Shah Rukh Khan – Kajol, Salman Khan – Katrina Kaif, Ranveer Singh – Deepika Padukone: A look at the record breaking jodis at the box office
Over the past few years we have seen several actor-actress jodis share screen space and break several box office records. But there are some iconic jodis like that of Shah Rukh Khan–Kajol, Salman Khan–Katrina Kaif, Shah Rukh Khan-Deepika Padukone, Akshay Kumar-Katrina Kaif, Ajay Devgn-Kareena Kapoor Khan, Ranveer Singh-Deepika Padukone and several others, who are irreplaceable. These jodis have not only set the silver screen on fire with their fantastic performances and irresistible chemistry, but also by raking in large amounts of moolah at the ticket windows. But which jodi is the biggest draw at the box office? Well, we took a look at all the films that these jodis have been a part of, together, and pitted them against each other. But who emerged as the winner? It’s none other than Shah Rukh Khan and Deepika Padukone. But who comes after them? Well, read on!
# Shah Rukh Khan – Deepika Padukone
Box Office Collections: Rs 510 crore
Deepika Padukone made her Bollywood debut alongside Shah Rukh Khan in Om Shanti Om and since then there has been no looking back for this leggy lass. The duo has worked together in Chennai Express and Happy New Year too, delivering their biggest hits till date. But what makes their jodi so successful? Well it’s their raw appeal and sizzling chemistry. With three films together, the jodi has raked in Rs 510 crore at the box office till now, making them the top draw at the box office.
# Shah Rukh Khan – Kajol
Box Office Collections: Rs 438 crore
SRK and Kajol’s jodi is the most iconic one in Indian cinema. From their bonding to their chemistry and ease of acting with one another – the duo has always impressed one and all. In fact, their iconic movie – Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge even runs in cinemas today. But how much have they raked in at the box office till now? It’s a staggering amount of Rs 428 crore. Having starred in seven films, namely, Baazigar, Karan Arjun, Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge, Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham, My Name Is Khan and Dilwale – they sure are a crowd favourite. (ALSO READ – These candid pictures of Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol from the Kolkata International Film Festival are priceless)
# Ajay Devgn – Kareena Kapoor Khan
Box Office Collections: Rs 422 crore
Ajay Devgn and Kareena Kapoor Khan’s jodi is one of the cutest ones yet. Their electric chemistry in films like Golmaal Returns and Singham Returns has won everyone’s hearts. And having worked in 7 films – LOC Kargil, Yuva, Omkara, Golmaal Returns, Golmaal 3, Satyagraha and Singham Returns, the jodi has managed to rake in Rs 422 crore till now and take third place in our box office rankings.
# Aamir Khan – Anushka Sharma
Box Office Collections: Rs 340 crore
In fourth place comes the unusual pair of Anushka Sharma and Aamir Khan, who have done just one film till date, but broken several box office records. They won everyone’s hearts with their stellar performance in this touching tale of an alien stranded on earth. Starring in PK, the duo have raked in Rs 340 crore together at the box office.
# Salman Khan Katrina Kaif
Box Office Collections: Rs 309 crore
This former couple is one of our favourite jodis ever. Not only do they look sizzling hot on screen, but their action and romantic films have also impressed one and all. Paired together in four films – Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya, Partner, Yuvvraaj and Ek Tha Tiger, the jodi has raked in Rs 309 crore at the box office till now. With their next, Tiger Zinda Hai just around the corner, we are sure the jodi might easily cross the Rs 600 crore mark together and be the first one to do so in the history of Indian cinema. (ALSO READ – Swag Se Karenge Sab Ka Swagat song teaser: Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif are ready to get your heart racing – watch video)
# Ranveer Singh – Deepika Padukone
Box Office Collection: Rs 300 crore
This B-town couple has worked in two Sanjay Leela Bhansali films till date and we have to say they have stolen our hearts. Not only are they a sight to behold on the silver screen, but their stunning performances are second to none. Having worked together in Goliyon Ki Rasleela…Ram-Leela and Bajirao Mastani, the jodi has raked in Rs 300 crore till date. With their upcoming movie, Padmavati, set to hit the screens, we are sure the jodi might cross the Rs 500 crore mark soon.
# Akshay Kumar – Katrina Kaif
Box Office Collections: Rs 298 crore
Akshay Kumar and Katrina Kaif make for one of the most adorable jodis on the silver screen. They have delivered several hits, including Singh Is Kinng, Welcome and several others, but they find themselves in the 7th spot. The jodi has raked in Rs 298 crore at the box office through six films together.
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