Celebrity 100

  • Forbes India celebrity 100 list is an inflated fantasy: Nagarjuna December 15, 2013

    Chennai: Telugu actor Akkineni Nagarjuna, who was ranked 34 on earnings for the year 2013 in the 2nd edition of Forbes India's celebrity 100 list released Friday, said that the survey is an inflated fantasy for inaccurately portraying his income. "Despite my repeated requests and email, my name appeared with non-validated...
  • Shah Rukh Khan is India's most powerful celebrity, tops Forbes 100 list second time in a row December 13, 2013

    Mumbai: Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan retained his No. 1 spot in the 2nd edition of Forbes India's Celebrity 100 List, a ranking of India's most powerful celebrities. Shah Rukh continues to be on the top on the back of his earnings, even though star cricketers scored above him on...
  • What fame does to the famous February 12, 2013

    "There is a fame epidemic," Simon Cowell, the boorish judge of television talent show competitions such as Britain's Got Talent and American Idol, once declared. You may be one of the celebrities featured in the Forbes India Celebrity 100 list and know firsthand how it feels to be famous. Perhaps...
  • Shah Rukh: I have the guts because of repeated failures February 12, 2013

    He ambled in trailing charm and cigarette smoke. An assistant placed a glass of whiskey in his hand. And we began to talk. Or rather, he did. "I can do a line in a minute. I can memorise 20 pages and deliver it. I go for these rehearsals because in...
  • Salman Khan: The hit machine February 7, 2013

    Forbes India Celebrity 100 No.2 Saat Rasta, known earlier as the Jacob Circle, is the vortex that joins five different areas of Mumbai. On that junction lies New Shirin Talkies, a non-descript theatre. Normally, the traffic on Saat Rasta roundabout is messy, but a week before Eid in 2010, at least...
  • A different stroke from Jeev Milka Singh February 6, 2013

    Forbes India Celebrity 100 No. 70 At the play-off hole of the 2012 Scottish Open, his position on the penultimate shot wasn't great and his fingers and wrists were hurting. His opponent Francesco Molinari, the Italian Ryder Cup star, who had led the European Tour event for the first three days,...
  • Gul Panag: Does marriage still tie an actress's career in knots? February 6, 2013

    In the last few months, two of Indian cinema's leading ladies got married. They're both talented, in great health, very attractive and at the peak of their careers. Will they fall prey to the accepted wisdom that marriage deals a death blow to the career of an Indian actress? People...
  • Who will inherit Rajinikanth's throne? February 5, 2013

    Forbes India Celebrity 100 No. 28 Vijay Age: 38 Nickname Ilayathalapathi (young commander) Biggest hits Kadhalukku Mariyadhai, Ghilli, Nanban, and Thuppakki What makes him click Complete package: Comedy, dance, fights Why producers are betting on him A mass hero, with a fan base across age and gender Fast facts Son of director/producer SA Chandrasekhar, campaigned for AIADMK Punch line "Oru Vatti Mudivu...
  • MS Dhoni: Past perfect, future tense? February 2, 2013

    Forbes India Celebrity 100 No. 3 Watch any TV channel for an hour, at most, and you're sure to see at least a couple of suave cricketers in custom-made suits, hair styled, seasoned models with an attitude to match-nothing like their sweaty, muddy facades on the field-telling you why they prefer...
  • Being Boman Irani January 31, 2013

    I do a lot of movies. I have done 63 movies in under 10 years. That's a hell of a lot. And the reason why I could do it is that I am not a lead actor, which means that my work in a film is 15-20 days' work, while...
  • Anurag Kashyap's return to direction January 31, 2013

    Forbes India Celebrity 100 No. 55 "I just can't work anymore. I have no time," exclaims Anurag Kashyap as he walks into his Yari Road office in Mumbai on a lazy Sunday afternoon. I ask him how long can he spare for the interview. "Honestly, I just have three minutes for you,"...
  • Forbes India Celebrity 100: What the stars earned January 24, 2013

    Shah Rukh Khan has topped the inaugural Forbes India Celebrity 100 list, a ranking of India's biggest entertainers based on their income and popularity. Salman Khan and MS Dhoni, who closely followed SRK in the ranking, might be more famous, but King Khan landed at No 1 in the Celebrity...
  • Shah Rukh tops Forbes India's 'Celebrity 100' list January 24, 2013

    New Delhi: Shah Rukh Khan has topped the inaugural Forbes India Celebrity 100 list, a ranking of India's biggest entertainers based on their income and popularity. Salman Khan and MS Dhoni, who closely followed SRK in the ranking, might be more famous, but King Khan landed at No 1 in...