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At a Glance

Profession Actor
Source of earnings Films
Career High Point Known for his style, punch dialogues and on-screen presence, Rajinikanth became a pop culture icon following the hype surrounding his 2008 release Enthiran, which was dubbed in Hindi as Robot
Number of times on list since 2017 2
Earnings 2019
(In Rs crore)
Three-year Snapshot

#13 Celeb 100 Rank 2019

#14 Celeb 100 Rank 2018

The 67-year-old actor, hailed as the 'Thalaiva' (leader) of Tamil cinema, has been a regular feature on the Forbes India Celebrity 100 lists since 2014. This year, he finds himself high up on the ranking at number 13, with estimated earnings of Rs 100 crore, just through his two consecutive blockbusters—S Shankar's 2. 0 [which was made at a whopping Rs 500 crore budget] and Karthik Subbaraj's Petta.

2019 Celebrity 100


Priyanka Chopra Jonas

Priyanka Chopra Jonas

Priyanka Chopra Jonas's ranking jumped from 49 last year to 14 this year on the back of her strong social media presence.


Aamir Khan

Aamir Khan

Aamir Khan slipped nine spots without a single release in 2019. His last outing, Thugs of Hindostan had flopped at the box office.


AR Rahman

AR Rahman

Composer and singer AR Rahman—who has been a regular in the top 20—slid five ranks in the 2019 Celebrity 100 list from last year.

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