Most people come to Bombay (Mumbai) with dreams in their eyes to be rich, to be successful and to be famous. Most aspire to be filmstars but very few turn their dreams into reality. Many come from humble backgrounds and make it big into Bollywood while some actors have already established families so they get a ready launchpad but they too cannot shy from the struggle. Here are the top 5 Richest actors in India:
5. Saif Ali Khan Net Worth – 140$ Million
Saif Ali Khan, born as Sajid Ali Khan to Sharmila Tagore and the late Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi (titled ‘Nawab of Pataudi’) who were greats in their respective fields. Sharmila Tagore is a well known Bollywood actor while Pataudi was the captain of the Indian Cricket Team.
Yash Chopra’s Parampara(1993) marked the debut film for Saif Ali Khan. Since then he has been a part of many super-hit and critically acclaimed films too. He also has won a National Award. Saif owns a production company, Illuminati Films. His latest web series, Sacred Games is a huge hit and is considered as one of the best Indian shows ever. Saif has endorsed several international brands like Lays, Carlsberg, Amul Macho, Airbnb, Airtel, Limca, Asian Paints, Pepsi, Royal Stag, Head and Shoulders and many more.
4. Aamir Khan Net Worth – $185 Million
The perfectionist, Aamir Khan is undoubtedly one of the most dedicated actors in the Indian Film Industry. He started his movie career working as a child artist in the 1970s hit Yaadon Ki Baarat. Later in the year 1998, his movie Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak opposite Juhi Chawla marked his debut in the movie industry. Ashutosh Gowariker’s Lagaan starring Aamir was even considered for the Oscars.
As of 2019, he has received numerous accolades including 4 National Awards. His films have received major success in the Chinese market. He has even received an honorary title from the Government of China. Aamir has endorsed several brands like Vivo, PhonePe, Tata Sky, Coca Cola, Samsung, Godrej, Snapdeal, Datsun, etc.
3. Salman Khan Net Worth – 220$ Million
Salman Khan better known Bhai Jaan ranks at #3 on this list. He is the son of the legendary writer, Salim Khan who has written scripts for super-hit movies of the yesteryears including Sholay (1975) and Deewar (1975). Bhai debuted in Biwi Ho Toh Aisi (1988) as a supporting actor but it was Maine Pyaar Kiya released in 1989 that kick-started his Bollywood career.
As of 2019, Salman has acted in over 70 movies and has the most number of films in the 100 Crore club.
Salman has been an ambassador for brands like Relaxo, Suzuki, Thums Up, Jerai Fitness, etc. He also has his charitable trust -Being Human.
2. Amitabh Bachchan Net Worth- $400 Million
The Angry Young Man, Amitabh Bachchan stands at #2 in terms of wealth. His father, Shri Harivansh Rai Bachchan was a famous Hindi poet. Amitabh moved from Uttar Pradesh to Mumbai to work as a Bollywood actor but couldn’t find any as the directors of that time didn’t find him suitable to work as the main lead.
After struggling for a while, he finally rose to stardom with the super-hit film, Zanjeer (1973). He took a sabbatical and joined politics but that wasn’t his cup of tea. He made his acting comeback in the year 2000 with Mohabbatein. Regarded as the greatest actor in Indian cinema history, he has made major endorsement deals in his long career. In the year 2000, Bachchan hosted the show, Kaun Banega Crorepati which gained instant popularity. He endorses brands such as Kalyan Jewelers, ICICI Life Insurance, Lux Innerwear, Tata Sky, Dr.Fixit and more. He even has a 10% share in Just Dial.
1. Shah Rukh Khan Net Worth – 740$ Million
Born and brought up in Delhi, Shah Rukh Khan is the richest actor in India. He is the second richest actor in the world just behind, Hollywood’s Jerry Seinfield. Khan initially appeared on TV shows, Fauji (1988) and Circus (1999). He gained major success and made his big-screen debut in the year 1992 with the film Deewana. He even starred as a negative actor in movies like Darr (1993) and Baazigar (1993). These films were hits and his performance was highly applauded by critics.
In 1995, Shah Rukh Khan starred in Aditya Chopra’s Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge which is arguably India’s biggest blockbuster which is still running at Maratha Mandir in Mumbai. King Khan has starred in more than 80 films and has earned numerous accolades including 14 Filmfare awards.
He co-owns an IPL team, Kolkata Knight Riders as well as his own production company, Red Chillies Entertainment. He has endorsed major brands like Hyundai, LML, Pepsi, Nokia, Dish TV, Decor, LUX, TAG Heuer, Big Basket and many more. These are the top 5 Richest actors in India. Comment Your favourite actor.