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8 Successful Bollywood Stars who make Money through their Alternate Careers

8 Successful Bollywood Stars who make Money through their Alternate Careers
Bollywood is a career option which is uncertain and does not last for too long. Only a few are there who survive in the film industry, as life is not fair to all. Also if you have talent and calibre, why not go for all the options you have! These Bollywood actors are doing the same, who along with acting are doing several businesses at the same time:
1. Madhuri Dixit
Dhak-Dhak girl Madhuri Dixit apart from her acting is also known for her superb dancing skills. She also runs online dance classes through which people from all over the world can learn dance and stay in shape. She has come up with a unique concept called ‘Dancercise’ which is a combination of dance and exercise and a fun way of staying in shape.
2. Lara Dutta
Lara Dutta worked in many films before getting married to Indian Tennis player, Mahesh Bhupathi in 2011. She gave many movies but they did not do well at the box office. Recently, a few months ago, the actress launched a saree collection in collaboration with clothing brand, Chabbra 555. She also owns a production house named, BheegiBasanti.
3. Preity Zinta
Preity Zinta had a good start in Bollywood when she debuted with Shahrukh Khan in ‘Dil Se’ (1998) and gave some super hit movies like ‘Kal ho Naa ho’, ‘Veer-Zaara’, ‘Koi Mil Gaya’ to name a few. But after buying the IPL team, ‘Kings XI Punjab’ in partnership with ex-boyfriend Ness Wadia in 2008, she gradually disappeared from the industry. In 2011, she launched her own production company, PZNZ Media.
4. Twinkle Khanna
Twinkle Khanna only gave a few hit movies like ‘Jaan’, ‘Barsaat’, ‘Jodi No. 1’. Maximum of her movies proved to be a flop at the box office. But she is undoubtedly a successful interior designer, author, newspaper columnist and film producer. She has penned books like ‘Mrs Funnybones’ and ‘The Legend of Lakshmi Prasad’. She is also the founder and Co-CEO of the Interior Designing Company, The White Window.
5. Malaika Arora Khan
Although Malaika Arora Khan has not so good acting career, she definitely sets the stage on fire whenever she dances. With a number of superhit numbers like ‘Chhaiyya chhaiyya’, ‘Munni badnaam hui’, Anaarkali Disco chali’, she ruled many hearts. Apart from being in Bollywood, Malaika collaborated with Bipasha Basu and Sussane Khan to create an online fashion website called The Label Life, where she is the style editor for clothing.
6. Sushmita Sen
Along with being a fine actor, the Former Miss Universe Sushmita Sen is also a successful businesswoman.She owns a jewellery retail store in Dubai, which is managed by her mother and also launched a chain of hotels and spas in India under her company ‘Sensazione’. She has also launched a production company called ‘Tantra Entertainment’. Sushmita also founded ‘I Am’ where she helps people with education, welfare facilities, medical help, etc.
7. Arjun Rampal
Supermodel turned actor, Arjun Rampal gave an average performance in his Bollywood career, having acted in a very few movies. But he has a successful business as he owns a lounge in Delhi called LAP. So, if you’re in Delhi, the lounge is a must visit to enjoy some quality time and also to try some mouth-watering dishes. Arjun Rampal also runs an event management firm called ‘Chasing Ganesha’.
8. Suneil Shetty
Suneil Shetty, apart from being a good actor, is also a successful entrepreneur. The actor has a chain of restaurants in Mumbai which are quite popular and also has a nightclub. Besides restaurants, he also owns a production house, Popcorn Entertainment, which has produced films like Khel, Rakht, Bhagam Bhag and Mission Istanbul among others.

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