MUMBAI: Bollywood actor Salman Khan has topped Forbes India’s 2018 list of richest Indian celebrities with earnings amounting to Rs 253.25 crore. The Bajrangi Bhaijaan of Bollywood boasts of a huge fan following and became India’s highest-paid celebrity on the list for the third consecutive year.
Interestingly, on the second spot is not an actor but a cricketer. With Rs 228.09 crore earnings, it’s Virat Kohli. Akshay Kumar (Rs 185 crore) follows next. The 2018 Forbes India Celebrity 100 List rankings are based on estimates of entertainment-related earnings of celebrities. The period under consideration is October 1, 2017 to September 30, 2018.
Deepika Padukone, the only woman in the top five, comes next with Rs 112.8 crore. Former Indian cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni is fifth after raking in Rs 101.77 crore. A regular on the list, Shah Rukh Khan surprisngly slipped from last year’s second position to rank 17 possibly due to having no releases in the considered time frame.