Superstars Who Tasted Success in Entrepreneurship as Well
Although films give the much-needed name, fame, and goodwill for the stars among people, celebrities always prefer to have a second fiddle career and venture into entrepreneurship. After gaining all the success they tend to try their hands-on business and try investing the income in this. However, some even retire from films and choose to start their entrepreneurial journey. The film industry has no guarantee for any star’s future, even the superstars at times struggle to make it big after a certain age, or after consecutive flops which could mark the end of the film careers. Thus, to secure their future celebs set up their own business, the star's most chosen domain would be hotels, fashion, interiors, Spa, and more. Here we bring a few superstars who are entrepreneurs as well.
Shah Rukh Khan
Our very own King Khan has rocked Bollywood, however, he has witnessed equal success in his business ventures as well. He owns a production house named Red Chillies Entertainment that has produced numerous hit films such as Om Shanti Om, Main Hoon Na, Raees, Chennai Express, and more. He is also the co-owner of the Indian Premier League cricket team Kolkata Knight Riders. Shah Rukh obtained its ownership rights for the franchise by partnering with Juhi Chawla. Post his ownership, Kolkata Knight Riders has been one of the richest teams of IPL.
The veteran actor is quite famous for his roles in Bollywood he has worked in more than 300 films and is one of the finest actors in the Hindi film industry. He ventures into entrepreneurship by launching a chain of luxury hotels named ‘Monarch Group of Hotels’. His chain of hotels is spread all over India in Ooty, Tamil Nadu, Mysore, and more. Alongside this, he also appears on reality TV shows as a judge and also has some political stints too.
The ever-charming fitness queen Shilpa Shetty, choose to venture into entrepreneurship following her now-husband and then advisor, Raj Kundra who had suggested her to utilize the ‘Big Brother’ fame by launching her own perfume brand, that marked her first entrepreneur shift. Followed by various venture like Satyug Gold, her most ambitious venture that offers 24-karat gold bullion at 37 percent lesser price in comparison with the market place. Simultaneously, she has been maintaining her screen presence by judging certain TV reality shows. Later, Shilpa along with her husband launched Viaan Mobiles and then Viaan Industries. Also, she began to stress on living a healthy lifestyle, and in association with VLCC’s Vandana Luthra, she has offered various yoga and physiotherapy services. Recently, she has also started a YouTube channel that features healthy recipes and fitness videos.
Though Arjun has not been successful in the film industry, he is quite popular in Bollywood. Thus, like many other actors, he also chooses to enter the business world and invested his film earnings and initiated LAP his own range of lounge-bar-restaurant in Delhi. The bar’s area is spread over 17,000 sq.ft which attracts a vast crowd.
Along with his hatke movies, Bollywood’s Bhai Jaan is also quite famous for his helping tendency and humanity. Thus, Salman has sensibly utilized his stardom to establish renowned fashion apparel – ‘Being Human’. The ultimate reason for this brand to reach out is just it is been launched by our Bhai Jaan. The Being Human brand is licensed to Mandhana Retail Ventures that runs numerous fashion apparel outlets across various cities. Alongside this, the superstar has also registered the BeingSmart trademark to launch a smartphone that would target the middle-market segment.