However, some have also managed to venture into successful businesses apart from being busy actresses. Check them out here:
SamanthaThe year 2020 saw the debut of actress Samantha's fashion apparel brand, Saaki, which marked her entry into entrepreneurship. The busy actress has said that the main goal of 'Saaki' would be to make high-end apparel more affordable and available to a wider audience. She said that every design would include a part of her in it.
Saaki @saakiworld is finally here! Saaki has been a dream of mine and my baby for many months. It is a reflection of my love for fashion and my journey in life. #saakiforyou #launchingsoon Hope you like it ? pic.twitter.com/cJ31pAY5Zo— Samantha (@Samanthaprabhu2) September 5, 2020
Rakul Preet Singh
Actress Rakul Preet Singh has had good luck with her business ventures. With her brother, she had previously founded the profitable fitness and wellness franchise 'F45 Gym Training.' The franchise is available in multiple cities, including Hyderabad and Visakhapatnam.
The actress also established a new start-up in 2022 called 'Starring You,' a website that serves as a bridge between aspiring actors or technicians and production companies.
Taapsee PannuTaapsee Pannu previously started a wedding management company named 'Wedding Factory'; however, the company's website is no longer accessible for unknown reasons.
I turned producer so as to not be labelled an intrusive actor - @taapsee is spilling tea with @MissusDesai! The actor tells us about #AnnabelleSethupathi with Vijay Sethupathi, why she named her production house Outsider Films & more. Watch here: https://t.co/R5o8hp7SrF pic.twitter.com/BKRG36UHqs— Film Companion (@FilmCompanion) September 13, 2021
The actress did not give up and, in 2021, founded her own production house, 'Outsiders Films.' The company will be involved in on-ground productions for all of the projects they are engaged in, rather than just profit-sharing partnerships. Their first production will be a thriller starring Taapsee Pannu herself.
VaralaxmiDuring the 2020 lockdown, actress Varalaxmi discovered a new passion for baking and founded the 'Life of Pie' baking company. The actress mainly was selling cheese tarts inspired by one of her trips to Malaysia at the time.
She completed the bulk of the labour herself, from baking to packaging. In an interview, she joked that she would be the last person someone could find in a kitchen before the pandemic.
Shruti HaasanIn 2015, actress Shruti Haasan established her own production studio called Isidro. The studio was said to be focusing on musicals and multimedia-based content as well as short films and digital films. Although there haven't been any updates on their projects, it is reported that her sister Akshara Haasan is in charge of running the business.
Saranya PonvannanThe Designing School of Fashion Technology is a fashion design institution owned and operated by Saranya Ponvannan (DSOFT). This super talented actress is also a skilled tailor and has been designing clothes for more than 25 years.
They have several female students who are housewives or unable to go to work for reasons related to their families. They often take up this workshop and work from the comfort of their own homes to complete orders. These students greatly benefit from their workshops' practical approach and focus on developing business skills.
Source: Hindustan Times, The Hindu, Deccan Chronicle , The New Indian Express & Hindustan Times
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