Deepika Padukone has made it to the list of top 10 highest paid actresses in the world, compiled by Forbes. She is the only Indian star on the list, ranked at number 10 with earnings of $10 million.
Jennifer Lawrence and Melissa McCarthy are in the lead with $46 million and $33 million respectively. Scarlett Johansson, Jennifer Aniston, and Fan BingBing followed suit by earning $25 million, $21 million and $17 million each respectively.
Being the only Bollywood celebrity and the latest addition to Forbes list, Deepika made the cut as she earned $10 million during the current year.
After her recent successes of Piku and Bajirao Mastani at the box-office, it comes off as no surprise.
Even though the leggy lass earns relatively less than her Hollywood counterparts, the starlet mints money via heavy endorsements making her one of the highest-paid celebrity actress in India.
Even though Priyanka Chopra too is making waves in Hollywood, she is nowhere to be seen in the top ten of the list!
Things have been going great so far for the Ram Leela actress. She is all set to make her Hollywood debut soon with xXx: The Return of Xander Cage with Vin Diesel.
She rose to fame with the Shahrukh Khan starrer Om Shanti Om almost nine years ago. The actress has since worked in box office hits going over a $150 million benchmark.
Thank you for this heart warming note Mihika…Repost @mihikadutta As 'Love Aaj Kal' celebrates its 7th Anniversary today, here’s my ode to one of @deepikapadukone most inspiring & relatable characters ever, Meera. How many times do you see a character that makes you think – Wow…I should be more like her! Meera was one of those characters for me. Someone who took life in her own hands and said ‘I got this. I know what I want to do and I am going to do it’. From creating her identity to being comfortable with just being the girl who is in love with a boy, from taking wrong decisions to unapologetically owning up to the mistakes she has made, Meera was wonderfully raw and real. Towards the end of the movie, Saif’s character finds her at the restoration site and confesses his love for her. You see Meera finally break down here – few seconds, one scene and one thousand emotions. THIS is the scene that has stayed with me from the movie, the one I’ve gone back to YouTube to watch repeatedly. This scene makes her so beautifully relatable. The girl who makes sacrifices for her work, lives by her own rules, makes tough decisions – but is always looking for a little love. Her girl next door traits with her courage to live on her own terms. I think I am like that in more ways than one & also hope to be. So, @deepikapadukone. Here’s to you. For choosing characters that stay with us long after the 120 minutes of the movie are over. Characters that inspire us, characters that make us think. In its own wonderful way Meera changed a little bit of me for the good and I thank you for that. I hope my love reaches you through this. xoxo
Deepika, 30, is also regarded as a stylish actress who also recently introduced her brand All About You for Myntra, an online shopping brand.
Here’s the complete list of the world’s highest paid actresses.
- Jennifer Lawrence, $46 million
- Melissa McCarthy, $33 million
- Scarlett Johansson, $25 million
- Jennifer Aniston, $21 million
- Fan Bingbing, $17 million
- Charlize Theron, $16.5 million
- Amy Adams, $13.5 million
- Julia Roberts, $12 million
- Mila Kunis, $11 million
- Deepika Padukone, $10 million
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