Actors don't only act but also invest their money in startups and join the entrepreneur lifestyle. Big and recognizable Bollywood actors have invested in ventures either in monetarily or by becoming ambassadors to their brands. They bring a lot of money as well as popularity. They become role models, passionate and wear the right attitude about what they do with their investment. And they are also very active in social working and charitable functions. There are many Bollywood actors and actresses who are successful as entrepreneur and social workers.
Here is a list of Bollywood celebrities who are entrepreneurs.
He has acted as different characters in Bollywood films and has won awards and film fares for his roles. He is also talented in dancing. He is regarded as one of the A-list Bollywood actors.
Hrithik Roshan has a passion for working for the community as a result of his childhood experiences. Some of the money he gets supports mentally challenged children in Dilhush special school in Mumbai. Part of his monthly income goes to charity. In 2008, he gave out $30,000 to treat stuttering children in Nanavati hospital. In 2009, He launched a foundation for charity to support handicapped people. He believes in publicizing his efforts to act as an example to the entire society. He took part in Ghatkopar festivity in 2013 and extended his service to girls who were starving and suffering from malnutrition.
Roshan showed solidarity to the victim of floods in north India by donating $37,000 and also by constructing homes for people affected by floods in South Africa. Apart from acting, in 2014, he played football to raise funds for charity organized by Aamir Khan's daughter. He donated profit gained from participating in the Dheere Dheere music video.
UNICEF nominated him as an ambassador whose main goal was to educate children on sustainable development goals in over 100 countries. He loves doing social work even after being such a huge superstar. He is a good example of Bollywood celebrities as social workers and successful entrepreneur.
Shah Rukh Khan
Apart from his acting skills, Shah Rukh Khan is also known for his entrepreneurial skills.he has made some smart investments by investing in real estate. He his own real estate avenue in Dubai named SRK BOULEVARD. He also endorses a real estate group named “Royal Estates". Meanwhile, who can forget his IPL team KKR.
Apart from that he has his own prduction house called Red Chilli Entertainment with his wife Gauri. And who can ignore his brand endorsements of Pepsi, Nokia, Hyundai, DishTv, Tag Heuer and many more. He is truely the biggest bollywood celebrity entrepreneur on this list.
She was born on 25th June 1974. She is a popular actress in Hindi films. Karishma is recognized as one of the highest-paid actresses. Her role in films gives women a different face. She has won several film awards and is one of the finest Bollywood actresses.
Karishma Kapoor has given her support to different charitable organizations for supporting women's causes. She supports Salman Khan’s charitable trustShe. She actively participated with Priyanka Chopra in a campaign to advocate for girl rights. She also endorsed Kellogg’s brand, Danone, international skincare brand and crescent Lawn.
Apart from cementing her position as one of the leading ladies in Bollywood, Anushka Sharma is also quite the entrepreneur.She and her brother and producer, Karnesh Sharma, co-founded the production company Clean Slate Films in 2014. The venture produces and distributes cinema and introduces new talent and fresh content to Indian audiences. In 2017, the actress launched her very own clothing brand Nush. The brand targets females who are looking for comfortable yet contemporary options in their wardrobe.
Apart from these, she has endorsed several brands from Myntra to Nivea to Standard Chartered Bank to Google Pixel. There is almost not a genre of advertisement Anushka Sharma has not endorsed yet.
Ajay is one of the most popular actors in Indian films. He is also a producer and director. In his area of specialty, he has received various awards including the Padma Shri.
Ajay Devgn invested in the Charanka Solar Project in Gujrat. He also owns a production house called Ajay DevgnFilm and a VFX studio.
Deepika has taken to entrepreneurship by investing in Drum Foods International Pvt. Ltd, the maker of flavored yogurt brand Epigamia, as a partnership that will also see her endorse the brand. She even has invested in a seed round in learning and community platform FrontRow.
Deepika also launched a brand 'All About You' on the fashion app Myntra. She has also endorsed brands from Tanishq to Coca-Cola, Oppo and Axis Bank.
Susanne is one of the style editors and mentors of the LabelLife.com. She is well known as an interior designer. LabelLife.com offers quality, special and unique essentials for everday life from clothes to kitchenware. They deal with cake stands that add taste when serving breakfast and glassware design when serving juice. In their specialty, they give back to the society whom they believe is valuable to them. They extend their community services in collaboration with the Bal Asha organization where they provide children with meals. Suzanne has also participated in breast cancer campaigns and Vogue FNO.
Madhuri Dixit Nene
Madhuri is an Indian actress well known in acting in Hindi cinema and for her dancing skills. She is one of the finest Bollywood actresses. In 2008, she received a civilian award by the Indian government. She is philanthropic and in a game show in 2001, she won $ 5,000,000 which she donated to cater to the needs of the Gujarati earthquake and orphans in Pune. She participated in Greenathon organized by NDTV Toyota to provide solar power to the villages.
She has a passion for elephants and looks for ways to preserve them. Madhuri is a patron of the charity project ‘Emeralds for elephant’. It creates awareness and raises money to protect the Asian elephant that is endangered.
Madhuri offered support to children affected by cancer during the world cancer day supported by the Cancer Patients Aid Association.
Bollywood actor born on 27th December 1965, Salman acted in several Multi-million dollar films. Salman Khan does a lot of charity work apart from his Bollywood career. He is the founder of ‘Being Human’, an NGO which sustains itself by selling clothes online. Part of the product sales goes back to the underprivileged.
Respect and dignity were her core values. Her show with BBC World Service Trust Television was designed to address issues of HIV/AIDS in India. Her participation was to stand with the sufferers of the disease. She is one of the finest Bollywood actress, the film Phir Milenge featured her as a sufferer of the disease that made her feel attached.
Shilpa Shetty is a strong supporter of the advertising campaign with PETA and stands against the use of wild animals in circuses. Shetty also has shares with a premier league in India, the franchise team for cricket. She hosted Sony Kal Dil in a reality television show. The show was meant to feature extraordinary efforts in charity to people in need. She also co-owns a salon named Iosis where people go for beauty therapy.
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Frequently Asked Questions - FAQs
Who is the most charitable celebrity in Bollywood?
Arguebly, Shah Rukh Khan is the most charitable actor in India.
Who are some bollywood entrepreneurs?
Some Bollywood entrpreneurs are Shah Rukh Khan, Deepika Padukone, Anushka Sharma, Salman Khan, Ajay Devgn to name a few.