10 Highest Tax Payers in Bollywood



Katrina Kaif’s stars are not shining that bright these days as majority of her films are failing one after another at the ticket window, but that did not stop the actress from filing her income tax returns for the year 2016. Despite the failure of her films, the ‘Baar Baar Dekho’ actress went ahead and paid around Rs. 2.60 crores as advance tax in the year gone by and became ninth highest tax payers in Bollywood.

A British Indian model-turned-actress, Katrina remains a favorite among movie makers and advertisers alike. Her popularity never ceases to surprise her critics who on no occasion miss a chance to throw shade on her. But not at all perturbed by the criticism coming her way, the gorgeous actress keeps working hard every day and makes a lot of money. Remember, Hindi film industry is not the only stream where she makes her money from. Apart from films, her demand in advertising world is always high. The actress, who has also been part of Telugu and Malayalam films, has been brand ambassador of many premium brands in the past and currently has a number of other popular brands in her kitty.

Named as Asia’s sexiest woman multiple times and the recipient of “Smita Patil Memorial Award”, Katrina Kaif did two films last year, ‘Fitoor’ with Aditya Roy Kapur and ‘Baar Baar Dekho’ with Sidharth Malhotra. Unfortunately, both the big budget films tanked at the box office without a trace. Now the actress is looking forward to her next release, ‘Jagga Jasoos’, which stars her former boyfriend, Ranbir Kapoor, as the male lead and is directed by Anurag Basu.

TRIVIA: Katrina Kaif charged Rs. 70 Lakh for ‘Malleeswari’, topping the list of the highest paid actress for a South Indian movie debut.



  1. This clearly shows none of them report their income completely. At least they are better than our politicians who do not pay any tax at all on their income.

  2. Most top Bollywood stars are paid under table cash in black money.Later pay tax on money given to them.To pretend as sincere tax payers. (Boston Globe)

  3. Most top Bollywood movie stars,directors,financiers,have cash in black money by buying houses in foreign nations.And kept in safe haven banks for interest.This is only way to hoodwink tax authorities.Even India’s top business people,politicians,officials,smugglers,etc, have billions of dollars in black money in several foreign countries on benami names to evade taxes.Whatever currency is banned nothing matters to them.Only poor and working class suffer standing in long Queues to change currency.Black money,corruptions,cannot be eradicated in India forever by anyone.(Boston Globe)

  4. Birla and Tata family got donation for school, university, temple and others. All these black money do not show donations. Same with cricket players and Mayavati, Lalu and others. May bhagvan take care of their donation.

  5. PEANUTS, In comparison to developed countries these film stars have paid very little income tax considering their massive earnings from multiple sources and assets .In UK, comparatively a low taxation country they will pay at least 40% + 13% NICS on ALL earnings besides dozens of other taxes like every one else, nor do these people pay inheritance tax like every one else.

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  7. Money is always available in two forms black and white. Tax is only payable for the income shown in white. They have ample money in black.


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