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SRK and Kareena top yet another chart

Bollywood stars Shah Rukh Khan and Kareena Kapoor left behind a brigade of other celebrities in popularity to top the 'Bollywood Barometer' ranked by a popular site.

entertainment Updated: May 04, 2010 16:36 IST
Sneha Mahale

srkEBay India announced its latest edition of the eBay Bollywood Barometer. The barometer gauges celebrity popularity on the basis of the number of celebrity-related products available for sale on the website.

Shah Rukh Khan tops the list amongst the actors followed by Akshay Kumar and John Abraham. The new crop of actors like Abhay Deol, Imran Khan, Ranbir Kapoor and Shahid Kapoor are in the top 25 but trail far behind.

Kareena Kapoor leads amongst the actresses followed by Rani Mukherjee and Aishwarya Rai. Surprisingly, relative newbies like Kites actress Barbara Mori and Slumdog Millionaire star Freida Pinto too find a place on the list.

It is also interesting to note that several old timers also find a place on the list. Deepa Thomas, senior manager-corporate communications and pop culture, eBay India, says, “Dev Anand is number 11. Vinod Khanna and Dimple Kapadia too find a mention. And some of these guys have not even had a release recently. I think that says something about Indian audiences and the high recall value some of the yesteryears stars still command.”

The top actors and actresses have been chosen on the basis of the interest their memorabilia and collectibles have on the site. The range of products vary from movie memorabilia like film magazine covers, DVDs, posters, LPs, dolls, press booklets, lobby cards to actual movies and books purchases.

Talking about the list, Thomas adds, “eBay has always been into pop culture and in India, pop culture means films and cricket. This is just another initiative and part of an on-going process to stay connected with Indian audiences.”

Top 25 actors

Following is the ranking for the actors as per live listings:

1 Shah Rukh Khan 2047
2 Akshay Kumar 1390
3 John Abraham 1184
4 Salman Khan 966
5 Sanjay Dutt 954
6 Amitabh Bachchan 675
7 Aamir Khan 583
8 Saif Ali Khan 562
9 Ajay Devgn 507
10 Abhishek Bachchan 402
11 Dev Anand 277
12 Shahid Kapoor 242
13 Hrithik Roshan 171
14 Sunny Deol 164
15 Vinod Khanna 161
16 Ranbir Kapoor 161
17 Vivek Oberoi 159
18 Rishi Kapoor 124
19 Imran Khan 153
20 Fardeen Khan 90
21 Abhay Deol 53
22 Kunal Kapoor 35
23 Emraan Hashmi 27
24 Rahul Bose 25
25 Mahadevan 20

Top 25 actresses

Following is the ranking for the actresses as per live listings:

1 Kareena Kapoor 777
2 Rani Mukherjee 732
3 Aishwarya Rai 590
4 Kajol 555
5 Preity Zinta 498
6 Madhuri Dixit 493
7 Katrina Kaif 458
8 Priyanka Chopra 430
9 Deepika Padukone 368
10 Shilpa Shetty 349
11 Bipasha Basu 344
12 Juhi Chawla 342
13 Rekha 264
14 Lara Dutta 262
15 Vidya Balan 227
16 Urmila Matondkar 201
17 Sushmita Sen 190
18 Dimple Kapadia 124
19 Esha Deol 64
20 Kangana Ranaut 44
21 Dia Mirza 44
22 Genelia D’Souza 42
23 Barbara Mori 31
24 Freida Pinto 20
25 Sameera Reddy 16