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  • Highest Earning Bollywood Actors of 2013

    DESIblitz are counting down 5 of the highest earning Bollywood male actors in 2013. From the glamour and charm of the superhero’s to the blockbuster hit actors of our generation.

    Bollywood Actors

    These Indian actors have proved that they are the highest earning male actors of 2013.

    The Bollywood industry certainly doesn’t lack when it comes to talented and glamorous actors. Not only do they shed attraction on the big screen, but they also live in the hearts of countless fans.

    Their style, charm and eloquent personalities are admired by fans worldwide, who look up to them as role models.

    B-town is jam packed with ‘Damakedhar’ actors and actresses, while always encouraging plenty of room for fresh new faces to put their mark on the trade. And the celebrities of this chic world are highly paid.

    With trembling fingers against stuttering teeth, there are many who want to know just how much their favourite stars earn for every film.

    Our list of testosterone-fuelled actors have all worked extremely hard to leave their own distinct identity on the Indian film industry. There is huge competition and rivalry between them. DESIblitz count down the highest earning Bollywood male actors of 2013.

    5. Hrithik Roshan

    Hrithik Roshan

    The first superhero of the Bollywood Industry, Hrithik Roshan initially debuted with Kaho Naa… Pyar Hai (2000). Showing off his extraordinary talent as an actor along with his flawless dancing skills, he impressed fans and industry peers alike.

    Limiting himself to only one film release each year, he has left his beloved fans yearning to see more. Hrithik has very few flaws; his movies break all records possible at the Box Office and in the Bollywood industry.

    Earning 15 to 25 crore (between £1473922.37 and £2456537.28) for each film he signs, his endorsements are around 1.25 to 1.5 crore. For his upcoming movie Krrish 3 (2013), he was reportedly paid 25 crore.

    4. Akshay Kumar

    Akshay Kumar

    Akshay Kumar is well known for his action movies and talent in martial arts. With his huge portfolio of comedy-action films, he ranks at number four in our list. Known as ‘Khiladi Kumar’, Akshay earns 30 crore (£2,947,844.74) for each of his films.

    He is the most expensive actor of Bollywood as well as being the only actor in the industry to perform his own stunts, which clearly shows that his fee is valid.

    Making around 18-22 crore to 30 crore justifies his earnings with his top class risky stunts which compliment his action scenes. His countersignature pay is around 1.5-2 crore on commercials each day.

    With his latest film, Boss (2013), he raked in 14.5 crore. The film also made a mark on Box Office collections, becoming the fourth highest opener of 2013.

    3. Shahrukh Khan

    Shahrukh Khan

    King Khan himself takes third place on the highest earning Bollywood male actors of 2013. Featuring in a number of roles in a variety of films, his impeccable charm has been imprinted onto the hearts of millions of fans all over the world.

    Shahrukh Khan has made huge contributions to the Bollywood industry, as the charming King of Romance. And his countless achievements over the decades befit his unmatched acting skills.

    For each movie he signs up to, he earns 35 to 45 crore (between £3,439,152.19 and £4,421,767.11) as well as having a share in the profits. Films starring Shahrukh Khan instantly become blockbuster hits.

    The King of Bollywood topped the Box Office list as he made a record breaking 33 crore (£3,242,629.21) on the opening of the first day of collections for Chennai Express (2013). In addition, he also attracts 2 to 3 crore for every advertisement he appears in.

    2. Aamir Khan

    Aamir Khan

    One of the leading actors of the Bollywood industry is indisputably Aamir Khan. Widely known as ‘Mr Perfectionist’ due to his particularity in choosing his roles.

    From establishing himself and gaining so much fame and popularity with just a few of his movies, Aamir has earned the respect of fans, movie-lovers and industry professionals for his incredible on-screen performances.

    He is unique from the other actors of the industry with his cute smile, ground-breaking ideas, skilful acting and his astounding sense of style.

    He ranks second in the list, making earnings of around 40 to 50 crore (between £3,930,459.65 and £4,913,074.56) per movie and 4 crore from endorsements each day. He was recently paid 45 crore (£4,421,767.11) for his upcoming movie, Dhoom 3 (December 2013).

    1. Salman Khan

    Salman Khan

    The top paid Bollywood male actor of 2013 is none other than Salman Khan. Known as ‘Bhai Jaan’, Salman started his acting career in Bollywood by starring in Biwi Ho Toh Aisi (1988).

    While he was not overly famous to begin with, Salman’s talent led him work his way up the B-town ladder. He has since been rewarded by being in some incredible classic Indian films and gaining a hefty amount of success and recognition in the process.

    One of the top 3 Khan’s of the Bollywood industry, Salman’s personality is full of charm and he is very well-known for his trademark dancing style. He is one of the most famous Bollywood bachelors in the industry and is the dream of many single girls, young and old.

    Salman has broken records in the industry with super hit films like Ek Tha Tiger (2012) and Dabangg 2 (2012). The unprecedented success of both films has led to a considerable increase in his pay check and he now earns up to 50 crore (£4,913,074.56) for his films.

    Now rumours around B-town suggest that Khan could very well be paid an incredible 100 crore (£9,826,149.13) for a possible film that he has signed with Subhash Ghai.

    With competition for the top spot extremely intense among the Bollywood acting elite, these Indian actors have proved that they are the highest earning male actors of 2013. DESIblitz are certain that there will definitely be a lot of new twists and turns for this pole position for years to come.

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