The Sallu Bhai and Bajrangi Bhai Jan of Bollywood Salman Khan becomes the number one India celebrity according to Forbes list. He earned of Rs 253.25 crore through his film releases, television appearances and brand endorsements from October 1, 2017, and September 30, 2018. Salman Khan has become India’s highest-paid celebrity on the magazine’s list for the third consecutive year.
This is not the first time Salman Khan is on the top of the chart, it been three consecutive years that he has rocking on the Forbes Indian celebrity list. While the sportsman and Bollywood actress husband Virat Kohli on second and Akshay Kumar is third on the list.
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Forbes India has published a list of 100 influential Bollywood Celebrities list. And without any problem, the Salman Khan tops the list again. Virat Kohli has managed the second position with Rs 228.09 crore in earnings, followed by Akshay Kumar with Rs 185 crore at the third spot.
While coming to the list, the newlywed Deepika Padukone becomes the highest-earning woman celebrity at fourth position with total earnings of Rs 112.8 crore. She is the first woman to break reach the top five positions since the inception of the List in 2012. However, there are 18 women who have made it to this list this year, down from 21 in 2017.
With increasing earnings being Rs 3,140.25 crore, it seemed to be a profitable year for celebrities on the list as last year. Because the earnings had been 17 per cent lower at Rs 2,683 crore last year. On the other hand, the King Khan has lost his second spot from last. However, despite his earnings dropping to Rs 56 crore, he is at No 13. And so is the case with the new bride Priyanka Chopra who has gone from No 7 to straight to No 49 in 2018.