Top 10 Highest Paid Bollywood Actors’ List – What They Charge for Movies

By Goher Iqbal Punn, Film Critic & Entertainment Analyst, Showbiz Bites

bollywood's highest paid actors-showbizbitesIndia’s entertainment industry is simply giant and mammoth and the stars of this swanky world are paid enormously high. This is the main reason that people in India and across the world always show their deep interest in learning about the highest paid Bollywood actors. The websites keep dashing off a lot of stuff on the highest paid Bollywood actors’ list. Bollywood competes with the world giant Hollywood and if seen carefully, you get hardly any difference in between the two entertainment industries of the world. Stars in Hindi film industry are paid equivalent to their counterparts in Hollywood and they too enjoy the international stardom like Hollywood celebs. Although the ritzy abode of Bollywood is simply gigantic, but there are few of the stars who are the icons of the masses and in the world, Bollywood industry is known for their names. They include Dilip Kumar, Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh khan, Salman Khan and Aamir Khan. The bigwigs of Hindi film industry are really rich since their pockets are always filled with works and the works pay them handsomely brilliant. Let’s talk about Bollywood actors’ salaries. The below mentioned list has been compiled from various online sources and the salaries of the stars are not confirmed, they could vary. You will find Ranbir Kapoor at number 7th place, but soon his place would go up since his latest release Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani has turned out to be a big blockbuster.

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1. Aamir Khan

Mr. Perfect, Aamir Khan is at the top notch position on the Bollywood actors’ salary list. Aamir has been conferred with the title of Mr. Perfect because of his choice of subjects for the films he works in. In whichever film, he acts, the movie is bound to ignite the box office with giant business. The mega star charges INR. 40 crore for a film and takes a share in profit.

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2. Salman Khan

Macho man Salman Khan charges in between INR. 20 to 30 crores for a movie in addition to share in profit that he also takes from the producers. Salman’s brand value is super high and the fact is vivid. He has tremendous amount of fan following in the world and is called the most eligible bachelor in B-Town.

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3. Shah Rukh Khan

Supestar Shah Rukh Khan is at number third after the two mega Khans –Aamir Khan and Salman Khan. Shah Rukh Khan is paid in between INR. 20 to 25 crore for a movie. King Khan also takes a share in profit a film he works in. Shah Rukh’s movies sometimes turn out to be dull at the box office, but Aamir and Salman always enjoy success at ticket windows – this is the reason they are at number one and two.

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4. Akshay Kumar

Akshay Kumar, the Khilaadi of Bollywood cinema industry, is also among the highest paid Bollywood actors. He gets on board on the highest paid Bollywood actors’ list with quite oomph and vigor with his whopping salary i.e. INR. 18 to 22 crore for a film’s fees.

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5. Hrithik Roshan

Hrithik, the actor whose dancing skills we all admire, is a great actor as well. He is now ready to endow the fans and the moviegoers with his upcoming film ‘Krrish 3’. Roshan’s salary for a film is in between INR. 15 – 20 crore.


6. Ajay Devgn

6th place on the Hindi film actors’ salaries list is grabbed none other than by Ajay Devgn. The actor, whose Singham and Bol Bachchan lured the viewers and earned quite handsome business at the box office, charges INR. 10 to 16 crore to work in a movie.

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7. Ranbir Kapoor

Well, this guy is today the top notch leading actor of Bollywood after the giant successes of Rockstar and recently released Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani. His salary is INR. 8 to 10 crore for a movie. But very soon, we are going to see him among the top three highest paid Bollywood actors’ list. The playboy of Hindi film industry, this guy is all the time on the headlines because of his love affairs with the actresses he works in movies. Almost every actress, he works in a film, the rumors of his love affairs develop.

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8. Saif Ali Khan

Kareena Kapoor’s man, Saif Ali Khan takes the seventh position on the list. He is paid INR. 7 to 10 crores as a movie fees. He is not considered to be a success mantra, but his movies run at the box office nonetheless.


9. John Abraham

Bipasha Basu’ ex, John Abraham is at number 8th on top 10 Bollywood actors’ salaries list.  The dashing hunk of Hindi cinema has biggest girl fans in the world. The brawny man is paid INR. 5 to 7 crore for a movie.

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10. Amitabh Bachchan

Bollywood’s legendary actor and mega star Amitabh Bachchan is at 10th place. The actor’s acting skills, his giant persona and his big stardom – we all are well aware. He is respected a lot in the industry, by the Indian masses and the people across the world. The mega actor charges INR. 4 to 6 crore for his film fees.

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