Akshay Kumar is a Bollywood actor, movie producer and martial artist. He has worked in over hundreds of Hindi films and is referred as ‘Khiladi Kumar’, after his movie ‘Khiladi’ gained him much recognition. Akshay is one of the rare actors who does his own stunts, and some of his dangerous moves got him the sobriquet of ‘Indian Jackie Chan’. Here, we will list Akshay Kumar earnings in 2016-17 to know his net worth and work.
Akshay Kumar Movies
Akshay Kumar started his movie career in 1987 and did plenty of movies by the end of 90s. His movies then mostly ranked from disasters to above average, but there were a few like Elaan, Yeh Dillagi, Mohra, Main Khiladi Tu Anari, Sabse Bada Khiladi and Dil To Pagal Hai, which made it to the hits.
In the year 2000, he starred in Priyadarshan’s comedy ‘Hera Pheri’ with co-stars Paresh Rawal and Sunil Shetty, and this movie marked the turning point of his career. Within the next decade, he again had quite a few flops, but his choice of movies started emerging for the better.
There was a time where he had a series of flops with movies like Blue, Action Replay, Thank You, and more, and these reflect that his movie career has been quite topsy-turvy. However, he has now gained recognition due to his motives and movies towards nationalism, and he has done quite a few films which reflect patriotism. It started from Holiday, Baby, Airlift and then Rustom.
Akshay Kumar had once won the Best Actor Star Screen Award in 2009, for his movie Singh Is King, but he refused to take the award home. He said that Aamir Khan deserved it more for his movie Ghajhni, and dedicated his award to the one he thought deserved better. Exactly, 8 years since that incident, Akshay Kumar has won the National Award for the Best Actor for his movie Rustom, beating Aamir Khan in Dangal.
Akshay Kumar Money
It is time to now move onto knowing Akshay Kumar money from the Akshay Kumar movies, and we’d like to tell you that he has a net worth of 600 Cr. Today, he is one of the highest paid actors in India, and his earnings include movie remuneration, advertisements and private investments.
Akshay Kumar Money Earnings 2016-17
- Each Movie Remuneration – 45 Cr
- Brand Endorsements – 6 Cr
- Personal Investments – 300 Cr
- Luxury Cars – 19 Cr
Akshay Kumar has worked in 3 films in 2016, and they are Airlift, Housefull 3 and Rustom.
Akshay Kumar has been a popular ad face with brands like Pepsi, Thumbs Up, Honda Motorcycles, and more. Some brands he still sticks to are Relaxo footwear, Dollar Club, Red Label, Micromax Mobile, LG Electronics and Manappuram Gold Loan. Some more brands to mention are Dabur, Kalyan Jewellers, Maggi, Dairy Milk and Navratna Oil.
Things to know about Khiladi Kumar
Akshay Kumar has been known to pay one of the highest amounts of income tax since 2013. This year, his proportion came second (among actors) after Salman Khan’s highest income tax pay. He paid 16 Cr, while Salman paid 20 Cr. However, Akshay holds shares in companies which pay huge corporate taxes.
Akshay Kumar was honored with Canadian Citizenship and he currently holds dual citizenship of both India and Canada. People now call him a Canadian and he too seems to be very inclined towards the country. However, that doesn’t make him a less nationalist for India.
He has been very giving towards the Indian army, especially the men who have martyred for the country. Apart from continuous monetary aid to their families, he has recently launched a mobile app which lets people in India send money to those families.