It seems that topping the Forbes India highest earning celebrity list have become a habit for Bollywood actor Salman Khan.
The third time again, Salman Khan has emerged as the richest Indian celebrity, Forbes list displayed the toppers name. The 52-year-old superstar topped the spot on Forbes India Celebrity 100 list.
According to the publication, Khan earned INR 253.25 crore through his films, TV appearances and brand endorsements between October 1, 2017, and September 30, 2018 (period under consideration).
With INR 112.8 crore, Deepika Padukone is No 4 on the list as the highest-earning woman celebrity. The “Padmaavat” star has become the first woman to break into the top five positions since the inception of the list in 2012.
Priyanka Chopra lost her last year’s seventh rank (INR 68 crore) and settled for No 49 with INR 18 crore as earnings in 2018.
Indian cricket skipper Virat Kohli is at number two position after minting INR 228.09 crore. He is the first sportsperson to make it to the spot, regularly dominated by a showbiz personality.
With no release during the period under review, Shah Rukh Khan slipped from his number two position to No 13 after raking in INR 56 crore this year.
Kohli is followed by Akshay Kumar (INR 185 crore) on No 3 – a step up for the actor.
Aamir Khan ranks sixth with INR 97.5 crore, closely followed by his “Thugs of Hindostan” co-star Amitabh Bachchan at No 7 with INR 96.17 as earnings.
Ranveer Singh is number eight with INR 84.67 crores and Ajay Devgn ranks tenth on the list with INR 74.5 crores.
Cricketers Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Sachin Tendulkar have bagged the fifth (INR 101.77 crore) and ninth (INR 80 crore) positions.
As for women representation, there are 18 names on the list this year – three down from 21 in 2017.
Actors Alia Bhatt, Anushka Sharma, Katrina Kaif and shuttlers PV Sindhu, Saina Nehwal are part of the 100.