​Shah Rukh Khan

Jan 23, 2023

By: BI India Bureau

Deepika Padukone

Highest paid actress in Bollywood, Padukone owns an investment entity called K.A Enterprises. She has invested in furniture company Furlenco, D2C cosmetic brand Purplle, electric cab BluSmart, yogurt brand Epigamia, aerospace company Bellatrix Aerospace, and creative arts platform Front Row.

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Ranveer Singh

Sporting the most vividly coloured ensembles, actor Ranveer Singh is known to have his fashion game on point. He invested in D2C cosmetic brand Sugar Cosmetics, participating in its funding round led by L Catterton's Asia fund last year.

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​Priyanka Chopra

Now a global icon, Priyanka Chopra invested in the women-first dating app Bumble in 2018. She also has a stake in Holberton School which teaches soft skills, alongside an investment in Apartment List, a US-based real estate company.

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Aishwarya Rai Bacchan

Aishwarya Rai Bacchan has a stake in Possible, a health-tech startup and Ambee, an environmental intelligence company based in Bangalore, for which shelled out ₹50 lakh.

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Shilpa Shetty

Wellness guru and actor Shilpa Shetty has been an investor since 2018 in the IPO-bound beauty brand Mamaearth. In December 2022, she infused another ₹6.7 crore, as participated in the funding round of the company.

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Alia Bhatt

The most prolific Hindi female actor, Alia Bhatt has three primary startup investments — fashion brand Style Cracker, socially conscious incense stick company Phool and omnichannel beauty brand Nykaa. She also owns sustainable kidswear brand Ed-A-Mamma, which also sells maternity wear now.

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Ayushmann Khurruna

Apart from being its brand ambassador, Ayushmann Khurrana also invested in the male grooming company ‘The Man Company’. This was the actor’s first investment in the startup space.

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​Akshay Kumar

The actor joined the board of Mumbai-based smart watch company GOQii as an investor and advisor in 2019. The amount invested was not disclosed. Kumar also launched a fan engagement platform called Socialswag in 2021 with actor Rana Daggubatti.

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Anushka Sharma

Apart from owning her own D2C clothing brand Nush and jewellery company Giva, Sharma invested in fintech unicorn Digit Insurance with her husband, Virat Kohli. Both celebrities invested in a plant-based meat company called Blue Tribe.

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​Pankaj Tripathi

Actor Pankaj Tripathi has invested an undisclosed amount in AI-based agritech startup Krishi Network. The startup links an estimated 30 lakh farmers across India. Tripathi is also the brand ambassador of the company.

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Sunil Shetty

Apart from being the brand ambassador of fitness brand Aquatein, he is also an investor of the health startup. He is also an advisor and investor in the celebrity NFT platform Colexion, which he joined in 2021.

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