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Beyond the big screen: Bollywood actors take on business ventures

Our B-Town stars are more than just actors with a knack for entertaining audiences on the big screen. They possess an entrepreneurial spirit that has led them to achieve great success outside of the film industry. While acting remains their first love and chosen profession, these multi-talented individuals continue to pursue new ventures and opportunities. It’s a little-known fact that our favourite stars not only earn millions from acting and endorsements, but they also possess an entrepreneurial flair that sets them apart from the rest. Let’s take at our favourite celebrities and their business ventures. 

Alia Bhatt

Meet Alia Bhatt, the latest B-Town actor turned entrepreneur who’s creating a world of wonder for kids with her sustainable kidswear brand, Ed-a-mamma. With a passion for the planet and children, Alia’s startup venture offers thoughtfully designed playwear made from natural and sustainable materials for kids aged 2-14. At Ed-a-mamma, they believe in nurturing a love of nature through storytelling, and their mission is to build a conscious generation, one product at a time. Her website provides amazing clothing for infants, teens and even chic yet comfy maternity wear. 

Priyanka Chopra Jonas

Priyanka Chopra Jonas’ highly anticipated hair care brand, Anomaly, has finally made its way to India. The brand celebrates individual differences and offers vegan hair care products specifically designed to treat Indian hair. Anomaly’s gender-neutral approach caters to a range of hair types, including straight, curly, frizzy, and delicate, with an emphasis on sustainability and transparency. In addition to Anomaly, Priyanka Chopra Jonas has several other business ventures, including her production company Purple Pebble Pictures, her investment in the dating app Bumble, and her partnership with restaurant chain Sona.

Shah Rukh Khan

He’s the King of Bollywood, and with his wife Gauri Khan by his side, they rule the world of entertainment. Meet the proud owners of Red Chillies Entertainment, a film production powerhouse that not only creates films for SRK but also backs other actors like Alia Bhatt, Bobby Deol, Vikrant Massey, and Sanya Malhotra. Red Chillies Entertainment is more than just a production house; it’s a creative hub that produces, distributes and specializes in visual effects. With an annual turnover of around Rs 500 crore, according to The Economic Times, it’s clear that they’re a force to be reckoned with. And if that’s not enough, SRK also has a 50% stake in the IPL cricket team, Kolkata Knight Riders. This power couple is taking the entertainment world by storm, one blockbuster at a time.

Deepika Padukone

She’s a true boss lady in every sense of the word. Meet Deepika Padukone, a multi-talented icon who leads the way in both Bollywood and the business world. Not only is she a powerhouse actor, but she’s also a savvy entrepreneur who’s established KA Enterprises, a company that has invested in startups like Furlenco, Purplle, and Epigamia. On top of that, Deepika is the proud owner of a stylish clothing line called All About You, which perfectly captures her effortless elegance. But that’s not all, because she’s also making a difference through her foundation, Live Love Laugh, which is dedicated to raising awareness about mental health issues. 

Katrina Kaif

Katrina Kaif transformed her passion for make-up into a successful business venture with Kay Beauty. Her products cater to all skin tones and age groups while creating a community for women. As a former model and actress, Kaif’s passion for perfection led her to focus on every detail of her products. Her lip crayon, one of Kay Beauty’s hero products, took years to perfect, and she’s continuously innovating with products like illuminating primer drops and liquid colour correctors. Today, Kay Beauty has achieved an annualized GMV run rate of over ?100 crores within just three years. Kaif’s biggest learning as an entrepreneur is to take quick decisions and listen to consumers, which has helped her products do well. With more products in the pipeline, Kay Beauty and Kaif have a lot more in store.

Sonam Kapoor

Sonam Kapoor, known for her impeccable fashion sense, co-founded the trendy homegrown brand Rheson with her younger sister, Rhea Kapoor. Their label offers affordable yet stylish clothing, accessories and bags for women, inspired by the sisters’ own fashion choices. Apart from Rheson, Sonam has also been associated with other fashion and beauty brands and is a prominent advocate for sustainable fashion in India. Rheson products are available at Shopper’s Stop stores all over India, making it easy for fashion-conscious women to get their hands on the latest trends.

Hrithik Roshan

Bollywood star Hrithik Roshan’s fitness brand, HRX, has expanded into sports and fitness equipment for home workouts. HRX launched in 2013 with a range of menswear athleisure clothing and has since partnered with the MTB Himalayan Bike Race, sponsored FC Pune City, and launched products such as footwear, eyewear, and audio devices. HRX’s latest partnership with Flipkart aims to support everyday athletes and individuals starting with the basics at home. The brand’s main highlights are apparel, bicycles, accessories, equipment, eyewear, wearable, footwear and nutrition. 

Anushka Sharma

Anushka Sharma isn’t just a Bollywood star, she’s also a savvy businesswoman. In 2013, she co-founded Clean Slate Filmz, a production company responsible for hits like ‘NH10’, ‘Paatal Lok’ and ‘Bulbbul’. Anushka is actively involved in every stage of the process, from script selection to the final product. In addition to her production house, Anushka also launched her own clothing brand, Nush, in 2017. The brand caters to women who want comfortable yet stylish options in their wardrobes.

Sushmita Sen

Sushmita Sen, the stunning Miss Universe and Bollywood star is not just a devoted single mother of two but also a successful businesswoman. She owns a Mumbai restaurant, ‘Bangali Mashi’s Kitchen,’ a jewellery retail store in Dubai – Renee Jewellers, and a production company called ‘Tantra Entertainment.’

Akshay Kumar

Akshay Kumar is a Bollywood superstar who not only boasts an annual earning of Rs 356 crore as per Forbes but also owns a variety of side businesses that contribute to his wealth, proving that he is a true Khiladi. These include Best Deal TV, Hari Om Productions, GOQii, Grazing Goat Pictures, a Battle Royale game, a Kabaddi team, and a Women’s Self-Defense Centre. From TV channels to film production to healthcare platforms, Akshay Kumar has invested his money in diverse ventures and is a true entrepreneur at heart.

Ajay Devgn

Ajay Devgan is also the proud owner of his film production company, Ajay Devgan Films, which he established in 2000. Their first production, Raju Chacha, released the same year, featured the talented actor alongside his wife Kajol in the lead roles. Not stopping at just film production, Ajay Devgan has also ventured into the world of visual effects by owning a VFX Studio. His passion for the entertainment industry and his keen business sense have led him to invest and diversify in different areas, making him a true entrepreneur in his own right.

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