While most Bollywood actors happily stick to acting as their one and only profession, there are loads of actors who venture into other fields as well. While some of them work out well, for example, Shah Rukh Khan’s Red Chillies, some don’t really work out as planned like Sachin Tendulkar’s Restaurant ‘Tendulkar’s’ failed to attract customers even after getting a good response initially.

These Indian celebrities clearly have an upper hand when it comes to opening up their own ventures because of their popularity and endorse their own brands amongst their fan base. There are many Bollywood stars who run their side business for permanent and extra income. These are actors with sharp acting skills and sharper business minds. Not only do they grab all the limelight on the screen, they also laugh their way to the bank with their intelligent business ventures. Here’s list of these brainy entertainers+entrepreneurs:

Sushmita Sen

This Miss Universe is the perfect example of beauty with brains! She owns a restaurant called Bangali Mashi’s Kitchen in Navi Mumbai and owns a jewellery retail showroom in Dubai which her mother manages! She also launched an event management company in 2005 called Tantra Entertainment.

Ajay Devgn

Ajay Devgn is one of the investors in the Charanaka solar project in Gujarat. He has invested a huge amount (in crores)  in the 25 MW plant along with a few giant companies like the Roha Group. This plant was set up in 2011.

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Shah Rukh Khan

The tales of SRK  being successful and brainy business have been heard by one and all. We all know he runs a production house named Red Chillies and is the owner of the coolest IPL team- Kolkata Knight Riders but do you know that he has also bought 26 percent of the shares of the Indian franchise of KidZania, an international chain of family and kids entertainment centers!

Shilpa Shetty

Marrying business tycoon Raj Kundra clearly gave Shilpa a keen insight into the business world! Apart from her IPL team, she is also a partner of the IOSIS chain of spas in Mumbai and makes a few cool crores from it!

Abhishek Bachchan

Unlike SRK and Shilpa, who have invested in cricket teams, Abhishek invested in a Kabbadi team called Jaipur Pink Panthers (JPP), which competes in the Pro Kabbadi League and is worth a few crores.

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Sunil Shetty

Did you know Sunil owns Popcorn Entertainment which has produced films like Khel, Bhagam Bhag, and Mission Istanbul?  Sunil is also the owner of Mischief, a series of boutiques across Mumbai. He also ventured into designing and developing luxury real estate houses through his venture S2 Realty. He runs a bunch of restaurants in Mumbai too!

Arjun Rampal

Arjun owns LAP – a chic lounge-bar-restaurant in Delhi. The property is spread over 17,000 sq. ft. and is designed with furniture curated by Bollywood biggie designers like Gauri Khan, Tarun Tahiliani and Rohit Bahl. He also has an event management firm called Chasing Ganesha.

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