Salman Khan is the richest Indian celebrity

Virat Kohli Tops Forbes India

(Web desk) - Blockbuster Khan sits firmly at the top of the Forbes' richest Indian celebrity list.Akshay Kumar lands the third spot while Deepika jumps to fifth slot.

Kohli started the year on a high with the bat on India's tour of South Africa and he is hoping to end the year by becoming the first Indian captain to win a Test series in Australia. Her earnings of Rs 112.8 crore sealed her spot on the list.

Deepika's actor husband Ranveer Singh comes in at number eight, while Virat's actress wife Anushka Sharma occupies the 16th spot.

Mammooty earned Rs 18 crores from the entertainment business alone a year ago while Nayanthara's income from 2017-18 is Rs 15.17 crores. Aamir Khan and Amitabh Bachchan, whose latest Thugs of Hindostan sank at the box office, are also on the list with Rs 97.5 crore and Rs 96.17 crore. Shah Rukh Khan who was on third position last year has fallen down to the 13th rank this year with a total earning of Rs 56 crore as as there weren't any releases this year. With Rs 228.09 Cr earnings, it's Virat Kohli, who stand on 2nd position in the list of Forbes India Celebrity 100.

As for women representation, there are 18 names on the list this year - three down from 21 in 2017.

He was listed in the 11th position with an earnings amounting to Rs 66.75 crore. And at No. 5 in Mahendra Singh Dhoni with total earnings worth Rs 101.77 Cr.

The Padmaavat star has become the first woman to break into the top five positions since the inception of the list in 2012.

Based on the earnings of celebrities in the entertainment industry, Forbes India has published the list of top 100 celebrities.