India's Top 10 Celebrities

By SiliconIndia   |   Friday, 29 March 2013, 10:47 Hrs   |    2 Comments
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Bangalore: Names does matter, image does yields money and money is the business. The thickness of a wallet depends on how big the owner of that wallet is.

In a recent survey by Forbes India, it came up with the list of most popular Indian celebrities. No wonder Shahrukh Khan, the ‘Badshah’ of Bollywood topped the list, followed by the ‘Bhai’ of Bollywood, Salman Khan and the ‘Captain Cool’, Mahendra Singh Dhoni.

The survey was done on eight different categories. This includes: Actors, Directors, Musicians, Models, Sportspersons, Television personalities and standup comedians.

1. Shahrukh Khan

SRK is a brand in itself. His name is the costliest name in India and also is one of the popular names around the globe. SRK topped this list with an wallet that has 202.8 crore.

The King of Bollywood is the most favorite name for all the big brands. He endorses more brands than anyone ever in India. He is also the brand ambassadors of many foreign companies. His popularity has dragged billions of customers for every company.

Well, SRK doesn’t simply endorse any product. He is very particular about the ads, he shoots for. He charges 5 to 6 crore for endorsing a product; price may also go high.

SRK boast on the fact that his appearances has been extremely successful in getting customers for each and every company, he has endorsed till date. This is also the reason, despite of a very few films in the recent times, SRK is still the hot favourite for any brand.

King Khan’s annual income is estimated to be 202.8 crore. Apart from movies and endorsements, his production house, Kolkata Knight Riders and Kidzania is also the major income house for the King of Bollywood.

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