1. Shah Rukh Khan
Is there literally anything this fantastic superstar cannot do? From ruling a million hearts through his acting, to capitalising his incredible marketing aptitude in running his own production house called Red Chillies Entertainment Pvt. Ltd, he is a marketing maverick. He also co-owns the popular IPL team, Kolkata Knight Riders—with Juhi Chawla and her husband, Jay Mehta.
Moreover, the actor also has a share in the Indian franchise of Kidzania, an international chain of family entertainment centres! No wonder he is rich AF!
2. Karisma Kapoor
Karisma Kapoor had us swaying to her dance numbers back in the nineties, and ever since carved her own special place in our hearts. This gorgeous, and fit as ever—mother of two catered to her business acumen by investing in a popular e-commerce venture that sells baby and mother care products called, Babyoye.com.
The e-commerce portal is owned by Nest Childcare Services Pvt. Ltd but Karisma holds the single largest share in it with a stake of 26%.
3. Shilpa Shetty
There's a reason this actress has a net worth that will blow your mind away. Not so much into movies anymore, but Shilpa Shetty Kundra has built up several businesses to sustain herself, and boy is she nailing it like a bawse!
Her fitness and spa DVD received much acclaim leading her to open her first spa centre in Mumbai. In addition to that, she owns the perfume brand S2. Not just that, she also co-owned Rajasthan Royals team in the IPL, before it got banned. Along with her husband Raj Kundra's help, she is now focusing on real estate with her own property website which has listings of top and upcoming residential projects in metro cities. Whoa!
4. Preity Zinta
Don't be fooled by her bubbly style, and dimpled smile—beneath that lies a super smart woman, an achiever! Preity Zinta co-owned a cricket team named Kings XI Punjab, along with ex-beau ness Wadia, in the IPL—making it her first successful business venture. She also has a production house to her name, and is counted amongst the most successful business women in Bollywood. Kudos, Preity!
5. Suniel Shetty
You probably never even had the wildest notion that this popular actor, had so many other businesses running on the side. Being a fitness freak himself, Suniel Shetty runs a number of gyms across India. He also owns a production house by the name of Popcorn Entertainment, which has produced films like Khel, Rakht, BhagamBhag, Mission Istanbul, EMI and Loot.
Not just that, he is the proud owner of Mischief, a series of boutiques spread across Mumbai and has even ventured into designing and development of luxury real estate projects through his venture S2 Reality. To top it off, he even runs a few restaurants in the city! We are suddenly envying Athiya Shetty.
6. Sushmita Sen
Former Miss Universe, Sushmita Sen always had a dynamic personality, and was loved by all on screen. She broke all stereotypes, by opting for single-parenthood, and has proven to be a successful businesswoman, along with being a fine actor.
She owns a jewelry retail store in Dubai, which is managed by her mother and aspires to open a chain of hotels and spas under her company 'Sensazione'. She has also launched a production company called Tantra Entertainment. Sushmita was also heading the Miss Universe franchise 'I Am She' which was recently taken over by Femina.
7. Dipannita Sharma
You would probably remember this leggy lass from her iconic portrayal of a corporate woman from Ladies vs Ricky Bahl. Did you know, she runs a yacht chartering business? Yeah, that's right. Be it corporate gatherings, social events or private parties, her luxurious yacht 'Shazma' is the go to choice for all! Pretty interesting, right?
8. Arjun Rampal
This heartthrob of Bollywood that has looks that could kill, owns his very own lounge-bar-restaurant in Delhi, called 'LAP'. Sprawling over 17,000 sq. ft., the plush facility has decor inputs by Gauri khan, and inputs from designers in the likes of Tarun Tahiliani and Rohit Bahl.
Arjun Rampal also runs an event management firm called 'Chasing Ganesha'. Well, he sure is not perturbed by his failing Bollywood career. We don't blame him, really.
9. Twinkle Khanna
She may not have garnered much success as an actor in Bollywood, but she did well when she stepped into the world of business as an interior designer and later, as a columnist. She runs the label 'White Window' which sells home décor and apparel boasting of an A-list celebrity clientele. Her business venture also earned Elle Décor International Design Award.
Wildly popular for her quick wit and tongue-in-cheek humour, she also authored the book 'Mrs. Funny Bones', followed by 'The Legend of Lakshmi Prasad'.
10. Bipasha Basu
Her Bollywood career may not have sky-rocketed as much as she would have hoped for, but Bipasha is a brand of her own! Smart, sexy, and super-fit—she has successfully launched fitness DVDs which were a raging success.
Also, in collaboration with other celebs namely, Sussanne Khan and Malaika Arora—she co-owns a super-sophisticated and chic, online retail store by the name of The Label Life.com, where she is the style editor who curates all fashion accessories! Pretty cool, huh?
11. Abhishek Bachchan
He did not let a flop career in Bollywood deter him from success, and diverted his attention to business, and rightfully so! Abhishek bought the Pro Kabaddi League franchise team Jaipur Pink Panthers, and in 2014 co-bought the Indian Super League football team Chennaiyin FC. In 2014 his Jaipur Pink Panthers won the first ever championships and in 2015 the Chennaiyin FC won the ISL. Well, so far so good!