With increasing competition in the acting industry, actresses earn money not only through movies, but also advertisements, guest appearances on live TV shows, endorsements, and what not. This makes the industry perhaps one of the highest earning amongst many others.
Superficially seeming to be a very easy and interesting job, only the ones involved in it the struggles that they go through daily to remain loved by their entire audience. Here is a list of the top 10 richest Bollywood actresses 2018.
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10. Kareena Kapoor Khan
With movies in the last year such as Ki and Ka, Udta Punjab and Golmaal Again, this recent mommy has been loved by her audience for over a decade now, and still has never delivered low quality content. Featuring in several ads such as Lakme, Boro Plus, Lux and many others, she has risen above many other actresses and rightfully continues to remain in the list of the top 10 richest actresses. Kareena might have had the genes of good acting bestowed upon her from her previous generations, but it is only her sheer determination and furnished skills that have retained her in this competitive industry.
9. Sonam Kapoor
The daughter of the famous Anil Kapoor, Sonam Kapoor has become one of the best as well as one of the most iconic actresses now, known for her fashion sense and the talent of adapting to any type of role given to her. Fashion shows, advertisements or movies- she has a significant share in all these fields. That’s what gives her such a high net worth and a place in the top 10 actresses in the moment. Her movie, Neerja, won her many awards and a large amount of recognition and admiration from people all over the country, not only for the heroic story, but also how well she fit the role and did justice to it.
8. Sonakshi Sinha
With her high earning movies recently such as Noor, Akira and Force 2, Sonakshi Sinha has made her way up in the list. Known for her incredible transition between bold roles and the girl-next-door roles, along with a large number of endorsements that she has in her portfolio, she has attained a large net worth of about $20 million! The daughter of the famous actor, Shatrughan Sinha, she is most famous for her debut movie- Dabang and its sequel and Rowdy Rathore the best.
7. Anushka Sharma
Having given exceptional performances in her hit movies like Band Baaja Baraat, PK and Sultan, Anushka is undoubtedly one of the best in the industry and has gained a large net worth of about $25 million owing to her frequent hits. She initially conquered the modelling industry, after which she switched to the acting industry, with her break-through debut movie being ‘Rab ne Bana di Jodi.’
6. Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
Perhaps one of the most beautiful actress in our country, Aishwarya has never disappointed the audience with any of her roles or movies, and has had a successful career for much over a decade now. Her new movie, Badshaaho is looked forward to this year. With her comeback on the screen last year with Ae Dil hai Mushkil and Sarbjit, she has only managed to win hearts more than ever before!
5. Kangana Ranaut
Having been through a lot of struggles, discouragement and judgments, this actress has risen up to the top with her exceptional skills and determination to only get better every passing day. With hits like Tanu Weds Manu, Rangoon and Simran, she is bringing a change to the usual shy roles assigned to women, and empowering them in the process. She plays all sorts of roles with utmost ease, professionalism and boldness and has won several awards in the process.
4. Vidya Balan
Vidya Balan has been in this industry for a very long time which stated with the ‘Hum Paanch’ series and her acting and roles are getting better with age. With some brilliant acting in Kahaani 2, Begun Jaan and Te3n, she has been delivering hit after hit. She has also been awarded the Padma Shri for her exemplary acting career all over these years. Known for her bold looks and curvy figure, she is bound to leave everyone stunned and seek admiration and love from the country’s audience.
3. Priyanka Chopra
Priyanka Chopra has attained international fame and is loved by people all over the world not only for her movie ‘Baywatch,’ but also for her music career. Her frequent and effortless transition between international roles and classic Indian roles such as that in ‘Bajirao Mastaani’ has left everyone astonished and she continues to be admired by people for the same. She has also won several awards and beauty pageants such as the ‘Miss World’ title.
2. Katrina Kaif
A benchmark for both wealth and beauty, Katrina Kaif has had a very successful career in acting as well as modelling. Even though she isn’t Indian by origin, she is one of the most loved in the entire country and has successfully worked with all the big stars in the industry. Best known for her movies- Ek Tha Tiger, Dhoom and Namastey London, her accumulated wealth is not only because of these but also for the several advertisements that she is a part of which includes Titan, Lux, Slice and Veet.
1. Deepika Padukone
The daughter of a world class Badminton player – Prakash Padukone and formerly a badminton player as well, Deepika is the one of the most talented person in the entire acting industry. From movies like Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani to Bajirao Mastaani, she fits into every single role equally well. She also won awards for Best Actress several times and is one of the only actresses to make it to the Forbes list of highest paid actresses in the World. She engages all age groups by playing roles that every single person can relate to and has done movies not only in Hindi, but also English and Tamil.
These women are fighting against all stereotypes. They are not all about the money but are constantly proving to the world that with real talent, they can earn equally as much as men, if not more while also taking care of their families. With their passion, beauty, determination and pure talent, they’re reaching new heights every day and making our country proud and bringing recognition from all over the world.