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IN Desi ON 01 Sep, 2016
We have seen Bollywood celebrities entertaining us with their sly acting skills but do you know some of them are really good at entrepreneurship as well. They are the superstars who seize all the limelight on the screen and also laugh their ways to the bank with their brilliant business ventures. They are not just superstars but are actually super-smart-stars.
Here I have compiled a list of such super-smart-stars who are not just ruling the Bollywood industry but are also the king of their business ventures.
Besides being a brilliant actor, King Khan of Bollywood is an impressive businessman as well. In addition to TV and film production house named Red Chillies Entertainments Ptv. Ltd., he also co-owns IPL team, Kolkata Knight Riders with Juhi Chawla and Jay Mehta. And now he has bought 26% shares of the Indian franchise of KidZania (an international chain of family entertainment centers). Must say he is quite active in his business ventures just like he is in Bollywood industry.
Shilpa owns the perfume brand S2 and is also a partner of the IOSIS spa chain in Mumbai. She also owns IPL team, Rajasthan Royals with her husband Raj Kundra and has undoubtedly done 'Halla Bol' in the business arena. Well, the list doesn't end here. Shilpa with her husband also owns restaurants and have entered the world of real estate.
You must be wondering what Suniel Shetty is up to nowadays? Well, he is taking care of his businesses. Being a fitness freak, he owns a number of gyms across India. He also owns a production house with the name Popcorn Entertainment Group and a boutique series- Mischief Dining Bar and Club H2O. Not just these, he also runs a few restaurants in Mumbai and has also ventured into designing and real estate projects through one of his venture S2 Reality.
The fitness freak owns a production house JA Entertainment and through this, he has won the 'Creative Entrepreneur of the Year' title at the seventh edition of NDTV Profit Business Leadership Awards. And now he owns a fitness franchise that focuses on the art of boxing in collaboration of British boxing legend, David Haye.
Another beautiful lady and a former Miss Universe is a smart businesswoman. She has started her own production house Bheegi Basanti (I am in love with the name). She has launched her saree collection in collaboration with Chhabra 555. Lara has also started a series of fitness DVDs.
While other popular Bollywood celebrities are busy in starting their new production houses, our very own Singham is working for the environment. The actor is an investor in the Charanaka Solar Project in Gujarat. Ajay along with being a member of Roha Group has invested his money in this exemplary project.
Amitabh Bachchan of small screen Ronit Roy owns a security service agency named Ace Security And Protection and you will be shocked to know his clients' list. His security service takes care of stars like Shah Rukh Khan, Aamir Khan, Salman Khan and Mithun Chakraborty.
This Bollywood star is in the infancy stage of business. The actor has launched a lounge-bar-restaurant in Delhi named Lap which is spread over 16000 sq. ft. and its interior is designed by none other than Gauri Khan, Tarun Tahiliani and Rohit Bahl. Arjun also run an event management company called Chasing Ganesha.
The gorgeous and beautiful wife of Akshay Kumar and an ex-actress is now more than a housewife. Twinkle Khanna owns 'The White Window' interior design store in Mumbai and has all A-list Bollywood clients in her profile including Kareena Kapoor, Rani Mukerji, and many other Bollywood celebs.
This beautiful lady owns a unique venture. Dipannita runs a yacht catering business. Be it any private party or a social gathering, her luxurious Shazma Yacht can accommodate all.
Despite being a mother of two kids, Karisma is the only largest shareholder in an e-commerce portal, Babyoye.com, which sells baby and mother care products. She owns 26% of the stake in the company.
Of course, we all know about his popular charitable foundation 'Being Human' which is a Mumbai-based charity that works in education and healthcare for the underprivileged in India.
Dino Morea owns a restaurant cum bar named Crepe Station which has its branches all across the country. He is also into an e-commerce website coolmaal.net which entails film merchandising (promote films through their merchandise). The same company promoted movies like Bodyguard and Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara.
The Bengali beauty and former Miss Universe is an amazing businesswoman along with being an excellent actress. She owns a retail jewelry store in Dubai which is managed by her mother. She has also launched a production company, Tantara Entertainment. She also headed the Miss Universe franchise 'I am She' which was unfortunately taken over by Femina recently.
The disco dancer of Bollywood is quiet a sensible guy in terms of business. He owns the Monarch group of hotels across the country. He was also the co-owner of a cricket team- Royal Bengal Tigers.
The bubbly lady of Bollywood bought the IPL team, Kings Xl Punjab with her ex-boyfriend, Ness Wadia scion of the Wadia Group.
Must say our Bollywood celebrities are actually not just entertainers but are also great entrepreneurs.
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