Indian actress Deepika Padukone has made her debut among the world’s top 10 highest paid actresses with earnings of USD 10 million dollars in a list alongside Hollywood’s Jennifer Lawrence, Julia Roberts and ‘Friends’ star Jennifer Anniston.
Deepika is the only Indian actress in Forbes’ 2016 list of the ‘World’s Highest-Paid Actresses’, coming in on the 10th spot. Forbes said Padukone has scored box office gold in Bollywood movies such as ‘Bajirao Mastani’ and ‘Piku’.
While she earns less than her Hollywood counterparts for roles, Padukone “compensates with over a dozen lucrative endorsements”, which “have helped her hedge against a deep pay gap in Bollywood”.
The list shows her with earnings of USD 10 million. Forbes said DP, who made her Bollywood film debut in 2007 has “since starred in several films that have crossed the USD 150 million or 100 crore mark a barometer for box office success in India”. Padukone “has also become something of a style icon” launching her own label for an Indian online shopping site.
Making her Hollywood debut along ‘Fast and Furious’ star Vin Diesel, she will be seen in 2017 in ‘xXx: Return of Xander Cage’.
For the second year in a row, Oscar-winning ‘Hunger Games’ actress Lawrence topped the list of the world’s highest-paid actresses, notching USD 46 million. ‘Ghostbusters’ starrer Melissa McCarthy is ranked second with earnings of USD 33 million.
Here’s the full list of highest paid actresses of 2016.
- Jennifer Lawrence, $46 million
- Melissa McCarthy, $33 million
- Scarlett Johansson, $25 million
- Jennifer Aniston, $21 million
- Fan Bingbing, $17 million
- Charlize Theron, $16.5 million
- Amy Adams, $13.5 million
- Julia Roberts, $12 million
- Mila Kunis, $11 million
- Deepika Padukone, $10 million
Together, the world’s 10 highest-paid actresses tallied combined USD 205 million between June 2015 and 2016, before fees and taxes.