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Meet the top 10 highest-earning celebrities in India

By Rediff Movies
December 22, 2017 16:31 IST
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Priyanka Chopra is the only female in the top ten.

The Forbes list of the highest-earning celebrities in the India is out.

Salman Khan tops the list, followed by Shah Rukh Khan and Virat Kohli.

A look at the top 10 earners on the list.

1. Salman Khan

Photograph: Kind courtesy, Being Human/Instagram.

Earnings 2017: Rs 232.83 crore
Earnings 2016: Rs 270.33 crore


2. Shah Rukh Khan

Photograph: Kind courtesy, Shah Rukh Khan/Facebook.

Earnings 2017: Rs 170.5 crore
Earnings 2016: Rs 221.75 crore


3. Virat Kohli

Photograph: Kind courtesy, Virat Kohli/Twitter.

Earnings 2017: Rs 100.72 crore
Earnings 2016: Rs 134.44 crore


4. Akshay Kumar

Photograph: Kind courtesy, Akshay Kumar/Facebook

Earnings 2017: Rs 98.25 crore
Earnings 2016: Rs 203.02 crore


5. Sachin Tendulkar

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Earnings 2017: Rs 82.5 crore
Earnings 2016: Rs 58 crore


6. Aamir Khan

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Earnings 2017: Rs 68.75 crore
Earnings 2016: Aamir Khan was not in the 2016 list in the absence of releases or endorsements


7. Priyanka Chopra

Photograph: Frazer Harrison / Staff Getty Images.

Earnings 2017: Rs 68 crore
Earnings 2016: Rs 76 crore


8. MS Dhoni

Photograph: Danish Siddiqui/Reuters.

Earnings 2017: Rs 63.77 crore
Earnings 2016: Rs 122.48 crore


9. Hrithik Roshan

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Earnings 2017: Rs 63.12 crore
Earnings 2016: Rs 90.25 crore


10. Ranveer Singh

Photograph: Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images.

Earnings 2017: Rs 62.63 crore
Earnings 2016: Rs 67.41 crore

The rest of the celebs who made it to the top 30 list are Deepika Padukone (11), AR Rahman (12) Ranbir Kapoor (14), S S Rajamouli (15), Kapil Sharma (18), Ajay Devgn (16), Varun Dhawan (19), Amitabh Bachchan at (20), Alia Bhatt (21), Prabhas (22), and Kangana Ranaut (26).

The list features 13 actors from the south this year as against 11 last year.

The only woman in the top 10 is actor Priyanka Chopra, as she continued to make her mark internationally.

Shuttler PV Sindhu with earning of Rs 57.25 crore was the highest money-gainer as her total earnings soared nearly 17 times, propelled by several brand endorsements following her 2016 Rio Olympics silver medal.

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