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Forbes India 2019 Celebrity 100: Complete List of South Indian Celebs Rankings & Earnings


Forbes India List 2019: Many Tamil, Telugu, and Malayalam stars found themselves in the Forbes India Celebrity 100 list for the year 2019. Rajinikanth has been placed in the 13th position and AR Rahman is at the 16th place. Actor Vijay, who is emerging as the Kollywood box office king, is at the 47th place. His Diwali release, Bigil, has already raked in over Rs 300 crore states. Ajith, Kamal Haasan, and Dhanush are other actors from Tamil film industry, who have secured a place in the list. In Tollywood, Prabhas, Mahesh Babu, and Trivikram also made it to the list.

Forbes India 2019 Celebrity 100


Tamil film celebrities in Forbes 2019 Top Celeb 100


Rank – 13 | Earnings Rs 100 Crore

Estimated earnings of Rs 100 crore, with two blockbuster movies like S Shankar’s 2.0 and Karthik Subbaraj’s Petta.

AR Rahman

Rank – 16 | Earnings Rs 94.8 Crore

AR Rahman did music for movies like 2.0, Bigil in recent times. His popularity remains intact with his US and Canadian tours in 2018-19.


Rank – 47 | Earnings Rs 30 Crore

With a massive fan base, Thalapathy Vijay has been taking steps to foray into Tamil Nadu politics through his movies that are carefully scripted. Grossing over Rs 300 crore, Atlee directed Bigil Movie was the top 10 ‘Most Tweeted about hashtags in India.


Rank – 52 | Earnings Rs 40.5

Ajith (better known as Thala) who was not in the 2018 list secured a place this year with the blockbuster film Viswasam.

Forbes India 2019 Celebrity 100


Rank – 55 | Earnings Rs 31.5 Crore

Shankar is a popular director who currently shooting Indian 2 (Bharateeyudu 2) starring Kamal Haasan. He is also known for his movies like Robot, 2.0 and more.

Kamal Haasan

Rank – 56 | Earnings Rs 34 Crore

The 65-year-old actor who is known for his experimentation in cinema earns Rs 34 crore. He is currently shooting for his film Indian 2, a sequel to the 1996 film of the same name. He has won three National Awards as an actor.


Rank – 64 | Earnings Rs 31.75 Crore

Versatile actor Dhanush has delivered two critically acclaimed and commercially successful films, Vada Chennai and Asuran this year.

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Rank – 80 | Earnings 12.17 Crore

Siva is a successful director who helmed movies like Viswasam, Veeram, Vivegam with Ajith. He is currently shooting for Thalaivar 168 starring Rajinikanth, Meena, Kushbu, Soori and more.

Karthik Subbaraj

Rank – 84 | Earnings 13.5 Crore

Karthik Subbaraj is a director who has delivered movies like Pizza, Jigarthanda, and Petta.

Telugu film celebrities in Forbes 2019 Top Celeb 100

  • Prabhas – Rank 44 | Earnings Rs 35 Crore
  • Mahesh Babu – Rank 54 | Earnings Rs 35 Crore
  • Trivikram Srinivas – Rank 77 | Earnings Rs 21.5 Crore

Malayalam film celebs in Forbes 2019 Top Celeb 100

  • Mohanlal – Rank 27 | Earnings Rs 64.5
  • Mammootty – Rank 62 | Earnings Rs 33.5

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