Written by Purnima Ranawat
January 24, 2013 20:15 IST
SRK is ranked India's top celebrity by Forbes, followed by Salman Khan and MS Dhoni.
Shah Rukh Khan is top of the first ever Forbes India Celebrity 100 list. The list, which ranks celebrities on the basis of their income and popularity, will be released in a special edition of Forbes India magazine.
Shah Rukh is followed by Salman Khan and MS Dhoni at numbers two and three on the list. Akshay Kumar makes fourth place and Amitabh Bachchan rounds of the top five.
Shah Rukh takes the top spot over Salman because of his greater earnings between October 2011 and September 2012 which Forbes India estimates to be Rs 202.8 crore. Salman Khan's earnings are estimated to be Rs 144.2 crore and MS Dhoni's Rs 135.16 crore. .
Kareena Kapoor is the highest ranking female celebrity, coming in at number seven, topped the list.
Saina Nehwal, 23, is the youngest celebrity on the list.
Here's a look at the Forbes India top 10 Celebs:
1. Shah Rukh Khan
2. Salman Khan
3. MS Dhoni
4. Akshay Kumar
5. Amitabh Bachchan
6. Sachin Tendulkar
7. Kareena Kapoor
8. Virender Sehwag
9. Virat Kohli
10. Katrina Kaif