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Life Beyond TV: Reel Life Actors As Real Life Entrepreneurs

Yes, Acting is their passion and profession, but it doesn’t guarantee long-term stability. So a bevy of actors, including Shahrukh Khan, Salman Khan, Sunil Shetty have ventured into alternate businesses for their secured future.

Where Bollywood’s leading brigade enjoys the big stardom and churns out mammoth money, they have their own identities as being the businessman and businesswoman too. From King Khan to Twinkle Khanna to John Abraham to Shilpa Shetty, almost every other celeb runs business to spend time and earn good bucks.

Not only these actors, but their wives are also using their stardom for their respective businesses. To name a few, Suzanne Roshan, the wife of superstar Hrithik Roshan and the sister of Fardeen Khan in the world of interior designing, Maheep Kapoor, the better half of Sanjay Kapoor as a jewelry designer, Mana Shetty is holding various businesses like fashion, hotel, construction.


Actors and Entrepreneurs

The column will talk about the eminent names of the stars, who have made really big business by their own and carved special place in their other interested fields with their intelligence and hard work. Let’s pour the focus on these successful celebrities of the big wheels of Mumbai’s film industry.

Being Human Clothing – Salman Khan
Currently, Being Human clothing franchise is present in 18 international locations like the Middle East and Europe. At present, Being Human range caters to men’s and women’s clothing but now planning to expand its product range by adding kids wear clothing line by next year.

Lap Lounge Bar- Arjun Rampal
The actor launched a lounge bar Lap in New Delhi. He also runs an event management company with the name of Chasing Ganesha.

KidZania- Shah Rukh Khan
KidZania, the global leader of kids education products, is a Mexico based chain of theme parks for children between the ages of 5 to 13 years, currently operating in 15 locations. Shah Rukh Khan owns 26 per cent strategic stake in its franchise. The brand plans to invest around Rs. 300 crore to open three indoor parks in India by 2015.

Iosis Medi Spa- Shilpa Shetty
Film, Fitness and now franchising. Shilpa Shetty, a renowned actress, an epitome of beauty representing India on the global map of wellness with Iosis Medi Spa, a unisex beauty & health boutique. Iosis group is planning to expand its medi spa business via franchise.

Not only actors, but celebrities from the world of cricket, movies, television and fashion also are showing their entrepreneurial skills. Check out:

Popular Celebrity Restaurants in India
Celebrities in India are offering their own restaurant’s franchise too . Some of the famous celebrity restaurants are Dino Morea (Crepe Station), Kapil Dev’s (Eleven’s), Sunil Shetty (Astro Mischief), Sachin Tendulkar (Tendulkar’s World), Asha Bhosle (Asha’s), and many more have opened their lounges and restaurants, where they give the common man a feel of comfort and luxury.

Living as an entrepreneur is a dream to many and our tinsel town is also not untouched from that effect. Is it your wish too? If yes, browse the burgeoning business opportunities. Be its franchise, distributorship or sales agents, we have them all.


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