In this article, we will provide you top 10 highest paid Bollywood actors 2018. When a film becomes hit or super hit, credit mostly goes to the lead actor, his popularity goes sky high which results in the hike of his salary.
Bollywood is one of the topmost 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, the 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 2018
If we talk about the highest paid Bollywood actors 2018, 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 50-60 crore for a film excluding the share from the profits. Let’s take a look at the list of top 10 highest paid Bollywood actors 2018.
1- Salman Khan
For the past 10 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 Rs 50-60 crore per film plus the sharing of profits.
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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 can offer any amount to him. There is a big reason for this whooping salary. Salman is the only actor in Bollywood who has twelve films in 100 Crore grosser in his credit out of which three have managed to collect more than 200 Crore and two 300 Crore plus which means he is a deserving candidate to get such a whopping amount. His films like Dabangg, Bodyguard, Dabangg 2, Ready, Ek Tha Tiger, Kick and Prem Ratan Payo, Tiger Zinda Hai, Sultan had broken all the previous box office records.
2- Aamir Khan
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Aamir Khan, popularly known as Mr. Perfectionist of Bollywood is generally doing 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 Dangal (2016) and Secret Superstar (2018) he had almost done a single film in the year but that became blockbuster at the box office. Whether it is Tare Zameen Par, Ghajini, 3 Idiots and Pk, Dangal all are the gems of Indian cinema. His super hit films 3 Idiots and PK were 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 receives the share of profits from the film but then also in numbers, he takes home money stands between 55-60 crore for a film. It changes according to the business his films do at the box office.
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 especially his female fan following has crossed the boundaries of the nation and he gets a bunch of love across the world for his films.
For the past 27 years, he has been established his larger than stature among his fans and most of his films are super hits and loved by the audience. This DDLJ actor is currently charging anything around 50 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.
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By every passing film, his remuneration is increasing due to his popularity and audience reach. In 2018, his big special film Zeo will hit the screens on the occasion of Merry Christmas 2018.
4- Akshay Kumar
Popularly known as Khiladi of Bollywood, Akshay Kumar has always been in the list of Bollywood’s highest paid actors. Till a 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. 2016-17 he has maximum hits including Airlift, Rustom, Housefull 3, Jolly LLB2, Toilet Ek Prem Katha and then 2018’s Padman.
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Akshay Kumar charges around 45 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. Gold and 2.0 which will surely on 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 Kaabil, Agneepath, Krrish 3 and Bang Bang were among the big grosser of Bollywood and he has won six Filmfare Awards for best actor in his kitty. Hrithik Roshan remuneration per film stands in between 40 to 50 crore. His upcoming films include Viky Bahl’s biographical drama Super 30 will hit the screens on 26th Jan 2019. After that, his collaboration with talented Tiger Shroff and beautiful Vaani Kapoor will release on Christmas 2019.
6- Ajay Devgn
The next star in the line of Highest paid Bollywood actors 2018 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 or two films in a year. The 49-year-old actor was last seen in films like Baadshaho, Shivaay, Singham Returns and Drishyam that had done really well at the box office. Ajay Devgn charges Rs 35-40 Crore for every film. Ajay Devgn will be seen in films Raid along with Ileana D’Cruz, Luv Ranjan’s romantic drama also stars Tabu and Rakul Preet as lead females.
7- 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 8 years. He had started his career with YRF’s superhit film Band Baja Baaraat (2010). Since then, he made a powerful impact through his different characters. Sanjay Leela Bhansali gave him the break of his life in 2013 with Ramleela in which he was paired with Deepika Padukone. The film becomes superhit and established him as the finest actor. In 2015 Bhansali made his much-appreciated magnum opus Bajirao Mastani in which Ranveer played the role of Peshwa Bajirao.
Bajirao Mastani turned into one of highest grossing film of the year 2015. 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. Now he charges Rs 25-30 Crore after epic period drama Padmaavat (2018) is the highest grossing film of the year and closer to 300 Cr.
8- Ranbir Kapoor
Ranbir Kapoor is one of the most glittering star icons of Bollywood. This youngest star of popular Kapoor family had started his career in 2007 with Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Saawariya. Since then, he had given some super hit films like Ae Dil Hai Mushkil, Ajab Prem Ki Gajab Kahaani, Rajneeti, Rockstar and Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani. In his 11 years of filmi career, Ranbir had worked with top-notch filmmakers like Imtiaz Ali, Karan Johar, 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.
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. 75 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 is most awaited in 2018 the first collaboration with Mr. Perfectionist Thugs of Hindostan to release this Diwali.
10- Varun Dhawan
Varun Dhawan, the new superstar and youngest star of Bollywood took the last position of this Highest paid Bollywood actors 2018 list. He is best known for his versatile characters in different kinds of films like Student Of The Year, Badlapur, Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania and Judwaa 2. He has always experimented with the roles he plays in the film. Currently, he is charging around 11 Crore per film. His upcoming big film to release is Shoojit Sircar’s October in which he is sharing the screen space with debutante Banita Sandhu and the film is set to release on 13th April 2018.
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