Weekend Read: 8 B-Town Celebrities Who Run Successful Businesses
Besides acting, they own their own business empires too!
Bollywood celebrities are so much more than just performers. Many of them run big successful businesses or get involved with NGO’s and other social causes.
Here are some celebrities, who didn’t manage making it big in Bollywood, but run successful businesses:
Even though a great actor, Dino Morea’s career in Bollywood didn’t really take off. He then ventured into other businesses, where he opened a chain of restaurants in Mumbai, which became really popular!
Taking a break from acting, after a long stint in Bollywood, Suniel Shetty stepped into the hospitality business. He now owns a couple of gyms and restaurants in Mumbai, and is also involved in charitable initiatives with his wife, Mana. The actor also owns a famous night club in Mumbai, called H2O.
Twinkle Khanna decided to quit Bollywood, post her marriage to Akshay Kumar. She now successfully runs a home décor company, with interior design stores in Mumbai. She has also authored two books and write a quirky weekly column for a newspaper.
Even though Ronit Roy still plays roles in Bollywood and on television, he is popularly known in the industry for his security service provider company. His elite clientele includes stars like, Amitabh Bachchan, Aamir Khan and SRK, to name a few.
Hailing from the illustrious Chopra family, Uday didn’t manage to make his mark in Bollywood. The actor however, is now the CEO of YRF Entertainment. He is also the founder of Yomics, which creates comics about Yash Raj Films. Interesting, right?
The actress made her debut with Mere Yaar Ki Shaadi Hai, which was a Yash Raj Film. Despite being getting a start with a big production house, Tulip didn’t manage to get a foot hold in the industry. She then ventured out into opening a consulting firm, which has now reportedly become a million dollar company.
Bollywood’s dimpled beauty kicked off her career with a bang. She debuted in Dil Se, opposite Shah Rukh Khan, but not much happened from there. The actress starred in many films along the way but they didn’t make the impact. However, she is now the co-owner of the Indian Premier League cricket team Kings XI Punjab. She is also the founder of a production company. Her net worth reportedly is $30 million!
After trying her hands at being a VJ, actor, dancer and a model, Malaika found her space in the clothing business. She selects and designs specially curated collections for a fashion website, as an editor.