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    Forbes India Celebrity 100 list: Not Shahrukh Khan, not Deepika Padukone, Salman Khan is India's highest paid celebrity

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    Bollywood actors Salman Khan and Akshay Kumar, along with Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli are among India's top 10 highest paid celebrities, according to Forbes India list. However, actor Shah Rukh Khan could not make it to the list as he had no release in the timeframe. He fell way out of the top ten in 2018’s list, from ranked no 2 in 2017. He is now at no. 17 on the list.

    Bollywood actors Salman Khan and Akshay Kumar, along with Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli are among India's top 10 highest paid celebrities, according to Forbes India list.
    However, actor Shah Rukh Khan could not make it to the list as he had no release in the timeframe. He fell way out of the top ten in 2018’s list, from ranked no 2 in 2017. He is now at no. 17 on the list.
    Meanwhile, actress Deepika Padukone broke into the top five on the list – the first woman celebrity to find a place in the top five – with earnings of Rs 112.8 crore placing her firmly at rank 4.
    Here is the list of top 10 highest paid celebrities:
    • Bollywood actor Salman Khan topped the list for the third straight year. Through his film releases Tiger Zinda Hai, Race 3 and television appearances and several consumer-facing brands which he endorsed, Salman earned around Rs 253.25 crore. It constitutes 8.06 percent of the total earnings which is Rs 3,140.25 crore.
    • Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli takes the second spot with total earnings of Rs 228.09 crore, a sharp increase of 116.53 percent from the previous year.
    • Akshay Kumar is at third with Rs 185 crore.
    • Deepika Padukone broke into the top five on the list with earnings of Rs 112.8 crore placing her firmly at rank 4.
    • Former Indian cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni is at no. 5 with earnings of Rs 101.77 crore.
    • Aamir Khan takes no. 6 spot with earnings of Rs 97.50 crore.
    • Legendary actor Amitabh Bachchan is at no.7 with earnings of Rs 96.17 crore.
    • Another Bollywood actor Ranveer Singh stands at no. 8 with earnings of Rs 84.67 crore.
    • Former cricketer Sachin Tendulkar has made it to the list with earnings of Rs 80 crore.
    • Actor Ajay Devgan is at number 10 with earnings of Rs 74.50 crore.
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