Highest Paid Bollywood Actors in 2016

If you think only Hollywood actors take home big, fat cheques as their remuneration, think again! Some of our desi Bollywood stars charge so much that they can easily give Hollywood biggies a run for their money. Aren’t you excited to know which Hindi film actor is making the most money? If yes, then go through our list on top ten Highest Paid Bollywood Actors in 2016.



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His immense popularity among all age groups of the audience makes him one of the most sought-after actors in the tinsel town. From topnotch producers to renowned directors, everyone wants to work with him to increase their and their films’ brand value at the ticket window. Yes, we are talking about none other than Ranveer Singh. After delivering back to back blockbusters like ‘Goliyon Ki Rasleela: Ram Leela’ and ‘Bajirao Mastani’, Ranveer’s market value has touched new heights. Currently, the actor takes a hefty amount of Rs. 15 crores for one film.

Ranveer started his acting career in 2010 with Yash Raj Film productions’ ‘Band Baaja Baaraat’. The film turned out to a winner at the box-office and helped Ranveer gain his footing in the industry. After his first film came ‘Ladies Vs Ricky Bahl’, which was also appreciated by the audience. But his best work surfaced when he joined hands with the maverick filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali for his modern interpretation of William Shakespeare’s classic book ‘Romeo Juliet’ for the romantic drama ‘Goliyon Ki Rasleela – Ramleela. ’ They next did wonders with the period drama ‘Bajirao Mastani’.

Over the years, Ranveer has become Bollywood’s go-to hero for all variety of roles. The actor can pull of any character with consummate ease. He can do action. He can do comedy.

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And he romances in a way that makes girls go in the knee. Well, it won’t be an exaggeration to say that Ranveer has all that it takes to be India’s next superstar.

TRIVIA:  When Ranveer was offered ‘Band Bajaa Baaraat’ by Aditya Chopra at the Yash Raj Studios, he got so emotional that he went to a corridor and started crying. . .


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  1. Hi Mohnish,
    I think the price of Saif Ali Khan for each movie has gone down. He is not charging as much as he was charging when his movies were hitting the box office. You should try revising this list.