Deepika Padukone is going through a great time in her personal and professional life. The Bollywood actress, who recently got married to Ranveer Singh, is now listed among the top 5 richest Indians in Forbes India magazine.
Notably, Deepika Padukone has become the first woman ever to feature in the top 5 of this list. With Rs 112.8 crore earning—courtesy Padmaavat and her many brand endorsements—she features at the fourth position.
As per the publication, there are 18 women on this year's list while there were 21 the previous year. Apart from her, Alia Bhatt, Anushka Sharma, Katrina Kaif, PV Sindhu and Saina Nehwal are also included in the top 100 list.
Bollywood actor Salman Khan tops the list with a total earning of Rs 253.25 crore between October 1, 2017, and September 30, 2018. He has been declared the country’s highest paid celeb for the third consecutive year.
Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli was placed on the second spot with total earnings of Rs 228.09 crore. Actor Akshay Kumar completed the top three with Rs 185 crore tally in the period under consideration for the list.
With no movie releases in 2017, Shah Rukh Khan, who held the second position last year, fell out of the top 10. His earnings were down by 33 per cent this year. With Rs 56 crore from endorsements, he dropped to the 13th spot on the list.
Interestingly, Priyanka Chopra who was ranked 7th last year, saw a major dip in the ranks and is placed at the 49th position in 2018.
According to Forbes, the top 100 celebrities together earned Rs 3,140.25 crore this year, 17 per cent more than last year’s Rs 2,683 crore.