Virat Kohli Tops Forbes India's Rich List For Sportspersons In 2018

Bollywood actors Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh during their wedding ceremony at Lake Como in northern Italy

Bollywood actors Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh during their wedding ceremony at Lake Como in northern Italy

Nayantara in the only woman from south India to make it to the 100's list of Forbes' richest Indian celebrity.

Deepika is the only woman to be in the top ten this year with Alia Bhatt making it to the 12th spot in the list.

Thanks to his blockbuster films, many brand endorsements and the television projects, the 52-year-old actor Salman Khan raked in Rs 253.25 Cr between 1st October 2017, and 30th September, 2018, becoming the country's highest paid celeb for the third consecutive year. Though he retired from the game in 2013, his earnings stood at 80 crore this year compared to the average of 73.12 crore over the past seven years. She started her year with Sanjay Leela Bhansali's magnum opus, Padmaavat that had domestic box office collection of more than Rs. 300 crores.

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Priyanka Chopra slipped from last year's seventh rank to the 49th position this year, while Shah Rukh Khan slipped by 11 positions, standing at No 13 this year. Actor Akshay Kumar completed the top three, with Rs 185 crore in earnings in the period under consideration for the list.

Deepika's actor husband Ranveer Singh comes in at number eight, while Virat's actress wife Anushka Sharma occupies the 16th spot.

Rajinikanth, who has earned Rs 50 crore has been placed in the 14th position. "Besides the earnings charts and cover stories on high-fliers like Sachin Tendulkar, Akshay Kumar and Deepika Padukone, we have also covered in the Celebrity 100 Special issue a whole new generation of celebrities - the unlikeliest of YouTube stars from the hinterland, a rapper from the Mumbai ghettos and an activist actor from Kerala taking on misogyny head-on in the testosterone driven Malayalam film industry". A year ago the Chennai Express actor was at the second position with earnings of ₹170.5 crores. Padukone was placed fourth in the list with earnings of Rs 112.8 crore during the year under review.

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