- Shilpa Shetty
Shilpa Shetty has more than an enviable body to boast of, to cut short—her business acumen. She is notably one of the most successful businesswomen in India, and knows how to earn money, err lots of money! She has judged a couple of dance reality shows starting with Nach Baliye, Zara Nachke Dikha, Jhalak Dikhla Jaa, and had a comeback with a dance reality show for kids titled SuperDancer. She earned Rs. 14 crores from the first season. Now that’s really something!
- Madhuri Dixit
Her dancing prowess speaks for itself, and we’re not surprised that when she decided to come back in front of the screen, Madhuri Dixit chose to do it on TV as a dance show judge. We mean, who better than her? No wonder the actress was paid a whopping Rs. 1 crore per episode till the 7th season of the dance reality show.
- Hrithik Roshan
If you’re not a Hrithik fan, you probably don’t know that he is very, very particular about his finances, and doesn’t shoot even a day extra than he is paid for! So it came as no surprise when it was known that Bollywood’s Greek God would be paid Rs. 2 crore per episode(yes, episode not season!) for judging the dance reality show Just Dance. The show was a huge hit mostly because of Hrithik’s star power attached to it.
- Karan Johar
If Bollywood was a large Indian family, Karan Johar would be the aunt who loves to gossip about everyone and judge your #OOTDs, but at the same time be entertaining AF. Besides being a successful filmmaker, KJo has judged a couple of reality shows as well. And reportedly charged Rs. 10 crore for judging each season of the popular dance show—Jhalak Dikhla Jaa!
- Shahid Kapoor
It was a pleasant surprise to see Shahid Kapoor as a judge for a dance reality show, but his love and passion—not to mention his skill—in dance just made it all click perfectly. Shahid made his TV debut in 2015 with Jhalak Dikhla Jaa Reloaded and charged Rs. 1.75 crore per episode to judge the show!
- Jacqueline Fernandez
It was more shocking than surprising when Jacqueline wore the shoes of a judge when she judged the ninth season of Jhalak Dikhlaa Jaa. She is undoubtedly a skilled dancer, and her moves can totally lift up your spirits in a second, that gorgeous face helps after all! Don’t gasp with shock when we tell you she was paid Rs. 1.25 crore per episode!
- Sonakshi Sinha
She rocked the floor with her killer and flexible dance moves in every film that she has done. Everybody loves Sonakshi’s songs and definitely shake a leg to her numbers. Probably why the actress decided to cash in on it, and hopped on the ‘judge’ panel in the last season of celebrity dance reality show, Nach Baliye for which she was paid Rs. 1 crore per episode.
- Malaika Arora
TV’s favourite and hottest celebrity judge has to be—hands down—Malaika Arora. The gorgeous and super-fit actor judged India’s Got Talent and reportedly charged Rs. 1 crore per season.
- Kirron Kher
If you’re in love with this adorable Punjabi mom on-screen, we feel you. Kirron Ker is not only super-talented when it comes to acting, but is a wise businesswoman as well. Besides an occasional film or too, she minted at least Rs. 2 crore per season, when she was judging India’s Got Talent alongside Karan Johar and Malaika Arora.
- Sohail Khan
We’re glad about him making some money out of judging reality shows on TV, because let’s face it the silver screen didn’t turn out to be his best friend. Besides running his own production house, Sohail Khan judged the comedy show called Comedy Circus for few seasons alongside Archana Puran Singh, and made Rs. 3 crore per season.