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Moolah matters: How much do our Bollywood stars earn?

Curious about how much dough your favourite superstar or singer manages to make in a day, a month or a year? We tell you

For an outsider, it may appear that a star or a singer earns his / her living by acting in films and recording songs for films. But one would be surprised at the amount of money that celebs rake in on account of their popularity. Sometimes, the money made from these ‘extracurricular’ activities far exceeds their earnings from their primary source of income. We give you the break-up of which celebrity is earning how much and from what kind of assignments.

Shah Rukh Khan
Shah Rukh Khan
Rs 40cr per movie (plus a share of the film’s profit)
Rs 3cr per wedding/performance
Rs 2cr per appearance

Hrithik Roshan
Hrithik Roshan
Rs 25cr per movie

Rs 2cr per wedding/performance
Rs 1.5cr per appearance

Katrina Kaif
Katrina Kaif
Rs 6cr per movie
Rs 2.5cr per wedding/performance
Rs 1cr per appearance

Priyanka Chopra
Priyanka Chopra
Rs 7cr per movie
Rs 2.5cr per wedding/performance
Rs 1cr per appearance

Akshay Kumar
Akshay Kumar
Rs 35cr per movie (plus a share of the film’s profit)
Rs 2.5cr per wedding/performance
Rs 1.5cr per appearance

Ranveer Singh
Ranveer Singh
Rs 10cr per movie
Rs 1cr per wedding/performance
Rs 70 lakh per appearance

Anushka Sharma
Anushka Sharma
Rs 6cr per movie
Rs 70 lakh per wedding/performance
Rs 50 lakh per appearance

Kareena Kapoor Khan
Kareena Kapoor Khan
Rs 8cr per movie
Rs 60lakh per appearance

Deepika Padukone
Deepika Padukone
Rs 8cr per movie
Rs 1cr per appearance

Ranbir Kapoor
Ranbir Kapoor
Rs 20cr per movie
Rs 2cr per appearance

SINGERS

YoYo Honey Singh
YoYo Honey Singh
Rs 35 lakh per wedding/performance
Rs 2-5 lakh Recording fee

Sunidhi Chauhan
Sunidhi Chauhan
Rs 35 lakh per wedding/performance
Rs 2-3 lakh Recording fee

Mika Singh
Mika Singh
Rs 35 lakh per wedding/performance
Rs 2 lakh Recording fee

Shaan
Shaan
Rs 50 lakh per wedding/performance
Rs 50,000 Recording fee

Sonu Nigam
Sonu Nigam
RS 50 lakh per wedding/performance
RS 3 lakh Recording fee

Shreya Ghoshal
Shreya Ghoshal
Rs 30 lakh per wedding/performance
Rs 1 lakh Recording fee

Kailash Kher
Kailash Kher
Rs 40 lakh per wedding/performance
Rs 1 lakh Recording fee

Salim-Sulaiman
Salim-Sulaiman
Rs 30 lakh per wedding/performance
Rs 20 lakh Recording fee

Vishal-Shekhar
Vishal-Shekhar
Rs 35 lakh per wedding/performance
Rs 25 lakh Recording fee

Fact File

>> Singers these days earn more from their performances at high-profile weddings than their recording assignments.

>> Most actors/ actresses and singers are open to performing or making an appearance as it’s easy money.

>> Often singers are paid less money for their playback singing projects; they don’t get royalty either.

>> Stars are known to travel with an entourage that includes his /her hairstylist, a make-up person, a secretary and on several occasions, a few family members too.

>> If the event in question is being held outside Mumbai, celebs expect their business class flight tickets and five-star accommodation to be taken care of.

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