Akshay Kumar is amongst the most loved and highest-paid actors, not just in India but across the world. He began his career with acting and took it to the next level by becoming a producer too. 

Today, Akshay Kumar’s net worth is more than most of the superstars of Bollywood. In fact, he is amongst the top taxpayers in India. Today, we will read everything about his finances, per movie charge, and his income from ads & businesses. 

Akshay’s Bollywood Career and Earnings from Box Office Movies

Akshay Kumar was born under his real name “Rajiv Hari Om Bhatia” in Amritsar City of Punjab, India. Born in September 1967, Akshay’s age is 55 years today. The 6’1″ tall personality has been working as an actor in Hindi cinema for over 30 years now. 

Akshay Kumar in Samrat Prithiviraj

He entered the Hindi film industry with his first film Saugandh in 1991. In this movie, he appeared with Raakhee and Shantipriya. After that, he played the protagonist in many action movies. He thus became the “Khiladi” of Bollywood due to his movies in the Khiladi franchise. He also appeared in romantic movies and was the chocolate boy of Bollywood in the 1990s

After that, he shifted his genre and started doing comedy movies, for which he received wide love and appreciation from the audience. He tied up with the production house “Priyadarshan” to produce some amazing blockbuster comedies such as Bhagam Bhag, Hera Pheri, Garam Masala, etc. 

Now, the Khiladi of Bollywood stands on the list of popular actors. And his per-movie salary stands around ₹100 crores. His movie charge is appropriate as his box office success rate is quite high.

His name was attached to many actresses, such as Raveena Tandon, Shilpa Shetty, etc. However, he ended up marrying Twinkle Khanna, who is another famous Bollywood actress and the daughter of Rajesh Khanna. They became proud parents of a son and a daughter. 

For his performances, he has won a plethora of awards for negative, comedy, and protagonist roles. As a result, he has seen consistent growth in terms of popularity. And it has helped him take his overall net worth to great heights. 

Akshay also received the National Film Award for Best Actor and was bestowed with the Padma Shri by the Government of India. The University of Windsor conferred him an honorary Doctorate of Law in 2008 for his contribution to Indian Cinema. 

His Fortunes from Multiple Sources and Lifetime Achievements

Akshay Kumar falls in the category of the highest-paid actor in the world, who has often come into the limelight for his heavy fees and remunerations. The net worth of Akshay Kumar at present is around INR 2600 Crores, which amounts to $340 Million

Akshay Kumar in Once Upon a Time in Mumbai Dobara

In the years 2015 and 2019, Akshay Kumar came to the 52nd position in the Forbes List of highest-paid entertainers in the world. His total earnings were speculated to be USD 48.5 million, or INR 386 crores. 

In 2019, he became the only Indian actor to be ranked in the List of World’s Highest Paid Celebrities by Forbes. He ranked 33, and his total income was estimated to be around $65 million or INR 517 crores

In a recent development, Akshay’s net worth increased in 2020, and he ranked sixth on the list of the world’s highest-paid actors. He took a whopping 70 crore rupees for his latest film Bacchan Pandey and 90 crore rupees for his film Sooryavanshi. 

Akshay Kumar in Padman

Akshay Kumar’s income comes from brand endorsements, as he charges somewhere around 5-6 Crore per endorsement. Apart from this, he earns a lot from Hari Om Entertainment Company (now called Cape of Good Films) and Grazing Goat Pictures, which are his own production houses. 

He also participates in a plethora of sporting events and owns a team called “Khalsa Warriors” in the World Kabbadi League

His Luxurious Life and Expenditures – Car Collections 

Akshay Kumar owns a beachfront bungalow in Juhu, where he resides. Apart from that, he has real estate properties across the world, which add up to millions of dollars to his total worth. He has an extensive car collection of 11 luxury cars. Some of them are Bentley, Porsche, Mercede-Benz, etc. He is also a fitness enthusiast and spends a lot on his diet and workouts. 

The fame of Akshay is widespread, and almost all of his movies are super hits. Thus, he expects the producers to pay him more as they are able to earn more. This has often put him in trouble with the producers and the filmmakers, and he has been denied heavy payments or roles. 

Akshay Kumar in Baby Movie

Recently, Akshay came into the news when he refused to be a part of the third part of the blockbuster movie “Hera Pheri.” He was demanding 90 crores for his role in the movie, which the producers refused to pay.

Consequently, the producers roped in Kartik Aryan for the movie, who was ready to do the role for 30 crores. Similarly, Akshay’s eviction from the Bhool Bhulaiyaa franchise and Kartik Aaryan’s entry took place due to the movie fee issue. 

However, Akshay Kumar is also one of those citizens who are always ready to help others with the help of their immense wealth. He is also popular for his donations to various charities. 

Some of the Famous Charitable Works Done by him 

  • Donated 5 million rupees to Jalyukt Shivar Abhiyan (for drought-affected people) of the Maharashtra Government. 
  • Launched an insurance scheme for stunt directors in 2017. 
  • Donated rupees 1.5 crores to build a shelter in Chennai for transgenders. 
  • Spent crores to get toilets built in Madhya Pradesh under the Swachh Bharat Mission
  • Donated 15 lakhs to the families of deceased Indian soldiers in the Pulwama Terror attack
  • Gave 1 Crore each to Assam, Chennai, and Kerala when they were hit by floods in 2020. 
  • Contributed 25 Crores to the PM CARES fund that was built for COVID-19 pandemic relief. 

Final Words

Akshay Kumar is one of the very few actors who know how to make the best use of his money. The net worth of Akshay Kumar is a lot as he earns a lot from multiple sources. However, he also contributes to the country’s well-being in as many ways as possible. 

Apart from paying his fair share of taxes, he donates money and resources while also making a lavish and opulent lifestyle for himself and his family. 

First Published on: 12:17 pm - 3, Jun 2023
Author: author image Piyush Chugh
Piyush Chugh is an established film critic, and Bollywood Trade analyst. He brings to you the latest box office news and collection updates.
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