Recently, the Indian Film industry has been finding itself in many controversies. Many controversies may come and go but one topic has always stayed which is Nepotism.
There have been many actors who come from a family of actors and producers and have today established themselves as well. Some credit their talent while some consider this as nepotism. The debate is never-ending.
However, there have been many star kids who despite having the advantage of having a launch, chose to establish themselves as entrepreneurs. Many tried their hand in acting while some chose to stay away from it as much as possible.
Though the list is long, here are 7 ‘star kids’ who chose to be successful entrepreneurs instead.
The queen of the television industry, Ekta Kapoor, has made a name for herself. She is no longer known as the daughter of Jeetendra or sister of Tusshar Kapoor. She founded Balaji Telefilms in 1994 which produced the majority of the daily soaps across television.
In 2017, she launched the OTT platform, ALT Balaji, which has released many successful movies and web series At the age of 36, Ekta was featured in Forbes Asia Power Businesswomen’s list 2012 as reported by Hindustan Times.
Ekta Kapoor has been awarded with the Icon of Excellence award at Forbes Tycoon of Tomorrow and with the Most Powerful Business Women of the Year at Fortune India Awards.
Daughter of one of the most celebrated actors in the Indian Film industry, Rajesh Khanna & Dimple Kapadia, Twinkle Khanna had little success in the movie industry.
She got to work in many mainstream movies but they sadly did not do well. Though the actor has no regrets looking back. Instead, in many interviews, Twinkle Khanna has been heard saying how she is glad it did not work out.
Today, Twinkle Khanna has many feathers in her cap. From being a published author, newspaper columnist, interior designer, and even a film producer, Khanna has done it all. As per reports, Twinkle Khanna is worth $30 Million.
Amitabh Bachchan and Jaya Bachchan’s eldest daughter, Shweta Bachchan is an Indian columnist, author, and former model. She has worked as a columnist for Daily News, Analysis, and Vogue India. Shweta is also the author of the bestselling novel Paradise Towers.
In 2018, Shweta Bachchan launched her own fashion label, MXS. As of 2020, her net worth is estimated to be approx $8 million.
Rhea Kapoor is the daughter of the veteran actor Anil Kapoor and sister of Sonam Kapoor. Rhea is a renowned Indian film producer and also co-owns a fashion line with her sister Sonam by the name of, Rheson.
Riddhima Kapoor Sahani
Surrounded by many talented actors from parents to siblings, Riddhima Kapoor Sahani, daughter of Rishi Kapoor & Neetu Kapoor is a brand in herself.
Riddhima is a leading celebrity fashion designer and entrepreneur. Based in Delhi, she also co-owns her personal jewelry line called R Jewellery.
Tusshar Kapoor, son of veteran actor Jeetendra, did try his hand with acting first. From Mujhe Kucch Kehna Hai, Khakee, Kyaa Kool Hai Hum, Dhol, to Shootout at Wadala, Tusshar has worked on many projects throughout his career. However, it was the Golmaal Franchise that worked wonders for his career.
The actor has also started a production house by the name of ‘Tusshar Entertainment House‘. Tusshar’s net worth is estimated at $14 million approximately.
Son of one of the most celebrated directors, Yash Chopra, Uday Chopra started his career in the Indian Film Industry as an actor. However, his true success came behind the camera when he started his own production company YRF Entertainment. As of 2021, Uday’s net worth is estimated at $6 million.