Be it acting or sports, a career in both these fields does not really last long. You have to be very talented, lucky and fit at all times because new faces keep joining these fields every day, making these fields all the more competitive. Nobody knows whether today’s superstars will get the same popularity in the coming days. Therefore, for regular income throughout their life, some of B-town stars and players have started a side business.
These are some Bollywood celebrities and cricketers who have been successful in the businesses that they have initiated-
1) Twinkle Khanna
Her journey in the film industry was not long enough, but Twinkle is a star. Twinkle is an author and renowned interior designer. She also runs a candle business ‘The White Window’ with her mother, Dimple Kapadia. Her candle company is doing well in India as well as many other countries.
2) Sushmita Sen
She has opened a restaurant called ‘Bangali Mashi’s Kitchen’ in Mumbai, which offers all types of traditional Bengali food. At the same time, she has an ornaments store in Dubai by the name of ‘Renee Jewels’ that her mother looks after.
3) Karishma Kapoor
Karisma Kapoor is the largest single shareholder of an e-commerce portal named ‘Babyoye.Com’, which sells baby and mother care products. The company has opened stores in 500 cities across the country.
4) Anushka Sharma
Anushka Sharma recently launched the women’s apparel line ‘NUSH’ and through this, she has stepped into the fashion industry. She partnered with Suditi Industries and is now working as a successful fashion entrepreneur.
5) Sachin Tendulkar
Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar is the owner of a restaurant called ‘Tendulkar’. This restaurant is located in Colaba, Mumbai. The specialty of this restaurant is that it serves some of Sachin’s favorite dishes.
6) Virender Sehwag
Virender Sehwag set up the ‘Sehwag International School’ to fulfill his father’s dream. The school is spread over 23 acres in Jhajjar, Haryana. This school provides world-class facilities for both sports and education. It was inaugurated by his mother in 2011.
7) Yuvraj Singh
8) Virat Kohli
In April 2015, Virat Kohli launched a series of gyms and fitness centers across India under the name ‘Chisel’. In November 2014, Kohli also established a fashion brand called Wrong. Kohli has initiated a total of 5 different business associations.
9) Shahid Kapoor
Shahid Kapoor, in partnership with Aditya Birla group, has launched the clothing brand ‘Skult’. This is praised as India’s first athleisure brand. Shahid Kapoor was even honored by the retail industry and was given a prize for the best entrepreneur in an award function appreciating corporates, startups, and entrepreneurs from the retail and e-retail space.
10) Mahendra Singh Dhoni
India’s Captain Cool has entered the business of fitness through SportsFit. There are several sports centers running across the country. MS Dhoni is also the owner of Mahi Racing Team India, a bike racing team in the FIM Supersport World Championship.
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