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Titans of Cinema: Top 10 Indian Richest Actors who Built Empires

Category: PikaShowUpdated on: January 28, 2024

Indian Cinema and its glamor is sprinkled around the world. Bollywood or Tollywood has created many young billionaires or the wealthiest actors in the world. These stunning actors not only conquered the hearts of millions of people but through their outstanding performances also made their place among the world’s richest actors’ list. By their handwork and passion, they established their empires.

In this article, we just overview the lives and the net worth of the Top 10 Indian Richest Actors in 2024. We will also take a glance at their meteoric journey towards their desired goals.

Top 10 Indian Richest Actors


$50 Million Fortune


Rajnikanth was born on December 12,1950, in Bangalore, India. He belongs to a Low class Marathi family. His father was a Police Constable and his mother was a housewife. He is the youngest of four siblings. 

He started his journey as a bus conductor after dropping out from school due to financial constraints. He did so many odd jobs for a living. In the 1970s he started his career from a stage play. In 1975 he made his first debut in a film. Soon he gained recognition due to his unique acting style.

 His journey from lower to class to a cultural icon and media personality was a long struggle. He gave so many blockbuster movies and is considered as the most influential figure of Indian Cinema. He has received many high civilian awards in India. Rajnikanth has a cult following all around the world and is referred as “Thalaiva” (Leader).

Rajesh Khanna

Superstar with $65 Million Net Worth

Rajesh Khanna

Rajesh Khanna was born on December 29, 1942 in Amritsar, India. He is the most beloved and first Superstar of Bollywood. He started his career from his college days and later on moved to Mumbai to pursue his dreams.

 He made his first debut in 1966 which was the first breakthrough of his life. During the 1960s and 1970s he followed the success string  and gained the position as the First Superstar of Indian Cinema. He became known for his romantic role , charming personality and captive screen presence. Soon he became a cultural icon , fashion influencer and music influencer. His nickname was Kakaji.

Rajesh Khanna received many awards for his work from Indian Cinema and highest Civilian awards. He also started his film production and dabbled in politics and was elected to the lower house of the Indian Parliament in 1992. He was known for his dance moves , style , the record of most best actor nominations, his philanthropic work and support for various social classes. He died in 2012.

Dilip Kumar

Tragedy King with $85 Million Net worth

Dilip Kumar

Dilip Kumar  was born on December 11, 1922 in Peshawar (Pakistan), British India, named as Muhammad Yusuf Khan. He was the legendary actor who dominated the Indian Cinema for 6 decades.

 He started his journey in 1944 and soon rose to prominence due to his performance and tragic characters. His performance was full of emotions and motivations. Due to his tragic roles he set apart from his contemporaries. His ability to portray complex emotions on screen gave him a rise.

Dilip Kumar was  the iconic figure of Bollywood due to his iconic characters in some historical scripted films and created masterpieces of that time. Dilip Kumar received many awards for his work including best actor awards, highest civilian honor , second highest civilian award and Indian government awards. 

Dilip Kumar was a legendary actor who redefined Indian Cinema. His timeless classics showcasing his talent. He was the first actor to win a best actor award. He was a supporter of Indian-Pakistan peace initiatives. 

Saif Ali Khan

Nawab with $175 Million Net Worth

Saif Ali Khan

Saif Ali khan was a famous figure of Bollywood.  He has carved a prominent successful career in Indian Cinema over three decades. He is well known for his style, charm , versatility and portrayal of characters on screen. He belongs to a Nawab family Pataudi. He has a rich lineage history. His father Sajid Ali Khan Pataudi was a legendary Cricketer and Captain of Indian National Team. His mother was a celebrated actress. He grew up in a cultured environment. 

Saif Ali Khan made his first debut in 1993 that was a flop movie but after it soon he gave blockbuster movies and gained fame for its romantic roles. Saif Ali khan broke the stereotypical image of romantic hero and started experimenting with roles in many films. His performances set his acting range and versatility. Both romantic and serious actor roles   later solidified his position in the Indian Film Industry. 

Saif Ali khan received many National awards and fourth highest Civilian Award   for his mesmerizing work. He is also a successful film producer and the owner of a production company. He is a brand ambassador for many products. He is a prominent and influential figure of Bollywood and has a huge fan following world wide .  

Aamir Khan

Perfectionist with  $230 Million Net Worth

Aamir Khan

Muhammad Aamir Hussain Khan known as Aamir Ali was born on March 14,1965. He is an actor and filmmaker of Bollywood film industry. He is known as the most influential figure of Bollywood. He has established himself as a leading actor for his diverse roles , best performances, meticulous attention and earned a name, Mr. Perfectionist in Bollywood. 

Aamir Ali Khan was born in a family that had strong connections in the film industry. He made his first debut as a child actor in 1973. He started as an assistant director and in 1988 as a main role actor he made his breakthrough as a romantic hero . He is known for his versatility in experimenting with roles and genres. He has an excellent portrayal of characters. 

Aamir Khan received many national , Film and AACTA awards. He gave so many blockbuster , box office hit movies and broke all the records. His successful movies make him the highest grossing  actor of Bollywood. Apart from his work he is well acknowledged for his social work. He is an active socialist and philanthropist. He also hosts many top rated TV shows. 

Aamir khan’s hard work, passion, social work, makes him an influential figure among the world. He is an inspiration and powerful voice of the Indian Film Industry. He is the only actor who won eight film fare awards. He is the first Indian actor who’s film got a nomination for an Academy Award in the best Foreign Language Film Category. He is the co-founder of Paani Foundation , which is a non-profit organization in India.

Akshay Kumar

Khalidi With a $325 Million Net Worth

Akshay Kumar

Akshay Kumar was born on September 9, 1967 in India.  He is a prominent Indian actor, producer and philanthropist known for his multiple roles. He performed as an action hero, comedic and stunt actor. He established himself as one of the best stable , successful actors in Bollywood. He is nicknamed Khiladi for his risky stunt performances. 

Akshay Kumar started his career as a martial arts instructor and model before his debut in film industry in 1980s. His first film was action oriented . In his first movie he showcased his comedic and action skills. He is famous for his action and comedy and remarkable versatility throughout his career. He performed many heartwarming scenes in many dramas. He gave so many super hit blockbuster movies and is considered as one of the highest paid actors of Bollywood. After 2010 many of his movies became commercial successes.

Akshay Kumar is known for his best action stunts and this skill contributed significance in his persona and added  to his fame. Apart from acting career he is a successful entrepreneur. He is a co-founder of the production company and  sports fitness league. He is a social activist as well. 

He received many awards for best actor, many national awards and fourth civilian award in India. He is a beloved and influential  figure around the world. He is a trained martial artist and black belt in Taekwondo. He is well known for his fitness and healthy living.

Hirtik Roshan

Greek God With $370 Million Net Worth

Hirtik Roshan

Hirtik Roshan was born on January 10, 1974 into a family that has strong intimacy with the film industry. His father Rakesh Roshan is a successful film director and his grandfather was a film producer and director. He started his film career as a child artist in the 1980s and later on gave assistance to his father in many projects.

Hirtik Roshan made his breakthrough  in 2000 and in first film he became a massive commercial success. Quickly he rose up as a romantic , action hero with flexible dance moves. He has exceptional dance skills. He received many awards for his dancing and is recognized worldwide. 

Hirtik Roshan Showcased exceptional versatility , moving effortlessly between romance and action . Apart from his acting career he is well recognized as ventured into entrepreneurship at a production house. He has many initiatives for education, health and environmental issues in India. 

He received many awards  including best actor, civilian award and several international awards for dance performances. He is a leading and most inspiring actor of Bollywood. He is a trained martial artist and fitness enthusiast. 

Salman Khan

Philanthropic Superstar with $380 Million Net Worth

Salman Khan

Salman khan was born on December 27, 1965 in India ,named as Abdul Rashid Salim Khan. Now he is a prominent Indian actor, producer and television personality who has ruled over the film industry for three decades. He is one of the most commercially successful actors of Bollywood. He has a massive fan following around the globe. His career has been marked by both immense popularity and significant controversies. 

Salman Khan started his career in late 1980s as a supporting role and got his breakthrough in 1989 as a romantic leading role. Soon he rose up and became a captive figure to his charisma and action hero. He gave so many blockbuster movies and was the highest grossing actor in Indian cinema’s history. Later on he had many controversies and legal issues. He has faced many court trials for accused, assault and hit and run cases. But his fan following remained the same. 

Salman khan is a powerful voice of Bollywood , a fashion influencer and pop culturist. He has received many awards. Salman khan is the host of popular reality show “Bigg Boss” and solidified his fame . He is one of the highest paid actors of the Indian Film Industry.

Amitabh Bachchan

Big B with $410 Million Fortune

Amitabh Bachchan

Amitabh Bachchan was born on October 11, 1942 in India. He is the legendary actor of Indian film industry referred as “Shahenshah of Bollywood”. He ruled over Bollywood for five decades. He is well known for his actions, deep baritone voice and iconic persona.  He is an iconic figure of Bollywood.

Amitabh Bachchan made his first debut in 1969  but he got recognition from the leading role in 1971. Throughout the 1970s and 1980s he gained fame and became a superstar across the globe. He is known for his Angry Young Man role and rebellious characters against societal norms and injustice. He did many diverse roles throughout his career like comedic, tragic, action, drama and television host. He has a film production house as well. 

Amitabh Bachchan received many awards including national awards for best actor, fourteen filmfare awards , highest civilian award, government prestigious civilian award and highest French national order. Now he is a cultural icon and a powerful voice of Bollywood and all Indian social campaigns. He is a social advocate and involved in many humanitarian initiatives.  

Shah Rukh Khan

King Khan with $725 Million Fortune

Shah Rukh Khan

Shah Rukh Khan was born on November 2, 1965 in India. He is also known as SRK . He is the most influential and iconic figure of Bollywood. He holds the title of “King Khan”. His acting skills and ability to connect with audiences made him a globally popular actor. He started his career as a passionate storyteller on the stage and television. He made his first debut in 1992 and quickly got fame due to his romantic role . He is a versatile actor who gave thrillers and romantic twists to the Indian Film Industry. He worked as a superhero as well. 

He received many awards for his iconic works like filmfare for best actor, fourth highest civilian awards, prestigious French award and Honorary doctorate degrees from many universities. He is a TV, national and international award show’s host as well. Apart from his acting career he is a successful businessman and philanthropist. He has his own film production company and cricket team . He works as an active socialist through the Meer Foundation. 

He is the beloved , inspirational figure of the entertainment world across the globe. He is a witty social media presence and passionate advocate for education and women empowerment. He is globally recognized and admired by millions of followers.