Top 6 Bollywood stars who are successful businessmen
Shah Rukh Khan
Shah Rukh Khan is 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, one of the richest teams in the IPL, with a brand value of several million. SRK has invested in a number of various successful business ventures, including Kidzania (the Indian arm of the children’s reality park).
After Shilpa Shetty and her husband Raj Kundra sold out their stakes in the IPL team of Rajasthan Royals after Supreme Court held Raj guilty of placing bets on IPL games, Shilpa engaged herself in other business ventures of her husband. She also laid the foundation of her own film production company and produced a film titled Dishkiyaoon (2014), which unfortunately did not work at the box office. Shetty also co-owns a popular Indian chain of spas.
The actor first ventured into the business of fitness and opened many gyms across India. Franchises of his gyms can be spotted in many parts of the country. Suniel Shetty also owns a film production house called Popcorn Entertainment, which has produced a string of films like Khel (2003), Rakht (2004), Bhagam Bhag (2006), Mission Istanbul (2008), EMI (2008) and Loot (2011). He is also the owner of Mischief, a chain of boutiques spread across the entire length and breadth of Mumbai. Not just that, the actor also runs a several restaurants specializing in Udupi cuisine in the city. He has even ventured into designing and development of luxury real estate projects through his company S2 Reality and is a television presenter as well.
The gorgeous Twinkle Khanna runs a candle business with her mother Dimple Kapadia and makes a lot of money. Just for your information, this is not a small candle business. Their candle company does not operate in Indian markets only, but their candles are exported in many other countries also. Khanna also started an interior designing firm called ‘The White Window’ in Mumbai. Within a very short span of time, both her business ventures flourished leaps and bounds and the actress was back in the reckoning once again. In addition to all this, Twinkle who has a unique flair for writing is also a noted newspaper columnist. Her columns appear in reputed newspapers like DNA and The Times of India. She is an author also. Her debut novel ‘Mrs Funnybones’ came out in August 2015 sold more than 1 Lacs copies across the world, making Twinkle India’s highest-selling female writer of 2015. Twinkle wrote her second book titled ‘The Legend Of Lakshmi Prasad’ which debuted at No 2 on Amazon. Khanna is also a film producer and has produced almost six films under Grazing Goat Pictures. She has recently set up her separate production house. ‘Padman’ starring her husband Akshay Kumar, will be her first film as an independent film producer.
The intense and talented Ajay Devgn has very wisely invested a certain percent of his money in a number of ventures. The actor is a part investor in the Charanaka solar project in Gujarat. Ajay along with the Roha Group invested multi-crores in the 25 MW plant. Set up in a record period of just eight months, the plant is functional from December 31, 2011. In addition to that, Ajay also owns a production house called Ajay Devgn Films. Established in the year of 2000, its maiden venture was Raju Chacha (2000) featuring Devgn and his wife Kajol. Ajay also owns a VFX Studio.
Beauty queen Sushmita Sen is an efficient businesswoman now, along with being a great actor and single mom to two daughters. She has set up a production company which goes by the name of Tantra Entertainment. Sushmita also owns a jewelry retail store in Dubai, which is managed by her mother. The actress also has plans to open a chain of hotels and spas under her company Sensazione. Sushmita was also heading the Miss Universe franchise ‘I Am She’ which was recently taken over by Femina.