Akshay Kumar, Deepika Padukone to Shah Rukh Khan, 5 Bollywood actors who’re also successful entrepreneurs

Often times Bollywood celebrities venture into business when they know their acting career ain’t doing any good. But then there are some who don’t just rule the silver screen, but also run successful multi-crore business ventures.

From Shah Rukh Khan to Akshay Kumar, 5 Bollywood actors who’re running multi-crore businesses 

1. Shah Rukh Khan 

The King of Bollywood and his wife Gauri Khan are proud owners of Red Chillies Entertainment, a film production, distribution and visual effects company. The company just doesn’t produce movies that SRK stars in but also the ones featuring other actors. The production house is also backing movies like Darling starring Alia Bhatt and Love Hostel featuring Bobby Deol, Vikrant Massey and Sanya Malhotra. Red Chillies usually has a turnover of about Rs 500 crore annually, reports The Economic Times. Khan also owns a 50% stake in the IPL cricket team, Kolkata Knight Riders.

2. Akshay Kumar

Akshay Kumar, Bollywood actors who are running multi-crore businesses

The Khiladi of Bollywood is known for giving super-hit films. In 2019, his movie Housefull 4 became the sixth-highest grossing Bollywood movie of the year with a worldwide gross collection of Rs 278.78 crore. He was the only Indian who made it on the Forbes US list of the World’s Highest-Paid Celebrities of 2019. He ranked 33 with $65 million in earnings. The actor also owns Hari Om Entertainment production company and Grazing Goat Pictures production company. His company has backed movies like Good Newwz, Kesari, 72 Miles-Ek Pravas. He is also an investor and a strategic advisor in wearable and preventive healthcare devices startup GOQii. The actor is also the owner of the Pro-Kabaddi League franchise Bengal Warriors.

3. Deepika Padukone

Deepika Padukone, Bollywood actors who are running multi-crore businesses

Deepika Padukone is a multi-faceted personality who’s a leader both in Bollywood and the business sector. The actor had setup KA Enterprises that has backed up startups such as Furlenco, Purplle, Epigamia, among others. The actress also owns a clothing line All About You. She also started a foundation Live Love Laugh.

4. Ajay Devgn

ajay devgn, Bollywood actors who are running multi-crore businesses

The actor is the founder of Ajay Devgan Films, which has produced several movies like Total Dhamaal, Bol Bachhan, Tanhaji, Tribhanga and more. The actor also ventured into visual effect company and started his NY VFXWAALA. As reported by Firstpost, the actor also owns 26% of shares of an international chain of family entertainment centres in India named KidZania. According to Forbes India’s 2019 Celebrity 100 list, Ajay Devgn ranked on 12th spot with annual earnings of Rs. 94 crore. In 2013, the actor also invested in a solar project located in Charanaka, Gujarat.

5. Salman Khan

salman khan, Bollywood actors who are running multi-crore businesses

Salman Khan owns the ‘Being Human’ brand and foundation, the retail stores that sell clothing and other merchandise. A percentage of the brand also goes to charity. Khan also owns Salman Khan Films, the production and distribution house.  The actor also owns a minority stake in Yatra.com, reports The Economic Times.

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