Top 5 Highest Paid Bollywood Stars Of 2013

Bollywood, Mumbai-based film industry, is one of the largest centres of film production in the world. Some of the Bollywood movies are multi-million dollar productions. The latest Science fiction movie Ra.One was made with a budget of 135 crores (roughly USD 27 million), making it the most expensive movie ever produced in India. A big part of that money goes to the actors, since the Bollywood stars are one of the best paid actors in the world. We have made a list with the top 5 highest paid Bollywood actors of 2013.

Top 5 Best Paid Bollywood Stars of 2013

5. Hrithik Roshan

25 crores per film (about $5.5M)

Born in 1974 in Mumbai, Hrithik son of the film director Rakesh Roshan, is one of the sexiest men in Bollywood with a unique style of dancing. Hrithik appeared as a child actor in some films throughout the 1980s, but it was first in 2000 where he did his film debut in a leading role in Kaho Naa… Pyaar Hai. Thanks to this film he earned the best actor and best male debut awards.

4. Akshay Kumar

30 crores per movie (about $6.8M)

Akshay Kumar is one of the best paid Bollywood stars ever. He is not only a handsome actor, but also a producer and a martial artist with over a hundred Hindi movies in his career. Akshay is also known as the “Indian Jacky Chan” due to his appearances in many stunts in his films. Although he loves action movies, he has also performed in romantic and comedy genres.

3. Shahrukh Khan

35 – 40 crores per movie (about $7.9M – $9M)

Shahrukh Khan, also known as “King Khan” or “The King of Bollywood” is among the preferred actors for all directors. He has already performed in almost a hundred movies in genres such as romantic, dramas, action and thrillers. He is not only one of the highest paid Bollywood actors, but also one of the most awarded Bollywood stars of all time. Khan is considered to be one of the biggest film stars in cinematic history; in 2011, the Los Angeles Times called him “the world’s biggest movie star.”

2. Aamir Khan

40 – 45 crores per movie (about $9M – $10.2M)

It is well known that Aamir is a choosy Indian actor, director and producer. He is a perfectionist in the film industry who makes sure every new film he makes, that should be a blockbuster hit. Aamir Khan started his career in 1984 in a film called Holly. In 2008 his thriller Ghajini, became the highest grossing film of the year, and in 2009 his comedy 3 Idiots, became the highest-grossing Bollywood film of all-time.

1. Salman khan

50 crores per movie (about $11.3M)

Salman Kahn is leading the list of the highest paid Bollywood actors. In his last movie “Ek Tha Tiger” he charged the huge amount of 50 crores rupees (about $11.3M). Although he’s not a great actor, he played leading roles in five consecutive blockbusters, which has established him as a leading actor of Hindi cinema.  Eight of his films have accumulated gross earnings of over 100 core. This single actor is not only a brilliant dancer but also one of the richest men in India.

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