The Bollywood industry has changed a lot in the last two decades. It has evolved and is giving massive hit movies with different scripts and stories.
So the method of paying Bollywood actors has also changed. Nowadays, actors get paid through the profit share of a movie along with their fees.
Big B (Amitabh Bachchan) in the 1980s was known to keep the profits of a film from certain territories. That means if a film was released in any 11 territories in India a profit was shared with him rather than the producer.
As many believe that profit-sharing is an effective way for minimizing the overall budget of a movie. And the actors are equally liable for a hit or flop movie.
Let’s see which are the highest-paid actors in Bollywood and who demand the higher share profits.
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10. Kartik Aaryan – Rs. 20 Crores:
Debut Film: Pyaar Ka Punchnama (2011)
Highest-Grossing Film: Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety – Rs. 108.95 Crores
Upcoming Films: Shehzada, Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2, Captain India
Kartik Aaryan Tiwari professionally known as Kartik Aaryan is a self-made and charismatic actor in the Bollywood industry.
The chocolate boy of Bollywood is having an engineering degree in Biotechnology. And started modeling during his degree.
He got to break into Bollywood through Luv Ranjan’s ‘Pyaar Ka Punchnama’ in 2011 and his monologue of 6 minutes in that film made him recognizable.
His later films were not so successful. But recent films like Luka Chupi, Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety, and Pati Patni Aur Woh were hit at the Box Office.
Declared as the National Crush of females, Kartik has done 11 films to date and endorsements for numerous brands.
His Instagram account has 23.8 Million followers and 1.3 Million followers on Twitter.
His recent hit films and growing fanbase has made him do more projects. He now charges Rs. 20 Crores per film.
Jai Hemant Shroff better known as Tiger Shroff is one of the fittest actors, the best dancer, and the finest martial artist in Bollywood. He is also one of the most humble Bollywood celebrities.
Starting his career with Heropanti in 2014 he has given record-breaking hit movies. He is best known for his fierce action scenes in the film.His Baaghi series and War movie are one of the highest-grossing films in Bollywood.
Along with movies he has also appeared in music videos.He has done 9 films and 12 music videos to date. He has also been on Forbes India’s Celebrity 100 list since 2018.
Talking about his fanbase he has 33.7 Million followers on Instagram and Twitter has 5.1 Million followers.
Being known for his best physique, best action capabilities, and humbleness Tiger has won million hearts. He currently charges Rs. 50 Crores for his film.
Ajay Devgn is the most popular, versatile actor in Bollywood and also a producer and director.
Ajay made his debut through ‘Phool Aur Kaante’ the evergreen movie of Bollywood.
Since then he has appeared in every genre of film.
His collaborative movies with Rohit Shetty are among the highest-grossing films in Bollywood.
He has completed three decades (30 Years) in the Bollywood industry and also appeared in more than 100 films.
Mentioning his fanbase he has 8.1 Million followers on his Instagram account and 15.3 M followers on his Twitter account.
Giving constantly brilliant performance and having a huge fanbase, Ajay Devgn signs a deal for Rs. 35 Crore + 50% share of profits per film.
6. Ranbir Kapoor – 72 Crores:
Debut Film: Saawariya (2007)
Highest-Grossing Film: Sanju – Rs. 342.53 Crores
Upcoming Films: Brahmastra, Shamshera
Ranbir Kapoor is the crush of many girls out there and is a talented actor in Bollywood.
He started his career through Saawariya which was both a commercially and critically flop.
Ranbir’s initial career was not much successful.
But, his picture changed after the success of ‘Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani’ and then, his performance in the film ‘Sanju’ was widely appreciated and proved his talent, both these films were successful at the box office.
It’s been 14 years for him in the industry and did more than 20 films. He has about 3K Followers on Twitter.
After the huge success of Sanju, Ranbir is back on track and charges Rs. 72 Crores per film, which makes him one of the highest-paid actors in Bollywood.
Hritik Roshan is one of the most handsome men in the world and is an amazing dancer. He is having the most attractive physique in the industry.
Hritik started to work as a child artist in films in the 1980s and got a lead role in 2000. Since then he has played a variety of characters on the screen.
Initially, he was not a much-reputed actor as his movies were not succeeding. Then also, he has portrayed some great roles throughout his career. His latest movies are a massive hit at the box office.
He has completed 20 years and 25 films in the industry. His Instagram account has 41.8 Million followers and his Twitter has 31.5 Million followers. He also owns The HRX clothing brand.
Being so influential and having an audience overseas, Hritik charges Rs. 75 Crore + 50% Share in profit for the movies.
4. Aamir Khan – 80 Crore + 75% share in profit:
Debut Film: Qayamat se qayamat tak (1988)
Highest-Grossing Film: Dangal – Rs. 387.38 Crores
Upcoming Film: Laal Singh Chaddha, Mogul
Aamir Khan better known as ‘Mr. Perfectionist’ in the Bollywood industry is one of the finest and most influential actors of Bollywood.
Aamir worked as a child artist before getting his first lead role in 1988.
He then appeared in several box office hit movies of that time. His every movie is applauded by the audience.
There are many reasons to call Aamir Khan ‘Mr. Perfectionist’ but I think the main reason is that he portrays the character flawlessly on the screen and never disappoints his fans through his movies. It’s like he puts all the pieces together so perfectly that its outcome must deserve the appreciation of everyone. He has given the best of the best films to the industry to date.
Aamir’s fanbase is spread across the globe. He has many reputed titles and awards in his name. He is also a producer and director.
He has completed 34 Years and has also done more than 45 films.
He has decided to quit all social media platforms in 2021.
Impressing the audience and blasting the records at the box office, Aamir does it well.
He charges 80 Crore + 75% share in profit per film, which makes him the 4th highest paid actor in Bollywood.
3. Shah Rukh Khan – 87 Crore + 60% Share in profit:
Debut Film: Deewana (1992)
Highest-Grossing Film: Chennai Express – Rs. 227.13 Cores
Upcoming Film: Pathan
Shah Rukh Khan widely known as ‘King Khan’ and also ‘King of Bollywood’ is the most popular actor in Bollywood as well as overseas.
Before entering Bollywood, SRK appeared in a television series.
His movies were box office hits of that time. Also known as the ‘King of Romance’ after his film ‘Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge’.
SRK’s fanbase is huge and considering his audience he is one of the most successful actors worldwide. He is also a brand ambassador of Dubai Tourism.
SRK has a large number of awards and highly reputed titles in his name, not only Indian titles but also throughout the world.
He has completed 30 Years in this industry and did more than 100 films to date. His Instagram has 28.6 Million followers and Twitter has 42.4 Million followers.
His recent movies are not doing well at the box office but he is trying new challenging roles to put in front of his fans. He charges 87 Crore along with 60% Share in profit per film.
2. Salman Khan – 105 Crore 70% Share in profit:
Debut Film: Biwi Ho To Aisi (1988)
Highest-Grossing Film: Tiger Zinda Hai – 339.16 Crores
Upcoming Films: Tiger 3, Kabhi Eid Kabhi Diwali
Salman Khan popularly known as ‘Bhai’ in the industry and among his fans has massive popularity worldwide and is best known for his style and action movies.
Salman’s career started in 1988 and since then he has appeared in every genre of film. His action movies gained him more popularity during his mid-career.
His movies are always ready to smash the existing box office records. He has the highest stardom than any other Bollywood actor in India.
Salman has been awarded many renowned titles. He’s been frequently listed in the Forbes list of highest-paid celebrities in the world.
Salman has completed 34 Years in Bollywood and appeared in more than 100 films to date. His Instagram has 50.6 Million and his Twitter has 43.9 Million followers.
Salman Khan movies break box office records by only his name and appearance. He is the second-highest-paid actor in Bollywood, charging 105 Crore + 70% Share in profit per film.
Akshay Kumar known as ‘Khiladi’ of the Bollywood industry is the highest paid Bollywood actor and currently the busiest man in the industry.
Akshay is the most versatile and popular artist in Bollywood.
Since his debut, he has performed numerous types of roles.
He was the only Bollywood actor to feature in the Forbes list of highest-paid entertainers in the world in 2015 and 2019.
Also appeared in the list of highest-paid actors in Bollywood by Forbes in 2020.
Akki is the second-highest Taxpayer in India after Amitabh Bachchan the ‘Big B’ of Bollywood. He was the highest taxpayer for several years till 2017 and was paying Rs. 29.5 Crores.
He has been for 30 Years in Bollywood and has completed more than 120 films to date. He has 61.1 Million followers on Instagram and 44.3 Million followers on Twitter.
Akki is the busiest man in the industry as he has numerous movies lined up to be shoot along with advertisements and endorsements. He earns more than Rs. 1 Crore from Instagram itself.
Releasing, on average 4 films per year, and most of them are included in the highest-grossing films of Bollywood. The most demanded and versatile actor Akshay Kumar is the highest-paid actor of Bollywood charging Rs. 135 Crores per film in 2022.
Akshay Kumar is the highest-paid actor in Bollywood charging a hefty amount of Rs. 135 Crores per film. His next releases are Mission Cindrella, Prithviraj, Raksha Bandhan, and RamSetu.