Actors in the Indian film industry are renowned for having a variety of skills. These Bollywood celebrities have done everything possible to increase their net worth, from starring in blockbusters to launching their own businesses. We present to you 9 such famous people that are well-known outside of the film industry.
1. Sonu Sood
Sonu Sood, the unsung hero of our sector, has started another project this year to make high-quality healthcare available to anybody in need. In order to support pediatric children with medical care and treatment, Ketto.org, Asia’s most popular and reputable crowdfunding website, created the project known as “Ilaaj India,” which is essentially a helpline number.
2. Richa Chadha & Ali Fazal
Ali Fazal and Richa Chadha, one of Bollywood’s most well-known and prosperous couples, launched their own production company Pushing Buttons last year. “Girls Will Be Girls,” their first production as producers, is attracting the proper type of interest in the global cinema market. She is establishing a groundbreaking incubation program for women who want to work as gaffers and cinematographers in the film industry alongside Ali Fazal and filmmaker Shuchi Talati. The Women in Film and Television Association, India (WIFT) and “Light N Light” have teamed up to create the program, dubbed “Undercurrent Lab.”
3. Shefali Shah
People who follow Shefali Shah on social media are aware of her love of cooking and feeding her friends and family. She enjoys both group activities and space design. So when she thought about starting a hospitality business in 2021, she saw it as a cumulative way to profit from what she had been doing without spending any money and according to her own preferences. In Ahmedabad, this resulted in the creation of “Jalsa.” The actor’s business is now more than just a side gig for her because it is proving to be so profitable for her.
4. Sunny Leone
Sunny Leone, the person on the internet who receives the most searches, entered the non-fungible tokens (NFT) market in 2021. Her new side business is performing quite well, which just serves to highlight her versatility as a person.
5. Rakul Preet Singh
Bollywood actress Rakul has a solid reputation in the Hindi film business as well after becoming very well-known in Punjabi cinema! You didn’t realize it, but Rakul also caught the entrepreneurial bug this year. She co-founded the “starrring you” app with her brother Aman Preet Singh, giving aspiring actors the ability to show off their skills and begin landing acting jobs as a result.
6. Malaika Arora
In 2021, Malaila Arora launched “Nude bowls,” a delivery-only food business. During the pandemic, she had this thought, so she took action right away to give it a try. Fortunately, this start-up has only had an upward trend since that day. We wish Malaika and her group much success on their upcoming entrepreneurial journey!
7. Abhishek Banarjee
Before receiving his fair share of starring roles, Abhishek Banarjee managed to garner attention in minor but crucial roles in OTT series and films. Recently, Shwetaab Singh teamed up with another person to form the production company “Freaks” with the goal of improving the chances of unemployed actors.
8. Deepika Padukone
Deepika Padukone, the reigning queen of Bollywood, plans to introduce her own lifestyle company in 2022. Her business would put more of an emphasis on employing natural cures than chemicals, starting with hair and skin care items. Anyone wishing to invest in a successful business would be wise to take the time to consider this notion. We hope the best for her!
9. Alia Bhatt
It appears that Bollywood diva Alia Bhatt is a savvy businesswoman as well. She recently disclosed her involvement in “Phool.co,” a business established in IIT Kanpur. It focuses on the circular economy, which transforms flower waste into high-end incense products without charcoal and other wellness items. That is undoubtedly something to anticipate.