The wives of some of the most popular actors in the film industry tend to avoid the limelight of Bollywood. However, there are some star wives who rather than avoiding the limelight, have actually embraced it. They may not have followed in the acting footsteps of their husbands, but these wives have established their very own businesses, each of which are very successful.
1) Gauri Khan
Gauri Khan is often referred to as the first lady of Bollywood. Gauri is the wife of Shahrukh Khan-the Badshah of Bollywood. Gauri is not only a star wife, but she is also a very successful entrepreneur. Gauri is the co-owner of production house Red Chillies Entertainment and the IPL team Kolkata Knight Riders. Gauri also has her own interior designing firm, which goes by the name of Gauri Khan Designs. Gauri has designed Ranbir Kapoor’s house and the nursery of Karan Johar’s twins Yash and Roohi. The star wife recently designed Siddharth Malhotra’s house as well.
2) Twinkle Khanna
Akshay Kumar’s wife, Twinkle Khanna, did not have a successful acting career. However, over the years, Twinkle has actually come into her own. Twinkle owns an interior designing firm named ‘The White Window’. The actress is a newspaper columnist and a successful author. Twinkle’s first book, ‘Mrs. Funnybones’ sold 1 lakh copies. After this, the former actress has written two more books- ‘The Legend of Laxmi Prasad’ and ‘Pyjamas are Forgiving.’ Twinkle also turned producer with the movie ‘Padman,’ which released in January 2018.
3) Sussanne Roshan
Sussanne Khan, the former wife of actor Hrithik Roshan, is a self-made woman. Sussanne owns two of the biggest interior designing firms in Mumbai. These firms are ‘House of Design’ and ‘The Charcoal Project.’ Along with Bipasha Basu and Malaika Arora, Sussanne is also one of the style editors of the brand ‘The Label Life.’ If rumours are to be believed, Sussanne may just tie the knot again with her former husband Hrithik Roshan.
4) Kiran Rao
Actor Aamir Khan’s wife, Kiran Rao, is not only an extremely intellectual woman but she is also a director, producer and a screenwriter. Kiran’s first film ‘Dhobhi Ghat,’ which starred her husband in the lead, was a critically acclaimed film. Kiran has even directed and produced the film ‘Ship of Theseus.’ Kiran also produced the film ‘Secret Superstar,’ which released in October 2017. The out-of-the-box content of these films, have made Kiran an acclaimed producer, director and screenwriter.
5) Adhuna Bhabani
Adhuna Bhabani is the former wife of actor, director and singer Farhan Akhtar. Adhuna is a well-known hair stylist and she styled Aamir Khan, Akshay Khanna and Saif Ali Khan’s hair in Farhan’s debut directorial venture ‘Dil Chahta Hai.’ Adhuna is also the owner of BBlunt, a prominent chain of hair styling salons in the country.
Sources: Bblunt, BollywoodShaadi’s.com, Forbes India, Hindustan Times,Magster, ScoopNow, The Economic Times, Twitter, Vanani.