Top 10 Highest Paid Bollywood Actresses of 2018 (Female)
Earlier, Bollywood was known to be a male dominating industry, but things have changed in recent times as now actresses are being paid huge remunerations, thanks to the increase in the women-centric roles. Now, actresses are demanding fair shares as they are no more the showpieces, but are the game changers. So, if you are a Bollywood fan and are interested in knowing how much these Bollywood divas charge for a film, then check out the list of Top 10 Highest Earning Bollywood Actresses.
1. Deepika Padukone
No surprise, as after giving huge box-office hits like ‘Bajirao Mastani’ (2015), and ‘XXX: Return of Xander Cage’ (2017), her fees has skyrocketed. Deepika Padukone takes around 14-16 crore/film.
2. Kangana Ranaut
Though the ‘Queen of Bollywood’ increased her fees after the huge success of ‘Queen’ (2014) and ‘Tanu Weds Manu Returns’ (2015), her recent failures in the form of ‘Katti Batti’ (2015), ‘Rangoon’ (2017), have hampered her fees. Now she is just behind Deepika Padukone with charges 11-12 crore/film.
3. Priyanka Chopra
The ‘Desi Girl of Bollywood’ Priyanka Chopra is ruling the hearts of not only Indians but all the people of the world. With the success of her Hollywood series ‘Quantico’ (2015) and movie ‘Baywatch’ (2017) she earns around 9-10 crore/film.
4. Kareena Kapoor Khan
Kareena Kapoor who has turned mother this year still has the charm to sustain her position among the top earning actresses in Bollywood. She gave two blockbusters last year- ‘Ki and Ka’ (2016) and Udta Punjab (2016), therefore she earns about 8-9 crore/film.
5. Vidya Balan
Vidya Balan’s last released movies ‘Kahaani 2: Durga Rani Singh’ (2016) and ‘Begum Jaan’ (2017) failed to perform well at the box office. Thus she is at number 5 in the list of Bollywood’s top earning actresses with her earnings around 7-8 crore/film.
6. Katrina Kaif
Due to the failure of the movies like ‘Fitoor’ (2016) and ‘Baar Baar Dekho’ (2016), Katrina Kaif’s earnings have reduced and now she earns 6-7 crore/film.
7. Anushka Sharma
Anushka Sharma is on cloud 9 with the success of her movies ‘Ae Dil Hai Mushkil’ (2016) and ‘Phillauri’ (2017). Her versatility in acting made her earn 5-6 crore/film.
8. Alia Bhatt
Though very young, she has proved herself by giving continuous hits with movies like ‘Udta Punjab’ (2016) and ‘Dear Zindagi’ (2016). This has made Alia the youngest top earning actor with fees around 4-5 crore/film.
9. Sonakshi Sinha
Sonakshi Sinha, who has always entertained the audience with her acting skills somewhere lags behind because of her recent failures in the form of ‘Force 2’ (2016) and ‘Noor’ (2017). Now she takes about 4 crore/film.
10. Shraddha Kapoor
‘The Girl Next Door’ Shraddha Kapoor is steadily establishing herself with her latest releases ‘Ok Jaanu’ (2017) and ‘Half Girlfriend’ (2017). The talented actress whose calendar remains booked with movies every year earns 3-4 crore/film.