Forbes India Celebrity 100 Nominees List for 2014

A long list of 1100 celebrities that make it to the Forbes India Celebrity 100 nominees list

Published: Nov 26, 2014

Amitabh Bachchan or Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan or Hrithik Roshan, MS Dhoni or Virat Kohli... Who is the biggest Indian celebrity? Or is it the serial film actor/producer Akshay Kumar?

Will the Forbes India Celebrity 100 List for 2014 announce a new topper this time? Will someone challenge Shah Rukh Khan's supremacy this year?

Maybe a cricketer will trounce the Bollywood reign at the top slot for Forbes India Celebrity 100 List!

You will find answers to some of these questions on 12th December, when Forbes India publishes its third edition of India’s 100 Most Influential Celebrities—picked from the world of entertainment and sports.

In India, entertainment is usually conflated with Bollywood, and sure enough, our list will reflect this bias towards film entertainment in Hindi and some of the regional languages, with actors, singers, producers, and music directors, among others, adorning the list. In recent years, the small screen is also creating its bunch of stars and throwing up big money for actors and serial makers. You will also find them in our Top 100 Celeb List.

But before we publish our final list of 100 celebs, we are happy to publish our long list from which the final 100 of India’s most Influential Celebrities who make a living from entertainment and sports will be chosen. Take a look and make a bet with yourself on who will make the final cut.

But it’s not just about their money. Not all entertainment professions throw up the same kind of money, and so a critical balancing factor is fame. Our Celebrity 100, much like the Forbes, US, celeb list, counts not only money, but fame as well.

Forbes India has tied up with a whole battery of partners to generate this Celebrity 100 list. Our principal data partners for Celebrity 100 List of 2013 are LexisNexis® , Exceed Entertainment, IOS Sports & Entertainment, Galatta, TAM and GroupM ESP .

At the same time, indiantelevision.comtellychakkar.com, radioandmusic.com and Nielsen BookScan have lent enormous support to this list. To help raise the bar on compliance and rigour in the methodology. 

But you should not feel left out of the process. You can see below the full list of celebrities who are being considered for the final 100, and if you want to suggest additions or deletions, please mail us at feedback.forbesindia@network18online.com before November 30, 2014.

On December 12, 2014, the final list and a copy of Forbes India’s special Celeb edition will be released.


Film Actors
Aamir Khan Aamna Sharif Abhay Deol Abhimanyu Singh Abhishek Bachchan Adah Sharma Adhyayan Suman Adil Hussain Aditi Rao Hydari Aditya Lakhya Aditya Roy Kapoor Aditya Seal Aindrita Ray Aishwarya Rai Bachchan Ajay Devgn Ajith Kumar Akshay Kumar Akshay Oberoi Ali Fazal Ali Zafar Alia Bhatt Allu Arjun Amala Paul Amitabh Bachchan Amol Gupte Amrit Maghera Amrita Rao Amrita Singh Ananya Andrea Jeremiah Anjali Anuj Saxena Anupam Kher Anupriya Kapoor Anushka Shetty Archana Kavi Arfi Lamba Arif Zakaria Arjan Bajwa Arjun Kapoor Armaan Jain Arshad Warsi Arya Babbar Ashish Vidyarthi Ashutosh Rana Asif Basra Asin Ayushmann Khurrana Bhavana Menon Bilal Amrohi Bipasha Basu Bobby Deol Boman Irani Celina Jaitley Chiraj Patil Chiranjeevi Chitrangada Singh Chiyaan Vikram Chunkey Pandey Daisy Shah Danny Denzongpa Darshan Zariwala Deeksha Seth Deepak Tijori Deepannita Sharma Deepika Padukone Dev Sharma Dhanush Dharmendra Dia Mirza Dileep Dimple Kapadia Divya Dutta Daggubati Venkatesh Dulquer Salmaan Elli Avram Emraan Hashmi Esha Gupta Evelyn Sharma Faahid Faazil Farhan Akhtar  Freida Pinto Gautami Kapoor Genelia D'souza Gopal Dutt Gopichand Govinda Gulshan Grover Hansika Motwani Hasleem Kaur Hemansh Kohli Himansh Kohli Hrithik Roshan Huma Qureshi Humaima Malick Ila Arun Ileana D'Cruz Imran Abbas Imran Khan Inaamulhaq Indrani Haldar Irrfan Khan Izabelle Leite Jackie Shroff Jackky Bhagnani Jacqueline Fernandez Javed Jaffrey Jeeva Jeyam Ravi Jimmy Shergill Jisshu Sengupta John Abraham Johny Lever Juhi Chawla Junior NTR Kajal Aggarwal  Kajol • Kalki Koechlin Kamal Hasan Kangana Ranaut Kareena Kapoor Khan  Karishma Kapoor • Kartik Sivakumar Kartik Tiwari Katrina Kaif Kay Kay Menon Kiara Advani Kirron Kher Kriti Sanon Kumud Mishra Kunal Khemu Kunal Roy Kapoor Lara Dutta Lisa Haydon Madhavan Mahesh Babu Mahesh Manjrekar Mahi Gill Mamooty Mamta Mohandas Mandira Bedi Manish chaudhary Manoj Bajpai Manoj Pahwa Meera Jasmine Minakkshi Kalitaa Minissha Lamba Mishti Mohanlal Mohit Marwah Mughda Godse Naga Chaitanya Nagarjuna Nani Nargis Fakhri Naseeruddin Shah Nawazuddin Siddiqui Nayanthara Neetu Singh Neha Dhupia Neha Sharma Neil Nitin Mukesh Nicole Faria Nisha Agarwal Nithya Menen Nitin Nivedita Bhattacharya Nushrat Bharucha Om Puri Pallavi Batra Pallavi Sharda Pankaj Kapoor Pankaj Kapur Paresh Rawal Parineeti Chopra Parvin Dabas Pawan Kalyan Poonam Pandey Prabal Panjabi Prabhas Prabhu Deva Prachi Desai Prakash Raj Prithviraj Sukumaran Priya Anand Priyamani Priyanka Chopra Prosenjit Chatterjee Puja Gupta Pulkit Samrat Puneet Rajkumar Punit Singh Ratan Purab Kohli Radhika Pandit Rahul Bose Raima Sen Rajat Kapoor Rajeev Khandelwal Rajesh Khera Rajkummar Rao Rajnikanth Rakhi Sawant Rakul Preet Singh Ram Charan Ramya Rana Daggubati Ranbir Kapoor Randeep Hooda Rani Mukherjee Rannvijay Singh Ranveer Singh Rati Agnihotri Ratna Pathak Raveena Tandon Ravi Kishan Ravi Teja Richa Chadda Rima Kallingal Rima Sen Rishi Kapoor Riteish Deshmukh Saahil Prem  Sachiin J Joshi Saif Ali Khan Salman Khan Samantha Sameera Reddy Sampat Pal Devi Sana Khan Sanjai Mishra Sanjay Dutt Sarika Sathanam Seema Biswas Shabana Azmi Shah Rukh Khan Shahid Kapoor Sharib Hashmi Sharman Joshi Shiv Darshan Shiv Pandit Shraddha Kapoor Shreyas Porus Pardiwalla Shriya Sharan Shruti Hasan Siddhanth Narayan Siddharth Gupta Siddharth Kher Sidharth Malhotra Simran Kaur Mundi Sneha Soha Ali Khan Sonakshi Sinha Sonali Raut Sonam Kapoor Sonu Sood Sridevi Sudeep Sundeep Kishan Sunil Shetty Sunny Deol Sunny Leone Supriya Pathak Surveen Chawla Surya Sushant Singh Rajput Sushmita Sen Taapsee Pannu Tabu Tahir Raj Bhasin Tamannaah Bhatia Tanuj Virwani Tanvi Azmi Tara Sharma Taraka Tiger Shroff Tisca Chopra Trisha Krishnan Tushhar Kapoor Uday Chopra Usha Jadhav Varun Badola Varun Dhawan Varun Sandesh Vatsal Seth Venkatesh Vidya Balan Vidyut Jamwal Vijay Raaz Vijay Sethupathi Vijender Singh Vinay Pathak Vinod Khanna Vivek Oberoi Yami Gautam Zakir Hussain Zeenat Aman Zoya Afroz  Film Directors
A. R. Murugadoss Abhinav Kashyap Abhishek Chaubey Abhishek Varman Akshay Akkineni Ali Abbas Zafar Aman Sachdeva Amole Gupte Anand Kumar Anant Mahadevan Anil Sharma Anish Khanna Anjali Menon Anthony D'Souza Anurag Kashyap Arif Ali Ashim Ahluwalia Ashish Tyagi Babloo Seshadri Balaji Sakthivel Bhushan Patel David Dhawan Debaloy Dey Deepankar Senapati "Deepti Kakkar Fahad Mustafa" Devika Bhagat Dinesh Baboo Divya Khosla Kumar E Niwas Farah Khan Faraz Haider Feroz Abbas Khan Gautham Menon Girish Malik Gurmmet Singh Habib Faisal Hansal Mehta Hariharan Hasnain Hyderabadwala Homi Adajania Imtiaz Ali Janaki Vishwanathan Jandhyala Jay Prakash Kabir Sadanand Kaizad Gustad Kamal Swaroop Kaushik Ghatak Kunal Deshmukh Lal Jose Mahesh Vaijnath Doijode Manish Harishankar Manoj Amarnani Mohit Suri Monish Kaushal Mrityunjay Devvrat Nagesh Kukunoor Nila Madhab Panda Nisha Pahuja Nishtha Jain Nitesh Tiwari Nitin Kakkar Nupur Ashtana Omung Kumar Pawan Kripalani Prabhudeva Pradeep Sarkar Preetham Gubbi Priyadarshan Punit Malhotra Puri Jagannath Rajesh Pandey Rajkumar Hirani Raju Mavani Rakesh Roshan Ram Gopal Verma Ramesh Rout Ramesh Sippy Rohit Shetty Saad Khan Sabbir Khan Sachin Gupta Sai Kabir Sajid Khan Sajid Nadiadwala Sajid-Farhad Saket Chaudhary Samar Shaikh Samir Tewari Sanamjit Talwar Sandeep A. Varma Sanghamitra Chaudhari Sanjay Leela Bhansali Sanjay Niranjan Sanjay Tripathi Sathyan Anthikad Satish Kaushik Satish Rajwade Saurabh Varma Sekhar Kammula Selvaraghavan Shailendra Singh Rajput Shammi Chhabra Shashank Khaitan Shashanka Ghosh Shekhar Ghosh Shekhar Suman Shiraz Henry Shuja Ali Shyam Ramsay Sneh Bajad Sohail Khan Soumik Sen Soundarya Rajnikanth Subhash Ghai Sunil Agnihotri Syed Ahmad Afzal Tanushri Chattrji Bassu Tarun Madan Chopra Tigmanshu Dhulia Umesh Bist Varun Middha Vijay Krishna Acharya Vikas Bahl Vikram Bhatt Vinil Mathew Vishal Bharadwaj Vishal Mahadkar Vishal Pandya Vishwas Patil Yogaraj Bhat Zaid Ali Khan

Musicians & Singers
Abhijeet Aditi Paul Aditi Singh Sharma Aditya Narayan Adnan Dhool Ajay-Atul Akasa Singh Akriti Kakar Altamash Faridi Amal Malik Amar Mangrulkar Amit Trivedi Amitabh Bhattacharya Amnah Noor Anand Raj Anand Anirudh Ravichander Ankit Tiwari Anu Malik Anushka Manchanda Anwesha Dutta Gupta AR Rahman Arijit Singh Armaan Malik Arpita Chakraborthy Ash King Baburaj Badshah Bappi Lahiri Bela Shende Benny Dayal Bhoomi Trivedi Bickram Ghosh Birju Maharaj Bonnie Chakraborty Chinmayi Sripada Clinton Cerejo D.Imman Daler Mehendi Deepak Dev Deepali Sathe Devi Sri Prasad Divya Kumar G.Devarajan G.V Prakash Kumar Hamsika Iyer Hard Kaur Harris Jeyaraj Harshdeep Kaur Himesh Reshammiya Hitesh Sonik Ilayaraja Ishq Bector Jaaved Jaaferi Jamal Akbar Javed Ali Jazim Sharma Jeet Ganguli Johnson Julius Packiam K Mohan K.Raghavan Kailash Kher Kalpana Patowary Kamal Khan Kanika Kapoor Kaushiki Chakraborty Kavita Krishnamurthy Kavita Seth Keerthi Sagathia Krishnakumar Kannath Krsna Kshitij Tarey Kunal Ganjawala Lalit Pandit Lucky Ali M.G Radhakrishnan M.Jayachandran Mahalaxmi Iyer Malabika Brahma Mamta Sharma Manish Wadhwa Marianne D'cruz Master Saleem Mathias Duplessy Meet Bros Anjjan Mika Singh Mithoon Mohammed Irfan Mohan Kanan Mohan Sithara Mohd Irfan Mohit Chauhan Momina Mustehsan Monali Thakur Monty Sharma Mukhtiyar Ali Mustafa Zahid Nandini Shrikar Naresh Iyer Natasha Tah Neeraj Sridhar Neeti Mohan Neha Bhasin Neha Kakkar Niharika Sinha Nikhil D'Souza Nikhil Paul George Nitesh Kadam Nitu Choudhary Nupur Pant Osman Mir Ouseppachan Palak Mucchal Palash Muchhal Papon Piyush Mishra Pratibha Bhagel Pritam Chakraborty Raghav Sachar Raghu Dixit Rahat Fateh Ali Khan Rajesh Roshan Ram Sampath Ramya Iyer Rashid Khan Rasika Shekar Raveendran Rekha Bhardwaj Remo Fernandes Rex Vijayan Roop Kumar Rathod Saba Azad Sachin-Jigar Sahil Rayyan Sajid-Wajid Salim-Suleimaan Sanah Moidutty Sanam Puri Sandeep Shirodkar Shaan Shabab Sabri Shafqat Amanat Ali Shahid Mallya Shail Hada Shalmali Kholgade Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy Shantanu Moitra Sharadha Kapoor Sharib-Toshi Shasha Tirupathi Shekhar Ravjiani Shilpa Rao Shipra Goyal Shreya Ghoshal Shruti Pathak Shubha Mudgal Shweta Pandit Shyam Siddharth Mahadevan Sneha Khanwalkar Sohail Sen Sona Mahapatra Sonu Kakkar Sonu Nigam Sonu Niigaam Sukhwinder Singh Sunidhi Chauhan Suresh Wadkar Swanand Kirkire Tamara Tulsi Kumar Udit Narayan Ujjayinee Roy Usha Uthup Vidyasagar Vijay Anthony Vijay Prakash Vishal-Shekhar Yashita Sharma Yo Yo Honey Singh Yuvan Shankar Raja

Sports Stars
Abhinav Bindra Abhishek Nayar Abhishek Verma Achanta Sharath Kamal Aditya Tare Aishwarya Nedunchezhiyan Ajinkya Rahane Akshar Rajeshbhai Patel Ambati rayudu Amit Kumar Amit Mishra Amit Paunikar Anaka Alankamony Anirban Lahiri Anirudha Srikkanth Anisa Sayyed Ankit sharma Ankush Bains Annu Rani Anthony Amalraj Anureet Singh Apurvi chandela Arokia Rajiv Arpinder Singh Ashish Nehra Ashish Reddy Ashok Dinda Ashwini Ponnappa Ayonika Paul Babita Kumari Bajrang Kumar Bhuvneshwar Kumar Chain Singh Chandrakant Mali Cheteshwar Pujara Chitresh Tatha Davinder Singh Dhawal Kulkarni Dinesh Karthik Dipa Karmakar Dipika Pallikal Dishant Yagnik Dushyant Chauhan Gagan Narang Gaganjeet Bhullar Ganesh mali Gautam Gambhir Geetika Jakhar Geetu Anna Jose Gurpal Singh Gurpreet Singh H.N. Girisha Para Harbhajan Singh Harinder Pal Singh Sandhu Harpreet Singh Harshal Patel Heena Sidhu Inderjeet Singh Irfan Pathan Ishant Sharma Ishwar Pandey Jai Bhagwan Jayant Yadav Jitu Rai Joshna Chinappa Jwala Gutta Kalpana Thoudam Kapil Sharma Karan Sharma Karanveer Singh Karun Nair Kedar Jadhav Khushbir Kaur Kuldeep Yadav Kumar Kush L. Sarita Devi L.Devendro Singh Lajja Gauswami Lakshmipathy Balaji Lalita Babar Laxmi Shukla Leander Paes Lokesh Rahul M. Poovamma Mahesh Bhupathi Mahesh Mangaonkar Malaika Goel Mamta Pujari Manan Vohra Manavjit Sandhu Mandeep Jangra Mandeep Kaur Mandeep Singh Maninder Singh Manish Pandey Manju Bala Manoj Tiwary Manpreet Juneja Manvinder Bisla Mary Kom Mayank Agarwal Milind Kumar Mirabai Chanu Saikhom Mohammad Azad Mohammed Ahmed Mohammed Shami Mohit Sharma MS Dhoni Murali Vijay N. Siki Reddy Naman Ojha Narendra Grewal Narsingh Pancham Yadav Naveen Kumar Navjot Chana Navjot Kaur O.P. Jaisha Omkar Otari P Kashyap P.C. Thulasi P.V. Sindhu Pankaj Advani Pankaj Singh Parthiv Patel Parupalli Kashyup Parvez Rasool Parvinder Awana Pawan Kumar Pawan Negi Pemba Tamang Pinki Jangra Piyush Chawla Pooja Rani Pradnya Gadre Pragyan Ojha Prakash Nanjappa Prarthana Thombare Prasanth Parameswaran Priyanka Panwar Punam Yadav Purvasha Sudhir PV Sindhu R.M.V. Gurusaidutt Rahi Sarnobat Rahul Sharma Rahul Shukla Rajat Bhatia Rajat Chauhan Rajeev Tomar Rajwinder Kaur Ranjit Singh Ravi Katulu Ravi Kumar Ravichandran Ashwin Ravindra Jadeja Renu Bala Chanu Ricky Kannakumar Bhui Rishi Dhawan Ritu Rani Robin Ulahannan Robin Uthappa Rohan Bopanna Rohit Sharma Sachin Tendulkar Saina Nehwal Saji Thomas Saketh Myneni Sakina Khatun Sakshi Malik Samaresh Jung Sanam Singh Sandeep Kumar Sandeep Sejwal Sandeep warrier Sania Mirza Sanjeev Rajput Sanjita Khumukchan Sanju Samson Santoshi Matsa Satish Kumar Satish Sivalingam Satywart Kadain Saurav Ghosal Sawan Kumar Kalkal Sawarn Singh Seema Punia Shabaz Nadeem Shadab Jakati Shagun Chowdhary Shami Ahmed Shikhar Dhawan Shreyasi Singh Shushila Likmabam Shweta Chaudhary Siddharth kaul Stuart Binny Sukhen Dey Sunil Chhetri Sunil Kumar Rana Sunil Narine Surekha Vennam Suresh Raina Suryakumar Yadav Sushant Hemant Marathe Sushil Kumar Swati Singh Tanvi Lad Tintu Luka Tom Joseph Trisha Deb Umesh Yadav Unmukt Chand V. Diju Varsha Gautam Varsha Varman Varun Aaron Venugopal Rao Vijay Kumar Vijendra Singh Vikas Gowda Vikas Krishan Vikas Thakur Vinay Kumar Vinesh Phogat Virat Kohli Virender Sehwag Viswanathan Anand Wriddhiman Saha Yogesh Takawale Yogeshwar Dutt Yumnam Sanathoi Devi Yusuf Pathan Yuvraj Singh Yuzvendra Chahal Zaheer Khan

Authors
Advaita Kala Amartya Sen Amish (Tripathi) Amit Chaudhuri Amitav Ghosh Anand Neelakantan Anand Neelkantan Anees Salim Anita Desai Anita Nair Anuja Chauhan APJ Abdul Kalam Aroon Raman Arun Shourie Arundhati Roy Arvind Adiga Arvind Kejriwal Ashok Banker Ashwin Sanghi Bejan Daruwala Chetan Bhagat Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni Cyrus Mistry Devdutt Pattanaik Durjoy Datta General V.K. Singh Girish Karnad Gopi Chand Narang Hussain Zaidi Ian Cardozo Indu Sundaresan Ira Trivedi Jaideep Prabhu Jeet Thayill Jeyamohan Jhumpa Lahiri Joygopal Podder Khushwant Singh Kingshuk Nag Kiran Desai Kunal Basu Madhumita Bhattacharyya Mahasweta Devi Naresh Fernandes Natwar Singh Navi Radjou Neel Mukherjee Neelam Saxena Chandra Nikita Singh Preeti Shenoy Raj Kamal Jha Ram Chandra Guha Rashmi Bansal Ravi Subramanian Ravinder Singh Rohinton Mistry Ruchir Sharma Rujuta Diwekar Ruskin Bond Salman Rushdie Samarpan Sanjaya Baru Satish Gujral Shobha De Shomprakash Sinha Roy Simone Ahuja Sudeep Nagarkar Sudha Murthy Suketu Mehta Surender Mohan Pathak Tarun Tejpal Upamanyu Chatterjee Valmik Thapar Verghese Kurien Vikas Khanna Vikram Seth Vinod Rai VS Naipaul  Abhay K Binayak Bandopadhyay K Satchidanandan Sonnet Mondal Sudeep Sen

TV stars

Aashish Chaudhary Aditya Srivastava Aham Sharma Ahmed Khan Ali Asgar Alok Nath Anas Rashid Angad Hasija Anita Hassanandani Ankit Arora Ankit Mohan Ankita Lokhande Anoop Singh Thakur Anoop Soni Ansha Sayed Anupam Shyam Arav Choudhary Archana Puran Singh Arpit Ranka Arrhan Behl Aryamann Seth Asha Negi Atul Mishra Avika Gor Ayaz Khan Ayub Khan Barun Sobti Bhagyashree Bharti Patil Bhavesh Balchandani Bhavya Gandhi Bhuvnesh Mann Cyrus Sahukar Dayanand shetty Deepika Singh Devoleena Bhattacharya Digangana Suryavanshi Dilip Joshi Dinesh Phadnis Disha Parmar Disha Vakani Divyanka Tripathi Drashti Dhami Eijaz Khan Gaurav Chopra Gaurav Kapur Gaurav Khanna Gautam gulati Geeta Kapoor Gurmeet Choudhary Gurpreet Singh Harshad Chopra Harshita Ojha Hina Khan Hiten Tejwani Hrishikesh Pandey Hussain Kuwajerwala Ishita Dutta Itishree Singh Janvi Cheeda Jay Bhanushali Jay Kalra Jay Soni Jennifer Winget Grover Kanishka Soni Kapil Sharma Karan Johar Karan Kundra Karan Mehta Karan Patel Karan Singh Grover Karan Suchak Karan Wahi Kavita Kaushik Kiku Sharda Kirron Kher Kishwar Merchant Kritika Kamra Krushna Abhishek Kunwar Arman Kushal Tandon Lata Sabharwal Lavanya Bhardwaj Madhuri Dixit Malaika Arora Khan Manav Gohil Maninder Singh Manish Paul Mansi Shrivastav Mihir Mishra Mini Mathur Mithun Chakraborty Mohammad Nazim Mohit Raina Mohit Sehgal Mohit Sinha Mohnish Behl Mona Singh Mukesh Nathani Nakul Mehta Nalini Negi Nandish Sandhu Narendra Jha Naseem Vicky Naveen Jingar Navjot Singh Sidhu Neelima Paranadekar Neelu Vaghela Neha Mehta Nikhil Chinnapa Nina Kulkarni Nirbhay Wadhwa Nissar Khan Omkar Shinde Pallavi Subash Paras Arora Paridhi Sharma Pooja Joshi Pooja Sharma Prachi Parab Praneet Bhat Pratyusha Banerjee Pravesh Rana Priety Zinta Pyumori Mehta Rachana Praulkar Radhika Sarathkumar Raghu Ram Ragini Khanna Rahul & Paul Marshal Rahul Sharma Rajat Tokas Rajeshwari Sachdev Rajiv Laxman Raju Srivastava Ram Kapoor Ram Mehar Jangra Ranvijay Singh Ranvir Shorey Rashami Desai Ratan Rajput Remo D’Souza Remo Fernandes Richa Mukherjee Rithvik Dhanjani Riya Deepsi Rohit Bhardwaj Rohit Roy Ronit Roy Roshni Chopra Rucha Hasabnis Ruhanika Dhawan Rupal Patel Sakshi Tanwar Salina Prakash Sameer Kochhar Samir Soni Sanam Johar Sanaya Irani Sanjeeda Khan Sanjeev Kapoor Sanjeev Seth Sara Khan Saurabh Raj Jain Saurav Gurjar Sayantani Ghosh Shabbir Ahluwalia Shafaaq Naaz Shagufta Ali Shahbaz Khan Shaheer Shaikh Shahnaz Rizwan Shailesh Lodha Sharad Kelkar Shikha Singh Shilpa Shetty Shivaji Satam Shivansh Kotia Shivin Narang Shweta Tiwari Siddharth Shukla Simone Singh Sneha Wagh Sonali Bendre Behl Sonali Verma Sudesh Berry Sudesh Lehri Sumona Chakravarti Surekha Sikri Swarali Karulkar Swati Shah Tanmay Vekaria Tanuj Mahashabde Terence Lewis Tina Dutta Upasana Singh Vandana Vithlani Vatsal Sheth Vibha Anand Vin Rana Vineeta Malik Vishal Singh Vishal Vaishishtha Vivana Singh

Stand-up Comedians
Abish Mathew Aditi Mittal Angad Ranyal Anubhav Pal Atul Khatri Atul Parchure Azeem Banatwalla Chandan Prabhakar Cyrus Broacha Gursimran Khamba Kunal Rao Neeti Palta Papa CJ  Paresh Ganatra Praveen Kumar Sahil Shah Sorabh Pant Sunil Grover Vipul Goyal Vir Das

(This story appears in the 12 December, 2014 issue of Forbes India. You can buy our tablet version from Magzter.com. To visit our Archives, click here.)

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  • Himanshu Ranga

    my vote Salman khan ...bcz Is the best actor ...bollywood ki shan bajrangi bhai jaan fab ...

    on Nov 1, 2015
  • Vamsi

    Junior NTR is the best n better

    on Aug 11, 2015
  • Anil Kumar

    My vote MAHESH BABU because his attitude, craze and fans and his popularity

    on Jun 17, 2015
  • Atul Shewale

    Gautam Gulati... tv star but now he is raising up like a super star...

    on Jan 10, 2015
  • Gautam

    my vote for ajith kumar (thala)

    on Dec 13, 2014
  • Damu

    My vote is for. Ajith Kumar

    on Dec 12, 2014
    • Ashok

      i support Ajith kumar

      on Dec 12, 2014
  • Hans-jürgen John

    Well, when reading all these names on your list I have to say that I know noone of these celebrities except Salman Rushdi and Joygopal Podder. Perhaps it is because I am from Switzerland? But if your nominated candidates would be really famous I would have heared about them in Switzerland. Well Salman Rushdie is well-kown internationally and I personally like Joygopal Podder because he started writing out of love to his wife who became very ill and now he has written 15 books in four years. And this part-time. He works in the social sector. I am really interested who will make his way into Forbes 100 list!!!

    on Dec 9, 2014
  • Pratibha Kokane

    my vote goes for Ashish Chowdhry best actor in tellywood, who win million hearts in the show Ek Mutthi Asmaan on Zee Tv.

    on Dec 8, 2014
  • Waqas

    Salman khan. . .moving toward INDIA

    on Dec 8, 2014
  • Dinesh

    Drashti Dhami

    on Dec 6, 2014
  • Nital

    My vote goes for Ashish Chowdhry the best actor in tellywood and the best human being.

    on Dec 5, 2014
  • Aaleya

    Karan Kundra deserves to be there!

    on Dec 4, 2014
  • Nikki

    Um.I believe Surbhi Jyotj and Karanvir Bohra need to be added to this list. Fantabulous actors with a great fan following. Please do so.

    on Dec 3, 2014
  • Bharath

    Surya the best actor in tamil

    on Dec 3, 2014
  • Aarti Maduskar

    My vote goes to Rachana Parulkar is very talented actress on Tv & request u to add Ashish Chowdhry name in Tv actors list who won the millions of hearts in the show Ek Muthhi Aasmaan on Zee Tv.

    on Dec 2, 2014
  • Niken Weu

    My Vote goes to Rajat Tokas and Paridhi Sharma in Forbes India 2014 100 list..

    on Dec 2, 2014
  • Soni

    My vote goes to Rachana Parulkar,the most talented n expressive actoress on tv.

    on Dec 2, 2014
  • Girijashiva

    Plz add -- Ashish Chowdhry name in Tv actors list- who stolr our heart in ek mutthi Aasman -Zee Tv/

    on Dec 2, 2014
  • Disha Sanjida

    My vote goes to Digangana Suryavanshi n Vishal Vashishtha...

    on Dec 2, 2014
  • Hitesh Khanna

    Shweta tiwari and Hiten tejwani because they are really famous and they make more money then any other tv actors. Other the old popular actors like ronit roy, sakshi tanwar, ram kapoor, etc make the same around shweta and hiten, they should be acknowledged.

    on Dec 2, 2014
  • Manaliroy

    My favourites :- \"Vishal Vashishtha & Digangana Suryavanshi\" .......

    on Nov 30, 2014
  • Aarti Sharma

    ol the best nakuul mehta

    on Nov 30, 2014
  • Sheetal Sonuley

    List is quite gud. My vote for digangana suryavanshi as its her first big break on tv.She had potrayed veera really nicely. Looking forward to her. First of all i think its such a huge achievement n honor,that we got our fav celeb nominated in forbes magzine. Voted!

    on Nov 30, 2014
  • Riya Jain

    Drashti Dhami contineously Nominated in Forbes since her GEET serial time ...and she deserve to be in Final 100 List she has successfull career and Huge Fan Following ...won Lots of Award for acting and dancing ...she is complete package ...she has Listed in some Magazine Verve young Achiever ,Eastern eyes , FHM ,FilmFare and also she is brand ambassador of Matrix ...

    on Nov 30, 2014
  • Bever Fernandes

    The list looks incomplete...though better than previous years....but more names should be included in the final long list...before sorting out the the most popular ones

    on Nov 30, 2014
  • Takiya

    I vote for Sanaya Irani in Forbes Indian 2014 100 list cuz I want to see her in top 30 list

    on Nov 29, 2014
  • Anurag Tripathi

    I think Amitabh Bachchan will be on top because of 150 crores from 3 season of KBC , Yudh, Bhootnath Returns, Brand Endorsements, Jusdial Investment risen by over 4000%.

    on Nov 28, 2014
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