Nearly every Bollywood star believes in having a substitute plan when it comes to their careers. Apart from their jobs in the film industry, these actors are also occupied in several other sectors. Whether it to be earn a little more cash on the side or do something they’re passionate about, these celebrities tell you everything can be achieved as long as you put your all in it.
Here is a list of top Bollywood actors who have endowed in different business or ventures for a balanced source of revenue.
Besides acting, Shilpa enthusiastically takes part in profit generation ventures, most of them being sponsored by her husband Raj Kundra. She also co-owns the Indian chain of spas and salons called Losis. She began her fitness Yoga DVD in 2015 that received a great response. Besides managing all her business ventures, Shilpa is now active on television too. She has been judging a number of shows on television. Therefore, apart from being an actress, she is a businesswoman, a producer, model and a TV celebrity too.
Apart from being an actor and a single mom to two daughters, she has set up a production company which goes by the name of Tantra Entertainment. Sushmita also owns a jewellery retail store in Dubai, which is managed by her mother. She has also planned to open a chain of hotels and spas under her company Sensazione. Sushmita was also heading the Miss Universe franchise ‘I Am She’.
After a victorious Bollywood innings, Karisma Kapoor aka Lolo started her own business enterprise. The actress runs a well-known e-commerce portal that sells baby and mother care products.
Lara Dutta is a film producer too. She has made her own production company called Bheegi Basanti. In the year 2011, she produced a film called ‘Chalo Dill’, featuring Vinay Pathak and herself. She has also launched her saree collection in association with Chabbra 555.
Malaika, along with being an actor, a TV presenter, a judge and a dancer, is a smart business woman too. She collaborated with actress Bipasha Basu and tycoon Sussanne Khan to create an online fashion website called The Label Life, where she is the style editor.
This pretty lady is a newspaper columnist, a campaigner and also the co-founder of the IPL team Kings of Punjab!
The blazing Sunny Leone is the face of the online store IMBesharam.com. It was launched on September 1, 2012. The store sells a variety of products like lingerie, swim wear, footwear, party wear, lifestyle accessories and much more. Leone’s enterprise called ‘Lust’ – a perfume range, was launched in Dubai. The actor and model is now ready to launch her line of cosmetics, starting with a lip kit of sticks, liners and glosses.
Shah Rukh Khan
SRK is the co-chairman of the motion picture production company Red Chillies Entertainment and its subsidiaries. His production company produces films and its VFX division offers VFX and animation services to other production houses and filmmakers. He is also the co-owner of the Indian Premier League cricket team Kolkata Knight Riders. Shah Rukh Khan is also an award show host and television presenter. He supports a number of brands from where he makes a lot of money.
He is an investor in the Charanaka solar project in Gujarat. Ajay, along with the Roha Group, invested multi-crores in the 25 MW plant. Ajay also owns a production house called Ajay Devgn Films. Ajay also owns a VFX Studio.
Like many actors in Bollywood, Arjun Rampal, also, makes a fine sum of money through his side business. LAP is his very own lounge-bar-restaurant in Delhi which is designed by none other than Shah Rukh Khan’s wife Gauri Khan, designers Tarun Tahiliani and Rohit Bal. He also runs an event management firm called Chasing Ganesha.
Mithun owns the sovereign group of hotels, across the country. He was also the co-owner of Royal Bengal Tigers, a cricket team.
Roy owns a security agency Ace Security and Protection. He also provides personal security to the top Bollywood stars like Aamir Khan and SRK.
Bobby invested in a restaurant called ‘Someplace Else’ way back in 2006. This place has a wonderful interior and lip-smacking Indo-Chinese cuisine. He also owns another place known as Suhana for elite Indian cuisine and Zion for exclusive Chinese fare.