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Akshay Kumar only Indian to feature in Forbes highest-paid celebrities list; surpasses Rihanna, Katy Perry

The actor has secured the 33rd rank with earnings worth $65 million.

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Jul 11, 2019, 03.52 PM IST
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Akshay Kumar (C) was the only Bollywood star to surpass Rihanna (L) and Katy Perry (R) at 36 and 41​​ position, respectively.
Akshay Kumar (C) was the only Bollywood star to surpass Rihanna (L) and Katy Perry (R) at 36 and 41 position, respectively.
LOS ANGELES: Bollywood superstar Akshay Kumar is the only Indian to find a spot in the Forbes list of the world's highest paid actors, among 99 other international celebrities.

Securing the 33rd rank with earnings worth $65 million, Akshay has surpassed popular international figures such as Rihanna, Jackie Chan, Scarlett Johansson, Chris Evans and Katy Perry.

According to Forbes, the "Kesari" actor pulls in at least $5 million and up to $10 million per film. He also minted millions from endorsing around 20 brands, including Tata and Harpic.

After the success of "Kesari", Akshay has "Mission Mangal" coming up on Independence Day, besides "Housefull 4" and "Good News" later this year.


In 2020, the 51-year-old actor will be seen in "Laxmmi Bomb" and the cop drama "Sooryavanshi". He will also make his debut in the digital space with an Amazon Prime original series, tentatively titled "The End".

Superstar Salman Khan, who has been a regular on the list in recent years, does not find a spot in the top 100 this year.

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Dulquer Salmaan's "O Kadhal Kanmani" co-star Nithya Menen has also bagged her first Bollywood film - "Mission Mangal"."In the past also, I was offered plenty of Hindi films. I just wanted to be as choosy with Hindi as I was with films in other languages that I have done. I wanted it (debut Hindi film) to be a really nice film," Nithya told IANS."I found this a nice character. I don't think we have done a film like this... you know, a space film," added the star, who made her debut as a lead actress with Kannada film "7 O'Clock" over a decade ago.(Image: Nithya Menen/Instagram)
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