Most Inspiring Women Entrepreneurs from Bollywood

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Shilpa Shetty

This beautiful actress from B-town decided to participate in Big Brother, the show that was to eventually rev up her otherwise sinking career. A racial comment by one of the participants led to the portrayal of Shilpa as a victim and she went on to win the show. Putting her then popularity to good use, she launched a perfume, a fitness DVD and also became a partner of the IOSIS chain of spas in Mumbai. Her marriage to business tycoon Raj Kundra seems to have brought out the businesswoman in her. Together they bought stake in the IPL team Rajasthan Royals. Shilpa Shetty has undoubtedly done a ‘Halla Bol’ on the business arena in this new avatar.

Sushmita Sen

This effervescent Bengali beauty and Miss Universe, is an efficient businesswoman along with being a great actor and single mom to two daughters. She owns a jewellery retail store in Dubai, which is managed by her mother and has a chain of hotels and spas under her company Sensazione. She had also launched a production company called Tantra Entertainment few years ago. Sushmita was also heading the Miss Universe franchise ‘I Am She’ which was taken over by Femina in 2014.

Lara Dutta

Another beautiful lady, a former Miss Universe and a new mom, Lara has started her own production company, BheegiBasanti. We love the name! She has also launched her sari collection in collaboration with Chabbra 555. She also has a fitness DVD to her credit.

Karishma Kapoor

She is beautiful, charming, bubbly and also a mother of two. Having had two kids of her own, this awesome actress found her interest in a popular e-commerce portal that sells baby and mother care products.

Preity Zinta

She lost her father at the age of 13 in a car accident but surely that didn’t stop her from pursuing her dream. Post success in Bollywood, she dabbled into entrepreneurship with an IPL team as co-owner with her then-bf Ness Wadia. Until 2009, Zinta was the only woman to own an IPL team, and was the league’s youngest owner.

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