Indian cinema is more or less known as Bollywood. It is commonly used to refer to the entire Hindi film industry, including actors, directors, producers, co-producers, musicians, and some other industry professionals. In India, actors work with full dedication for which they are acknowledged and get paid according to their skills and performances. The highest paid actor in India varies with time depending on their work and success. Some of the highest paid actors in India are mentioned below:
1. Shahrukh Khan
Shahrukh Khan, the most loved actor and producer of all times started his career from television in the late 1980s and did his debut in film industry in 1992 from the movie named “Deewana”. He was born on 2 November, 1965 in Delhi and continued to live there for years. He is the finest and most successful actors of Indian Cinema and is proudly the King Khan of Bollywood. SRK married to Gauri Chhibber in 1991, and is blessed with a daughter named Suhana khan, and her two brothers Aryan and Abraham khan. SRK signs a 45% profit income sharing agreement in 2023.
REMUNERATION: 80 Crore to 100 Crore per film+ profit sharing
2. Akshay Kumar
Akshay Kumar was born on 9 September, 1967 in Punjab. One of the highest paid actors in India Cinema is Akshay Kumar. His height is 5’10 so he began with modelling and after he became successful as a model he got a film “Saugandh” as a lead actor in 1991. Akshay Kumar is on top in doing adventurous movies in Bollywood. He performs his own stunts in the movies and series. In 2008 Akshay Kumar hosted Fear factor-“Khatron Ke Khiladi” for 4 consecutive years. Akshay’s wife’s name is Twinkle Khanna who is also a model.
REMUNERATION: 100 Crore to 135 Crore per film
One of the highest paid actors in film Industry is Prabhas who works in Telugu movies. His full name is Uppalpati Venkata Suryanarayana Prabhas Raju. He was born on 23rd October 1979 in Telugu family. Prabhas began with his film career in 2002 and thrice chosen in Forbes India Celebrity 100 list since 2015 and then gave his great performance in one of the best movies “Bahubali-the beginning”. His nickname is Bujji. Prabhas always wanted to be a businessman but ended up being one of the highest paid actors of India instead.
REMUNERATION: 100 Crore per film
4. Amir Khan
Mohammed Aamir Hussain Khan is Aamir’s full name. He is an Indian actor, director and producer who works in Hindi films. Aamir Khan made his screen debut as a child actor in his uncle Naseer Hussain’s film Yadon Ki Baaraat. As an adult, he had his first acting role in Holi (1984). Aamir Khan wrote the screenplay for Hum Hain Rakhi Pyar Ke, in which he also played the lead role. He started working as a producer after founding Aamir Khan Productions in 1999 and Lagaan was his first film. He is one of the famous and highest paid actors in Bollywood. Additionally, Khan has received honors including Padma Shri from the Government of India in 2003 and Padma Bhushan in 2010.
REMUNERATION: 70-75 Crore per film