Bollywood is growing by leaps and bounds. There is no stop to its progress. Every year almost more than 150 movies are released under the umbrella of Bollywood. This Indian film industry is no doubt giving chances to the new and young stars to step forward and show their acting skills on the big screen. Bollywood also has the honor of receiving Oscar awards for several films. It had and has legendary actors, music composers and directors that create films what the audience demands. If the industry is booming so is its budget. There are actors in the films whose salaries are almost half of the total budget of the film they are acting in. And of coarse when an actor is introduced in a movie and it is a hit in the Bollywood Box office then his demand of salary gets high too. Some of these actors when they earn a lot also tend to be the producers of films. It is not that the actors are not working on their skills to be paid higher. Some of them have learned martial arts for performing stunts and others have dance classes for no actor can have a successful career without learning dance, while working for Bollywood specifically. On the basis of highest pay received per movie here is a list of the top 10 highest paid Bollywood actors.
10. John Abraham
John Abraham is a very well known actor and producer. He made his entry in Bollywood with his hit film Jism. Before coming to Bollywood, he was a very successful model as well. John in this ranking is still unable to compete with the highest paid actors of Bollywood.
9. Amitabh Bachan
Amitab Bachan is also known as Big B these days. He had been the king of Bollywood and had a very bright and successful career but from the past few years his role in the Bollywood movies as a hero cannot be seen. He had been charging from 1-1.5 Crores per day for side roles and guest appearances in the films.
8. Sanjay Dutt
Sanjay Dutt made his entry in Bollywood back in the year 1981 and had a number of successful hit films through out the career. He is also known as Munna Bhai for his most famous film. From last year you can see as a side actor and guest appearance. He has been taking 4-5 crores per film.
7. Ranbir Kapoor
Ranbir is a young and talented actor. He started his career in 2007 with his film Saawariya. And from here his looks and acting skills were appreciated and these dyas he is being paid 6-8 Crores for a movie.
6. Shahrukh Khan
King Khan has ruled the Bollywood industry for many years. He is a renowned actor and producer. His films Ra One and Don2 were quite high budget films but the net gross was low. He is being paid 10-11 Crores for a film.
5. Ajay Devgan
Ajay Devgan is a hilarious actor, an amazing director and producer. His films Golmaal, Golmaal Returns, Bol Bachan and Singham were a massive hit among the audience who loves comedy movies. And for regular hit movies he is now being paid 10-15 crores per movie.
4. Amir Khan
Personally I love this man for his brilliant innovative ideas like in the movies Taare Zameen Par and 3 Idiots; he is a man who is going for a different point of view in movies. His uniqueness makes him a hit. He is being paid 14-16 Crores per movie. And yet he has decided to appear in only one movie annually. Everyone is expecting that this time he is going to have another brilliant and impressive idea.
3. Hrithik Roshan
Hrithik has won the hearts of many female fans who watch Bollywood films. Hritik Roshan is being paid 15-20 Crores per movie. Once he used to be the highest paid Bollywood actor but now he stands at number 3. Since 1980s he has appeared in films with the role of a mentally unstable child and then he also was introduced in some action and dance movies.
2. Salman Khan
What if I tell you that this actor here has been starred in more than 80 Bollywood films? Won’t you be shocked? Well I was when I heard this. Salu Bhai is known for his Dabang style and action movies, talking in his films’ language. He is paid 20-15 Crore Rupees per movie.
1. Akshay Kumar
Akshay has been starred in more than a hundred movies of Bollywood. He is very much known for his stunts and action movies. His last movie Khiladi was full of fun and action and comedy. He is getting 25-27 Crore Rupees per film. He is India’s highest paid Bollywood actor in 2013.