Acting has been one of the highest paying professions in the country. In the Bollywood film industry there are several actors who have been successful to impress the audience. Owing to their huge success and stardom, these actors have been charging heavy amounts for their roles in the movies in return of which the movies is an assured blockbuster. The following are some of the Bollywood actors in 2018 who charge the highest fees to play a role in a movie:
10. SHAHID KAPOOR
A pretty consistent name in the list of the Bollywood front line actors, Shahid had managed to grab a place in the top 10 highest paid Bollywood actors. In his career Shahid has given a number of hits but has slowed down of late. His 2015 release by the name ‘Shaandaar’ was a miserable flop. However Shahid managed to make a successful come back in his next movie ‘Udta Punjab’ based on drug abuse in Punjab. That charming face whom the audience loved in Jab We Met, Shahid, now charges around 10 crore rupees per movie. Lately he has also married his love interest Mira Rajput.
9. AMITABH BACHCHAN
The evergreen actor of Bollywood, Mr Bachchan has still managed to be at the 9th position among the top 10 highest paid Bollywood actors. Mr Bachchan has been impressing the audience with that grave and masculine tone of his and that set of miraculous acting skills. As of now, he charges 12 to 15 crores per movie. The hit machine, the angry young man, Mr Bachchan has lately showcased his acting skills in some great movies like ‘Piku’ opposite to Deepika and Irfaan and in ‘Pink’ opposite to Taapsee Pannu. We as the audience would love to see more of him on the silver screen. Owing to his great acting skills, he has a number of brand endorsements to his name and believes to promote ads for the social cause only.
8. RANBIR KAPOOR
The chocolate boy of Bollywood, Ranbir has acted in a number of successful Bollywood movies including Rockstar, Barfi, Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani, Bachna Ae Haseeno, Tamasha, Ae Dil Hai Mushkil and many more. He has successfully maintained his on screen charming image through his roles and currently charges around 15 to 20 crores per movie. The boy of Rishi Kapoor has been the crush of many girls in the nation and carefully chooses his movies. Every year he releases two movies and has proved his versatility through his roles.
7. RANVEER SINGH
The face behind a majority of advertisements on the television these days, Ranveer Singh has also acted in a number of blockbuster movies like Band Baaja Baarat, Ram Leela, Bajirao Mastani etc. The handsome looks and the masculine physique of the actor has led him to land in a number of roles. Currently, the actor charges around 20 crores per movie. Currently, he is endorsing the highest number of brands and is well known for his bold roles in the movies.
6. AJAY DEVGN
The Singham star has successfully maintained a position among the top paid actors in the country. The most recent of his movies including Drishyam and Shivaay were declared hits. He has spent a considerable time duration in the movie industry and it seems that he has known the mantra to success in the industry. He has given considerable number of hit movies including Singham, Singham Returns, Son of Sardaar etc. and currently charges 20 to 25 crores per movie. Ajay has been endorsing a number of brands too which add to his income.
5. HRITHIK ROSHAN
Hrithik has been widely known for his extra ordinary dancing skills and his body structure. He has also found a place in the world’s sexiest men list. A fitness freak, he is extremely conscious about his diet and believes to work hard to stay fit. Although his 2016 release Mohenjo Daro failed to impress the audience, he made a dashing comeback with his 2017 release Kaabil. He has a number of movies in the pipeline and is working on them. The actor has also great acting skills as well. Currently he charges about 35 to 40 crores per movie which makes him 5th among the top paid Bollywood actors.
4. AKSHAY KUMAR
Audience get to see him the most among all other actors since he releases the highest number of movies per year. All of his latest movies including Naam Shabana, Jolly LLB 2, Airlift, Rustom have been hits and have fetched great reviews as well. Akhsay is probably at the crest of his career and currently charges 40 crores per movie. He is all set to act in the sequel of the movie Robot which is supposedly the costliest Bollywood to be ever made. Forbes list has also mentioned his name for being one of the highest tax payer among the Bollywood celebrities.
3. SHAH RUKH KHAN
Popularly known as King Khan, he is also referred to as the king of romance. Shah Rukh has romanced a large number of front line Bollywood actresses and has effectively impressed the audience through all his roles. The person behind the series of major all time blockbusters including Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge, veer Zaara, Chak De! India, Kal Ho Naa Ho, the actor currently charges around 45 crores per movie. The recent movies of King Khan including Dilwale, Fan, Raees, Dear Zindagi were decent hits.
2. AAMIR KHAN
Mr Perfectionist in the industry finds a second place in the top paid actors list seconding only to his close buddy Salman Khan. Aamir Khan has the Christmas weekend every year reserved for his movie release and raises the standard of the Bollywood movies with every single release of his. He has been breaking stereotypes through all his roles and has gained awesome reviews for every singe role of his. He chooses his movies keeping in mind the audience and generally prefers to convey a message for the society through his movies. Aamir currently charges 50 crores per movie. Aamir had also the record of acting in the highest grossing Bollywood movie ever until the release of Baahubali 2. His recent movie was Secret Superstar and through all his movies he has been breaking the Box Office records.
1. SALMAN KHAN
Handsome hunk of Bollywood, Salman Khan is often associated with his crazy and massive fan following. All of his movies are meant for mass entertainment and commercial purposes. His recent movies including Sultaan, Bajrangi Bhaijaan were all Box Office stormers and have fetched him more fan following. Currently Salman charges about 60 crores per movie. Forbes named him as one of the highest tax paying Bollywood celebrities. Salman has maintained a good physique throughout his career. He has been quite regular in doing charity work and runs a foundation by the name ‘Being Human’ for the same.
These Bollywood actors have the highest net worth values among others. However the amounts that all these actors charge for their roles vary depending on their successful movies, movie producers etc. These Bollywood actors have also asserted their presence and recognition worldwide with the help of their roles. A strong fan following is one of the major factors that have continuously helped the stars to gain more and more recognition and rise up to being the most expensive stars in the industry.