First published on July 23, 2021, 13:11 IST
Several South Indian movie stars, including Vijay, Ram Charan and Nagarjuna, have been successful in other endeavors. Here is a list
Southern actors have great fandom for their work in the film industry. Some of them are considered gods like Rajinikanth, Vijay, Jr NTR etc. But did you know that in addition to taking action, many players in the South have successful parallel businesses? Yes, today we are going to talk about a few actors who have different passions in acting.
Samantha Akkineni has a fashion brand called ‘Saaki’. Samantha also started a nursery school in Hyderabad named Ekam. Ekam brings innovation and excellence in education, and the project saw Sam join two other partners named Shilpa Reddy and Muktha.
Vijay aka Thalapathy Vijay is one of the most popular Tamil actor, he recently directed many hit movies like Master, Bigil, Sarkar etc. Thalapathy has many wedding venues 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. Speaking of the airline TruJet, it is part of Turbo Aviation, which takes care of aircraft maintenance and ground support.
Nagarjuna is co-owner of the N-Grill and N Asian restaurants. The actor also owns the N Convention Center, which is often hired by corporations. In addition, he also runs an exotic resto-bar in Jubilee Hills.
Tamannaah Bhatia has also ventured into other businesses, she owns an online jewelry brand, White & Gold. Tamannaah has an exciting range of projects on the labor front, including F3 and Gurthunda Seethakalam in the pipeline.
Shruti Haasan owns a production house, Isidro, she makes short films, animated films and video recordings. His younger sister, Akshara Haasan, runs the business.
Rana Daggubati is the co-owner of a talent management company called CAA KWAN. Rana also runs South Bay as a film production unit. “The YouTube channel is the subset of a larger culture and content society,” he explains.