10 Bollywood Stars Who Are Also Successful Entrepreneurs
Having attained fame in Bollywood, these stars didn't want to stick to the big screen. Not only did they make their name in the entertainment industry, they are also known for being successful entrepreneurs! From creating their own clothing line, to starting their own production houses; they've gone out of their comfort zones and venturing into various directions. These are 10 Bollywood Stars who are also successful entrepreneurs.
1) Shah Rukh Khan
He's got it all! Although he is famous for his mind-blowing acting skills, he is also known to have a keen sense of business. With an incredible intellect of marketing, King Khan excels in his businesses too. He runs a leading production house called Red Chillies Pvt. Ltd. and is the owner of the IPL team Kolkata Knight Riders with Juhi Chawla and Jay Mehta; both are top profit generating businesses in their scenario of operation. Recently, he has also bought 26 percent shares of the Indian franchise of KidZania, an international chain of family entertainment centers. He also acquired control over real estate company called ‘Winford Estates' in Surrey in 2008 by buying its solitary share.
2) Salman Khan
The bhai of Bollywood, prince Salman Khan has an immense fan following. The superstar also owns a successful production house, ‘Salman Khan Films'. He started the Being Human foundation which is supported by the Being Human merchandise that includes the ubiquitous Being Human tshirts, caps, amongst others. The merchandise retails at exclusive stores and multi-brand outlets across India apart from ecommerce websites like Flipkart, Myntra and Snapdeal. Khan recently launched the online portal khanmarketonline.com to sell the Being Human merch on. He also has plans of launching ‘BeingSmart' smartphones that will be sold to public at a very affordable cost.
3) Shilpa Shetty
Putting her then popularity to good use, she launched a perfume, a fitness DVD and also became a partner of the IOSIS chain of spas in Mumbai. She bought stake in the IPL team Rajasthan Royals along with husband Raj Kundra. They also own the website, ‘GroupHomeBuyers.com' which lists new residential properties from top Indian cities.
4) Sunil Shetty
He is known to have invested in multiple business ventures. Being a fitness freak himself, Sunil runs a number of gyms across India. He also runs a production house by the name of Popcorn Entertainment. He is the owner of ‘Mischief', a series of boutiques spread across Mumbai. He has even ventured into designing and development of luxury real estate projects through his venture S2 Reality. These entire aside, he runs a few restaurants in the city too!
5) Sushmita Sen
An efficient businesswoman along with being a great actor and single mom to two daughters, she owns a jewelry retail store in Dubai. She has also launched a production company called Tantra Entertainment. She was formerly heading Miss Universe franchise ‘I Am She' which was taken over by Femina recently.
6) Ajay Devgan
He is a part investor in the Charanaka solar project in Gujarat. Ajay Devgan along with the Roha Group invested his crores in the 25 MW plant. The plant has been functional since December 31, 2011.
7) Ronit Roy
Ronit Roy owns a security service called Ace Security and Protection which takes care of big stars like Salman Khan, Shah Rukh Khan, Aamir Khan and Mithun Chakraborty.
8) Arjun Rampal
Spread over 17,000 sq. ft., the sprawling facility- LAP - a lounge-bar-restaurant in Delhi is owned by the star. He also runs an event management firm called ‘Chasing Ganesha'.
9) Twinkle Khanna
Along with mother Dimple Kapadia, Twinkle Khanna also runs label "White Window", selling home decor, apparel, and designer candles under the brand "Faraway Tree". Khanna's latest enterprise is writing columns and is known for her book "Mrs. Funny Bones". She recently wrote "The Legend of Laxmi Prasad", which has gained a lot of popularity.
10) Bipasha Basu, Malaika Arora Khan and Sussane Khan, co-owners, The Label Life
While Sussane Khan has stayed away from the limelight, together with Bollywood divas Malaika Arora Khan and Bipasha Basu, the trio have taken their business acumen together to form ‘The Label Life', a lifestyle and fashion brand.
But there are plenty of actors-cum-entrepreneurs who have done more than simply tack their names onto an existing company. These Bollywood entertainers have actually succeeded in making their mark in an industry.