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Vijay tops Kollywood actors in Forbes India Celebrity 100

Apr 15 (): Vijay tops Kollywood actors in Forbes India Celebrity 100 list for the year 2012.

Forbes India Celebrity 100 is an annual list compiled and published by Forbes magazine in which 100 most powerful celebrities of the year are compiled taking into account their income, Google hits, fan base, press clips and magazine covers.

Ilayathalapathy Vijay has topped the Kollywood actors in the latest Forbes India Celebrity list for 2012. Among the Kollywood actors featuring in the list,

Vijay tops the list at number 28,

Suriya at number 43,

Ajith at number 61 and

Vikram at number 67.

Two sets of ranks are awarded to each celebrity based on their earnings and popularity –one is Money Rank and the other is Fame Rank.

Kollywood actors who have made it to the prestigious list – rank-wise:

Kollywood Actor

Overall rank Total earnings in 2012 (In Crores) Money rank

Fame Rank

Vijay 28 38.46 17 52
Suriya 43 35.75 18 98
Ajith Kumar 61 14 41 77
Vikram 67 20.45 29 99

The surprise element was Superstar Rajinikanth has not made it to the Forbes India Celebrity top 100 list for the year 2012.

Son of film director and producer SA Chandrasekhar, Vijay made his debut as a lead actor in the 1992 film Naalaya Theerpuand has since then starred in 54 films as a lead actor, in various genres,the most recent one being Thuppaki

Vijay’s last film Thuppaki, an action-thriller directed by AR Murugadoss collected about 180 crores at domestic box office,making it Vijay’s biggest grossing film ever.

Bollywood Superstar Shah Rukh Khan topped the  Forbes India list with a  Money Rank of 1 and Fame Rank of 3, Salman Khan came in at the second spot while Indian Cricket Team captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni came in at No.3 spot (Courtesy: wikenews.com).