One can often spot celebrities with their personal bodyguards in public. While Salman Khan’s bodyguard Gurmeet Singh Jolly, also known as Shera, is quite popular and reportedly gets paid Rs 2 crore a year, other stars have also been paying hefty sums for their safety.
One such bodyguard with a whopping salary is Big B Amitabh Bachchan’s personal bodyguard Jitnedra Singh. Forbes reported that Bachchan earned Rs 239.25 crore in 2019. His net worth, according to Bollywood websites, is close to Rs 3000 crore. And reports now reveal that the original don of Bollywood pays Rs 1.5 crore annually to his bodyguard Jitendra Singh.
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Jitendra apparently owns a security agency. He also personally accompanies Big B on his many outings. According to Glassdoor, the national average salary for CEO is Rs 23,41,424 per year in India. Jitendra earns much more than that.
Who is Jitendra Singh?
Jitendra Singh, as per media reports, has been Amitabh Bachchan’s bodyguard for two years. He travels with the ‘Bhoothnath’ actor constantly. When American actor and producer Elijah Wood visited India, he was provided security by Shinde
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Amitabh Bachchan, who is shooting for ‘Kaun Banega Crorepati’ currently, was seen in a movie in 2020 – ‘Gulabo Sitaabo’ with Ayushman Khurrana. He is currently awaiting the release of his upcoming thriller ‘Chehre’. The film, directed by Rumy Jafry, also stars Emraan Hashmi, Rhea Chakraborty, Krystle D’souza and Annu Kapoor in pivotal roles. Bachchan will also be seen in Ayan Mukerji directed science fiction ‘Brahmastra’. The film also stars Ranbir Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, Dimple Kapadia, Nagarjuna Akkineni and Mouni Roy in key roles. His is also lined up for Nagraj Manjule’s ‘Jhund’, Nag Ashwin’s untitled film with Prabhas and Deepika Padukone, Ajay Devgn’s ‘May Day’ and ‘Good Bye’. Amitabh Bachchan will fill in for late Rishi Kapoor in the Hindi remake of ‘The Intern’ with Deepika Padukone.