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Unstoppable Bollywood Heroines Who are Also Successful Entrepreneurs

By AHN Staff Writer

March 1, 2022

Women in Bollywood today prove that they can wear multiple hats. Other than entertaining their fans with their diverse roles in the industry, there are businesses run by these wonderful women.

Here’s a list of the finest B-town divas who have proved themselves to be excellent entrepreneurs:

Sushmita Sen

The 1994 Miss Universe is now a successful businesswoman, as well as a talented actor and a single mother to two girls. Her company, Sensazione, operates a jewelry retail store in Dubai as well as a chain of hotels and spas. She had also launched a production company, Tantra Entertainment.

Lara Dutta

The former Miss Universe is also well-known for her bold roles in films. Dutta also started her production house and produced the critically acclaimed film ‘Chalo Dilli’. Her other business pursuits include a sari collection with ‘Chabbra 555’ and a fitness DVD.

Maheep Kapoor

The entrepreneur and jewelry designer has created jewelry for a number of Bollywood movies. She founded the luxury retail boutique ‘Bandra 190’, and she operates an online shop for Asian designer clothes, ‘VIVA-LUXE’.

Seema Khan

She’s the co-founder of ‘Bandra 190’. Khan also has a clothing store in her name in Mumbai and Dubai. 

Shobha Kapoor

The 76-year-old television producer is the Managing Director of Balaji Telefilms Limited and runs the production house with her daughter, Ekta Kapoor. 

Twinkle Khanna

The Former film actress is a successful author, film producer, and columnist.

Mana Shetty

The well-known businesswoman is a social activist and a designer. She owns R-House in Mumbai and also started a real estate venture with her husband, Suniel Shetty.

Sunita Kapoor

The former model runs a successful jewelry line and has been designed for celebrities and royals.

Kiran Rao

The Indian film producer, screenwriter, and director is a co-founder of the Paani Foundation, a Maharashtra-based NGO dedicated to drought relief. She also worked as an assistant director in the Bollywood films ‘Lagaan’ and ‘Swades’. 

Anushka Sharma

One of the most sought-after actresses took on the role of being a producer for her first film, thriller drama ‘NH10’, which was a box-office hit. She has received several awards, including a Filmfare Award.

Gauri Khan

Film producer Khan is also famous for designing spaces for celebrities like Mukesh Ambani, Ralph Lauren, Karan Johar, and Sidharth Malhotra. She and her husband Shah Rukh Khan established Red Chillies Entertainment in 2002.

Sussanne Khan

The 43-year-old earned her Interior Designing Art Associate degree in the U.S.A. She collaborated with Gauri Khan to launch ‘The Charcoal Project’, India’s first interior fashion design store in 2011.