Being an actor doesn’t generally mean that the person has to stick to the same profession for the entirety of their lives. I mean, they can still do something interesting while maintaining the status quo. Throughout the years, Bollywood actors have been taking over the world and media by storm. And not only in terms of the cine field, but also in other sectors like business, fitness, and clothing.
Actors are known for having tough lives and working hard. So the people in this list are the apt examples, as they manage both their primary and secondary careers with much ease.
Here are the top 5 Bollywood actors who are successful entrepreneurs :
1. Shah Rukh Khan
Now, it’s no surprise that SRK is on this list because he is easily one of the biggest entrepreneurs in the industry. Whether it be his love for real estate or cricket, this star seems to find interest in all. The actor is famously known to be the owner of an Indian Premier League team or IPL team, the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR). He also owns a real estate avenue in Dubai under the name of SRK Boulevard, which shows how much he loves real estate.
Shah Rukh Khan is a man who has quite the golden heart as he is the most charitable person out there, with his contribution to Nanavati Hospital, and was also the only Indian actor to win an award from UNESCO for his work.
2. Priyanka Chopra Jonas
This global actress is the definition of a girl boss. Managing life between India and the U.S., she seems to do it all. The actress is quite famous for her acting career. But, what most people don’t know is that she is also a prominent businesswoman. She is the founder of her own haircare line – Anomaly. And is aimed towards making her products both effective and affordable for the customers.
Not only that, but she is also the proud owner of a production house called Purple Pebble Pictures that is the home to some amazing pieces like The Sky is Pink and The White Tiger. She is also the author of a bestselling autobiography called Unfinished.
3. Preity Zinta
Known as one of the best actresses of her time, she is not a face we see very often these days. But, I’m pretty sure nobody can forget the actress’s classic dimple smile, which won hearts of both young and old. Well, it’s safe to say that after taking a back seat in the world of Bollywood, the actress started to make a name for herself in the entrepreneurial field.
She is one of the best female entrepreneurs in the industry. She is the owner of a production house PZNZ media and also the proud owner of an IPL team Kings XI Punjab.
4. Malaika Arora
This actress is a living example of being fit and thriving. She is known to be quite a fitness-driven person and promotes a healthy lifestyle. The actress is a yoga enthusiast and has a yoga studio called DivaYoga.
Along with this, Malaika has even stepped foot in the fashion industry owing to her killer sense of style and is a part of an e-commerce clothing website alongside Suzzane Khan and Bipasha Basu. She is in charge of curating the clothes for the website.
And not only that, she is also the co-founder of a production house with her ex-husband. She is also a well-known judge in many shows such as MTV Supermodel of the Year, Nach Baliye 2, and India’s Got Talent.
5. Hrithik Roshan
One of the most famous A-list celebrities in the game, this actor has his hand is everything interesting. The actor has his own athleisure clothing brand HRx and has made quite the profit from it. And owing to his fitness freak image, he is also a proud endorser for the health and wellness startup-like Cult Fit.
The actor is another apt example of a person with a heart of gold. Hrithik is well known for his charitable works, and set up a charity foundation in 2013 which supports people with handicaps. The actor is very vocal about spreading awareness about stuttering problems due to personal experience. He is also the Indian brand ambassador for UNICEF to educate children on sustainable development goals in over 100 countries.
Edited by Anupama Roy