Taking a stroll down the Bollywood hall of fame are the highest earning stars of 2013. DESIblitz unravels the shimmer and shine of those glamorous beauties, to give you B-town’s top paid actresses.
Competition is extremely high with each glamorous and talented actress aiming for the top spot.
Attention all females. It’s time to show the men of the Bollywood industry what the women have to offer.
As we all know, the Indian film industry has been growing tremendously over the years, and with so much money being thrown into films, more and more is coming out.
The buzz and beauty of Bollywood actresses is surely one of the main reasons for creating such an allure of spice and exotic glamour within the film industry.
The magnetism and charm of female power has left us anticipating the release of movies filled with hungama, masti and dance; everything that will keep fans sitting on the edge of their seats.
With so much interest in finding out who the Top 5 Earning Actors of Bollywood were, we could hold on no longer. We now present the much-awaited list of the highest earning Bollywood actresses of 2013.
At number five comes the sensuous dazzler Bipasha Basu, also known as Bips. Her sultry sensual charm came onto screen when she debuted her hit film, Ajnabee (2001).
The Bengali Goddess soon rose to success with hit films like Jism (2006), Raaz (2002) and more recently Raaz 3 (2012). This success really gave the other actresses a tight belt in endorsements. Earning 26.83 crore (£2633407.97), Bips charges between 2 and 3 crore (£196522.98 – £294784.47) per film, plus endorsements.
Kareena Kapoor Khan
The fourth spot goes to Bebo, the actress who has won over the hearts of many fans. She comes from a family background of legendary actors and recently married one of the most famous Bollywood actors in the industry, Saif Ali Khan.
Kareena has worked her way up to the 100 crore club starring in hit films like, Talaash (2012), Kambakkht Ishq (2009), Ra One (2011) and Bodyguard (2011).
Raking up big budgeted films for the upcoming year, her current release starring Imran Khan Gori Tere Pyar Mein (2013) sadly only managed 10.5 crore in the first 4 days.
Bebo makes earnings of about 73.47 crore (£7212393.46) and between 1 and 1.25 crore (£98261.49 – £122826.86) per endorsement, as well as 8 crore (£786091.93) for each film.
It’s getting ‘Exotic’ as third place is taken by none other than the former Miss World, Priyanka Chopra.
The sultry actress has now taking her talent further afield with her singing career and has come a long way since entering the gateways of Bollywood.
She earns 39.67 crores (£3898033.36), making a whopping 9 crore (£884353.42) in Zanjeer (2013), and 3 crores (£294784.47) in endorsements.
Her recent film Krrish 3, earned 228 crore (£22,403,620.01) in 15 days beating Chennai Express for the biggest film of 2013 spot. Priyanka’s next film Gunday (2014) is definitely one to keep an eye out for.
The Barbie of B-town comes in at number two. From struggling to reach the top in her early days she has definitely come a long way.
Kaif has made her mark with films such as Maine Pyar Kyun Kiya (2005) alongside ex and good friend Salman Khan, and Humko Deewana Kar Gaye (2006) with Akshay Kumar.
The rising star makes earnings of 65.25 crore (£6388962.16), earning 4 crore (£393045.97) per endorsement. However, the exact amount she charges for her films is unknown.
She is one of the few actresses to have had the chance to work with the 3 Khans (Shahrukh, Salman and Aamir) of the industry, with Dhoom 3 (December 2013) being her next film with co-star Aamir Khan.
With her stunning smile and charm it is none other than the diva herself, Deepika Padukone. With hit films like Race 2 (2013) earning 92 crores (£9,040,057.20) and Cocktail (2012), she is no doubt the highest earning actress in Bollywood.
The actress came into the industry with her hit début, Om Shanti Om (2007) with co-star Shahrukh Khan. They were later bought back together with the hit film Chennai Express (2013), which led to a huge gross profit of 227 crore.
However, it is the current release of Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela alongside Ranveer Singh, which has earned Deepika 100 crore (£9826149.13 – and is ranked the highest grossing movie of 2013); giving her the #1 spot, and the title of highest earning actress in Bollywood for 2013.
Competition for the Indian rich list is extremely high with each glamorous and talented actress aiming for the top spot of biggest earnings.
Only time will tell who moves in the ranks of the highest paid actresses of 2013 as the year continues to grow with some truly outstanding films of Bollywood.
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