Apart from Hollywood, Bollywood has also been a home for some of the most popular celebrities known worldwide. Fame comes with money and there are some Bollywood celebrities who are exceptionally wealthy. Here is a look at the top 10 richest Bollywood celebrities in 2017.
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10. Irrfan Khan
Born on 7th of January 1967, Irrfan Khan has grown to become one of the richest celebrities in the whole of India. He is also considered one of the fine and perfect actors Bollywood has ever produced. Throughout his career, he has been associated with several Indian moves, British Indian and Hollywood projects.
The Warrior, Maqbool, Haasil, Charas: A Joint Effort, 7 Khoon Maaf, Paan Singh Tomar, Billu, The Lunchbox , Gunday, Yeh Saali Zindagi and Piku are some of the movies that made him popular. His net worth is of approximately $50 million and this is why he has appeared in this list.
9. Akshay Kumar
Akshay Kumar was born on September 9 of 1967 and is among the top richest celebrities in Bollywood. He is not only wealthy but also a well-known icon of Indian cinema who has appeared in more that hundred movies.
Akshay Kumar has a net worth of $65 million. His hit movies include Jaanwar, Mujhse Shaadi Karogi, Sapoot, Namastey London, Housefull 2, Tees Maar Khan, Singh Is Kinng, Tashan, Patiala House, Garam Masala and Holiday among others. He has also received a number of awards in different categories including best actor in comedy roles.
Dharmendra is an Indian film actor who debuted his acting career in Dil Bhi Tera Hum Bhi Tere in 1960. His fame was born after he appeared in several movies as a supporting cast. His lead role in the movie Phool Aur Patthar was a jackpot for him since the movie won the movie of the year award.
His net worth is $70 million making him one of the richest celebrities in Bollywood. The most notable movies he has done include Bhagawat, Dharm Aur Qanoon, Satyakam, Sholay and Katilon Ke Kaatil among many more movies. The 79-year-old Dharmendra has won Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award for his contribution to Indian Cinema.
7. Anupam Kher
Anupam Kher started acting when he was still young and has made acting his daily job. He has been associated with hundreds of cinema and television projects. This wealthy Bollywood celebrity has been part of several comedy and serious roles making him a flexible actor.
With a net worth of $70 million, Anupam Kher is one of the richest celebrities of Bollywood. He has taken roles in popular movies like Darr, Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge, Veer Zaara, Kuch Kuch Hota Hai and Mohabbatein among other popular movies.
6. Kamal Haasan
This Bollywood celebrity is not only an actor but also popular director, producer, playback singer and choreographer. This makes him a hard working superstar and one of India’s richest celebrity from Bollywood.
He did numerous tasks in Tamil film industry as supporting cast and lead roles before going to Bollywood. He has been associated with more than 150 successful projects making him 6th in the list of the richest celebrities from Bollywood. He has a net worth of $100million.
5. Saif Ali Khan
After making his acting debut in Parampara, Saif Ali Khan has become one of the most prominent ad popular actors in Indian film industry. His hit movies include Hum Tum, Kal Ho Naa Ho, Love Aaj Kal, Salaam Namaste and Race. His new releases include Agent Vinod, Cocktail, Bullett Raja and Happy Ending box office.
His good looks come with hard work. He has received many awards like IIFA Best Villain Award, Best Actor in a Supporting Role, Best Actor Award, Best Movie Award, Best Comedian Award and Best Villain Award. His net worth is $140 million.
4. Aamir Khan
Aamir Khan is one of the few Indian celebrities who have been honored by the Government of India with the Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri among several other entertainment and honorary awards. He falls in fourth place with a net worth of $180 million.
He is known for his greatest movies including, 3 Idiots, Rang De Basanti, Taare Zameen Par, Ghajini, Hum Hain Rahi Pyar Ke, Andaz Apna Apna and Raja Hindustani. He is not only a renowned actor, but one of the best director and producer in the whole of Bollywood. One of the top grossed movie he has been featured is the drama movie PK.
3. Salman Khan
He started his acting career with supporting roles. Little did he know that he would be Bollywood’s richest and most respected celebrity. His breakthrough came forth with lead roles in romance venture Maine Pyar Kiya. In the 1990s, he made appearances in several box office hits like Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam, Hum Aapke Hain Koun and Karan Arjun.
Some of his latest films in the market still doing great include Kick, Veer, Dabangg, Bodyguard, Ek Tha Tiger, Veer, Dabangg, Mujhse Shaadi Karogi, Wanted, Tere Naam and Baghban. Salman Khan has a net worth of $200 million.
2. Amitabh Bachchan
They say old is gold and Amitabh Bachchan is Bollywood’s golden celebrity. He is one of the greatest and most influential actors India has ever known. In the Indian film, he is referred to as Big B. With a net worth of $400 million, Amitabh Bachchan is the 2nd riches Bollywood celebrity. He has appeared in movies such as Satyagraha, Bhoothnath Returns, Shamitabh and Piku just to mention a few.
1.Shah Rukh Khan
The number one richest celebrity in Bollywood is the popular and good looking Shah Rukh Khan. He has also achieved what other celebrities in India only dream of. He is an actor, producer and a TV personality.
He has a net worth of $600 million making him influential and one of the richest actors across the globe. He has had hit and top grossed movies like Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham, Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, Dil to Pagal Hai and Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge.
India being a country full of talented and beautiful celebrities, it is obvious that the whole world will fall in love with their projects. This is why some of Bollywood stars are richer than other Hollywood known stars. This is a competitive list and is bound to change.