Forbes has come out with its much discussed Celebrity list for 2015. The list has 2 levels of rankings. One based on earnings and the other based on fame. The final rankings are a combination of both. Shah Rukh tops the final list in 2015 nationally with an income of Rs 257 cr. He tops the income list but is at No 4 in the fame list. Amitabh Bachhan tops the fame list but is No 3 overall.
As far as South Indians are concerned, Deepika Padukone tops the final list at No 9, Rohit Sharma is at 12 ( He is a Telugu, if you did not know it), AR Rahman is at 14, Ravichandran Ashwin is at 31, Aishwarya Rai is at 34 and Mahesh Babu is at 36. In terms of income alone Mahesh Babu is at rank 13 and the only South Indian ahead of him is Deepika Padukone at 11.
Among South India film heroes though, Mahesh babu tops at rank 36. Telugu superstars Chiranjeevi and his son Ram Charan ( and also top Tamil reigning stars Ajith and Vijay) do not feature in the top 100 final list. Mahesh Babu is closely followed by Dhanush at 37, Allu Arjun at 42, Kamla Hasan at 46, Tamil comedian Santhanam at 52, Kajal Agarwal at 58, Shruti Hasan at 61, Rajnikanth at 69, Suriya 71, Ravi Teja at 74, Prabhas at 77 and Arya is at 80.