We have seen a few in Bollywood who have had long and successful inning at acting. But not all actors are the same. Quite a few of them have might not have been delivering hits, but have hit the balls out of the park when it comes to entrepreneurship.
These Bollywood celebrities have launched successful companies and have found innovative ways to make money. Here’s the list of top-6 such Bollywood celebrities.
6 Bollywood actors, who have built successful businesses & are probably even more successful than acting.
1. Suniel Shetty
We have seen Suniel Shetty give us numerous Bollywood hit movies in the 90s, and even in regional movies. Outside of acting, Suniel has multiple ventures. He runs an online talent discovery platform – FTC; Owns a production company Popcorn Motion Pictures, and is also an investor in Fittr. Apart from these, he also owns the famous H2O liquid lounge.
2. Malaika Arora
Among the fittest Bollywood celebrities, Malaika has recently been seen as a judge on multiple reality TV shows. She is also a collaborator on an e-commerce website ‘The Label Life’.
3. Abhishek Bachchan
While Abhishek has had his successes at acting. But he has proven his mettle as a businessman. He is a proud owner of two successful sports teams – Jaipur Pink Panthers (Pro Kabaddi League) and Chennaiyin FC (Football). He is also a producer and an active investor in the Indian business scene.
4. Preity Zinta
Preity was the heartthrob of millions when she was active in the Bollywood acting scene. Thankfully, we never missed her as she was visible aplenty on the cricket field during IPL seasons – cheering her team Kings XI Punjab. Apart from her IPL team, she also owns the Stellenbosch Kings franchise of S-Africa T20 League. Preity is also the founder of PZNZ media – a production company.
5. Twinkle Khanna
While Twinkle might have had limited success in Bollywood, she has been killing it in publishing & media. Author of three books – Mrs Funnybones being the most famous – Twinkle is a regular writer in the Times of India. She has founded a digital media company called Tweak India and has even started a production house called Mrs Funnybones. Twinkle Khanna is also an active partner in two interior design stores in Mumbai.
6. Arjun Rampal
The first crush of many teenagers – Arjun has had a decent run in Bollywood. Apart from acting, Arjun was the owner of a popular and glamorous nightclub LAP, based in Delhi. Unfortunately, the club shut down in 2016, but Arjun has been running an event management company – Chasing Ganesha.
As they say, not everyone can win at everything. We are happy that these Bollywood celebs are doing well in their 2nd innings.