King Khan tops the most powerful celebrity list of 2013 by Forbes India for the second time
Shahrukh Khan has conquered the Top 100 celebrity list with his popularity and earnings this year. After delivering one of the biggest hits of 2013 – Chennai Express this is no big surprise. Following SRK is Indian cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni who has moved up from the third spot last year thanks to his popularity and endorsement deals. Salman Khan has slipped down by one position from the previous year. The Jai Ho actor was on the second spot last year, with no releases this year, this seemed obvious.
Sallu is followed by Sachin Tendulkar at number four and Amitabh Bachchan who retained the 2012’s position at number five. The once box office king, Akshay Kumar bagged the sixth place. However, there are three new entrants in the top ten slot this year. Virat Kohli on number seven is the youngest celebrity to make it to the top ten list in 2013. Following Virat was the alleged hot couple of B-town at number eight and nine. Still wondering who were are talking about? Well, its the media’s favourites – Ranbir Kapoor and Katrina Kaif. With the success of Karan Johar’s Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani, Ranbir managed to grab the number eight position and Kat all thanks to her popularity and endorsements grabbed the ninth position and also became the only woman in the top ten list. On number ten is the Krrish 3 star Hrithik Roshan whose superhero flick Krrish 3 was a superhit. There were other celebs like Deepika Padukone, Priyanka Chopra, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Aamir Khan, AR Rahman, Karan Johar from Bollywood who made it to this list.
Almost one fourth of the new list comprises of newcomers. The popular ones from these include Ravindra Jadeja, Shikhar Dhawan, Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy, Ranveer Singh, Prakash Jha, Kamal Haasan amongst others. From the television fraternity Ram Kapoor and Sakshi Tanwar of Bade Acche Lagte Hain fame bagged the 96th and 98th position respectively.