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Beyond Entertainment: 5 Bollywood divas who are also successful entrepreneurs

Anushka Sharma’s Clean Slate Films recently produced Bulbul

Bollywood heroines might be known for their sensual portrayal of characters, size-hero figure, item numbers, perfect skin and even powerful performances like in “Pink and Queen” in the past. Gone are the days when Bollywood was just about glamour and fashion for the divas, or it was about female-centric movies collecting big moolah. Now, it is also about female entrepreneurship. Today we are going to talk about 5 Bollywood heroines who are also a successful entrepreneur.

1. Anushka Sharma

After delivering powerful performances in movies like Band Baaja Baarat and Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi, Anushka Sharma made a name for herself. Since then, she hasn’t looked back and has been actively acting and producing movies and Web Series. Her recent offering Patal Lok became immensely popular amongst the youth. She has also produced NH10, Phillauri, Pari and Bulbbul so far.

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2. Shilpa Shetty

Shilpa Shetty might not have made her appearance on the big screen in the last few years, but she has been actively participating in TV shows as a judge. She owns a chain of salons and spas called Iosis. Before this, she had stakes in IPL franchise Rajasthan Royals. Known for her fitness, she also successfully launched her fitness Yoga DVD.

3. Preity Zinta


The dimple girl had a successful outing as a female actor in movies like Kal Ho Na Ha and Koi Mil Gaya. Now, She is the co-owner of the IPL franchise Kings Eleven Punjab. She was the youngest owner when she bought stakes of the IPL Franchise KXIP.

4. Juhi Chawla


The ever-adorable Bollywood diva Juhi Chawla garnered lots of praise for her comic timings. She started a production company “Dreamz Unlimited” alongside Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan and Aziz Mirza in 1999 and produced films like Asoka, Chalte Chalte and Phir Bhi Dil Hai Hindustani. Currently, she owns some stake in the successful franchise Kolkata Knight Riders.

5. Twinkle Khanna


Twinkle Khanna started an interior designing company named ‘The White Window’ in the financial capital of India, Mumbai. Her company has designed houses of many Bollywood celebrities. Apart from this, she has also authored a couple of books and written columns in leading newspapers.

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