Salman Khan tops in Forbes India Celebrity 100 List

Salman Khan tops in Forbes India Celebrity 100 List

The 2018 Forbes India Celebrity 100 List rankings are based on estimates of entertainment-related earnings of celebrities.

Vikram, Vijay Sethupathi and Dhanush are other actors from K-Town, who have secured a place in the list. If that's not exciting then this will be - Deepika Padukone has moved up seven places from #11 previous year to #4 now.

Salman Khan earned Rs 253.25 crore between October 1, 2017 and September 30, 2018 through his film releases, television appearances and brand endorsements, Forbes India reports. She started her year with Sanjay Leela Bhansali's magnum opus, Padmaavat that had domestic box office collection of more than Rs. 300 crores. She is only after Salman Khan who tops the list for the third consecutive year, followed by Virat Kohli and Akshay Kumar.

The list has been dominated by the Bollywood celebrities and sports persons, most of the prominent names featuring in it. Actor Akshay Kumar completed the top three, with Rs 185 crore in earnings in the period under consideration for the list.

AgustaWestland middleman Christian Michel being extradited to India
In a big victory for the Modi government, the UAE has chose to extradite AgustaWestland scam accused Christian Michel . Michel also allegedly paid off influential people in India, who helped reject Russian and American choppers.

Cricketers Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Sachin Tendulkar have bagged the fifth (Rs 101.77 crore) and ninth (Rs 80 crore) positions.

Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan is at the sixth place with Rs 97.5 crore followed by Amitabh Bachchan at Rs 96.97 crore.

Rajinikanth, who has earned Rs 50 crore has been placed in the 14th position. Forbes has ranked him at 13th on the list with is annual income pegged at Rs 56 crore.

15 actors from the South film fraternities featured on the list, with Nayanthara being the only female actor on the list from the region. Her earnings of Rs 112.8 crore sealed her spot on the list.

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