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From Akshay Kumar to Priyanka Chopra: All the Indian stars who made it to Forbes’ rich list

Amitabh Bachchan, Akshay Kumar, Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan, Kunal Nayyar were listed in Forbes previously, Bollywood's Kashibai and Mastani, Priyanka Chopra and Deepika Padukone were on the rich list for the first time.

Written by Samarpita Das | New Delhi |
Updated: September 23, 2016 4:44:15 pm
Akshay Kumar, Kunal Nayyer, Deepika Padukone, Priyanka Chopra While Akshay Kumar and Kunal Nayyer have been enlisted on Forbes before, it’s the first time entry for Deepika Padukone and Priyanka Chopra

Forbes released its annual list of highest paid actors, actresses, television actors and television actresses and it seems popular Bollywood and television icons have made their mark on each of these lists. While Amitabh Bachchan, Akshay Kumar, Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan and Kunal Nayyar have been a part of this list before Bollywood’s Kashibai and Mastani, Priyanka Chopra and Deepika Padukone have been enlisted in the rich list for the first time. And The Big Bang Theory’s Kunal Nayyar has now made it to highest paid TV actors’ list.

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Let’s take a look at how much they made this year:

Kunal Nayyar – $ 22 million

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Kunal Nayyar and his co-stars Jim Parsons, Johnny Galecki and Simon Helberg from hit comedy series The Big Bang Theory are leading the Forbes annual list of television’s highest-paid actors. The Delhi-born actor and Helberg’s per episode-salary are slightly lower Parsons and Galecki. With a gross of $ 22 million he still made it to Forbes in the top 10 list if not the 3.

Priyanka Chopra- $ 11 million

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The rise of the ‘desi girl’ has been prominent for quite some time. After becoming the first Indian to be the lead actress in an American show, Quantico, she went on to grab the People’s Choice Award and her journey did not just stop there. Along with her legs that sell 12 to 15 products and her television show, Priyanka Chopra is among the world’s 10 highest paid television actors with earning of $11 million.

Deepika Padukone : $10 million

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Deepika Padukone is not just India’s top-paid actress, she is also among the top 10 highest-paid actresses in the world, according to Forbes. The actress is the only Indian on the list with earnings of $10 million.

Shah Rukh Khan – $33 million

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Shah Rukh Khan, who was missing from the top earners’ list last year, is back with a vengeance. According to Forbes calculation, with an earning of $33 million, the Fan actor was on par with Robert Downey Jr.

Akshay Kumar- $31.5 million

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Salman Khan- $28.5 million

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Salman Khan reinvented himself with Wanted and then went on to deliver superhits with directors such as Kabir Khan and Ali Abbas Zafar. Salman Khan had secured the number 14 position with an earning of $ 28 million.

Amitabh Bachchan – $20 million

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Megastar Amitabh Bachchan’s earnings were also lesser than what he earned in 2015. This year with three releases, Wazir, TE3N and PINK the actor took home $20 million.

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