Top 10 Forbes India Celebrity Revenue 2015
Shah Rukh Khan continues to rule India’s celebrity index. After slipping to No 3 last year, he has wrested back the No 1 position on the Top 10 Forbes India Celebrity Revenue 2015 from Salman Khan. Shah Rukh made the most amount of money this year—a whopping Rs 257.5 crore. This is the highest any celebrity has ever made in the four years since the Forbes India Celebrity.
Top 10 Forbes India Celebrity Revenue 2015 # 1 – Shah Rukh Khan
Total Revenue- 257.50 crore
Shah Rukh Khan climbed back to the top of the rankings from No 3 last year, riding on the back of some sizzling successes at the box office. The actor’s heist action film Happy New Year, released in October 2014, was a huge hit, amassing over Rs 200 crore. His perch on the top can also be attributed to the 20 brands that he endorses—the highest among actors—which earned him a whopping Rs 160 crore.
Top 10 Forbes India Celebrity Revenue 2015 # 2 – Salman Khan
Total Revenue- 202.72 crore
Despite his co-production Bajrangi Bhaijaan earning over Rs 320 crore at the box office, Salman Khan lost his No 1 position in the rankings this year. Though he enjoyed commercial success at the movies (Prem Ratan Dhan Payo, which falls outside the period considered for our list, had a record opening of Rs 40.35 crore and had minted Rs 330 crore worldwide till November-end), he had a bad year otherwise. The actor’s image took a beating after he was sentenced to five years in jail in connection with a 2002 hit-and-run case.
Top 10 Forbes India Celebrity Revenue 2015 # 3 Amitabh Bachchan
Total Revenue- 112 crore
Bollywood’s most enduring superstar slid one spot in the rankings this year, even though his comedy drama Piku grossed Rs 111 crore at the box office worldwide. However, he had a forgettable outing in Shamitabh. Bachchan returned to the Star India fold to host a TV show Aaj Ki Raat Hai Zindagi while continuing to host Kaun Banega Crorepati on Sony, season 8 of which ended in 2014.Top 10 Forbes India Celebrity Revenue 2015.
Top 10 Forbes India Celebrity Revenue 2015 # 4 MS Dhoni
Total Revenue- 119.33 crore
Though he announced his retirement from Tests in December 2014, Mahendra Singh Dhoni continues to be a crowd-puller and a bankable celebrity for product endorsements. In recent times, however, he has been criticised for his captaincy as Indian cricket readies for the next era under Virat Kohli.
Top 10 Forbes India Celebrity Revenue 2015 # 5 Aamir Khan
Total Revenue- 104.25 crore
Aamir Khan jumped two ranks in our list riding on the record-breaking hit PK which, at present, is India’s highest grossing film of all time, both domestically (net revenues Rs 489 crore) and overseas (Rs 211 crore).Top 10 Forbes India Celebrity Revenue 2015.
Top 10 Forbes India Celebrity Revenue 2015 # 6 Akshay Kumar
Total Revenue- 127.83 crore
A star who continues to challenge the dominance of the Khans, Akshay Kumar had a strong 2015, with action thriller Baby and vigilante drama Gabbar is Back doing very well at the box office. The much-touted Brothers did average business.
Top 10 Forbes India Celebrity Revenue 2015 # 7 Virat Kohli
Total Revenue- 104.78 crore
Virat Kohli is the current poster boy of Indian cricket with MS Dhoni having retired from Test cricket. His captaincy style has already won him admirers on and off the field. As a batsman, he has continued his rich vein of form.
Top 10 Forbes India Celebrity Revenue 2015 # 8 Sachin Tendulkar
Total Revenue- 40 crore
It’s been over two years since he retired from international cricket, but Sachin Tendulkar remains every bit the national figure that he was during his career. Post-retirement, Tendulkar released his autobiography Playing It My Way and even acquired a football team in the Indian Super League.
Top 10 Forbes India Celebrity Revenue 2015 # 9 Deepika Padukone
Total Revenue- 59 crore
The highest-ranked female actor on the list, Deepika Padukone had another impressive year in terms of box office earnings and brand endorsements. Two of her releases, Happy New Year and Piku were hits, though her video on female empowerment ‘My Choice’ received a lukewarm response.
Top 10 Forbes India Celebrity Revenue 2015 # 10 Hrithik Roshan
Total Revenue- 74.5 crore
Hrithik Roshan rode out of a tumultuous time he underwent brain surgery and separated from his wife Sussanne—with a calmer and more fulfilling year. His action thriller Bang Bang! was a money-spinner in 2014, garnering around Rs 181 crore in India.
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