6 Actors who also double up as Entrepreneurs
The life of an actor is amusing. They enjoy their job, they love performing and entertaining the audience. From attending press meets to shooting in exotic locations of the films, actors are extremely dedicated. And although it may look glamorous being an actor is a tough job. These celebrities also go the extra mile to add an edge to their personality by appearing in ads and endorsing brands. However, actors sometimes crave more to life than just films. Celebrities go a step further by telling the world what they are passionate about and turning these into business ventures. They team up with a friend or a family member by listing their business plan and establish their business to the public. Here are some of our favorite south Indian celebrities who have managed to become entrepreneurs.
One of the most sought after heroines in the Telugu film industry; Rakul Preet is also an avid fitness freak. After moving to Hyderabad for her career, Rakul now owns a franchise of the popular gym F45. Her brother Aman, who is also a fitness freak, helps her manage the gym.
In a time where production studios are shutting down, actor Nagarjuna’s family run studios Annapurna Studios has established itself as a leader in the industry. A few years ago the actor invested a huge sum into developing a climate controlled studios. The actor also owns a restaurant in Hyderabad called N-grill.
Apart from entertaining the audiences with his amazing performances in film, Malayalam star Mohanlal is also a businessman. The actor owns state in a popular spice brand which is dominating the gulf market. He also has ownership in a popular 4-star hotel in Kerala.
Director Ashiq Abu who is popular for directing film like ’22 Female Kottayam’ and ‘Mayaanadhi’ started a café named ‘Papaya’. This popular joint in Kochi boasts of some amazing food, live performances and even has a library.
Prashanth holds the credit of being an actor who has shot in almost all the wonders of the world. Not many would know that he is a businessman as well. The actor owns a 10-storey mall, which houses only gold and diamond jewellery. Known as Prashanth Real Gold towers, the tall building is situated in Chennai.
Arya may be known as the ‘ladies man’ especially since his show Enga Veetu Mapillai is making headlines now. However, not many would know that he is a co-owner of one of the popular restaurants in Chennai. Apart from establishing his position in the Tamil film industry, Arya also owns the production company named ‘The Show People’.