Rajini, Rahman, Vijay, Ajith in Forbes list

Superstar Rajinikanth has emerged the top celebrity from south cinema and overall 13th across India in the Forbes Top 100 celebrity list for 2019 released this morning.

Forbes India tweeted, “Thaliava’ @rajinikanth is the richest celebrity from South cinema on the #ForbesIndiaCeleb100 list, which includes actors from Tamil, Telugu and Malayalam film industries. With an estimated earnings of Rs 100 crore, he climbed one spot to No 13, riding on back-to-back hits”.

AR Rahman is at 16, Vijay got 47th rank and Ajith has secured 52nd position. Last year, Ajith was not in the list but this year thanks to Viswasam, the actor has secured a solid position.

Director Shankar, who is known for his mega budget movies, has also made to the list by appearing in the 55th position. Megastar Kamal Haasan, who recently completed 60 years in the cinema recently, has been named in the 56th spot in the list.

Actor Dhanush, whose recent film Asuran was critically acclaimed, also managed to take a place in the list. He has occupied the 64th position. Director Karthik Subbaraj has occupied the 84th position in the list.

Akshay Kumar and Salman Khan are among the top paid celebrities of India, Forbes India has announced. The magazine has published its list of Celebrity 100 for the year 2019 which has been topped by Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli with the earning of Rs 252.72 crore.