Top paid actors of Bollywood in 2019-2020

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Bollywood is the second largest film industry after Hollywood and churns out actors varied in capacities, capabilities, and expertise. Each year Bollywood reels out star kids, and kids etched out of their own sparkle.

Each year, every year, the charts of successful stars finesse are noted by their movie running time, profit scale, and also their probability to live in the hearts of the viewers. Bollywood movies are loved much more outside India than in India.

The world has got digitalized in the last decade with web shows, web series, loads of international content online, but Bollywood charms always stay lit like the lamp of fortune. Bollywood actors make a fortune in a single movie paycheck.

Here are the top three paid actors of Bollywood in 2019-2020 in terms of their net income.


‘Hate him, dislike him, but you can’t avoid him’ – that what the Bhai Jaan of Bollywood is for you. He started in a career in 1988. His first movie was Biwi Ho Toh Aisi and not Maine Pyaar Kiya. Every since he rules the hearts of millions and the pyaar gets fonder like the wine. He shined out in two movies in 2019, and both nailed it- Bharat and Dabangg 3. It’s believed that whatever he touches turns gold. Salman Khan Movies get booked like hotcakes. Salman Khan’s charm winks at the audience like no other star presence.

Salman Khan charges 60- 62 crores for each movie.

Interesting facts: Salman khan is known to launch stars, not just on the 70mm screen but also behind the reels. Salman Khan introduced singer Himesh Reshammiya, music director Sajid Wajid. Sneha Ullal, Zareen Khan, Aditya Pancholi, and other few actors who are in their resuscitate hiatus. A watchable adaptation of the Hollywood movie ‘Hitch’ was Salman Khams initiative to give a lease of life to Govinda’s career. We still love the Bollywood adaptation- ‘Partner.’

Upcoming Movies: What makes Salman Khan shine is his aura, persona, and mere star presence. His upcoming movies are Radhe with Disha Patani and Khabhi Eid aur Khabhi Diwali.



Known as Raju to her old pals, we know Rajiv Bhatia as Akshay Kumar. A ‘Superman’- powerhouse of action, performance and contrived way of presentation of his craft, makes Akshay Kumar stand out in the crowd. He gave a series of hits in 2019 like Kesari, Mission Mangal, Housefull 4, and Good Newwz. He stood at the 7th position as per Forbes data worldwide in terms of his remuneration.

*Akshay Kumar charges 35 to 40 crores per movie. *

Interesting Facts: Akshay Kumar made it big from his days in Bangkok. But not many know that he worked as a light boy for a photographer (Jayesh Sheth) in exchange for getting his first portfolio made in return. Akshay Kumar hosted a show on the National Geographic channel called ‘Seven Deadly Arts with Akshay Kumar.

Upcoming Movies: The most awaited one Suryavanshi followed with Laxmmi Bomb, PrithviRaj, Bachchan Pandey, Atrangi Re, Bell Bottom, Hera Pheri 3, Mogul, Crack and more. These movies have slots for 2020 to 2021 release.



Everyone is a total of their individuality, rightly pointed out by Margaret Mead. She was an oracle of her times in the west. Amir Khan is a star that shines with his inner light. Hits or flops cannot alter his course of direction. He gave one of his massive flops in recent times last year in 2019. Thug of Hindustan may have deceived the audience but not the love that the audience feels.

Amir Khan is one actor who believes in sinking into the character’s veins, and when he come ups on the screen, he leaves a mark. Mr. Perfectionist refrains from brand endorsement and miscellaneous advertisement. Or else he is the silent ringmaster of Bollywood.

Amir Khan’s remuneration package ranged from 55 to 60 crores.

Interesting Facts: Amir Khan loves to play indoor and outdoor games. Chess and Tennis top this list. He is a big-time prankster. He chortles and comes on to his costars nerves, especially female actors. Amir Khan has a fetish of collecting comic books. Calvin and Hobbes is his all-time favorite comic series. Apart from being sporty, a cute jester, he is an eminent avid reader as well.

Upcoming Movies: Amir Khan is about to blow away the audience’s mind by characterizing a Sikh in Lal Singh Chadha with Kareena Kapoor Khan, awaiting the magic of PK to enthrall the screens lovers.


Bollywood has given us some outstanding male actors in recent times. Vicky Kaushal, Rajkumar Rao, Ayushmaan Khurana are some fantabulous versatile actors, but it terms of holding on to the monetary torch, old is gold.

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