Amitabh Bachchan To Alia Bhatt: Bollywood Celebrities Featured In 100 Most Powerful Indians

IE 100 The most powerful Indians, Shah Rukh Khan and Alia Bhatt climb the ranks. Karan Johar and Amitabh Bachchan feature in the list

A fresh year, a fresh roster, and a few well-known figures demonstrating their artistic power. The IE 100: Most Powerful Indians 2024 list includes several prominent figures from the Indian entertainment sector, including megastar Amitabh Bachchan, superstar Shah Rukh Khan, actor Alia Bhatt, and filmmaker Karan Johar.

Shah Rukh Khan, rank 27 (previous rank 50)

After a five-year hiatus, Shah Rukh Khan returned at the age of 58. He starred in three films that grossed over Rs 2,600 crore at the international box office. For the celebrity, who possesses more than 44 million X followers, it was all about the figures. Khan’s return with Pathaan restored the prestige of Hindi film after the epidemic, despite backlash on social media. With his subsequent picture, Jawan, which continues to be the biggest-grossing Hindi film ever, he once again raised the bar. (Read More: Year-Ender: From Ranbir’s Animal To Deepika’s Debacle, Check Out Top Bollywood Controversies In 2023)

Alia Bhatt- rank 79 (previous rank 99)

Alia Bhatt, who is now a producer and businesswoman in addition to a performer, had a landmark year in 2023 when she successfully juggled a commercial appearance in Rocky Aur Rani Kii Prem Kahani with her worldwide premiere of Heart of Stone, the Netflix spy thriller. In addition, it was the year she won her first National Award for her outstanding portrayal of Gangubai Kathiawadi’s main character.

Karan Johar- rank 97

Those who were ready to write obituaries for family dramas and romantic comedies were proven wrong by Karan Johar. With Rocky Aur Rani Kii Prem Kahani, the 51-year-old director showcased his remarkable comeback in a year of dominating action films. Johar received a great deal of praise for the movie, which also became successful at the box office.

With Dharma 2.0, Johar juggles several roles as director, writer, producer, talent show judge, and talk show host. He also dabbled in advertising. While Dharma Cornerstone Agency is developing fresh talent, Dharmatic Entertainment is only focused on over-the-top material. Johar was meanwhile working on season eight of his fan-favourite programme, Koffee With Karan, which, predictably, sparked several internet debates.

Amitabh Bachchan- rank 99 (previous rank 87)

Amitabh Bachchan will always be the Shahenshah of the film industry; let others be the Badshahs and Sultans. With more than 200 film appearances in five decades, the 81-year-old movie star keeps redefining himself for every generation. He does this by taking on character-driven parts or by working as a game show presenter, brand ambassador, or social media icon with more than 48.8 million followers on X.

According to the 2023 Celebrity Brand Valuation Report, Bachchan’s brand is worth $79 million. The superstar is still unstoppable, as seen by the announcement of his team, Majhi Mumbai, ahead of his Indian Street Premier League (ISPL) debut. The superstar has developed a close relationship with his followers over the years, both online and offline.