 3 Amitabh clicked the deal in Many crores salary.

Considering all these factors in Mind (TV Show earnings, Brand endorsements, Movies overseas rights etc.) We came up with the above list of Top paid, highest paid, highest earning and most expensive and richest Indian film industry Actors : -

Want to know more about Indian film industry Heroes / actors?

Following is the List of All Noted Indian film industry heroes / Actors who have given Significant contribution to the Indian film industry Cinema.

In the below list Actors are not Ranked in any order, We Just tried to list them on the basis of Seniority / Debut) : -

Ashok Kumar - One of the first heroes of Hindi Cinema. In those days, actors were paid just few hundred rupees per film.

Guru Dutt - Noted filmmaker and actor

Dilip Kumar - Most respected and is considered most talented hero ever. Many actors admit that Dilip Kumar is their inspiration.

Raj Kapoor - Great Actor / Director

Dev Anand - Very stylish Hero ..was ahead of his times

Shammi Kapoor - One of the first Romantic heroes with a Playboy Image

Rajendra Kumar - Nicknamed Jubilee Kumar due to back to back Silver Jubilee Hits.

Manoj Kumar - Affectionately called 'Bharat Kumar' for making patriotic Movies

Sunil Dutt - Worked in many superhits.

Joy Mukherji - Have worked with Top Heroines of his time.

Vishwajeet - Got good songs and worked in some hit Movies with Top Heroines

Raj Kumar - Famous for his Dialogue Delivery and One Liners

Shashi Kapoor - Stylish romantic hero of 1970s

Sanjeev Kumar - Very high class and critically acclaimed actor

Rajesh Khanna - Most Romantic hero ever... First Superstar of Indian film industry Cinema Rajesh khanna was literally richest actor of his time. He belonged to a very rich family and even wealthy producers used to be surprised when they saw Rajesh coming to shootings in different expensive cars. And after superstardom khanna's wealth increased many-folds and he bought very expensive bunglow in posh bandra. At the time of his death in 2012 he was said to be owning properties worth millions of rupees.

Dharmendra - Regarded as One of the Most Handsome Actors of all time

Jeetendra - Evergreen Hero, Worked in several hit movies for many years

Firoz(Feroz) Khan - known as the Clint Eastwood of the East and a style icon

Amitabh Bachchan - Angry Young man of 1970s went on to Become Second Superstar of Indian film industry.

Vinod Khanna

Shatrughan Sinha

Vinod Mehra

Rakesh Roshan

Raj Babbar

Rishi Kapoor

Rajinikanth  - He is a legendary superstar of South Indian Movies

Amol Palekar

Kamal Haasan

Mithun Chakraborty

Farooq Shaikh

Sanjay Dutt

Anil Kapoor

Sunny Deol

Jackie Shroff


Aamir Khan

Salman Khan

Saif Ali Khan

Ajay Devghan

Shah Rukh Khan

Akshay Kumar

Sunil Shetty

Bobby Deol

Arshad Warsi

Akshay Khanna

Aaftab Shivdasani

Hrithik Roshan

Abhishek Bachchan

John Abraham

Shahid Kapoor

Ritesh Deshmukh

Emraan Hashmi

Ranbir Kapoor







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