Wednesday, Oct 04, 2023 | Last Update : 06:24 PM IST
In India, one of the industries where we see money flowing in abundantly is Bollywood! As blockbuster movies come in and the box office goes crazy, film stars earn in crores! And with every passing year, their income is only piling up their bank balances. One of the indicators that tell us about how much they earn is the amount of advance tax they pay each year. Bollywood stars earn a huge amount per year. Hence, it is certain that they are paying a huge amount as tax. Today we have brought you the highest tax payers of Bollywood.
Let us see the list of top 10 highest tax payers in Bollywood to know who all of them are actually responsible.
#1. Amitabh Bachchan: Big-B the Shahenshah of Bollywood is still one of the finest actors in Bollywood. Every year, Amitabh Bachchan gives box office hits with huge nos of endorsements and surprises fanbase with his jaw-dropping performance. Big-B is also one of the highest tax paying actors of the Bollywood and pays about 52 crores every year.
#2. Akshay Kumar: Even though Akshay has obtained a citizenship of Canada, he is one of the most responsible actors of the Bollywood Industry. Last year, Akshay had paid about 29 crores as tax money to the Government. Akshay appears in a number of movies every year and also endorses brands like Eveready Battery, Micromax, Red Label Tea etc.
#3. Salman Khan: Salman Khan, the Bhai of Bollywood and host of the most controversial TV Reality show in India, Bigg Boss also tops the chart of Highest Tax Paying actors of Bollywood. This year, Salman Khan has paid a tax of about 45 crores in total to the government of India. Salman also owns an NGO by the name “Being Human”.
#4. Shahrukh Khan: Looks like Shahrukh and Salman are close competitors even when it comes to paying the tax. Shahrukh Khan being a gentleman also understands his responsibility of an ideal citizen of the country and pays a huge amount of tax every year. Last Year he paid a tax of about 43 crores. Apart from that, Shahrukh Khan has also been recently awarded for donating a huge amount of money to charity.
#5. Aamir Khan: It is no surprise to see his name on this list. Aamir is known for doing at least 1 blockbuster movie every year. A couple of years ago, he also hosted the show “Satyamev Jayate” which got an overwhelming response from the audience. Aamir Khan pays about 35 crores every year as tax money to the Government.
#6. Katrina Kaif: The London return diva of the Bollywood bags the 9th position of this list. Katrina Kaif is still one of the most charming actresses of Bollywood and has a couple of movies signed for the next year. Kaif pays about 2.8 crore INR a year as tax.
#7. Ranbir Kapoor: Off lately, Ranbir hasn’t been able to perform up to the mark on screen due to choosing the wrong set of movies but he is one of the highest taxpayers in the country. Ranbir endorses brands like Panasonic, John Players, PepsiCo, Nissan, Lenovo etc. Needless to say, Ranbir is a true gentleman!
#8. Aishwarya Rai Bachchan: Aishwarya stepped again in Bollywood two or three years ago by appearing in the film “Jazbaa”. Although, acting is not her primary source of income these days, she endorses brands like Titan Watches, L’Oreal, Coca-Cola, Phillips, Nakshatra Diamond Jewellery, Kalyan Jewellers, Prestige, Lodha Group etc. for which she charges 5-6 crores. Aishwarya pays about 3-4 crore INR every year as tax money.
#9. Saif Ali Khan: Chhote Nawab of B-Town comes on the eighth position of this list. It seems like Saif has taken a short break from Bollywood but despite this, he has been a regular taxpayer! Saif pays a tax of about 3 crore INR per year.
#10. Kareena Kapoor: Last but not the least, Bebo pays a tax of about 2.5 crores every year! After giving birth to his cute son Taimur Ali Khan Pataudi, Kareena is keeping a distance from Bollywood. Nonetheless, she has been endorsing a number of brands like Sony, Head & Shoulders, Boroplus, Lux et