Bollywood star Shahrukh Khan has been named the most powerful celebrity of 2013 by Forbes India for the second time in a row. The 48-year-old actor has conquered the Top 100 celebrity list with the help of his popularity and earnings from his mega hit film Chennai Express this year.
Indian cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni moved up from the third spot last year and has come in at the number two spot with his immense popularity and endorsement deals. Bollywood star Salman Khan slipped from his second position last year and earned the third spot in the list. They are followed by Sachin Tendulkar at number 4, and megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who retained his position, completing the top five on the list. Bachchan is followed by Bollywood action star Akshay Kumar, who has come in at number 6.
There have been two exits from the top 10 this time. Actress Kareena Kapoor and swashbuckling cricketer Virendra Sehwag have made way for actors Ranbir Kapoor at number 8 and Hrithik Roshan at number 10. Cricketer Virat Kohli is the youngest celebrity to make it to the top 10 this year. Katrina Kaif is the only woman who has made it to the Top 10. Nearly a fourth of the list in 2013 comprises newcomers. The notable ones include Ravindra Jadeja (28), Shikhar Dhawan (39), Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy (52), Ranveer Singh (66), Prakash Jha (67). Superstar Kamal Haasan didn't make it to list the last year, but the controversy and success of his film Vishwaroopam ensured he was in at number 47. Sridevi has also made it to the list at 73rd spot.