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Bollywood stars who are making big bucks off screen: A look at their successful businesses

They shine on the big screen as actors and have donned the entrepreneur hat like a pro. Here's a look at successful side businesses of some Bollywood.

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Karisma Kapoor | The "Jhanjariya" girl who ruled many-a-hearts for several years was the first woman from the Kapoor clan to carve her name in Bollywood. She added another feather to her cap by becoming an entrepreneur when films took a back-seat post marriage and children. After experiencing ease of shopping on Babyoye.com, India’s leading online store for baby products, Karisma invested in the company thus donning the entrepreneur's hat. (Image: WikiMedia)
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Karisma Kapoor | The "Jhanjariya" girl who ruled many-a-hearts for several years was the first woman from the Kapoor clan to carve her name in Bollywood. She added another feather to her cap by becoming an entrepreneur when films took a back-seat post marriage and children. After experiencing ease of shopping on Babyoye.com, India’s leading online store for baby products, Karisma invested in the company thus donning the entrepreneur's hat. (Image: WikiMedia)

Twinkle Khanna | She was earlier known as Dimple Kapadia and Rajesh Khanna’s daughter or Akshay Kumar’s wife, but the actress who hasn’t been on the silver screen for years made a name for herself with her writing. She penned her first book "Mrs Funnybones" in 2015, selling around 1,00,000 copies worldwide and becoming India's highest-selling female writer of that year. She repeated the success with her second book, "The Legend of Lakshmi Prasad", which went on to sell over 1,00,000 copies until August 2017. She is also the Founder and Co-Chief Executive Officer of The White Window, a lifestyle store.
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Twinkle Khanna | She was earlier known as Dimple Kapadia and Rajesh Khanna’s daughter or Akshay Kumar’s wife, but the actress who hasn’t been on the silver screen for years made a name for herself with her writing. She penned her first book "Mrs Funnybones" in 2015, selling around 1,00,000 copies worldwide and becoming India's highest-selling female writer of that year. She repeated the success with her second book, "The Legend of Lakshmi Prasad", which went on to sell over 1,00,000 copies until August 2017. She is also the Founder and Co-Chief Executive Officer of The White Window, a lifestyle store.

Malaika Arora: A self-made woman and a jack of all trades, Malaika donned the entrepreneur's hat with two ventures—a yoga studio and an online market place for designer clothes. She tied up with celebrity management and entertainment marketing company Exceed Entertainment and yoga studio Zorba for Diva Yoga, which is described as an elite yoga studio. (Image: Reuters)
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Malaika Arora: A self-made woman and a jack of all trades, Malaika donned the entrepreneur's hat with two ventures—a yoga studio and an online market place for designer clothes. She tied up with celebrity management and entertainment marketing company Exceed Entertainment and yoga studio Zorba for Diva Yoga, which is described as an elite yoga studio. (Image: Reuters)

Sushmita Sen: The entrepreneurial bug bit the former Miss Universe and she started her own production house called Tantra Entertainment Private Limited (TEPL). She owns the beauty pageant franchise for Miss Universe India. In 2009, she unveiled her new brand, I AM, along with the beauty pageant division I Am She. (Image: WikiMedia Commons)
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Sushmita Sen: The entrepreneurial bug bit the former Miss Universe and she started her own production house called Tantra Entertainment Private Limited (TEPL). She owns the beauty pageant franchise for Miss Universe India. In 2009, she unveiled her new brand, I AM, along with the beauty pageant division I Am She. (Image: WikiMedia Commons)

Shilpa Shetty: The actress, celebrity judge and business woman has ventured into multiple businesses. She was the co-owner of the IPL team Rajasthan Royals along with husband Raj Kundra. In April 2014, she established a gold selling company called Satyug Gold. Shilpa also turned jewellery designer with this venture. She stepped into the real estate sector with grouphomebuyers.com a real estate e-commerce platform to help home buyers. The business was more in line with the launch of her spa and wellness chain IOSIS in 2009, and her joint venture with Vandana Luthra's VLCC to offer yoga and physiotherapy services in India. The actress has also written a book called "The Great Indian Diet". (Image: Twitter)
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Shilpa Shetty: The actress, celebrity judge and business woman has ventured into multiple businesses. She was the co-owner of the IPL team Rajasthan Royals along with husband Raj Kundra. In April 2014, she established a gold selling company called Satyug Gold. Shilpa also turned jewellery designer with this venture. She stepped into the real estate sector with grouphomebuyers.com a real estate e-commerce platform to help home buyers. The business was more in line with the launch of her spa and wellness chain IOSIS in 2009, and her joint venture with Vandana Luthra's VLCC to offer yoga and physiotherapy services in India. The actress has also written a book called "The Great Indian Diet". (Image: Twitter)

Madhuri Dixit: The Indian actress and dancing sensation has capitalised on her creativity and opened an online dance academy. Her approach is different as she wanted to have her presence across the world. (Image: Twitter)
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Madhuri Dixit: The Indian actress and dancing sensation has capitalised on her creativity and opened an online dance academy. Her approach is different as she wanted to have her presence across the world. (Image: Twitter)

Juhi Chawla: The actress who has been juggling with her career and motherhood, became a restaurateur along with her husband Jay Mehta. Although not a major foodie, she has enjoyed the business side of things with the Kolkata Knight Riders team in the IPL and film production. (Image: WikiMedia Commons)
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Juhi Chawla: The actress who has been juggling with her career and motherhood, became a restaurateur along with her husband Jay Mehta. Although not a major foodie, she has enjoyed the business side of things with the Kolkata Knight Riders team in the IPL and film production. (Image: WikiMedia Commons)

Salman Khan: What started as a charitable cause soon turned into a successful business venture. Salman Khan’s Being Human brand that sells T-shirts and other merchandise is a roaring success. The actor is into businesses other than film production, harnessing his popularity to establish revenue streams in industries as diverse as competitive sport, endorsements and branded clothing. The Being Human brand is licensed to Mandhana Retail Ventures, which operates dozens of outlets in various cities selling fashion accessories and apparel. The actor is also venturing into smartphones and has registered a trademark BeingSmart for his line of smartphones. (Image: Reuters)
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Salman Khan: What started as a charitable cause soon turned into a successful business venture. Salman Khan’s Being Human brand that sells T-shirts and other merchandise is a roaring success. The actor is into businesses other than film production, harnessing his popularity to establish revenue streams in industries as diverse as competitive sport, endorsements and branded clothing. The Being Human brand is licensed to Mandhana Retail Ventures, which operates dozens of outlets in various cities selling fashion accessories and apparel. The actor is also venturing into smartphones and has registered a trademark BeingSmart for his line of smartphones. (Image: Reuters)

Hrithik Roshan: In 2013, the actor launched HRX, a Rs 120 crore active wear brand that is giving Puma close competition on Myntra, India's largest online fashion player. The actor picked up equity stake in Bengaluru-based fitness startup CureFit and designed a signature workout HRX workout for the gym. He is looking at invest in startups in the education, health, fitness and lifestyle space to add to his existing HRX brand portfolio. (Image: Twitter)
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Hrithik Roshan: In 2013, the actor launched HRX, a Rs 120 crore active wear brand that is giving Puma close competition on Myntra, India's largest online fashion player. The actor picked up equity stake in Bengaluru-based fitness startup CureFit and designed a signature workout HRX workout for the gym. He is looking at invest in startups in the education, health, fitness and lifestyle space to add to his existing HRX brand portfolio. (Image: Twitter)

Suniel Shetty: The former action star is well known for his restaurant business in Mumbai. He owns Mischief Dining Bar and Club H20 and has a 50 percent stake in Hakim Aalim's salons. He has ventured into the designing and development of luxury real estate projects through his company S2 Reality. (Image: Reuters)
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Suniel Shetty: The former action star is well known for his restaurant business in Mumbai. He owns Mischief Dining Bar and Club H20 and has a 50 percent stake in Hakim Aalim's salons. He has ventured into the designing and development of luxury real estate projects through his company S2 Reality. (Image: Reuters)

First Published on Mar 24, 2018 08:00 am
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