In recent times, Bollywood actresses are not just brand ambassadors but are also smart investors in startups. B-town is not only about acting, entertainment, and earning in crores because they are doing more than that. Yes, when it comes to income, they are not just dependent on acting to earn millions, there are many other ways through which these film stars are making money.
India is considered to be the third-largest ecosystem in India because of the successful startups. And some of the big celebrities are investing in these startups and looking forward to doing some big profit-making investments in the coming future. This smart investment by the stars will take the economy of India to a whole new level. By this, not only the actors, now the actresses are equally involved in start-up investment and have aced the art of entrepreneurship and investing. Here are the top Indian Bollywood Actresses who are investing in startups and contribute to uplifting the Indian economy.
Besides the movie industry, Shilpa Shetty was a part-owner of the IPL Rajasthan Royals team. In 2013, she announced her entry into the business sector through her real estate company, ‘’Groupco Developers’’ with Hem Tejuja. The main motive of this company is to build housing projects across the country by collaborating with the landowners. According to her, she wanted to create houses for people that would bring them the ultimate joy.
Priyanka Chopra, the former Miss World is well-known for making a huge place in the Bollywood industry and now getting success as an International actress. Her announcement in 2018 about backing up a US-based online dating app called ‘Bumble’ gave her a huge victory. We all saw the growth rate of this app within 5 months and the triumphant entry of this app into the Indian dating industry. She not only financed the app but also became its brand ambassador.
She also said “Women want love, they want friendship, and they want to find a career, and that’s the uniqueness of what Bumble delivers — a digital community that encompasses all that, while empowering women to take charge of their lives.”
This successful actress of the young generation has earned fame by giving us some good Bollywood movies. She invested in an ed-tech startup ‘FrontRow’, which raised $3.2 Mn from Lightspeed and Elevation. She also invested INR 1 Cr in D2C food brand Epigamia after first investing in 2019. Even her family had invested around $3 Mn in Delhi-based electric vehicle startup Blu Smart. Deepika Padukone has been one of the top and active investors in the Bollywood industry.
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
This Indian actress and the former Miss World is the heartthrob of India. She made a huge place in the Bollywood industry through her charming personality and beauty. Her investing interest in startups is motivated by her mother. She invested around a sum of Rupees 5 million in the ‘Angel Investor’. She also made an investment in ‘Ambee’ which is an environment intelligence platform and monitors air quality.
There are many more actresses like Katrina Kaif partnered with an Indian beauty product company called Nykaa, Madhuri Dixit launched a company of wearable electronics GOQii and many more. Apart from movies, these film stars are doing much more by investing in Indian startups.