Bollywood is one of the highest grossing film Industry in the world and the income of these Bollywood stars is no less than a well established Businessman.
Presenting to you the list of highest Income Tax paying actors of Bollywood:
1- Akshay Kumar
Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar is known for doing the most number of films in a year and the most profitable ones as well. The Actor is the highest taxpayer in the Industry, the Income Tax department also felicitated the actor with a certificate earlier this year.
In 2017, he came at the 10th spot in Forbes’ list of highest-paid celebrities, and thus it is not surprising that he is the highest tax-payer. The same year he paid Rs. 29.5 crores as income tax to the government. As per Forbes magazine, on average, Akshay Kumar earns Rs 486 Cr, annually.
Akshay Kumar’s source of income includes movies, endorsements, sports teams, and the production house. The actor has a brand value of Rs 1113 Cr, as per the Duff and Phelps, “Celebrity Brand Valuation Study”. A Financial Express reports states that Akki charges Rs 2-3 Cr for every endorsement.
On occasion of Income Tax Day, Pr.CCIT, Mumbai felicitated Income Tax payers Akshay Kumar Bhatia (Accepted by a representative) and Naresh Mulchand Jain for their commitment towards payment of Income Tax and contribution to the National exchequer.@IncomeTaxIndia #IncomeTaxDay pic.twitter.com/gkKemJKvsY
— IncomeTaxMumbai (@mumbai_tax) July 24, 2022
The actor owns the kabaddi team Khalsa Warriors and has a stake in the Pro-Kabaddi League franchise, Bengal Warrior, as per Economic Times. On the other, Akshay started the production house Hari Om Production now known as Cape of Good Films in 2008, and he is also the partner in Grazing Goat Pictures with Ashvini Yardi.
This year South Superstar Actor Rajinikanth was honored by the state Income Tax Department for being one of the highest and most timely taxpayers in the country.
Daughter of Rajinikanth, Director Aishwarya Rajinikanth collected the award on her father’s behalf and the award was presented by Telangana governor Tamilsai Soundararajan at an event on Sunday.
Rajinikanth was ranked 14th on the 2018 Forbes list and as per the Celebrity Net Worth, the actor has a net worth of around Rs 400 crore. The actor owns a large bungalow in Chennai’s Poes Garden, the property is valued at Rs 35 Cr, reportedly. He also owns a share in his wife’s school.
Proud daughter of a high and prompt tax payer 😇🏅🌟
Many thanks to the #incometaxdepartment of Tamilnadu and Puducherry for honouring appa on #incometaxday2022 #onbehalfofmyfather pic.twitter.com/x4timxMDtd
— Aishwarya Rajinikanth (@ash_rajinikanth) July 24, 2022
3- Amitabh Bachchan
Amitabh Bachchan is one of the highest taxpayers in Bollywood, even at the age of 80, Big B works hard every day which is very inspiring for the young generation.
Big B has been one of the biggest stars for decades and even today there is no one who can match his stardom. Not only this he is one of the highest-earning Bollywood celebrities. And in 2017, he paid around 70 crores in Income Tax.
Amitabh Bachchan has a nett worth of Rs 3,396 crores, per Prabhat Khabar. Movies and brand endorsements are his source of Income. Reportedly, he charges around Rs 6 Cr for a movie and Rs 5 Cr for brand endorsements.
Amitabh Bachchan’s upcoming projects include Ganapath, Ghoomer, The Umesh Chronicles, Project K, Butterfly, etc.
4- Salman Khan
Salman Khan is known for being one of the most loved Bollywood celebrities. And his fans worship him like any god and his films are usually the highest-earning movies.
Salman has not restricted himself only to films, he is also a very good host and has been hosting reality TV shows for years and he charges massive amounts for the shows and movies.
He is also a businessman and owns a production house and several other businesses. Salman reportedly paid 44 crores tax in 2017, his net worth is around Rs 2900 crores, as per Bollywood Life.
The actor soon will be seen in the movies like Kisi Ka Bhai Kisi Ki Jaan and Tiger 3.
5- Hrithik Roshan
The greek god of Bollywood Hrithik Roshan is very selective about his scripts, he is one of the highest-paid actors of the Bollywood. Apart from doing movies Hrithik also owns an apparel brand that is very popular. In the year 2018-19, he paid almost 25.5 crores as tax. Soon Hrithik will be seen in his upcoming film Fighter.
6- Shah Rukh Khan
The king khan of Bollywood is undoubtedly one of the biggest stars of Bollywood and he is one of the highest-paid actors of the Film Industry. Shahrukh has been in the industry for almost three decades now and apart from acting he hosts reality shows, and award functions and he is also an owner of several businesses.
In the year 2020-2021, the King of Bollywood paid almost 22 crores in Income Tax. As per bollywood life, Shah Rukh Khan’s nett worth is Rs 5910 crores. The actor will be seen in the movie Pathaan, soon.