Superstar Salman Khan has once again topped the Forbes’ annual list of the highest-earning entertainers in the country.
The 2017 Forbes India Celebrity 100 list rankings are based on estimates of entertainment-related earnings of celebrities.
The 51-year-old actor pipped Shah Rukh Khan to the top after raking in Rs 232.83 crore in the period of October 1, 2016 to September 30, 2017, backed by endorsements of several brands.
Shah Rukh with Rs 170.5 crore, retained his last year’s position at number two, and was followed by newly-married Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli with Rs 100.72 crore.
Although the top three held on to their ranks, their cumulative earnings declined by almost 20 percent, down to Rs 504.05 crore compared to last year’s total of Rs 626.52 crore.
Akshay Kumar and Former Indian Batsman Sachin Tendulkar rounded the Top 5 with earnings of Rs 98.25 crore and Rs 82.50 crore respectively.
With blockbuster hits like ‘Dangal’ and critically acclaimed ‘Secret Superstar’, Aamir Khan came in at sixth with earnings of Rs 68.75 crore in the year 2017.
Priyanka Chopra named as only female celebrity in top 10 list with earnings of ₹68 crore.
Ace shuttler PV Sindhu, who has followed up her 2016 Olympic silver medal with a series of victories at the world level, climbed 49 points to number 13.
Other non-cricketing sportspersons to make it to the list include Kidambi Srikanth, the only Indian badminton player to win four Superseries titles in a year, and Indian football captain Sunil Chhetri, the fourth-highest international goal scorer in contemporary football.
Here are the Top 10 in the Forbes India Celebrity 100 list:
1) Salman Khan (Rs. 232.83 crore)
2) Shah Rukh Khan ( Rs. 170.50 crore )
3) Virat Kohli ( Rs. 100.72 crore)
4) Akshay Kumar ( Rs. 98.25 crore)
5) Sachin Tendulkar ( Rs. 82.50 crore)
6) Aamir Khan ( Rs. 68.75 crore)
7) Priyanka Chopra ( Rs. 68 crore)
8) MS Dhoni ( Rs. 63.77 crore)
9) Hrithik Roshan ( Rs. 63.12 crore)
10) Ranveer Singh ( Rs. 62.63 crore)
The Celebrity 100 list comprises of earnings between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017.