Bollywood is the most lucrative industry in India, where people, particularly actors make money in million. They not only make money through films, but also through advertisement and endorsements, besides getting great deal of fame and recognition all over the world.
The Top 10 Highest Paid & Richest Bollywood Actresses 2016 List
1. Deepika Padukone
The richest actress in Bollywood is Deepika Padukone, who has a net worth of $15 million. daughter of legendary tennis player Prakash Padukone, the 28 year old Deepika takes Rs. 5-10 crore per movie, besides earning from endorsement of big brands. As a teenager she played badminton in national level championships, but left her career in sport to become a fashion model. She soon received offers for film roles, and made her acting debut in 2006 as the titular character of the Kannada film Aishwarya. Padukone then played dual roles in her first Bollywood release—the 2007 blockbuster Om Shanti Om—and won a Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut
2. Kareena Kapoor Khan
Featuring next on the list is the beauty queen, Kareena Kapoor Khan, who recently married the younger Nawab of Pataudi, saif Ali Khan. She has a net worth of $10 million and earns 3-4 crore per film. She is considered to be one of the most sensuous actresses in the industry. Noted for playing a variety of characters in a range of film genres—from contemporary romantic comedies to crime dramas—Kapoor has received six Filmfare Awards, and has established herself as one of Bollywood’s highest-paid actresses in 2016.
On number three spot in the list of riches Indian actresses is the British diva, Katrina Kaif, whose net worth is $8 million. The 30 year old super star makes Rs 5-8 crore from each of her films. She acts in Telugu and Malayalam movies besides Hindi movies and also endorses numerous brans. Born in Hong Kong, Kaif and her family lived in several countries before she moved to India. She received her first modelling assignment as a teenager and later pursued a career as a fashion model.
4. Priyanka Chopra
Priyanka Chopra features next on this list, with a net worth of $8 million and earning per film of Rs 3 crore. She has also made her debut as a professional singer in recent times and crowned Miss World in year 2000. She released her first single “In My City” in 2012. Her second single “Exotic” debuted in 2013, and charted in countries such as the United States and Canada. Chopra is noted for her philanthropic activities, and was appointed as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador for Child Rights in 2010.
5. Bipasha Basu
The sultry Bengali beauty Biapsha Basu comes on number 5 in the list of Top 10 richest Actresses. Before coming into movies, she was a successful model. She makes Rs 3-4 crore per film and also does some fitness videos. Basu was born to a Bengali family in Delhi, where she lived till the age of eight in Pamposh Enclave, Nehru Place and studied at Apeejay High School. Her family then moved to Kolkata. Basu, who describes herself as a tomboy, was pampered as a kid and was very naughty.
One of the most talented and highly appreciated actresses in the industry is Vidya balan and she is among the top earning actresses too. She has recently married the UTV Production House CEO, Siddharth Roy Kapoor. Vidya aspired to a career in film from a young age, and had her first acting role in the 1995 sitcom Hum Paanch.
7. Anushka Sharma
This young actress from Bangalore comes next among top richest actresses of India, with a net worth of $6 million and earns Rs 5 crore per movie. She has been in news recently for her relationship with star cricketer Virat Kohli. She was an ordinary girl but had strong prospective in her head to excel with modeling profession but had no idea that she would be one of the leading actress in future.
The next name on this list is that of Sonakshi Sinha, daughter of actor Shatrughan Sinha, with a net worth of $3.5 million and earning per movie of Rs 3-5 crore. She made a grand debut with Salman Khan in the super hit movie “Dabangg” and has never looked back since then. She was born to the royalty of Indian Cinema, with her dad and her mother a former Miss India and actress, with genetics like that she has not only the best chance at succeeding at Bollywood but as of 2016 she has had the best offers too.
9. Sonam Kapoor
Sonam Kapoor, star daughter of Anil Kapoor, is the next in the list of top earning actresses in India. this young diva has a net of $3 million and charges Rs 3-5 crore for a movie. She is known for her acting skills as well as cool fashion sense.
10. Kangana Ranaut
On number 10 in this list is Kangana ranaut, the small town girl who has made it big in Bollywood in a short span of time in the industry, this beautiful young actress has amassed a new worth of $ 3 million and earns Rs 2-3 crore for every movie. She is known for her versatility and ability to play compels character with a natural ease. Ranaut featured in the commercially successful films Raaz: The Mystery Continues (2009) and Once Upon a Time in Mumbai (2010), though she was criticized for being typecast in neurotic roles.
These Top 10 Richest Bollywood Actresses became rich because of their talent and achieve name and fame in a very large amount.