Women are on a striking journey of entrepreneurship and leading with positive belief and confidence. Globally, all women who have broken the glass ceiling overcame all criticism, and have proved themselves beyond the stereotypes. This effect was also seen to impact the Indian corporate world with celebrities making their entry into the entrepreneurial world. Here are five such female celebrities who made it big in the business world.
Shilpa Shetty didn't enjoy hyped stardom during her film career, however, her entrepreneurial journey has been all glory to get a wider reach. She has co-founded an IPL team, Rajasthan Royals, along with her husband Raj Kundra, and launched Viaan Mobiles, to her most ambitious venture Satyug Gold. The actor who doubles as a fitness guru as well is also in the business of health. She has co-authored the book 'The Great Indian Diet' with fitness expert Luke Coutinho. The actor has also released a couple of yoga DVDs. Furthermore, to utilize her ‘fit and fab’ image, Shilpa launched IOSIS, a spa, and wellness chain, and also associated with VLCC to offer specialized fitness services.
The former Miss Universe title and the single mother of two girls, Sushmita Sen has been completed utilizing her independence. With the launch of Sensazione in 2006, she later became widely known as the first entrepreneur among Bollywood actresses to start her own venture. The enterprise aims to cater to hotels, spas, and lounges. Later She tried to make an enter into film production with Rani Laxmi Bai, in which she was supposed to turn as the producer’s, director’s and actor’s but it was shelved. With all this, Sushmita successfully launched a parent brand ‘I AM’ in the year 2009. The brand works with ‘I AM SHE’ a forum that selects the next candidate to represent India at the Miss Universe pageant.
Deepika Padukone started her career with modeling and evolved to be one of India’s best and highly paid actresses. Alongside her busy and successful career in film, Deepika Padukone went a step further to support people who suffer from depression. Later in 2015, she established the Live Love Laugh Foundation to help support the people who face depression and anxiety. The organization combines people with mental healthcare professionals by associating with programs, other NGOs, and projects in the field of mental health. Apart from fighting with depression and founding Live Love Laugh, she also launched her own online fashion line, All About You, which is solely available on the online fashion platform Myntra.
The face of the American series Quantico, Priyanka Chopra is not only a popular actor in India but is the first Indian leading lady to make a smooth transition to Hollywood. The life that was built by this daddy’s girl is quite commendable. Not just a lady with performance skills, she has established a production company ‘Purple Pebble Pictures’ and engaged in supporting several NGOs in India. Priyanka went on to fulfill her dream of becoming a singer by making her single ‘In My City’ in 2012. Being a person who stands for the rights of a girl child, she established ‘The Priyanka Chopra Foundation for Health and Education’, which works on supporting underprivileged children across the country. The foundation takes care of the educational and medical needs of these children.
Sonam Kapoor is quite popular for her on-point style and fashion sense, she has made a mark as India’s own fashionista, and the launch of her own fashion and the associate brand was a natural extension. Sonam with her sister Rhea, has extensively involved in styling Sonam for her many public appearances began Rheson. The brand gives high street fashion at affordable prices and has tied up with Shoppers Stop to retail the products. Lately, the brand also bagged PETA’s Compassionate Business Award for its bags made exclusively of non-leather materials. The idea of the Rheson collection is chic and peppy with wearable styles in modern silhouettes.