Ranveer Singh surpasses Virat Kohli as the most valued Indian celebrity in 2022: Kroll report

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The Kroll report also featured Allu Arjun and Rashmika Mandanna in the top 25 list, making it the first time for a South Indian celebrity to be featured on the list.

Kroll, the independent provider of global risk and financial advisory solutions, announced today the launch of the eighth edition of its Celebrity Brand Valuation Study titled, “Beyond the Mainstream.”

The study provides a ranking of India’s most powerful celebrity brands based on brand values derived from their brand endorsement portfolios and relative social media presence. The overall brand value of the top 25 celebrities in 2022 is estimated at USD 1.6 billion (bn), an increase of 29.1% from 2021. 

Key findings of the report include:

  • Ranveer Singh becomes the most valued celebrity of 2022 with a brand value of USD 181.7 million (mn)
  • Virat Kohli secured second position with a brand value of USD 176.9 mn and Akshay Kumar stays steady at the third position with a brand value of USD 153.6 mn
  • Allu Arjun and Rashmika Mandanna feature on the top 25 list with brand values of USD 31.4 mn and USD 25.3 mn, making it the first time for a South Indian celebrity to be featured on the list
  • Olympic gold medalist Neeraj Chopra debuted with a brand value of USD 26.5 mn at No. 23 

Aviral Jain, Managing Director, Valuation Advisory Services, Kroll, said: This year’s theme ‘Beyond the Mainstream’ is driven by the stupendous rise of South Indian movie stars and sport celebrities. Notable names from the Tollywood industry, Allu Arjun and Rashmika Mandanna, were featured on the list of India’s top 25 celebrities along with India’s T20 captain Hardik Pandya and Olympic gold medalist Neeraj Chopra. Amongst the Bollywood stars, Ranveer became the most valued celebrity brand in India, given his mammoth endorsement portfolio and widening global presence. Kiara Advani, Kartik Aaryan and Sara Ali Khan were other Bollywood debutants on our top 25 list.”

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2022 has been the second successful year for South Indian movies at the box office resulting in many Tollywood faces being sought after in the advertising and media industry nationally. Further, with a splendid performance at the Olympics followed by the Commonwealth Games, Indian sports stars continue to bag several marquee endorsements benefiting because of lower competition from Bollywood stars with a limited box office collection.

Here's the list of the top 25 celebrity brands for 2022 by Kroll:

Rank (2022 Report) Celebrity Brand Value (USD mn)
1 Ranveer Singh   181.7
2 Virat Kohli 176.9
3 Akshay Kumar 153.6
4 Alia Bhatt 102.9
5 Deepika Padukone 82.9
6 MS Dhoni 80.3
7 Amitabh Bachchan 79.0
8 Sachin Tendulkar 73.6
9 Hrithik Roshan 71.6
10 Shah Rukh Khan 55.7
11 Salman Khan 54.5
12 Ranbir Kapoor 54.5
13 Rohit Sharma 49.5
13 Ayushmann Khurrana 49.5
15 Anushka Sharma 41.7
16 Kiara Advani 38.3
17 Kareena Kapoor 36.5
17 Kartik Aaryan 36.5
19 Hardik Pandya 34.8
20 Allu Arjun 31.4
21 Sara Ali Khan 28.0
21 Varun Dhawan 28.0
23 Neeraj Chopra 26.5
23 PV Sindhu  26.5
25 Rashmika Mandanna 25.3

2023 marks 25 years of Kroll’s presence in India. Kroll Advisory Private Limited is a SEBI registered Category 1 merchant banker, enabling the company to provide fair opinions and a wider range of valuation services to listed companies. In 2018, Duff & Phelps acquired Kroll, and the entire firm unified under the Kroll brand in 2020.

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