Top 10 Actors & Actresses according to Times Celebex

The following rating index is based on several measurable parameters, including the stars' Box Office performance, their ability to stay in the news across print, TV and online; their brand endorsement, and their popularity among fans on the Internet and social media. For more visit

[img_assist|nid=254184|title=Number 1|desc=Salman Khan: Bollywood ka reigning king finished first with the highest T Score, due to his superhits Dabangg, Ready, Bodyguard and his latest `190+ crore grosser Ek Tha Tiger. Further, Bigg Boss added to Tiger Khan. He is the highest searched actor on the Internet with 1.1 cr searches, and a superstar of the social media. Bas ek hi hai Salman!
Kareena Kapoor: From her stunning looks to her I-care-a-damn attitude, Kareena Kapoor makes it to the number one position. Ra.One and Bodyguard were massive box office grossers. Heroine saw a good opening at the BO. She endorses 32 brands, and her highly-publicised wedding to Chhote Nawab Saif Ali Khan made it to the headlines of all media, taking her visibility to an absolute high. She has two of the most powerful surnames attached to hers. Her impressive box office performance and the media frenzy surrounding her marriage has given her a disproportionate score for September. Let's see how the new Begum holds on at the box office post her marriage.|link=node|align=left|width=650|height=509]

[img_assist|nid=254185|title= Number 2|desc=Akshay Kumar: Khiladiyon ke Khiladi Akshay Kumar is a smashing hit with his films Housefull 2, Rowdy Rathore and his September release OMG! Oh My God. Plus, the 40 brands he endorses gets him this position.
Katrina Kaif: Breathtakingly beautiful Katrina Kaif has a midas touch at the box office. Ek Tha Tiger's BO success, her 25 brand endorsements, and the buzz around her upcoming release Jab Tak Hai Jaan, keeps her buzzing too.|link=node|align=left|width=650|height=507]

[img_assist|nid=254186|title=Number 3|desc=Shahrukh Khan: The Bollywood Baadshah rules the brands endorsements arena with the 20 big brands he is the ambassador of. The buzz around Jab Tak Hai Jaan and Yash Chopra's 80th birthday celebrations, gave him high PR buzz in September. While Akshay Kumar makes it to the Number 2 slot ahead of Shah Rukh, SRK's upcoming film Jab Tak Hai Jaan is likely to shake up the January T Score.
Priyanka Chopra: Drop-dead gorgeous Priyanka Chopra got a high BO score with Don 2, Agneepath and Barfi! being in the `100 cr club. With her 25 brand endorsements, she gives competition to her male co-stars.|link=node|align=left|width=650|height=420]

[img_assist|nid=254187|title=Number 4|desc=Ranbir Kapoor: The handsome Ranbir is not just a good actor but has also entered the 100 cr club with Barfi!. His seven A-list endorsements and his endless link-ups keep him buzzing always.
Bipasha Basu: Dusky and super-sexy Bipasha Basu got a new lease of life with her recent high-on-sex-and-horror film Raaz 3. The buzz around her film and her brand endorsements kept her in the headlines.|link=node|align=left|width=650|height=491]

[img_assist|nid=254188|title=Number 5|desc=Amitabh Bachchan: The iconic megastar, at 70, still endorses 22 big brands. His unbeaten show KBC and his social networking following makes him a favourite both with his audience and the media.
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan: The global diva remains the first choice for brand endorsements of high-end products. The curiosity around her daughter Aaradhya took her internet search to an all-time high on the net with 1.93 cr searches in September. Aishwarya has made it to the top 10 despite not scoring on the box office for the last two years as she is enjoying motherhood. Her September T Score is on account of her brand endorsements and her daughter Aaradhya, due to which she had a high media presence in the month of September. We wonder how long it would take for Aaradhya to replace her mother.|link=node|align=left|width=650|height=419]

[img_assist|nid=254189|title=Number 6|desc=Emraan Hashmi: Bollywood's serial kisser Emraan Hashmi has now become a big single-screen grosser. With Raaz 3 being a hit both at the box office and in terms of marketing, he remained in the news in September. For all the brand marketeers who think that Emraan Hashmi is just the kissie guy, please wake up. He is 6th on the T Score rankings.
Sonakshi Sinha: Sona, the girl with the mast-mast nain, has come like a breath of fresh air in B-Town, and her BO track record, with hits like Dabangg and Rowdy Rathore, validates that. She knows how to keep herself on the right side of the media.|link=node|align=left|width=650|height=489]

[img_assist|nid=254190|title=Number 7|desc=Ajay Devgn: The intense action hero Ajay Devgn has given two 100 cr+ hits with Singham and Bol Bachchan. His upcoming film Son Of Sardaar and his role as the sutradhar in a TV mythological epic show has generated enough PR in September.
Vidya Balan: The versatile Vidya Balan has a string of hits under her belt — No One Killed Jessica, The Dirty Picture and Kahaani. She's the third most popular B-Town actress on the Internet, with 98 lakh searches in the month of September!|link=node|align=left|width=650|height=592]

[img_assist|nid=254191|title=Number 8|desc= Saif Ali Khan: Cocktail earned the dashing Chhote Nawab a lot at the box office. His 10 brand endorsements get him high visibility across media. To add, his highly-anticipated wedding to Kareena Kapoor kept him in the spotlight. Saif has made it to the top 10 thanks to his brand endorsements and his marriage to Kareena Kapoor which got him disproportionate PR in September. We will wait and watch to see if the Chhote Nawab can retain his position in the top 10 next time.
Deepika Padukone: Cocktail earned Deepika a lot of accolades and T Score points. Plus, attending ex-boyfriend Ranbir Kapoor's birthday and bagging Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Ram Leela kept her in the headlines.|link=node|align=left|width=650|height=472]

[img_assist|nid=254192|title=Number 9|desc=Aamir Khan: Mr Perfectionist has only done Dhobi Ghat in the past 2 years. But, his popularity on social media — 29 lakh followers on Twitter and 53 lakh on Facebook, and the PR buzz around Talaash and Dhoom 3 have kept his visibility high. Aamir remains the undefeated box office king with 3 Idiots being the highest grosser to date. But, since box office data was considered for the last two years and 3 Idiots was released three years back, Aamir didn't get points on that key parameter. But, since Talaash is on its way, everyone should watch out.
Anushka Sharma: The charming Anushka has a good BO record with hits like Band Baaja Baaraat and Ladies VS Ricky Bahl. Her 10 brand endorsements and her role in Jab Tak Hai Jaan kept her buzzing. Jab Tak Hai Jaan is round the corner and may take Ms Sharma's T Score up a few notches.|link=node|align=left|width=650|height=494]

[img_assist|nid=254193|title=Number 10|desc=Hrithik Roshan: The runaway success of Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara and Agneepath keeps the perfectly sculpted Hrithik a box office favourite. The buzz around Krrish 3 is keeping him in the news too.
Asin: Sexy siren from the south, Asin, has only done five films in her Bollywood career, but three of those — Ready, Housefull 2 and Bol Bachchan - have grossed `100 cr at the BO! She also knows how to keep in the news. Don't be surprised that she is in the top 10. The lady has a great box office record thanks to all her co-star Khans. Let's see how long Asin can hold her spot in the top 10.|link=node|align=left|width=650|height=482]

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akshay kumar is the best actor in bollywood

king khan is always king

varun dhawan to be on top

where is rani ????????????????????????????????????







emaraan hashmi is so underrated

where is rani in this list

akshay kumar is the times celebex no :1

Oh my, Hrithik Roshan is so underrated in his own country!

If Aamir Khan is a genius of acting performance (there is no living contender in his generation for him!), Hrithik Roshan is a genius of committed hard work!
Have you media people forgotten Koi... mil gaya? Jodhaa Akbar? Guzaarish? Kites? We are not talking fan-following or body building here, but method acting!

I am abashed that the Hindi media fail to recognise that and, instead, go for BO collections! In no other cinema industry but in India do you get such stupid ratings based on money rackings!

The day media grow up and stop being blinded by money and this friendy-feudish business with actors, well, it will be a giant step for the seventh art in India...

superb salman deserve this position we love you

hi this is danish & I'm diehard friend of Emraan hashmi since the movie of his (murder). This guy has connecting power, where he's apply 2 the audience. Now he is the no: 6, but after 2 or 3 years far u see him no: 1 position.wish u all the best Emmi.

we love emmiii, becoz of all ab't this is superb. Despite lolz

we love emmiii, becoz of all ab't this is superb. Despite lolz

we love emmiii

hi this is danish & I'm diehard friend of Emraan hashmi since the movie of his (murder). This guy has connecting power, where he's apply 2 the audience. Now he is the no: 6, but after 2 or 3 years far u see him no: 1 position.wish u all the best Emmi.

KAREENA is the BEST!!!!! Aishwarya really shouldnt be on this list

There is a guy who writing same bull shit that pc should be no.1
But dear pc was never no.1 she cant be no.1 or she will never be no.1 until kareena and katrina r in the industry

I hope u got the answer

Kareena & katrina r the most popular

Best kareena kareena kareena kareena

Best Salman salman salman salman salman salman

Best srk srk srk srk srk srk srk srk srk srk srk

Best ranbir ranbir ranbir. ranbir ranbir

Other r just waste of time for example priyanka, deepika hrithik

Kareena no.1 so happy :) Keep it up bebo
Dont give that place to other

Guys relax!! If they don't have problems then why'd have so many problems

i think salman, srk amir kareena katrina r the most popular actors
They r the main actors right now in bollywood

Hahaha i love it how people getting jelouse bcz their fav actors r not on no.1 position.....

Salman and kareena rules bollywod

priyanka deserves huge applause n no 1 spot here..i really don't care about others....but after looking at this list,i can say,dumb public like to watch BAD people..

@Mon, 2012-10-29 06:59 — Anonymous

lolss....after writing such a big FALSE comments,u seem so brain washed, n i'm sure u had commeted suicide till now,u desperate loser...pc n kat are the BEST,kat for her charm n pc for 'complete package'.............she is a ROCKSTAR....

priyanka deserves not only to be no 1 but also NATIONAL AWARD for everything watever she does....she is truly talented n u my peeceelicious...........keep rocking,u won the world with ur act as jhilmil n ur AWESOME song' IN MY CITY...'muahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

people searches for salman alot because of his crimes in some period of his life, he was in spot of light because of that, but still the search results on google does not refer to the number of people who searched for some one atall. I t refers to how many times his name was in media topics........./

Bebo cant be at no 1 position. That belongs to pc.. No 2 is correct. 3 should be vidya. 4 and 5 should be bebo and deepika.


bips should be #1 and deepika #2 and sonakshi #3 and trash rai should not be here, she's fat old retired hag

Ash still the most searched star.... commendable for someone who dint have a movie release in more than 2 years. shes a true megastar just like her pa

@Mon, 2012-10-29 00:34 — tina7

u get out of this world....damn...pc should be no 1.remeber her dialogue:
"success ki baatein woh losers kyun karte hain jinhonen success kabhi dekha hi nahin hai???"
u made me to repeat this awesome fact for u loser,now hide ur face n never come here.u can't stand anywhere btw!!!!haha..

amitabh and ash together as always

omgggggggg.....look at desperately bips,bebo are trying to prove this fake list 'correct'.i like none of them....priyanka,katrina,vidya,anushka far better than them.and hrithik & amir are of course onlt talented actors here,also ranbir..

Aamir, Hrithik, Ajay, Vidya, and Asin seriously deserves a higher ranking

SRK and his keep

yaaaaaaa..bips must b @ #1...not # 4

bips is the best..she must be # 1

wah wah Bebo #1, she did it again.
Haters are gonna commit suicide for sure-as they have no brains, simply brain washed.
Agree Vidya should be above Kat and PC.

good.. BIPASHA BASU rocks. without any khan boyfriend and any khan's 4 am friend she has made it to # 4 an her own..

thanks times for including Bipasha @ # 4..she deserves it.. Bipasha with no bollywood connetion and no bollywood hero ki 4 am friend, still has managed to stay at the top list on her own..thats wat i call an actor with personality..Bipasha congrats for making it to # 4

bipasha has made me proud..unlike katrina, how gets salman's help or kareena how's from kapoor family or priyanka ( i am not sure weather she is SRK's keep or watever relationship they share ) working with SRK, always gets help from to stay on top. However Bipasha never worked with any of these khan's however she has still made it to top list without any khan support.. this is an good examlpe for todays women that they can be sucessful in life without any male support.. Bipasha is today's true woman..

it's great to c bipasha made it to # 4... she deserves it.. without any support from any khan she has managed to be on top with kareena and priyanka..this is a real achievement..can u imagine katrina in bollywood without salman ???????? be honest

m so happy for bipasha..without any khan or kapoor help she has managed to stay at top on her own.. she is the real woman of today..she is the right example for today's woman who beleive they can't serview without a man..i ma happy she has made it to to 4..

bebo,no 1?noooooooo......nakoooooooooo....nahiiiiiiiiiiiii.........pc or kat should be there....pc,for sure (for her talent,popularity and her interesting style)..but damn not pathetic bebo.

Why is Vidya Balan at 7th spot.. She deserves to b atleast in Top 3 spots.. So for me this poll is a total nonsense nd nothin else!

kkk was bullshit in heroin,such a pathetic acting....priyanka deserves all appreciations for her jhilmil acting.she is the BEST,in current time.kkk is just overhyped by b-town jelouse desperate people n stupid confused media...nothing else..accept the truth or else get for amir n hrithik's postions...i can only laugh on such list.

@Sun, 2012-10-28 17:13 — Anonymous


@Sun, 2012-10-28 13:56 — Anonymous

so u r kareena..haha..this list is nothing but joke...amir,hrithik are much bigger star n better actors than most of them,you go away kareena...

kareena at no 1? after the disastrous heroine? this girl sure knows how to bribe her way through even insignificant polls

Can't believe Bipasha is so high. She's got only one recent hit in her belt, Raaz 3, and even though she's a great actress putting her so high is nonsense. Vidya should be in the top 5, and Anushka was pretty damn good in Band Baaja Baaraat and Ladies Vs. Ricky Bahl, even though the latter didn't have a good storyline. What's up with this list? Definitely not accurate...

Katrina before Priyanka!?!!!!! BOLLYWOOD SUCKS. BIAS BS

Sun, 2012-10-28 07:44 — Pinkvilla_boy

Agree with Kareena's position being no 1 as for men i wanted Ranbir to be at top as for ASH i want her to be at no 3 Rest are OK!!!
OMG!! is this Pinkvilla_boy you wanted ASH to be at no.3 !! i can't believe

Sun, 2012-10-28 23:07 — srk_fangirl
I new this was coming...*sighs*
Just because akshAy gave three hits this year doesn't make him bigger star that SRK, Aamir or hrithik. If that was the case than ranbir kapoor, aish, big B etc doesnt even deserve to be on that list... Right?
vidya gave three back to back hits without having any big male star in her movies....doesn't she deserve the no. 1 spot?
I didn't say that SRK needs to be on akshay's place....stop picking on me because of my user name... I thought u were one of the few matured ppl one pinkvilla but I was wrong...u r too a teenage fanboy who loves to bash other stars fans at any given opportunity, especially SRK fans!
When was I bashing you? Did I point you out in my previous post? You surely seem to do that on me in ur last para!
Anyways this poll wasn't about who is a bigger star.It was about popularity this year.AK had 4 releases so more hype,more internet searches. SRK had no films this year so less internet searches,less popularity.Simple logic.
P.S I am not a big fan of SRK Or Akshay Kumar . I was in a coma for one week after I saw 'Tees Maar Khan' and '' back to back.

Top? in what? Joke joke joke

Where the hell is asin's ghajini not in the list.... remember the beginning of it all!!!

PERFECT LIST but would have been better if they would have kept that Priyanka Chopra out of top 10...can't stand her....

It's obviously a popularity contest.

Times has really lost it.. that Jitesh Pillai, who manages Filmfare is taking it to the dumps... half of the people in this list can't act.. Akshay, Salman, Katrina, Sonakshi, KAreena.. don't act. they just ham...
Yucky list..

To the anon talking of Sridevi - Sridevi did one art filmlike role. She or Juhi just come and go as the hero's sister or mother. They won't be in the race. The race is about mainstream actors who have real roles from real production houses not the ones who remain in the media without having any roles for 5 years

how is emran so high up? i mean wtf hrithik at #10. theres no way after the huge success of znmd and agneepath. and bipasha seriously. how is she at #4 with deepika,vidya below her? and what is sonakshi doing there. all her films are hits because of her male co-stars. this list is a joke.

Biggest joke of the year!

haha pathetic srk fan, this is what you get.

Agree. Nonsense!
Where is Sri Devi?

OVERACTIVE PR MACHINES of downmarket stars.

Was shocked to see Hrithik's position thought he was gonna be in top 5. Bip and Akshay rank so high OMG bullshit!!

Nonsense list! Ajay or Saif ahead of Aamir & Hrithik? Aamir was in national & international media due to Satyamev Jayate also. Still his rank so low? Hrithik on #10?? Come on! Even his ads & print media campaigns attract more attention than Ajays or Saifs! It's a joke list!

Vidya Balan should be in top 3 & not so low ranked! She's become benchmark of success among female actors!

This list seems to be more about PR than actual clout of stars!


*does moonwalk for bipasha* she slayed this year! :D

are u guys forgetting That kareena has the ultimate star power? Anything she does or say is news. Not because of her wedding but also because of her movie Heroine and the buzz it created. People calling it a lie just because their fav actress isnt number one? Why should Pc be no 1 because she had a hit and also because of her awful autotuned single? and she thinks she is all that and that there is no one like her?

Biggest joke of the year!

@Sun, 2012-10-28 10:09 — Anonymous


agree with the top 3 for both actor and actress. But the rest of this list seems so unfair to me. How can Hrithik be at no 10 after superhit films like ZNMD and Agneepath?? he deserves higher spot period!! and Aamir at no 9 is just a joke for me! like WTF! and how come Bipasha Basu ranked higher than Deepika and Vidya???? I'm sorry but she's an almost forgotten actress if not because of Raaz3 which was a hit just because Emraan Hashmi was in it. Vidya, Deepika and Anushka should be above her and Sonakshi!


does this list put the names according to fans following and popularity then impossible to be this true for actors and for actresses too despite being fans of salman and kareena.

is this for real ?????? WTF ?
Shahrukh in no.3 !!!!!! and Slamn in no. 1 ? please tell me they are very damn serious
and Sonakshi in no. 6 and Anushka in no. 9 ? whyyyyyy ?
They order them according to boxoffice, impossible to be this order according to popularity. how come salman and akshay be before shahrukh khan and how come shahrukh khan be before amitab in terms of popularity?

Akshay has given three hits this year... Housefull 2, Rowdy Rathore,OMG.. Just 1 flop i.e Joker . Just cuz SRK is below him doesn't mean that you can negate his success! Last year had been bad for SRK, grossed 100 crore but its budget was 150 crore.
I new this was coming...*sighs*
Just because akshAy gave three hits this year doesn't make him bigger star that SRK, Aamir or hrithik. If that was the case than ranbir kapoor, aish, big B etc doesnt even deserve to be on that list... Right?
vidya gave three back to back hits without having any big male star in her movies....doesn't she deserve the no. 1 spot?
I didn't say that SRK needs to be on akshay's place....stop picking on me because of my user name... I thought u were one of the few matured ppl one pinkvilla but I was wrong...u r too a teenage fanboy who loves to bash other stars fans at any given opportunity, especially SRK fans!

lol at srk

My Aish will continue leading till thy kingdom come

it' s not list...its the joke of this month....have a good laugh......hasooooooooooooooooooo........hahahahaahahahahh

kuch b..hatttt

BS only BS!

Agree with salman's position being no 1 as for women i wanted priyanka to be no1

@Sun, 2012-10-28 10:54 — Anonymous

thank god,at least one such smart person is here!!!

Kareena is looking fierce, and so sexy

Agree with salman's position being no 1 as for womn i wanted pryanka chopra

I wasted my time reading this crap, but thanks for the laughs.

Aamir at 9. Okay. Good joke. .... NOT!

the list was made by Times based on net searches and their popularity on social networking sites.. this method may be the first substantial rating index for bollywood..and it is for the month of September only.. so saif and kareena being there is justified due to the news of their wedding.. we will see the next list in JAN 2013 they had written i SRK with JTHJ might make it to top.. there was no voting so this list is very reliable.. i have always disliked the idea of calling an actor/actress most popular just coz a handful of people voted..

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