There is absolutely no denying the fact that Bollywood is a great industry to make a booming career. It not only gives money but also immense name and fame and not to mention, a huge fan following. However, not every actor has a successful filmy career but at the same time, there are some intelligent actors who have a side business too aside from films!
In this article, we present 10 Bollywood stars who are running their side businesses successfully too!
1. Suneil Shetty
Suneil Shetty is not just a fine actor but a successful businessman too. He owns a popular nightclub in Mumbai as well as boasts a chain of well-known restaurants. Apart from these, he is the owner of Popcorn Entertainment, his production house that gave us several movies, such as “Bhagam Bhag”, “Khel”, “Mission Istanbul”, “Rakht”, etc.
2. Lara Dutta
After tying knot with Mahesh Bhupathi, Lara Dutta took a break from Bollywood. She has launched a saree collection in collaboration with Chabbra 555. Besides, she has a production house known as Bheegi Basanti along with a fitness DVD.
3. Twinkle Khanna
Even though Twinkle didn’t have a thriving filmy career, she has proved her caliber as a businesswoman. She has become a writer and penned a couple of books. Besides, she’s also trying hands in the field of production and whenever she gets time, she manages The White Window, her interior decoration store.
4. Shah Rukh Khan
Shah Rukh Khan is called Baadshah of Bollywood but when you’ll get to know about his various businesses, you’ll call him king in this area as well. He has brilliant sense of marketing which is clearly reflected in the manner he runs his ventures. Shah Rukh owns Red Chillies Pvt. Ltd, a production company, and Kolkata Knight Riders, an IPL team. Aside from these, he has purchased 26% shares of KidZania’s Indian franchise.
5. Sushmita Sen
The Bong beauty came into limelight after she became the Miss Universe in 1994 and soon after, she made her debut in Bollywood. However, her career in B-Town was not as successful as in modeling but at present, she is the owner of a jewellery store in Dubai which is being managed by her mother. Sushmita has also adopted two daughters and her intention is to set up a chain of spas and hotels under the banner of her firm Sensazione. She also owns a production company which is known as Tantra Entertainment.
6. Shilpa Shetty Kundra
Her movies didn’t perform as well as her fitness and spa DVD which resulted in opening of her own spa centre in Mumbai. She also manages S2 which is a perfume brand. Apart from these, she is the co-owner of IPL team Rajasthan Royals along with her husband and at the same time, she is trying to establish herself in the property business.
7. Aamir Khan
Mr. Perfectionist of Bollywood is also a producer aside from being an actor. The name of his production house is Aamir Khan Productions and some of the movies produced by his production house are – “Lagaan”, “Mangal Pandey”, “Taare Zamin Par”, “Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na”, “Peepli Live” and “Dhobi Ghat”.
8. Salman Khan
Other than for his movies and Bigg Boss, Salman Khan is also known for his NGO “Being Human”. He has a production company by the name of “Salman Khan Production” as well.
9. Amitabh Bachchan
The legendary actor and TV host is also the owner of Amitabh Bachchan Corporation Limited (ABCL) which has given movies like “Paa”, “Tere Mere Sapne”, “Saat Rang Ke Sapne”, “Mrityudaata”, etc.
10. Mithun Chakraborty
Mithun is a real estate businessman other than being an actor and his company Monarch Group focuses on the educational and hospitality sector. Paparatzy Productions is the name of the production house which is owned by Mithun Chakraborty.