8 illustrious Indian celebs you should know about


Be it sports, Bollywood, or music, India is home to celebrities from all walks of life. Some saw brilliant success in their careers; some, on the other hand, didn’t. Among the ones that did, a few managed to absolutely shatter records, influence people, and make a difference with their work. In this article, we will be discussing eight of the most famous and influential celebrities in India.

Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli is one of the most talented batsmen of India. He is the Indian cricket team captain, a total fitness freak, and an ambitious businessman. He is the face of several different brands like Uber, Audi, and MRF, along with having a solid social media presence. His overall net worth is close to Rs. 918 crores. He founded the Virat Kohli Foundation in 2013 and has donated for several causes.

Akshay Kumar

Along with being the highest-paid actor in India, Akshay Kumar is also a producer, a martial artist, and a recognized television personality. The Indian-born naturalised Canadian actor worked in several hit movies like Hera Pheri, Mission Mangal, and Housefull. His net worth is estimated at almost Rs. 2,000 crores. He donated Rs. 25 crores to the PM-CARES Fund to help the nation with its war against COVID-19.

Salman Khan

With a 30-year career in acting, Salman Khan has given Bollywood several hits like Tere Naam, Dabangg, Sultan, and Bajrangi Bhaijaan. He is also a producer and a famous television personality. He is the ambassador for several brands such as Thumbs Up, Relaxo, and Revital and has an estimated net worth around Rs. 2,300 crores. Khan also founded the ‘Being Human Foundation,’ a charity that focuses on education and healthcare for the underprivileged.

Amitabh Bachchan

Known to the nation as the ‘Angry Young Man’, Amitabh Bachchan is one of the most influential celebrities of Bollywood. He is an actor, producer, singer as well as a famous television personality and host. He endorses brands such as Cadbury, Just Dial, and Swachh Bharat Mission. His net worth is approximately Rs. 3,000 crores. He has been honoured with many awards, such as the Padma Bhushan, Padma Vibhushan, and the Dadasaheb Phalke award. He was also the UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador for Polio Eradication.

MS Dhoni

Mahendra Singh Dhoni is one of the most loved cricketers of India. He is the Indian cricket team’s former captain and a brand ambassador to several brands like Oppo, PokerStars, and Reebok. His estimated net worth is around Rs. 826 crores. Dhoni announced his retirement from international cricket in 2020, shocking fans all over the world.

Shah Rukh Khan

Lovingly called ‘King Khan’ by his millions of fans, Shah Rukh Khan is an actor, producer, television personality, and businessman. He endorses several brands such as BigBasket, LUX, and Pepsi and owns an IPL cricket team franchise called the ‘Kolkata Knight Riders.’ He has won several Filmfare awards, a Padma Shri award, and an award from UNESCO honouring his charity work. His net worth is roughly around Rs. 5,000 crores.

Ranveer Singh

Ranveer Singh is one of the highest-paid actors of Bollywood. Along with lead roles in hit movies like Gully Boy, Padmaavat, and Bajirao Mastani, he also endorses different brands like MakeMyTrip and Adidas. He enjoys splurging his money on luxurious cars and fashion. His net worth is estimated to be around Rs. 200 crores. He is married to Deepika Padukone, who’s also one of the highest-paid female actors in Bollywood.

Alia Bhatt

Indian-origin British actor, Alia Bhatt, is one of the highest-paid actresses in Bollywood. She is known for her iconic work in movies such as Gully Boy, Highway, and Dear Zindagi. She is also the brand ambassador for brands such as Cadbury Perk, Coca-Cola, and Maybelline. Her net worth is approximately Rs. 100 crores. She also has her own initiative called ‘Coexist’ for animal and environmental welfare.