As it has been for the past few years, Forbes Magazine has announced the Indian Celebrity 100 list for the year 2018. And as usual, Salman Khan captured the top spot with Rs. 253 crores in earnings for 2018. It is the third time that Bhai has topped the list. Team India cricket captain Virat Kohli grabbed the second spot moving up from the third spot last year. Akshay Kumar makes it to the podium for the first time by making it to the third spot with Rs. 185 crores in earnings. Bollywood Diva Deepika Padukone and star cricketer Mahendra Singh Dhoni rounded off the top 5.
Bollywood Shahenshah Amitabh Bachchan comes at no. 7, a spot below Aamir Khan, and surprisingly Shah Rukh Khan has fallen down to the 13th position. The top 10 has seen a sea of changes with as for the South Indian Celebrities, A. R. Rahman comes at the top at no. 11 while superstar Rajinikanth claimed the 14th spot with Rs. 50 crores in earnings. Among the Tollywood stars, it is N. T. R. Jr. who made it to the top 30 at 28th place alongside actor turned politician Pawan Kalyan who is placed at number 24 in a list dominated by Bollywood actors and cricketers. Thalapathy Vijay who scored the consecutive 250 grosser with Sarkar stands at number 26th.
Among the filmmakers Koratala Siva who delivered the political caper Bharath Ane Nenu made it to the top 40 at no. 39. Mollywood Megastar Mammootty stands tall among the Malayalam celebrities getting hold of a top 50 position. Another surprise entry in the Celeb India 100 is young sensation Vijay Deverakonda who score three big hits in 2018. He stands at no. 72. Senior actors like Madhuri Dixit and Mithun Chakraborty also made it to the list at positions 85 and 89.
Check out the complete list of Indian film celebrities who made it to the prestigious Forbes Top 100 Indian Celebrities in 2018.
|S. No.||Celebrity||Rank||Earnings (Rupees in crores)|
|8||A. R. Rahman||11||66.75|
|10||Shah Rukh Khan||13||56|
|20||Kreena Kapoor Khan||25||31|
|22||N. T. R. Jr.||28||28|
|41||Sanjay Leela Bhansali||47||18.33|
|47||Aishwarya Rai Bachchan||56||16.83|
|62||Sonam Kapoor Ahuja||76||13.23|
|68||Madhuri Dixit Nene||85||10.98|
|70||Saif Ali Khan||88||1.25|
|75||Divyanka Tripathi Dahiya||94||7.8|