Who says actors are just meant for entertainment? Bollywood is a big part of the entertainment industry and the actors are no more seen merely as a bunch of good-looking, amusing people. This is because, these days actors keep themselves updated about what’s happening in the corporate world and are well aware about the tips that can help them run their entity perfectly if they wish to become an entrepreneur someday.

So, here we are with a list of top 3 Indian actresses serving as an idol for beginners who wish to excel in the art of entrepreneurship :

  1. Deepika Padukone

From a national level badminton player to modelling and then becoming the ruling actress of Bollywood, Deepika has achieved it all. Also, when it comes to starting her own business or becoming an entrepreneur, Deepika’s move towards launching her own brand is applaudable.

Her product line, ‘All About You’ is available exclusively on Myntra and it was Padukone’s first step into the entrepreneurial world.

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On asking about her views on being an entrepreneur, she says, “As girls, we all have our own individual sense of dressing and style. And, for me, it has always been about feeling comfortable. I think designing gave me that creative opportunity to express what I like personally and it allowed me to make that available to girls who might have a similar taste.”

After coming up with a product line, she also led to the establishment of Live, Love, Laugh Foundation. A foundation that seeks to champion the cause of mental health in India, with a focus on depression in particular. This foundation was established, following Deepika’s depression at the peak of her career and now it is helping thousands of people like her in regaining their liveliness.

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Similarly, after sometime, Deepika’s product line, All About You came up with an initiative, a campaign called #TereSaathTu. It is a reflection of Deepika’s vision. “I think a deeper understanding of this campaign is about everything that we go through in our lives. Especially, in complicated or tough situations, you may have people around, who will support and encourage you, but eventually, it is only you who can help yourself through certain experiences, and find that strength from within,” she explains.

2.Priyanka Chopra

After becoming Miss World at the age of 18, Priyanka Chopra has literally taken the world by a storm , becoming a success story unlike one seen in Bollywood before. Be it becoming one of India’s highest-paid and most popular celebrities, receiving numerous national awards to gaining the fame of being included in the list of 100 most influential people in the world by the Time Magazine. She also made it to the Forbes list of World’s 100 Most Powerful Women, two times in a row.

However all these achievements could not settle her with gratification. Being a huge fan of good content and stories, she began her first step as an entrepreneur by starting her own production house called Purple Pebble Pictures which released the acclaimed Marathi comedy-drama Ventilator (2016). Her production house specialises in making regional movies.

entrepreneurshipIn one of her first acts as a start-up investor, Priyanka Chopra recently invested in her new portfolio company, a coding education company called Holberton School.

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The campus emphasizes on ‘we work more than a school’ thought, with open-plan rows of desks, decorative neon lights and meeting rooms named after famous people. The school uses projects and group learning, instead of more traditional courses, to teach software development.

Along with numerous projects underway, Priyanka is also a recording artist and has released three singles. Being a tech-fan, Chopra has also invested in a dating and social media app Bumble.

3.Anushka Sharma

After her blockbuster debut in the movie Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi in 2008 and with multiple films to her credit, Anushka has proved her mettle as an actress. However, just acting in films was not enough for her. Her hunger to achieve more and establish herself as a successful entrepreneur along with being a great actress led her to start her own production house, Clean Slate Films, in partnership with her brother Karnesh Sharma.

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The 2015 Crime Thriller NH10 marked her production debut and was highly praised. In 2017 her second production, Phillauri released and did average business. In early 2018, audiences saw Pari which had a different concept and depicted a fresh take in the thriller, horror genre.

This was not all. She surprised her fans and the industry by launching her own fashion line aptly named NUSH in October 2017.

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She is also seen supporting various charities and causes, including gender equality and animal rights.

About the Author

Megha Harsh serves as a content writer at The Ideaz Factory. She has been a student of English Journalism at the Indian Institute of mass communication. A writer by day and reader by night, she is loathe to discuss herself in third person. In addition to writing blogs, she also has interest in writing poems.