10 Bollywood celebrities who nailed it as entrepreneurs


Any celebrities have the potential to motivate and empower people to launch their own companies. More specifically, these business owners did so with courage. Many people give up when confronted with an Olympic-sized obstacle.

When it comes to achieving your goals, you can never give up. Even if it requires a bit more effort than average, the benefits would be well worth the step.

Shahrukh Khan

Bollywood’s “King Khan” and his wife, Gauri Khan, established Red Chillies Entertainment, a highly successful film development and distribution company. He also has a 50% stake in the Indian Premier League’s Kolkata Knight Riders. It’s often known for its work in special effects.

Kunal Kapoor

Ketto, a crowdfunding website, is a name one has probably heard of. This firm, on the other hand, was co-founded by Kunal Kapoor and his colleagues. Ketto is a website that assists individuals and non-profit groups in raising funds for social, musical, and personal causes. Since its inception in 2012, it has raised over 500 crores.

Deepika Padukone

She’s been a more dedicated investor lately. Since founding KA Enterprises, she has invested in start-ups such as Furlenco, an online furniture rental firm, Purplle, a beauty products marketplace, and Epigamia, a yoghurt maker by the French food giant Danone. Padukone has also collaborated with Myntra to launch her clothing line, ‘All About You.’

Shilpa Shetty

Shilpa Shetty, who was previously known for her minor roles on television, but major ones for many Bollywood blockbusters, is also an entrepreneur who owns and operates the Iosis, a chain of wellness and beauty spas. Until she recently had shares in the Rajasthan Royals of the Indian Premier League, she was best known for her successful DVD yoga venture.

Mithun Chakraborty

Our very own veteran actor of the 80s era, Mithun Da happens to be a proud owner of the Monarch Hotel Group. He is the owner of a large chain of hotels of varying prices and luxury categories, spread all-over the nation.

Ajay Devgn

Ajay Devgan established his own production company, Ajay Devgan Ffilms, in the year 2000. Since then, it has generated blockbusters such as Singham, Total Dhamaal, Bol Bachhan, and Tanhaji, to name a few. In October 2015, Devgn established NY VFXWAALA, a visual effects company. Aside from that, he has invested in the Charanaka solar project in Gujarat with companies including Roha Group and Kumar Mangat. His net worth is estimated to be $300 million in 2019.

Abhishek Bachchan

Bachchan Jr. might not be producing as many films as he once did, but he has invested in two sports teams. He owns the Pro Kabaddi League, Jaipur’s Pink Panthers and the Indian Super League’s Chennaiyin FC (ISL).

Sushmita Sen

Sushmita happens to be a kick-ass entrepreneur of both a jewellery brand (located in Dubai) and an event production business (established in 2005) with the name Tantra in which she is currently running.

John Abraham

In 2012, Abraham’s first produced the film, Vicky Donor, and that was a critical and commercial hit. Following the same, he established his own production business, John Abraham Entertainment, and went on to produce a series of major box office successes. He also controls the Indian Super League’s NorthEast United FC.

Twinkle Khanna

She founded and is one of the successful Bollywood entrepreneurs of the Mumbai-based interior design firm ‘The White Window.’ And she has successfully designed the interiors of many Bollywood celebrities’ residences, till date. She co-owns a production business called ‘Grazing Goat Pictures.’ She’s also written a number of books and regularly contributes columns to major newspapers.

All said, these Bollywood celebrities do have the finest of business acumen, along with commendable marketable talents, don’t they?

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