The 32-year-old Indian actress was placed fourth in the Forbes India Celebrity 100 list with her earnings reaching Rs 112.80 crore during 2018.
With no movie releases in 2017, Shah Rukh Khan, who was at the second spot on the 2017 Forbes India Celebrity list, fell out of the top 10. If that's not exciting then this will be - Deepika Padukone has moved up seven places from #11 a year ago to #4 now.
According to Forbes, this was "a lucrative year with cumulative earnings of ₹3,140.25 crores".
Priyanka Chopra slipped from last year's seventh rank to the 49th position this year, while Shah Rukh Khan slipped by 11 positions, standing at No 13 this year. It is Rajinikanth who leads among the souther celebrities and he has been placed at the 14th spot. The Bollywood superstar raked in Rs 253.25 crore during 2018.
The highest earning women celebrity in India, Deepika Padukone earns more than her co-actor Ranveer Singh, whom she married recently.
Fifteen celebrities on the list are from South India - Tamil and Telugu film industries have seven actors each, while Kerala has one.