They mean business: A look at Bollywood's shrewdest investors
Bollywood’s leading actors and actresses have already proven their worth by winning the hearts of millions of people with their histrionics. But a lot of these names have also been smart enough to build an empire by capitalising on their talent and the subsequent fame. These stars own an impressive portfolio of investments; they have put money in start-ups ranging from real estate to retail projects and sports franchises. hitlist tells you all about the smart investors in the industry...
Hrithik Roshan’s major earnings come in through the production house Filmkraft, that is co-owned by him and his father, Rakesh Roshan. The actor is said to have invested heavily in real state; he reportedly owns property worth Rs 1,500 crore. The actor has also invested in a lifestyle and fitness brand called HRX.
This actress is now out to establish herself as an astute businesswoman. She has already launched a chain of spas and recently, she ventured into the gold jewellery business. Dishkiyaoon (2014) was the first film to be produced by her company, Essential Sports & Media. She also owns the IPL team Rajasthan Royals along with her hubby Raj Kundra. They have also entered the restaurant and real estate business.
Big B owns a production house called Amitabh Bachchan Corporation Ltd (ABCL). The actor also has three homes in Mumbai. This includes a new home that he recently purchased; it is located just behind their other residence, Jalsa. The actor has also been gifted a home in Paris by wife Jaya. The legendary actor clearly likes investing in real estate.
Not only does he own two production houses- Grazing Goat Pictures Pvt Ltd and Hari Om Entertainment - but he also owns multiple properties in Mumbai. He has also made real estate investments in Canada and he has holiday homes in Goa and Mauritius. Rceently, his wife Twinkle Khanna was spotted scouting an abode in Dubai’s Palm Jumeirah while the actor promoted a film in the Emirates.
John Abraham has apparently made full use of his degree in economics by making some smart money decisions. Apart from his production house, JA Entertainment, he owns around 60,000 sq. ft of property in Mumbai, including a duplex style home in Bandra. Besides this, he owns a hockey team and a place in Bel Air, Los Angeles, USA, which is also home to Hollywood stars like Jennifer Aniston and Angelina Jolie. He also owns property in an upscale neighborhood of central London.
Suniel Shetty is known for his restaurant business in Mumbai; the actor owns several hotels and clubs in the city. Suniel also has a farmhouse in Khandala and he owns a few more properties both in and around Mumbai. The actor, who has dabbled as a film producer as well, recently ventured into the clothing and home décor business.
Salman Khan owns property worth Rs 110 crore in Mumbai. Apart from this, the actor has other properties within India, including a farmhouse in Panvel. He is currently looking at purchasing a property in Dubai. He spends most of his earnings on his NGO, Being Human. He has recently started his own production house called Salman Khan Productions.
Besides his production house Ajay Devgn Films, the actor has invested in a solar power plant in Gujarat. Ajay also owns a farmhouse in Karjat and a few properties in India and abroad.
Shah Rukh Khan
SRK is reportedly the richest actor in Bollywood. He is the only Bollywood star to feature in the top ten of the international celebrity rich list for 2013 — compiled by Wealth-X — and he was beaten to the number one spot by Jerry Seinfeld. His major investments are his production house, Red Chilli Entertainment, and his IPL team, Kolkata Knight Riders. King Khan has also invested in Imagination Edutainment India Pvt Ltd, which is a local franchisee of KidZania, a global chain of indoor theme parks for children. This apart, Shah Rukh owns many properties both in India and abroad.