Salman Khan Tops Forbes India Highest Earning Celebrity List For Third Time

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The 32-year-old Indian actress was placed fourth in the Forbes India Celebrity 100 list with her earnings reaching Rs 112.80 crore during 2018.

Debuting on this list this year are actress Taapsee Pannu, south actors Nayanthara, Vijay Deverakonda and Hari, sportspersons Jasprit Bumrah, Manish Pandey and Shubhankar Sharma, music producer Nucleya and director R Balki. "Previous year it was 17 per cent lower at ₹2,683 crores". On the top of the list is once again Bollywood superstar Salman Khan who earned over Rs 253 crore through his films, TV appearances and brand endorsements between October 1, 2017, and September 30, 2018. With Rs 228.09 Cr earnings, it's Virat Kohli, who stand on 2nd position in the list of Forbes India Celebrity 100. Akshay Kumar bagged the third place with a total gross of Rs 185 crore.

With no release during the period under review, Shah Rukh Khan slipped from his number two position to No. 13 after raking in Rs 56 crore this year.

Aamir Khan and Amitabh Bachchan, whose latest Thugs of Hindostan sank at the box office, are also on the list with Rs 97.5 crore and Rs 96.17 crore.

Ranveer Singh took eighth spot with his income having been recorded at Rs 84.67 crore.

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Hardik Pandya turned out to be a huge gainer on the list of sportspersons, as he bagged Rs 28.46 crores in 2018 as compared to Rs 3.04 crores a year ago.

Rajinikanth, who has earned Rs 50 crore has been placed in the 14th position.

Fifteen celebrities on the list are from South India - Tamil and Telugu film industries have seven actors each, while Kerala has one.

"With cumulative earnings of Rs 3,140.25 crore, it was a lucrative year for the 100 celebrities on the list".

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