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Top 30 Celebrities on the 2019 Forbes India Celebrity 100 List

Movies | News18 | December 30, 2019, 2:24 pm
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 With Rs 252.72 crore in annual earnings, India's ace cricketer Virat Kohli has become the first sportsman to gain the top spot in the Forbes India list since its inception. His estimated earnings -- of Rs 252.72 crore -- constitutes 6.57 per cent of the total earnings -- Rs 3,842.94 crore -- of the top 100 celebrities for the year. (Image: Instagram)
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With Rs 252.72 crore in annual earnings, India's ace cricketer Virat Kohli has become the first sportsman to gain the top spot in the Forbes India list since its inception. His estimated earnings -- of Rs 252.72 crore -- constitutes 6.57 per cent of the total earnings -- Rs 3,842.94 crore -- of the top 100 celebrities for the year. (Image: Instagram)

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 Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar, who starred in
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Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar, who starred in "Kesari", "Mission Mangal" and "Housefull 4" this year and is also looking forward to the release of "Good Newwz" later in December, jumped one spot to the second rank, with total earnings of Rs 293.25 crore, a jump of 58.51 per cent from the previous year. (Image: Instagram)

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 Bollywood superstar Salman Khan, who had ruled at the top for the previous three years, slipped down to the third position in 2019 with Rs 229.25 crore in earnings in the period under consideration for the list. (Image: Instagram)
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Bollywood superstar Salman Khan, who had ruled at the top for the previous three years, slipped down to the third position in 2019 with Rs 229.25 crore in earnings in the period under consideration for the list. (Image: Instagram)

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 At 77, Amitabh Bachchan is still known as Bollywood's angry young man. He is still a moneymaker, despite having a mixed year at the box office with Thugs of Hindostan and 102 Not Out going unnoticed, but Badla receiving acclaim. Bachchan hosted Season 11 of the long-running Kaun Banega Crorepati game show and continues to attract numerous brand endorsements. (Image: News18)
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At 77, Amitabh Bachchan is still known as Bollywood's angry young man. He is still a moneymaker, despite having a mixed year at the box office with Thugs of Hindostan and 102 Not Out going unnoticed, but Badla receiving acclaim. Bachchan hosted Season 11 of the long-running Kaun Banega Crorepati game show and continues to attract numerous brand endorsements. (Image: News18)

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 The former India captain retains his No 5 spot on the 2019 Forbes India Celebrity 100 list. He saw his income soar from Rs 101.77 crore in 2018 to Rs 135.93 crore this year. This is despite him not playing Test matches anymore. Like Sachin Tendulkar, he enjoys tremendous popularity, as a result of which several brands are keen to be associated with him. (Image: Instagram)
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The former India captain retains his No 5 spot on the 2019 Forbes India Celebrity 100 list. He saw his income soar from Rs 101.77 crore in 2018 to Rs 135.93 crore this year. This is despite him not playing Test matches anymore. Like Sachin Tendulkar, he enjoys tremendous popularity, as a result of which several brands are keen to be associated with him. (Image: Instagram)

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 Superstar Shah Rukh Khan climbed his way back into the Top 10 in 2019 list led by brand endorsements-despite his last outing
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Superstar Shah Rukh Khan climbed his way back into the Top 10 in 2019 list led by brand endorsements-despite his last outing "Zero" failing to create an impact at the box office. SRK's estimated earnings at Rs 124.38 crore, were 27 per cent lower than in the 2018's list.. (Image: Instagram)

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 Superstar Shah Rukh Khan climbed his way back into the Top 10 in 2019 list led by brand endorsements-despite his last outing
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Superstar Shah Rukh Khan climbed his way back into the Top 10 in 2019 list led by brand endorsements-despite his last outing "Zero" failing to create an impact at the box office. SRK's estimated earnings at Rs 124.38 crore, were 27 per cent lower than in the 2018's list. (Image: Instagram)

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 Though her earnings stayed almost the same Alia Bhatt has moved up the list from number 12 to 8 courtesy her massive social media presence. The 26-year-old actor had two releases this year—the hugely successful Gully Boy, also India's official entry for the Oscars, and Kalank, which received a lukewarm response. Besides, she is the face of several brands including Lay's, Frooti, Uber Eats and Flipkart. (Image: Instagram)
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Though her earnings stayed almost the same Alia Bhatt has moved up the list from number 12 to 8 courtesy her massive social media presence. The 26-year-old actor had two releases this year—the hugely successful Gully Boy, also India's official entry for the Oscars, and Kalank, which received a lukewarm response. Besides, she is the face of several brands including Lay's, Frooti, Uber Eats and Flipkart. (Image: Instagram)

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 Sachin Tendulkar remains at No 9 on the list, though his income has seen a slight dip: From Rs 80 crore in 2018 with 17 brands in his kitty to Rs 76.96 crore this year. The only cricketer to score 100 international hundreds continues to be a brand favourite for the values that he embodies.<br />(Image: Reuters)
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Sachin Tendulkar remains at No 9 on the list, though his income has seen a slight dip: From Rs 80 crore in 2018 with 17 brands in his kitty to Rs 76.96 crore this year. The only cricketer to score 100 international hundreds continues to be a brand favourite for the values that he embodies.
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 Deepika Padukone, who was riding high on the success of Padmaavat and became the first woman to break into the top 5 last year, has this year slipped to number 10. The actor had no film releases this year and her earnings, down from Rs 112.8 crore to Rs 48 crore, mainly came from endorsements—she is the face of several brands including Tanishq, Tetley Green Tea and L'Oreal Paris, as well as her own fashion brand All About You. (Image: Instagram)
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Deepika Padukone, who was riding high on the success of Padmaavat and became the first woman to break into the top 5 last year, has this year slipped to number 10. The actor had no film releases this year and her earnings, down from Rs 112.8 crore to Rs 48 crore, mainly came from endorsements—she is the face of several brands including Tanishq, Tetley Green Tea and L'Oreal Paris, as well as her own fashion brand All About You. (Image: Instagram)

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 Rohit Sharma jumps from No 23 to No 11 following his exploits on the field. (Image: Instagram)
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Rohit Sharma jumps from No 23 to No 11 following his exploits on the field. (Image: Instagram)

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 Ajay Devgn ranks a high 12 on the list, with the success of Total Dhamaal and the Punjabi remake of Singham. (Image: Instagram)
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Ajay Devgn ranks a high 12 on the list, with the success of Total Dhamaal and the Punjabi remake of Singham. (Image: Instagram)

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 The reigning Tamil superstar climbed one spot to number 13, riding on back-to-back hits. (Image: Instagram)
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The reigning Tamil superstar climbed one spot to number 13, riding on back-to-back hits. (Image: Instagram)

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 Priyanka Chopra Jonas's ranking jumped from 49 last year to 14 this year on the back of her strong social media presence. (Image: Instagram)
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Priyanka Chopra Jonas's ranking jumped from 49 last year to 14 this year on the back of her strong social media presence. (Image: Instagram)

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 Aamir Khan slipped nine spots without a single release in 2019. His last outing, Thugs of Hindostan had flopped at the box office. (Image: Instagram)
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Aamir Khan slipped nine spots without a single release in 2019. His last outing, Thugs of Hindostan had flopped at the box office. (Image: Instagram)

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 Composer and singer AR Rahman—who has been a regular in the top 20—slid five ranks in the 2019 Celebrity 100 list from last year. (Image: Instagram)
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Composer and singer AR Rahman—who has been a regular in the top 20—slid five ranks in the 2019 Celebrity 100 list from last year. (Image: Instagram)

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 Pritam has returned to the list this year at a high rank 17, riding on the success of his music in movies such as Kalank and Chhichhore. (Image: Instagram)
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Pritam has returned to the list this year at a high rank 17, riding on the success of his music in movies such as Kalank and Chhichhore. (Image: Instagram)

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 Hrithik Roshan's Super 30 made over Rs 200 crore at the box office, taking his ranking up from 41 last year to number 18 this year. (Image: Instagram)
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Hrithik Roshan's Super 30 made over Rs 200 crore at the box office, taking his ranking up from 41 last year to number 18 this year. (Image: Instagram)

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 Amit Trivedi is No 19 on the 2019 Forbes India Celebrity 100 list thanks to his music in Ayushmann Khurrana-starrer Andhadhun. (Image: Instagram)
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Amit Trivedi is No 19 on the 2019 Forbes India Celebrity 100 list thanks to his music in Ayushmann Khurrana-starrer Andhadhun. (Image: Instagram)

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 The music composer duo is on No 20 thanks to the hit soundtracks of Student of the Year 2 and Bharat. (Image: Instagram)
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The music composer duo is on No 20 thanks to the hit soundtracks of Student of the Year 2 and Bharat. (Image: Instagram)

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 Anushka Sharma, who had only one film release this year, slipped from number 16 to number 21 on the list this year. (Image: Instagram)
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Anushka Sharma, who had only one film release this year, slipped from number 16 to number 21 on the list this year. (Image: Instagram)

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 Ajay-Atul's zoom up the ranks is backed by their earnings from live shows and composing music for big-ticket films. (Image: Instagram)
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Ajay-Atul's zoom up the ranks is backed by their earnings from live shows and composing music for big-ticket films. (Image: Instagram)

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 Katrina Kaif slipped from number 21 on the list last year to 23 this year, with earnings down from Rs 33.67 crore to Rs 23.63 crore. (Image: Instagram)
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Katrina Kaif slipped from number 21 on the list last year to 23 this year, with earnings down from Rs 33.67 crore to Rs 23.63 crore. (Image: Instagram)

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 The trio has been creating music together for over 23 years now, and make big bucks off their live shows. (Image: Instagram)
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The trio has been creating music together for over 23 years now, and make big bucks off their live shows. (Image: Instagram)

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 While Kalank was a dud at the box office, Dhawan's earnings remain strong with a rich endorsement pipeline. (Image: Instagram)
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While Kalank was a dud at the box office, Dhawan's earnings remain strong with a rich endorsement pipeline. (Image: Instagram)

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 Current king of playback, Arijit Singh celebrates hit scores of Kabir Singh and Andhadhun, and crowd-pulling concerts across the globe. (Image: Instagram)
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Current king of playback, Arijit Singh celebrates hit scores of Kabir Singh and Andhadhun, and crowd-pulling concerts across the globe. (Image: Instagram)

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 Mohanlal, the highest-paid actor of Malayalam cinema, zooms to No 27 on the 2019 Celebrity 100 list, after dropping out last year. (Image: Instagram)
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Mohanlal, the highest-paid actor of Malayalam cinema, zooms to No 27 on the 2019 Celebrity 100 list, after dropping out last year. (Image: Instagram)

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 Shraddha Kapoor scores high on fame and is riding the success of back-to-back hits, Saaho and Chhichhore. (Image: Instagram)
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Shraddha Kapoor scores high on fame and is riding the success of back-to-back hits, Saaho and Chhichhore. (Image: Instagram)

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 Neha Kakkar's high rank is thanks to her popular live shows, Indian Idol jury gig and high social media fame. (Image: Instagram)
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Neha Kakkar's high rank is thanks to her popular live shows, Indian Idol jury gig and high social media fame. (Image: Instagram)

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 Cricketer Rishabh Pant makes his debut on the list at rank 30 on the back of a busy season and being a constant talking point on social media. (Image: Instagram)
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Cricketer Rishabh Pant makes his debut on the list at rank 30 on the back of a busy season and being a constant talking point on social media. (Image: Instagram)

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