Like life Bollywood is also a race, not everyone can be a winner. But because you are bad at running that doesn’t mean you are bad in everything. Similarly, there are many celebrities who might not have taken their Bollywood careers to new heights but are still killing the game with their entrepreneur skills. While some are finding innovative ways to pump up their bank balance, the others have started their own companies.
Here, in this article, we bring you a few popular names of Bollywood who are way more successful as entrepreneurs. Have a look:
1. Abhishek Bachchan:
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Despite giving some of the most amazing performances in movies like Guru, Dostana, Manmarziyaa to many more, Abhishek Bachchan couldn’t take his Bollywood careers to heights. However, he is a very successful entrepreneur. Currently, he is the owner of two successful sports teams — Pro Kabaddi team, Jaipur Pink Panthers and football team, Chennaiyin FC, that has won the Indian Super League twice. Besides this AB is the face of many brand faces including LG Home Appliances, American Express credit card, Videocon DTH, Motorola mobiles, Ford cars, Idea Mobiles, Omega watches and TTK Prestige, among others.
2. Suniel Shetty:
A popular actor of his time, Suniel Shetty is now known for his age-defying physique and looks. Though he makes cameos in Bollywood movies now but he is hardly seen playing the lead roles now. However, he surely knows how to kill the game. He owns a production company called Popcorn Motion Pictures He also runs an online platform called FTC along with Mukesh Chhabra, which is known for discovering new talent in Bollywood.
3. Twinkle Khanna:
Twinkle Khanna herself agreed that she was a terrible actress. After giving back to back 14 flops, the actress finally switched her career line. She is a gifted writer and has been killing it with her sense of humor in her write-ups for Times of India and in her novels as well. She has written some of the best seller novels including Mrs Funnybones, Pyjamas Are Forgiving and The Legend of Laxmi Prasad.
4. Arjun Rampal:
The handsome hunk of Bollywood, Arjun Rampal is also a better entrepreneur than an actor. He runs a popular event management company called ‘Chasing Ganesha’. Besides this, he was the proud owner of a glamorous Delhi night club called LAP. It is one of the most popular clubs before it was shut down in 2016. The club has hosted top DJs and musicians like Lady Gaga and Formula 1 after-parties which were attended by Bernie Ecllecston himself.
5. Dino Morea:
Though he is seen making cameos in movies and also stars in various web series, Dino is more successful as an entrepreneur. He is credited with bringing the famous Crepe Station franchise to Mumbai and various other parts of India.
6. Malaika Arora:
Though she couldn’t make it big as an actress, Malaika Arora makes a lot of money from judging reality shows. Besides this, the actress has also collaborated with Sussane Khan and Bipasha Basu in the past for an e-commerce website called ‘The Label Life’, where she curates the clothing section of the website.
7. Preity Zinta:
Though she created a stir when she debuted in Bollywood but she couldn’t stretch her Bollywood career as an actress. She is one successful and proud entrepreneurs of India. Not just she is the co-owner of IPL’s King XI Punjab, but she also bought the Stellenbosch Kings franchise of South Africa’s T20 Global League in 2017. She is also the founder and owner of a production company called PZNZ Media.