Akshay Kumar is once again leading the race. He has once again been declared the highest tax-payer in Bollywood by the Income Tax department. He is rumoured to have paid 20 crores of tax in 2012. He has been in the lead since 2009.
Next in line among the male actors are Salman Khan and Badashah of Bollywood Shahrukh Khan. Among the actresses Katrina Kaif is rumoured to be in the lead closely followed by Nawab-y wife Kareena Kapoor and Piggy Chops.
Akshay Kumar has had a series of hits this year like ‘Khiladi 786’, ‘Housefull2’, ‘Rowdy Rathore‘ and ‘Oh My God’. His latest movie Special Chabbis was also declared as a super hit. He will next be seen in movies like Naam Hai Boss, Once Upon a Time in Mumbai 2 and Ramanna.
Sallu bhai comes second and has paid 11 crores while Shahrukh is rumoured to have paid 10.5 crores and Aamir Khan has paid 7.5 crores. Bollywood beauties like Katrina Kaif on the other hand are believed to have paid the highest tax of Rs 4.5 crore and Kareena Kapoor is said to have paid Rs 4 crore.
With many actors and actresses joining the 100 crore club it doesn’t come as a surprise that they are paying so much tax.