In this article, we will provide you about top 10 highest paid Bollywood actors 2016. When a film become hit or super hit, credit mostly goes to the actor. His popularity goes sky high which results in the hike of his salary.
Bollywood is one of the top most rapidly growing industries in the world. Every year hundreds of films release and generate millions of revenues for the makers. While a few films become super hits and blockbuster at the box while, some are even among the biggest disasters for the producers. In every film, apart from a good story, actor plays a very important role to change the fortunes of the film with his fantastic acting.
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List of top 10 Highest paid Bollywood actors 2016
- Salman Khan
- Aamir Khan
- Shah Rukh Khan
- Akshay Kumar
- Hrithik Roshan
- Ajay Devgan
- Ranbir Kapoor
- Ranveer Singh
- Amitabh Bachchan
- Saif Ali Khan
If we talk about the highest paid Bollywood actors 2016, the first name pop ups in our mind is Superstar Salman Khan who is currently ruling the box office. He is undoubtedly reckoned as the box office, king of Bollywood. He has maximum numbers of biggest Bollywood grosser in his credits like Dabangg, Ready, Ek Tha Tiger, Bodyguard and many more. So without any other thought, Salman charges a whopping amount of around Rs 50 crore for a film excluding the share from the profits. The other actors follows Salman are Aamir Khan, Shah Rukh Khan, Akshay Kumar, Ajay Devgn, Amitabh Bachchan, Ranveer Singh, Ranbir Kapoor, Hrithik Roshan and Saif Ali Khan.
Let’s take a look at the list of top 10 highest paid Bollywood actors 2016
1- Salman Khan
For the past 7 years, Salman Khan is standing at number one position in this coveted list of highest paid actors. This year too, he secured his position and charging around 50 crore per film plus the sharing in profits.
If we add on the profits, his remuneration goes to Rs 80 to 100 crore that is something unbelievable but this is true as the current market value of Salman is sky high.
Everyone wants him to cast in his films and for that they offer any amount to him. There is a big reason for this whooping salary. Salman is the only actor in Bollywood who has nine films more than 100 crore grossers in his credit out of which two have managed to collect more than 200 crore and one has 300 crore plus which means he is a deserving candidate to get such a whooping amount. His films like Dabangg, Bodyguard, Dabangg 2, Ready, Ek Tha Tiger, Kick and Prem Ratan Payo had broken all the previous box office records. In 2016, Salman has one most anticipated film of the year i.e. Sultan in which he is playing the role of a wrestler. Sultan is scheduled to hit the screens on Eid 2016.
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2- Aamir Khan
Aamir Khan, popularly known as Mr. Perfectionist of Bollywood is generally do one film in a year but that single film is equal to many more other releases of the year in terms of revenues. From Rang De Basanti (2006) to PK (2014), he had almost done single film in the year but that became blockbuster at the box office. Whether it is Tare Zameen Par, Ghajini, 3 Idiots and Pk, all are the gems of Indian cinema. His super hit films 3 Idiots and PK was the first Bollywood films to collect more than 200 crore and 300 crore respectively that itself tells about his reach and popularity. If we talk about his remuneration, Aamir is only Bollywood actor who doesn’t take fees but only receive the share of profits from the film but then also in numbers, he take home money stands between 45-50 crore for a film. It changes according to the business his films do at the box office. This year too, he will be seen in one of the biggest film of the year Dangal which is a biographical film about the life of a former Indian wrestler Mahavir Singh Phogat.
3- Shah Rukh Khan
He is called as the King of Bollywood and King of romance. Delhi born Shah Rukh Khan is the brightest actor we have in the industry. His fan following specially his female fan following has crossed the boundaries of the nation and he gets bunch of love across the world for his films.
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For the past 26 years, he has been established his larger than stature among his fans and most of his films are superhits and loved by the audience. This DDLJ actor is currently charging anything around 45 crore per film plus the profit sharing. His last few films like My Name is Khan (2010), Don 2 (2012), Jab Tak Hai Jaan (2012), Chennai Express (2013) and Happy New year (2014) were big gainers at the business outlets.
By every passing film, his remuneration is increasing due to his popularity and audience reach. In 2016, his two big films Fan and Raees will hit the screens in which he is playing two different characters from each other.
4- Akshay Kumar
Popularly known as Khiladi of Bollywood, Akshay Kumar has always been in the list of Bollywood’s highest paid actors. Till few years back, he had been top this list due to his back to back superhits like Garam Masala, Phir Hera Pheri, Welcome, Singh is King and Hey Baby but after that he had faced some tough times when his every second film was a big flop but he is back with a bang. Last year, he has maximum 3 hits in the year. His films Baby, Gabbar is Back and Singh is Bligh was big hits at the box office and in 2016 he starts off with a 100 crore grosser Airlift.
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Akshay Kumar charges around 40 crore for every film which may vary according to the budget of the film. This year too, he has two most awaited films to be released. Housefull 3 and Rustom which will surely in the list of top earners of the year.
5- Hrithik Roshan
The Greek God of Bollywood Hrithik Roshan is one of the biggest superstars of Hindi film industry. His finest acting skills and the immensely dancing talents that he has inducted him in this list without any second thought. His last few films like Agneepath, Krrish 3 and Bang Bang were among the big grossers of Bollywood and he has won six Filmfare Awards for best actor in his kitty. Hrithik Roshan remuneration per film stands in between 35 to 40 crore. His upcoming film includes Ashutosh Govarikar period-drama Mohenjo Daro which will hit the screens on 12th August 2016. After that his home production venture Kaabil will hit the screens in January 2017 that will be directed by Sanjay Gupta.
6- Ajay Devgn
The next star in the line of Highest paid Bollywood actors 2016 is Ajay Devgn who currently stands at 6th position in this list. Known for his mind blowing acting, Ajay also follows the steps of Aamir Khan and does only one film in a year. 47 year old actor was last seen in films like Singham Returns and Drishyam that had done really well at the box office. Ajay Devgn charges Rs 30 crore for every film. Ajay is currently working on his most ambitious project Shivaay in which he is playing the role of a guy inspired by Lord Shiva. This is a multi million budget project and Ajay has hired some foreign professionals of Hollywood and he is also directing and producing the film which is scheduled to hit the screens on 28th October 2016.
7- Ranbir Kapoor
Ranbir Kapoor is one of the most glittering star icons of Bollywood. This young of popular Kapoor family had started his career in 2007 with Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Saawariya. Since then, he had given some superhit films like Ajab Prem Ki Gajab Kahaani, Rajneeti, Rockstar and Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani. In his 9 years of filmi career, Ranbir had worked with top notch filmmakers like Imtiaz Ali, Ayan Mukherjee and Sanjay Leela Bhansali. if we talk about his remuneration, Ranbir is currently charging Rs 20 to 25 crore per film which may vary according to the budget of the film. His next film is Karan Johar directorial Ae Dil Hai Mushkil which is set to hit the screens on 28th October 2016.
8- Ranveer Singh
Stylist actor Ranveer Singh is the new sensation of Bollywood. Coming from a non filmi background, Ranveer has surprised everyone with his growth of success in a short span of 6 years. He had started his career with YRF’s superhit film Band Baja Baaraat (2010). Since then, he made powerful impact through his different characters. Sanjay Leela Bhansali gave him the brek of his life in 2013 with Ramleela in which he was paired with Deepika Padukone. The film become superhit and established him as a finest actor. Last year too Bhansali made his much awaited magnum opus Bajirao Mastani in which Ranveer played the role of Peshwa Bajirao.
Bajirao Mastani turns into one of highest grossing film of the year. Ranveer’s pay packet after these blistering successes, is jumped to 15-20 crore per film and with the way he is doing, these numbers would surely increase in near future. His next big film is Aditya Chopra directorial Befikre which will release on 9th December 2016.
9- Amitabh Bachchan
Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, popularly called as Big B has been established his legacy for the past 50 years now. He is the only actor from the past generation, who is still active and working with utmost passion and enthusiasm. In these years, his popularity has not decreased an inch. 74 years old actor has got Best Actor Award for his performance in critically acclaimed film Piku. Big B fees for a film are ranging between 12 to 15 crore and sometimes even more than this. His next film to release is Sujoy Ghosh production venture Te3n which is to be released on 20th May 2016.
10- Saif Ali Khan
Saif Ali Khan, the Chota Nawab of Bollywood stands in the last position of this Highest paid Bollywood actors 2016 list. He is known for his versatile characters in different kinds of films like Cocktail, Bullet Raja, Omkara and Love Ajkal. He has always experimented with the roles he plays in the film. Currently he is charging around 10 crore per film. His upcoming big film to release is Vishal Bharadwaj’s Rangoon in which he is sharing the screen space with Shahid Kapoor and Kangna Ranaut. Rangoon is set to release on 30th September 2016.
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