10 Highest Tax Payers in Bollywood

From demonetizing high value notes to nabbing tax evaders, Indian government has tried its whole bag of tricks to encourage people to pay their taxes honestly, but still there are millions of people who do not abide by rules and avoid paying their true tax liabilities. But then there are our Bollywood celebrities also who do not shirk paying their taxes on time and hence set a precedent which all high income people do need to follow. Let’s find out which celeb disbursed the maximum amount of money as advance tax for the fiscal year 2016.

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10KAREENA KAPOOR (Rs. 2.20 CRORE)

 
 

Kareena Kapoor, who recently became a proud mother to a baby boy, is one of the busiest Bollywood actresses. Her films and endorsement assignments just don’t keep her busy round the clock but also yield profits in crores. Known world over for essaying a wide spectrum of characters in her career, the beautiful actress paid around Rs. 2. 20 crores as advance tax in 2016 and came at the tenth position in the list of top ten highest tax payers in Bollywood.

Kareena has been entertaining the audience since she debuted with JP Dutta’s war film ‘Refugee’ in 2000 and then starred in a number of successful movies, some of the most prominent ones being ‘Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham…’, ‘Chameli’, ‘Jab We Met’, ‘Omkara’, ‘3 Idiots’, ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’ and many more. Over the period of time, her market value as an entertainer has increased manifold. Many renowned companies from all over the world die to sign her up as the face of their consumer brands.

In 2016, apart from featuring in several big brands, Kareena appeared in two films, ‘Ki & Ka’ and ‘Udta Punjab’. Both the films were starkly different from each other in almost every sphere. One dealt with the theme of quashing gender stereotypes whereas the second one talked about the substance issue in the state of Punjab. Both the movies were received well by the critics as well the audience and went on to do excellent business.

Currently, Kareena is enjoying the bliss of motherhood. She will next be seen in ‘Veere Di Wedding’. But no matter whether or not she is doing a film, the actress remains much in demand and news throughout the year.

TRIVIA: In the year 2007 Kareena Kapoor became the only actress to be featured among “The Highest Tax Payers of 2006–07. .

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After finishing my post graduation in Mass Communication & Journalism from Guru Gobind Singh Indraprasth University, New Delhi, I tried my best to settle down in the national capital with a copywriting job in hand, but my profound fascination for films and a penchant for writing about them landed me in the maximum city, Mumbai. Now, I work as an Entertainment Journalist who loves to lose himself in films, books and old Bollywood melodies, especially sung by the legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar. If you want to get in touch with him, feel free to send a sweet message on mohnishmania@gmail.com.

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