Samantha Akkineni to Vijay to Ram Charan: 7 South actors and their successful other businesses
Several south Indian film stars, including Vijay, Ram Charan, and Nagarjuna, have become successful in other businesses. Here's a list
Actors from the South have a huge fandom for their work in the film industry. Some of them are considered as Gods like Rajinikanth, Vijay, Jr NTR etc. But did you know besides acting, many actors in the South have successful side businesses? Yes, today we will talk about a few actors who have passions different from acting.
Samantha Akkineni has a fashion label called 'Saaki'. Samantha also launched a pre-school in Hyderabad named Ekam. Ekam brings innovation and excellence in education, and the project has seen Sam join hands with two other partners named Shilpa Reddy and Muktha.
Vijay, aka Thalapathy Vijay, is one of the most popular Tamil actors he did many superhit films recently like Master, Bigil, Sarkar etc. Thalapathy has many wedding halls in Chennai named after his mother Shoba, Sanjay, and his wife, Sangeetha.
RRR actor Ram Charan owns a Hyderabad-based airline named TruJet and Hyderabad Polo and Riding Club. Talking about TruJet airline, it is a part of Turbo Aviation, which looks after maintenance and ground handling of planes.
Nagarjuna is the co-owner of restaurants named N-Grill and N Asian. The actor also owns N Convention Cente, which is often hired by corporate houses. Not just that, he also holds an exotic resto-bar at Jubilee Hills.
Tamannaah Bhatia has also ventured into other businesses, she own an online jewellery brand, White & Gold. Tamannaah has an exciting lineup of projects on the work front, including F3 and Gurthunda Seethakalam in the pipeline.
Shruti Haasan owns a production house, Isidro, it makes short films, animation films and video recordings. Her younger sister, Akshara Haasan, manages the company.
Rana Daggubati is the co-owner of a talent management company called CAA KWAN. Rana also runs South Bay like a film production unit. “The YouTube channel is the subset of a larger culture and content company,” he explains.