B-town girls, Sushmita, Twinke, Shilpa and many more have blurred the lines between business and bollywood. Besides acting, these babes also earned a great fame in their business. Here is the list of actresses, who turned business women and are happy to start with their new innings.
1. Isha Koppikar
Do you know who ignited entrepreneur in Isha Koppikar? Her restaurateur husband Timmy Narang! Isha completed her 2-month course in hospitality in US and now, this “khallas girl” is all set to open her own chain of restaurants. She wants to encourage healthy lifestyle to everybody. Well Isha, a lot of good wishes for you from team Feminiya!
2. Twinkle Khanna
Have you ever heard the name of The White Window? It’s an interior design store in Crawfard Market, Mumbai. I know there are numerous such stores in Mumbai. Then, why I am specially talking about this one? Bcoz, the owner of this store is Twinkle Khanna and the store has been honored by Elle Decor International Design Award. Twinkle opened another branch in Andheri, Mumbai. The interior design of Rani Mukherji’s new house was done by Twinkle.
3. Gauri Khan and Suzanne Roshan
Gauri Khan is a producer of Red Chillies Entertainment. Her best friend Suzanne Roshan is an interior decorator. Both are artistically inclined. Not, only this, these power wives are now business partners. They have started their home business of designing. Gauri’s first designed furniture collection is going to be launched at Suzanne’s home store- The Charcoal Project, in Mumbai.
4. Juhi Chawla
Former Miss India and actress Juhi Chawla has now turned producer. She is the co-owner of Dreamz Unlimited (a production company) with director Aziz Mirza and Shahrukh Khan. “Chalte-Chalte” was the first hit movie of this company.
5. Shilpa Shetty
Shilpa Shetty, winner of Big Brother UK, launched her signature perfume S2 (S Square) in 2007. She also launched her Yoga video. Besides this, she also owns a spa in Mumbai. She holds 12% stake in Rajasthan Royals (IPL team). Means we can use various synonyms for multi-talented Shilpa: Actress….fitness freak….cricket lover…..!
6. Ayesha Takia
Rather than just acting, Ayesha wanted to do something new. So, she and her boyfriend Farhan Azmi (who is a restaurateur) decided to do something together. Very soon, they are going to commence their first boutique hotel in Goa.
7. Raveena Tandon
“Mast girl” Raveena is helping her husband Anil Thadani in his film distribution business. She has also hosted television serials. Soon you will hear Raveena Tandon in Rishi Deshpande’s upcoming bilingual movie “Ginn Liya Aasman”. Yes, it’s true! She is going to sing in this film.
8. Sushmita Sen
In 2006, former Miss Universe Sushmita Sen turned entrepreneur by establishing her company “Sensazione”. She planned to open a chain of spas, lounges, and hotels. She has also acquired 12,000 square feet space in Kolkata to establish a “lifestyle zone” with in-built cigar lounge, restaurant, and a nightclub. Besides this, Sushmita owns a production house “Tantra Entertainment Private Limited”. “Rani Lakshmi Bai – The Warrior Queen” is the first movie under the banner of her production house. This historic movie is currently under pre-production work.
9. Larra Dutta
Lara, who is practicing yoga for 12 years, released a series of fitness DVDs for to-be moms. Soon, she will launch a range of designer shoes.
After saying bye to her film career, Neelam joined her brother and father in their jewelry export business. In Mumbai, she runs her own jewelry showroom under the name “Neelam Jewels”.