Indian movie industry has gained its versatility and dynamicity to a huge extent which is not just limited to the field of cinematography but beyond the integrated design of the Bollywood industry.
Each time maintaining their consistency by providing something fresh and novel, the Indian film producers present themselves as innovators of their thoughts and ideas which they make sure to be reached to their audiences through their actors working in the particular field.
These producers have undoubtedly become Bollywood’s richest producers by compensating with their huge balance for the movies they keep on producing each year. The richest Bollywood producers can be ranked on the basis of their frequency in the production house from top to least as per the latest that is in the year of 2020.
List of Richest Producers of India
The top 10 richest producers of India are listed below, so guys you might get a very clear picture about their rankings among many other producers. These highly graded richest film producers in Bollywood are :
Ronnie Screwvala with $1.27 billion:
Just at the age of 57 years, he stood up as the founder of not simply the UTV Group
(established in 2004), now being the Walt Disney India but also of the RSVP movies and various other establishments from different fields. He has been the richest producer in Bollywood with his production of incredible movies under this banner such as Kai Po Che, Kedarnath, Uri:
The Surgical Strike or The Sky is Pink. His other hits include Sui Dhaga: Made In India, Badhaai Ho, 2.0, Chhapak and many more.
In 2020, his latest work being Ghost Stories was co-produced with Ashi Dua. He produced enormous movies for both Indian as well as global cinema such as Swades in 2004 as Shah Rukh Khan playing the lead role or as Ex Terminators
in 2009 played by the Hollywood actress Amber Heard. Other movies under this production house include some of his big budget movies like Chennai Express, 2 States, Barfi and Jodhaa
Aditya Chopra with $890 million
Standing in the second position among the richest producers of Bollywood, Aditya Chopra, being the Yash Raj films’ chairman, has recently fallen into controversies due to Sushant Singh
Rajput contract. He came into the charge of this banner produced in 1971 by Yash Chopra in 2012 after the demise of the later who was his father.
This banner stood as the first house to launch King Khan in 1993 through his debut in Darr. His production house generates nearly $133 million per year that may be around 961 crores annually. The commercialized productions under this banner are Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, 3 Idiots, Dabangg, Kaho Naa Pyaar Hai or Krrish.
Arjan Lull & Kishore Lulla with $865.6 million
Another two very famous names under richest producers of Bollywood, who are the initiators of Eros International business. Both of their total assets are inseparable from their family values
of shareholders. As of now, there’s no record of their properties alone. Last year in 2020, their production house of Eros International was worth $32 million while it’s parent company, the Eros
International PLC was worth $865 million which is almost equivalent to 6475 crores.
Being one of the richest producers of India, their famous projects included Bajirao Mastani in 2016 with portraying actors namely Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone and Priyanka Chopra. Other hits are Mr. India with Anil kapoor as the leading actor, Love Aaj Kal including Kartik Aryan and Sara Ali Khan, Student of the Year and Housefull.
Anil Ambani with $240 million
In Spite of bouncing back with a heavy loss made in the last year, Anil Ambani’s gross production makes him stand amidst the richest producers of Bollywood. His income was estimated this year to be around $9 million, however his Reliance group founded in 2006 amounted to $240 million. This group is among one of the richest production houses in
Bollywood so far.
Movies under this banner are even made in various other languages like Bengali, Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Punjabi, Malayalam and English. TV shows along with web series are also involved under this house. It is also among the producers of the famous Netflix streaming show called Sacred Games. The movies produced under this banner likeSingham and Kites were the ones that made him reach to such an altitude.
Karan Johar with $200 million
Another very popular name among the richest producers in India, none other than our very own Karan Johar – a very celebrated name for his lifestyle controversies and due to the rumours around Bollywood nepotism. Financially, he is based on his Dharma Productions’
revenue and resources which equaled around $200 million in 2020. In 1998, he made his debut with YRF through Kuch Kuch Hota Hai starring Shah Rukh Khan, Kajol and Rani Mukherjee and then began his journey into this industry through a variety of films such as Simmba, Ae Dil Hai Mushkil or Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani.
Currently, he was in news for Bollywood nepotism for casting the star kids in the leading role of his movies. He was even attacked by his fans and
some other so-called ‘outsiders’ for stopping the newcomers from stepping into this industry.Recently he casted Tripti Dimri, not belonging to the Bollywood family, thus presenting to
change himself after the criticism from the crowd.
Ekta Kapoor with $170 million
Being the daughter of Jeetendra and the founder of Balaji Telefilms, Ekta Kapoor also comes under the category of being one of the richest producers in India. Over the news it could be heard that no sooner will the Balaji Telefilms merge with her properties as her endowment.
Her production house premiered in 1994 was not just focusing on film making in the industry but also in the production of the daily soap operas. The famous hits include The Dirty Picture, Ragini MMS, Half Girlfriend, Once Upon A Time In Mumbai and daily shows like Kyuki Saas Bhi
Kabhi Bahu Thi. She stands as the only female producer among the top 10 richest producers of Bollywood.
Aamir Khan with $150 million
As an actor, Aamir Khan gained popularity among the fans and started his career with his debut in 1973. Sooner to the renowned Aamir Khan productions, he worked in this industry for over 26 years. His experience helped him to produce back to back commercialized hits all over the world
such as Lagaan(2001), Dangal(2016), or Secret Superstar (2017).
Taare Zameen Par and Rang De Basanti are also among one of these. These hit movies helped him to earn the title among the richest producers of Bollywood. Not just acting or producing blockbusters, but he even ranked among the top 500 Most Influential Muslims globally around the world with various awards from the government of India.
Shah Rukh Khan & Gauri Khan with $6 million
The founder of Red Chillies entertainment established in 2003, they turned out to be the richest producers of Bollywood. This banner was brought to the top most position among the richest
producers’ list and the credit for this solely goes to the hard work and experience gained by working through decades in the Bollywood industry. The banner under this house started its production first with the release of Main Hoon Na in 2004, the second highest gross earning movie of the year.
Gradually, this house started giving hits one after the other like Paheli in 2005
where Vidya Balan played the lead role, Student of the Year in 2012 casting Siddharth Malhotra, Varun Dhawan and Aalia Bhatt, Badla of Tapsee Pannu and Amitabh Bachchan as leading as actors in 2019 or Class of ’83 starring Bobby Deol in 2020 or Om Shanti Om starring himself to
play the role in lead.
Sooraj Barjatya with $5 million
Rajshri Productions Pvt. Ltd. is among one of the oldest production houses founded and run by Sooraj Barjatya. As per media reports, his production house lacks behind many famous works due to not many commercial hits, however, among his successful projects one of them is Hum
Aapke Hain Kaun with Salman Khan and Madhuri Dixit as its lead actors. Others being Maine Pyar Kiya, Hum Saath Saath Hain, Prem Ratan Dhan Payo – one among the most expensive
Dhilin Mehta with $5 million
Last but not the least another young man standing out as Bollywood’s richest producer, Dhilin Mehta has been the founder of Shree Ashtavinayak Cine Vision production house since 2001.
Among many, his two most famous projects were Jab We Met in 2007 starring Shahid Kapoor and Kareena Kapoor and Dabangg in 2010 starring Salman Khan and Sonakshi Sinha. Golmaal
starring Ajay Devgan and Rockstar starring Ranbir Kapoor were also among his biggest hits.
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Thus, this above-mentioned list presents the Bollywood richest producers as modernized in the coming years. Though the ranking position of these richest producers of the Bollywood industry may change throughout the years, their names remain in the top most list for decades.