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12 Most Highest Paid Hosts And Judges Of Bollywood

Bollywood stars were restricted to the big screen until they figured yet another source of income- reality TV! They channeled themselves as hosts or judges of various talent hunt shows and that really brought about an epic change in the whole process.

Not to forget they make quite the moolah from each of their TV shows.

Here we have a list of the Bollywood celebrities and how much do they each charge for the shows.

  1. Madhuri Dixit

The Dhak Dhak chose to do a second comeback (her first being the movie Aaja Nachle which was not much of a success) on TV as a judge of a dance reality show. As per reliable sources, she was getting paid a heavy 1 crore for each episode till the 7th season where she judged the show.

2. Hrithik Roshan

He judged the dance reality show Just Dance for 2 crores for each episode! Now that is a real star stud who couldn’t compromise a single penny for his everyday appearance.

3. Karan Johar

Karan Johar is the official insider of Bollywood who happens to spill the tea about everything whenever he can see the right chance. The filmmaker who often comes across hilarious on various public appearances is one of the judges of Jhalak Dikhlaa Jaa and India’s Got Talent. He has charged 10 crores for each season of Jhalak Dikhlaja.

4. Shahid Kapur

Shahid made his TV debut with Jhalak Dikhlaa Jaa and quite relevant to his skills, he turned out a very genuine motivator on the show. He charged 1.75 crores per episode of the show.

5. Jacqueline Fernandez 

A gorgeous dancer herself, Jacqueline dabbled into the role of a judge with Jhalak Dikhlaa Jaa for its ninth season. She charged a hefty 1.25 crores for each episode.

6. Shilpa Shetty Kundra

She has judged quite a few reality shows like Nach Baliye, Zara Nachke Dikha, Jhalak Dikhla Jaa, and later made a comeback with a dance reality show for kids titled SuperDancer. She charged 14 crores for its first season.

7. Sonakshi Sinha

She is known for her flexible dance moves and insiders say she managed to encash 1 crore for each episode when she sat in the judge’s seat for the latest season of Nach Baliye.

8. Malaika Arora

The super-fit Badnaam Munni charged 1 crore for each episode whenever she has judged the reality show India’s Got Talent.

9. Kirron Kher

She co-judges with Malaika Arora and Karan Johar in India’s Got Talent. Besides her movies and endorsements, she makes 2 crores an episode as her earnings.

10. Amitabh Bachchan

Except season 3, Amitabh Bachchan hosted all seasons of Kaun Banega Crorepati for which he earned between 3.5-5 crores per episode.

11. Salman Khan

He has been on TV for long, first with 10 Ka Dum where he earned 3 crores an episode as a host. Of recent times he has been hosting Bigg Boss. Till season 4 he charged 6.5 crores each episode. After that, he has gradually increased his charges resting at 8.5 crores currently.

12. Aamir Khan

Aamir Khan hosted Satyameva Jayate for which he earned 3-4 crores per episode.

These actors have really utilized their business acumen with the changing times.

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