Having a career in Bollywood is somewhere close to gambling. You can play and try your luck, but you never know if any moment you could be thrown out of this game. In an industry with this much of uncertainty, it’s always safe to keep a side business handy.
Today we bring you a list of 10 intelligent Bollywood actors who are part of an alternative career too aside from films.
1. Suneil Shetty
A fine actor and a successful businessman as well, Sunil Shetty owns a popular nightclub in Mumbai. Along with boasting a chain of well-known restaurants, he is the proud owner of Popcorn Entertainment, a production house of his that gave us movies, like “Bhagam Bhag”, “Khel”, “Mission Istanbul”, and so on.
2. Lara Dutta
So the gorgeous actress has tied knot with Mahesh Bhupathi, and seems to have stayed away from limelight since then. But that doesn’t mean she has no plans for future. Lara has launched a saree collection in collaboration with Chabbra 555. Besides, she owns a production house named Bheegi Basanti along with featuring in a fitness DVD.
3. Twinkle Khanna
Even though Mrs. Funnybones didn’t have a thriving filmy career, she has proved her caliber as a businesswoman. Basically an interior decorator, Twinkle manages her store called The White Window. Now also a become a writer who has penned a couple of books, she’s trying her hands in the field of production.
4. Shah Rukh Khan
Besides owning the throne of Bollywood, SRK is a king in his various businesses. With a terrific sense of marketing, he owns Red Chillies Pvt. Ltd, a production company, and Kolkata Knight Riders, an IPL team. Aside from these, he has purchased 26% shares of Kid Zania’s Indian franchise.
5. Sushmita Sen
The Bong beauty came into limelight after she was crowned Miss Universe in 1994. Soon after, she made her debut in Bollywood. However, her career in B-Town was never that successful. Now-a-days she is the owner of a jewellery store in Dubai and holds an intention to set up a chain of spas and hotels under the banner of her firm Sensazione. She also runs a production company named Tantra Entertainment.
6. Shilpa Shetty Kundra
So what if her husband is a billionaire! The lady with an hourglass figure is an entrepreneur in herself. After releasing a series of fitness DVDs, Shilpa opened her own spa centre in Mumbai. Apart from being the co-owner of IPL team Rajasthan Royals along with her husband, she also manages S2, a perfume brand.
7. Aamir Khan
Mr. Perfectionist of Bollywood is also a producer aside from being an actor. Aamir Khan Productions has baked some of the most remarkable movies so far, some of which are “Lagaan”, “Mangal Pandey”, “Taare Zamin Par”, “Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na”, “Peepli Live” and “Dhobi Ghat”.
8. Salman Khan
Other than for his movies and Bigg Boss, Salman Khan is also known for his NGO “Being Human”. He has a production company by the name of “Salman Khan Production” as well.
9. Amitabh Bachchan
The legendary actor and TV host is also the owner of Amitabh Bachchan Corporation Limited (ABCL) which has given movies like “Paa”, “Tere Mere Sapne”, “Saat Rang Ke Sapne”, “Mrityudaata”, etc.
10. Mithun Chakraborty
Mithun is a real estate businessman other than being an actor and his company Monarch Group focuses on the educational and hospitality sector. Paparatzy Productions is the name of the production house which is owned by Mithun Chakraborty.