In this article, we provide the top 10 highest-paid Bollywood actors. When a film becomes a hit or a blockbuster, credit mostly goes to the lead actor. His popularity soars, which results in an increase in his salary
If we’re discussing the highest-paid Bollywood actors in 2013, the first name that comes to mind is the superstar Shah Rukh Khan, who is currently dominating the box office. He is undoubtedly recognized as the box office king of Bollywood.
1- Shah Rukh Khan
For the past 31 years, SRK has established his larger stature among his fans and most of his films are super hits and loved by the audience. This DDLJ actor is currently charging anything around Rs 100-150 Crore per film plus the profit sharing.
SRK’s films like My Name is Khan (2010), Don 2 (2012), Jab Tak Hai Jaan (2012), Chennai Express (2013), Happy New year (2014), Pathaan (2023) and Jawan (2023) were big gainers at the business outlets.
With every passing film, his remuneration is increasing due to his popularity and audience reach. In 2023, his big special film Dunki will hit the screens on the occasion of Merry Christmas 2023.
2- Salman Khan
Salman Khan has been standing at the number one position in this coveted list of highest-paid actors, SRK takes charge after Pathaan’s success in 2023. This year too, he secured his position and charged around Rs 80-100 crore per film.
If we add on the profits, his remuneration goes to Rs 100 to 120 crore which is something unbelievable but this is true as the current market value of Salman is sky high.
Salman Khan’s films like Dabangg, Bodyguard, Dabangg 2, Ready, Ek Tha Tiger, Kick, Prem Ratan Payo, Tiger Zinda Hai, Sultan, and Tiger Zinda Hai have broken all the previous box office records. Now, Tiger 3 is all set to release on 12 November 2023.
3- Aamir Khan
From Rang De Basanti (2006) to Dangal (2016) and Secret Superstar (2018) he had almost done a single film in the year but that became a blockbuster at the box office. Whether it is Tare Zameen Par, Ghajini, 3 Idiots, and Pk, Dangal all are the gems of Indian cinema.
Aamir is the only Bollywood actor who doesn’t take fees but only receives a share of profits from the film also in numbers, he takes home money stands between Rs 100 crore+ for a film.
4- Akshay Kumar
Popularly known as Khiladi of Bollywood, Akshay Kumar has always been on the list of Bollywood’s highest-paid actors. Till a few years back, he had been top of this list due to his back-to-back superhits like Garam Masala, Phir Hera Pheri, Welcome, Singh is King, and Hey Baby but after that, he faced some tough times when his every second film was a big flop but he is back with a bang.
In the last few years, he has had maximum hits including Airlift, Rustom, Housefull 3, Jolly LLB2, Toilet Ek Prem Katha, Padman, Good Newzz, Mission Mangal, Kesari, and Sooryavanshi. Akshay Kumar charges around Rs 50-100 Crore for every film which may vary according to the budget of the film.
5- Hrithik Roshan
The Greek God of Bollywood Hrithik Roshan is one of the biggest superstars of the Hindi film industry. His finest acting skills and immense dancing talents that he has inducted him into this list without any second thought.
Hrithik Roshan’s last few films like War, Super 30, Kaabil, Agneepath, Krrish 3, and Bang Bang were among the big grossers of Bollywood and he has won six Filmfare Awards for best actor in his kitty. Hrithik Roshan’s remuneration per film stands between Rs 40 to 100 crore. Hrithik’s Fighter, War 2, Krishh 4 & 5 are big projects in a row.
6- Ajay Devgn
The next star in the line of Highest Paid Bollywood actors in 2023 is Ajay Devgn who currently stands at 6th position in this list known for his mind-blowing acting, Ajay also follows the steps of Aamir Khan and does only one or two films in a year.
Acting sensation Ajay’s films like Drishyam 2, Raid, Golmaal Again, Baadshaho, Shivaay, Singham Returns, and Drishyam did really well at the box office. Ajay Devgn charges Rs 40-80 Crore for every film.
7- Ranbir Kapoor
Ranbir Kapoor is one of the most glittering star icons of Bollywood. This young superstar of the popular Kapoor family started his career in 2007 with Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Saawariya. Since then, he has given some super hit films like Ae Dil Hai Mushkil, Ajab Prem Ki Gajab Kahaani, Rajneeti, Rockstar, Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani, Brahmastra and Tu Jhoothi Main Makkar.
In his 16 years of film career, Ranbir has worked with top-notch filmmakers like Imtiaz Ali, Karan Johar, Ayan Mukherjee, and Sanjay Leela Bhansali. if we talk about his remuneration, Ranbir is currently charging Rs 40 to 100 crore per film which may vary according to the budget of the film.
8- Ranveer Singh
Versatile actor Ranveer Singh is a sensation in Bollywood. Coming from a non-filmi background, Ranveer has surprised everyone with his growth of success in a short span of 13 years. He had started his career with YRF’s superhit film Band Baja Baaraat (2010).
Bajirao Mastani and Padmaavat turned into one of highest grossing films Ranveer’s pay packet after these blistering successes jumped to 30-50 crore per film and with the way he is doing, these numbers will surely increase in the near future.
Shahid Kapoor popularly called the Chocolaty Boy of Bollywood has established his image for 2 decades, from a dancer to performer as a lead actor. One of the top 3 dancer-actors, Shahid has a large fan following in India.
After the success of Kabir Singh, Shahid is one of the highest-paid actors in Bollywood. His brand value has grown like magic, and he is reportedly charging 30-80 Crores per film.
Varun Dhawan, the young age superstar and youngest star of Bollywood took the last position in this Highest Paid Bollywood actors 2023 list. He is best known for his versatile characters in different kinds of films like Student Of The Year, Badlapur, Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania, Judwaa 2, October, and Bawal.
He has always experimented with the roles he plays in the film. Currently, he is charging around 30-40 Crore per film.