Only 18 women made it to this year’s Forbes list of 100 highest-earning Indian celebrities

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  • Only 18 women in India made it to the top 100 highest-earning celebrity list by Forbes India.
  • Deepika Padukone, with estimated 2018 earnings of ₹1,120 million, was ranked as the highest paid female celebrity in India.
  • Padukone’s ranking was also the first time when a woman made it to the top five on this list.
Forbes India on Wednesday unveiled its 2018 Forbes India Celebrity 100 — a list of Indian celebrities who earned the most in 2018. And only 18 women -- including entertainment and sports celebrities -- made it to the list.

Deepika Padukone, who earned over ₹1,120 million in 2018, was ranked as the highest paid female celebrity in India. With that, she also became the first woman to make it to the top five on the overall list, standing at fourth place.

While the list includes some of the familiar names from last year’s list like Padukone, Alia Bhatt, Anushka Sharma, and Priyanka Chopra, It also included some new entrants like Madhuri Dixit Nene, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, and Divyanka Tripathi Dahiya

The list featured celebrities from various professions including sports, music, and entertainment. Sportswomen who made to the list included PV Sindhu and Saina Nehwal

Forbes India ranked the celebrity by estimating the entertainment-related earnings of celebrities from 1 October 2017 to 30 September 2018.

Last year’s list had 20 women celebrities on the list and was led by Priyanka Chopra.

Here is the list of top 5 women who made it to the list:

  • Deepika Padukone
Overall Ranking- 4 ; Total Earnings- over ₹1120 million

  • Alia Bhatt
Overall Ranking- 12 ; Total Earnings- over ₹580 million

  • Anushka Sharma
Overall Ranking- 16 ; Total Earnings- over ₹458 million

  • PV Sindhu
Overall Ranking- 20; Total Earnings - over ₹365 million

  • Katrina Kaif
Overall Ranking- 21 ; Total Earnings - over ₹336 million

Check the full list here.
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