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Bollywood stars and their business ventures you didn’t know about
Model turned actress cum entrepreneur, Anushka has established her own production company, ‘Clean Slate Films’, she has produced films like ‘NH10’, 'Phillauri' and 'Pari'. The talented actor has also launched her clothing line NUSH for everyday fashion.
Shilpa Shetty is the co-founder of an IPL team, Rajasthan Royals, along with her husband Raj Kundra. Shilpa and Raj have also launched Viaan Mobiles. Shilpa has also launched IOSIS, a spa and wellness chain. She has also co-authored a book- The Great Indian Diet with fitness expert Luke Coutinho. The fitness freak has also launched a couple of yoga DVD's.
One of the most bankable star, Varun Dhawan has now ventured into the world of fashion with his recently launched clothing line, 'Dhawan & Only'. His trendy fashion line is available at major FBB outlets.
Shahid Kapoor recently launched his clothing line Skult in partnership with the Aditya Birla group in Mumbai. It's touted as India's first athleisure brand, and recently, the actor-turned-entrepreneur was awarded by the retail industry; he won the award for Best Entrepreneur.
Sonam Kapoor and Rhea Kapoor
Sonam Kapoor is also known as the fashionista of Bollywood. She has ventured into the world of fashion with her sister. The duo have launched their clothing line Rheson (RHEa + SONam; pronounced 'reason') a brand for fashionable young Indian women, aiming to bring quality clothing at an affordable price. The brand has also bagged PETA’s Compassionate Business Award for its bags which are made exclusively of non-leather materials.
This Bollywood actress and mother of two, is a successful businesswoman today. She has invested in an e-commerce portal Babyoye, which sells mother and baby care products. The single mother holds the largest share, in the portal owned by Nest Childcare Services Pvt Ltd. Karismas' yearly earnings round up to approximately Rs 72 crore.
Mrs Funnybones is not only a celebrated author and columnist to a leading daily, but also a successful entrepreneur in her own right. The diva not only owns an award winning interior design store, White Window, but also owns a production house, Mrs Funnybones Production. Her first production was 'Padman' starring her husband, Akshay Kumar.
King Khan of Bollywood, who has his own TV and film production house, Red Chillies, also co-owns IPL team, Kolkata Knight Riders. He also owns Trinbago Knight Riders of the Caribbean Premier League and the Cape town Knight Riders of the T20 Global League. He even has a 26 percent stake in KidZania, a chain of family entertainment centres for children.
Arjun Rampal was a model before he entered Bollywood. After being successful, the actor launched a lounge bar called Lap in New Delhi. He also has his own event management company, Chasing Ganesha.
Ajay Devgn has invested in 25MW Solar Power Plant in Gujrat and also has his own production house named Devgn Entertainment and Software.
Dino Morea has a restaurant called Crepe Station. His restaurant has branches all across the country.
She bought the IPL team Kings IX Punjab in partnership with her ex-boyfriend, Ness Wadia.