Becoming a star and sustaining in this industry is not
certain for everyone. Only a few celebrities have really managed to move beyond
their main careers and develop some seriously successful businesses. They see
past the careers that made them famous and decide to venture into the business
world who also have entrepreneurial spirits. Here are few successful
celebrities that have made a mark in the Bollywood industry and also set up
their own business ventures successfully.
Shah Rukh Khan –
Red Chillies Entertainment (RCE) : Red Chillies Entertainment is an Indian motion picture
production and distribution company, based in Mumbai founded by Bollywood superstar
Shah Rukh Khan and his gorgeous, intelligent wife Gauri Khan. The company also
has a 50% stake in the Indian Premier League cricket team Kolkata Knight Riders
which has been performing marvelously in the last two seasons of the popular
league and making their superstar owners super proud of them.
Aamir Khan – Aamir
Khan Productions : With an intelligent mind like his, sharp business acumen
and knowledge of choosing the best scripts, it wasn’t surprising at all to see
Aamir turn producer. The superstar, who has always lived up to our expectations
as an actor, surpassed them with his first production venture, Lagaan way back in 2001. Later, with films
like Taare Zameen Par, Delhi Belly, Dhobi
Ghat, Peepli Live and Talaash,
Aamir has been producing different kinds of films and catering interesting
genres as a producer.
Salman Khan –
Being Human : As the world knows, Salman Khan is a man with a golden
heart and is always one step ahead in doing charitable work as compared to his
contemporaries. So the charity loving Salman Khan launched his charity
organization called Being Human – Salman Khan Foundation. Apart from helping
thousands of needy people, Being Human even has a chain of apparels and
clothing line and even produced a relatively smaller film Chillar Party that fetched National Awards.
Saif Ali Khan –
Illuminati Films : The Prince of Bollywood, and our very own Nawab of
Pataudi, Saif Ali Khan ventured into film production with Illuminati Films
which is an Indian motion picture production, based in Mumbai and founded in
2009. Saif’s first production venture was Love Aaj Kal which went on to become
a major commercial and critical success. And there has been no stopping to our
charming producer after that.
Farhan Akhtar –
Farout Media : Multi-faceted and extremely talented and versatile Farhan
Akhtar’s music innovation, publishing and talent Development Company – Farout
Media promotes & encourages indie music talent. The company has music
licensing, talent management & content monetizing services.
Vir Das – Weirdass
Comedy : Weirdass Comedy is India’s first and only comedy
consultancy founded by Vir Das. Weirdass is a one-stop shop for all comedy
needs across media. From programming/entertainment written and performed for a
live corporate event, Weirdass gives it all, also, venturing into script
providing this year.