There was a time when we facepalm-ed watching Akshay Kumar movies. Remember films like Tees Maar Khan, Action Replay, Houseful, and Desi Boyz which were so cringe-worthy that made us go “Why, Akki? Why?”
But then in 2016 came films like Airlift and Rustom, followed by Toilet: Ek Prem Katha in 2017, Pad Man, Gold, 2.0 in 2018, and Kesari and Mission Mangal in 2019. Akshay has been unstoppable, delivering back to back massive blockbuster hits ever since. Undoubtedly, he has proved who the real Khiladi is!
And now, adding another feather to his hat, Akki has another achievement worth boasting about. Forbes has announced Akshay Kumar as the 4th highest-paid actor of 2019
According to Forbes, Akshay has earned a total of 65 million USD (466 Cr INR approx) from June 1, 2018, to June 1, 2019, alone.
Above him are Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson ($89.4m), Chris Hemsworth ($76.4m), and Robert Downey Jr ($66m).
Surprisingly, Akshay has surpassed actors like Chris Evans, Jackie Chan, Bradley Cooper, and Will Smith!
Here’s a look at the top 10 highest-paid actors of 2019:
1. Dwayne Johnson ($89.4m)
2. Chris Hemsworth ($76.4m)
3. Robert Downey Jr. ($66m)
4. Akshay Kumar ($65m)
5. Jackie Chan ($58m)
6. Bradley Cooper ($57m)
7. Adam Sandler ($57m)
8. Chris Evans ($43.5m)
9. Paul Rudd ($41m)
10. Will Smith ($35m)
Akshay Kumar is on his way to global domination. Congratulations, Khiladi!