|Source of earnings||Films|
|Career High Point||After the 1995 film Aasai helped him gain recognition in the Tamil film industry, a role in AR Murgadoss' directorial debut Dheena earned him the title 'Thala' (which literally translates to 'head'), by which he is known even today|
|Number of times on list since 2017||2|
(In Rs crore)
For the villain-bashing, punchline-throwing hero image he usually portrays on screen, Ajith Kumar is one of the most low-profile actors in Tamil cinema. Despite having no virtual presence, his popularity on social media continues to be high, thanks to his devoted fan clubs. This possibly explains why the trailer of his release Viswasam—riding on which the 48-year-old has made it to the list at an estimated earning of Rs 40.5 crore—reportedly fetched over 12 million views and 1.2 million likes within 24 hours of its launch on YouTube in December 2018. This year, he also reprised Amitabh Bachchan's role in a Tamil remake of Pink, called Nerkonda Paarvai.