That smiling face of Chef Sanjeev Kapoor on television makes every dish sweeter in our kitchen. Ever smiling Sanjeev Kapoor is household name in a country where food is an integral part of our culture and history. So, it was obvious for us to be happy when he ranked high in the 2017 Forbes India Celebrity 100 list.
Sanjeev Kapoor is the only chef to be mentioned alongside Bollywood stars like Salman Khan and Shah Rukh Khan, cricketers like Virat Kohli and Sachin Tendulkar in the 2017 Forbes India Celebrity 100 list.
Kapoor has captured 34th rank this year with an overall earning of Rs 24.85 crores, higher than stars like Sonakshi Sinha (45) and Kareena Kapoor Khan (47), as well as authors like Amish Tripathi and Chetan Bhagat. Last year he was at 73rd position, and before that he wasn’t even on the list.
This huge improvement is a direct result of his gross earnings as well as his constant presence in high-profile events–like the World Food India 2017, where he cooked a record-breaking khichdi. India is happy for Sanjeev Kapoor’s high ranking because it is a boost in morale for other chefs in India who are finally receiving the public attention they deserve.