Whether you want to admit it or not-you love Bollywood(or at least some aspects of it). Otherwise, the industry wouldn’t be as huge as it is today. On average, Bollywood sells around 4 billion movie tickets per year!
When we take all of that into the account, it’s no wonder Bollywood’s most popular actors have such high net worths!
If you’re interested to learn exactly how rich these people are, keep on reading because we’re about to tell you all about it down below.
1. Shah Rukh Khan
If you love Bollywood, then Shah Rukh Khan is more than just a familiar face to you. He’s been in over 80 Hindi films, but the romance and drama genres remain his specialty. Besides his rich acting career, Shah Rukh Khan also co-owns a production company and two cricket teams, making him one of the richest, if not the richest Bollywood actors to date.
“The king of Bollywood”, as they call him, has an estimated net worth of around $600 million, standing above his costars as the richest actor in the entire industry. If you haven’t heard of him already, we suggest you start watching his movies as soon as you can: his fame (and net worth) is well-deserved, after all.
2. Amitabh Bachhan
Bacchan has been in the industry for a while now, but his popularity doesn’t seem to be going anywhere. He is one of India’s most beloved and respected actors, and his popularity and brilliance do not know any borders. In fact, he’s appeared in the Hollywood-produced “The Great Gatsby”, alongside superstars such as Leonardo Di Caprio and Carey Mulligan.
His net worth adds up to around $400 million, but it’s not all from his acting work. Amitabh is also an avid investor, active on the Indian Stock market where he’s seen some excellent success. Besides that, he’s been a guest star in many popular (both Indian and international) TV shows and podcasts, making him one of the richest Indian celebrities today.
3. Hritik Roshan
The popular heartthrob is more than just his good looks. He’s a gifted dancer and an incredible method-actor that earn a huge global following in the past few years. Known as tremendously hard-working and dedicated to his craft, he’s one of Bollywood’s highest-paying stars. Besides his appearances on TV, he’s also a brand ambassador for many luxury brands including perfumes and expensive jewelry lines.
His net worth is estimated at around 320 million dollars, which puts him right behind his aforementioned colleagues. Overall, as amazing as he is, we love to see him thrive and we look forward to seeing his next big projects both in Bollywood and on the global scene.
4. Salman Khan
We cannot conclude this list without at least mentioning the “Bhai of Bollywood”. With 30 years spent in the industry, he’s been able to accumulate quite a fortune by now. We’ve seen him in various movies, family dramas, comedies, where we’ve all grown to love his distinctive acting style.
If you don’t recognize him for his movies, then you may have heard about his involvement in the infamous car accident in 2015, where he ran over 5 people, injuring four and killing one, for which he was later convicted.
Even with his troublesome past and involvement in various scandals, the actor’s popularity is hardly affected. His wealth is estimated to be around $300 million as of today.
5. Aamir Khan
Aamir Khan is a living example of hard work and talent paying off as long as you believe in yourself. He’s an actor, producer, and director that has had a long, successful career in Bollywood. A bit of an eccentric, he’s gained a large following both in India and globally, especially with the Chinese audience.
His net worth is close to 205 million, and when you take a look at his entire career, it’s not hard to see why. He has worked with many famous international brands such as Coca-Cola, Toyota, and Samsung, charging high rates for various endorsements.
6. Kamal Haasan
TV show host, dancer, singer, actor, producer, screenwriter, and a public figure, Kamal Haasan has earned his position in the industry with hard work and determination. He’s currently one of the most recognizable Indian actors worldwide, earning his spot on this list with his net worth of $100 million.
If you’re a fan of Bollywood, we suggest taking a look at his filmography to find fantastic hidden gems of the industry. If you’re interested in learning more about all of these amazing actors, explore Indian celeb portals such as wikijay.com.
7. Dharam Singh Deol
More popularly known as Dharmendra, Dharam Singh Deol was one of the biggest Hindu film stars back in the day. Although he’s since retired, you can still enjoy his wide filmography ranging from over 300 (timeless) classics of the Hindu film industry. If you’re a Bollywood fan you’re undoubtedly going to enjoy watching his incredible stunts on screen, paired up with his handsome looks and distinctive acting skills.
As of today, the star is worth around $70 million dollars, which only proves how big the industry actually is.
8. Irrfan Khan
Even if you’re not a huge fan of Bollywood, you’ve probably heard about Irrfan Khan, the Indian star that made it big overseas. Unfortunately, the actor passed away last year from colon complications after a long battle with his illness. You probably remember him from his roles in The Amazing Spiderman, Life of Pi, and Jurassic Park.
Before he sadly passed away, his net worth was estimated to be around $50 million.
The bottom line
All in all, the actors mentioned in the list above are all extremely talented and well-deserving of their massive net worths. We recommend reading more about their lives on Bollywood portals and blogs. Besides that, don’t forget to put some of their most popular movies onto your to-watch lists! You won’t regret it, we’re sure of it.
Lastly, we hope our list helped you learn something more about India’s richest actors, and if so, we hope you continue being interested in Bollywood in the future.