Shah Rukh Khan tops 2015 Forbes India Celebrity 100 list, dethrones Salman Khan

2015 has been the best year for Shah Rukh Khan in terms of financial success as this is the highest any celebrity has ever made in the four years.

By: Express Web Desk | Mumbai | Updated: December 12, 2015 2:33 pm
Shah Rukh Khan, Shah Rukh Khan movies, Shah Rukh Khan upcoming movies, Shah Rukh Khan news, Shah Rukh Khan latest news, dilwale, entertainment news Shah Rukh Khan acquired the No. 1 position in the 2015 Forbes India Celebrity 100 list, making the most amount of money – a whopping Rs. 257.5 crore.

After making it at No. 3 last year, Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan acquired the No. 1 position in the 2015 Forbes India Celebrity 100 list, making the most amount of money – a whopping Rs. 257.5 crore. Reportedly, 2015 has been the best year for Shah Rukh Khan in terms of financial success as this is the highest any celebrity has ever made in the four years since the Forbes India Celebrity 100 list was instituted.

Coming in close at No. 2 is none other than Bollywood’s bad-boy, Salman Khan who’s making headlines these days with Rs. 202.75 crore. He was followed by megastar Amitabh Bachchan who earned Rs.112.00 crore this 2015.

Also read: Shah Rukh Khan feels embarrassed to be the highest earning celebrity in Forbes list

Indian cricket ODI captain, Mahendra Singh Dhoni maintained his position at No. 4 from last year. Aamir Khan made it to the top five for the first time with Rs. 104.25, thanks to the revenue he generated with mega hit, ‘PK’.

Akshay Kumar is at No. 6, while actors Deepika Padukone and Hrithik Roshan came in at 9 and 10.

Actresses Alia Bhatt and Madhuri Dixit have moved up the list compared to last year. The change in position however is due to brand endorsement revenue and their fame quotient, as they had no movie revenue.

In terms of fame, Amitabh Bachchan still reigns at the top of the list with approximately 17.5 million followers on Twitter, the highest-ever for any celebrity on the list.

In pics: Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan, Deepika: 2015 Forbes India Celebrity 100

This year’s list has 14 debutants, among them cricketer Ravichandran Ashwin, who comes in straight at number 31.

Filmmaker SS Rajamouli and actor Prabhas make it to the list due to the monster hit Baahubali.

There were more dropouts this year though — 19 celebs lost their ranks on the Celebrity 100 list for 2015 including Sanjay Leela Bhansali, A R Murugadoss and Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy.

Here’s the list:

1. Shah Rukh Khan – Rs.257.50
2. Salman Khan – Rs.202.75
3. Amitabh Bachchan – Rs.112.00
4. Mahendra Singh Dhoni – Rs.119.33
5. Aamir Khan – Rs.104.25
6. Akshay Kumar – Rs.127.83
7. Virat Kohli – Rs.104.78
8. Sachin Tendulkar – Rs.40.00
9. Deepika Padukone – Rs.59.00
10. Hrithik Roshan – Rs.74.50

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    K.S.Nayak
    Oct 7, 2016 at 3:18 pm
    My opinion is such a wide disparity in income of Jig Jug film artists and also cricketer is a food for thought when day long sweating farmer and worker does not earn a living wage of Rupees ten thousand.Even hard working Justice of Supreme Court does not earn a wage comfortable to a Decent life.Salman Khan earning is sufficient to meet the compensation of entire judiciary..From where these angels have descended from? There are others from Cricket club who are paid in crores and much more by players tempted by match fixers.When this disparity will disappear is a matter of speculation.Even American CEOs are paid much lower compensation.But this is Modys India and pools do not fall in his jurisdiction and hence they are ignored.It us true that the party in power can utilise their generosity during election.God is the only answer.God bless Bharat.
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    kalamuddin khan
    Feb 28, 2016 at 10:09 pm
    Nice bro
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    Raj intikhab
    Dec 12, 2015 at 3:46 pm
    Ary yr king khan ka apna hi alag style hai bollywood ka betaaaj baadshah hai sab actor, s ka baap hai king khan
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    Raj intikhab
    Dec 12, 2015 at 3:44 pm
    Betaaaj baadshah of bollywood
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    abhi
    Dec 11, 2015 at 1:43 pm
    Srk is the king ..AAmir is perfect
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    Vernaker Patil
    Dec 11, 2015 at 7:19 am
    India as a nation is not intolerant.Yes indeed with well organised ultra organisations patronised by Saffron party the spirit of India has been hijacked.
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    rightan
    Dec 11, 2015 at 5:51 am
    Is still intolerance in India or is gone now .Or ifAmitabh Bachchan or Akshay Kumar orHrithik Roshan will be on top then country will become communal and intolerant.
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    sarfaraz
    Dec 11, 2015 at 3:33 pm
    Betajbadsha is iam srk
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