16 Tollywood Actors Who Are Also Successful Entrepreneurs

16 Tollywood Actors Who Are Also Successful Entrepreneurs

19 Mar 18 @ 6:49 PM | By Tataji Utukuri

Becoming a successful Tollywood actor is not an easy feat. It requires hard work, skills, and often a little bit of luck to become a star in TFI. It is quite common for a hero or an actor to own a production house and many of the heroes in Tollywood own one. But do you know there are other businesses to these actors? Tollywood Heroes' Businesses have flourished and also there are also actors who are not only popular in the film industry but are also successful entrepreneurs. These selected few have also been able to prosper in the business world, creating brands, restaurants, and companies that have made money and flourished. Here are the 16 Tollywood actors and their businesses.

  1. Kalyan Ram Businesses

    Hero Kalyan Ram is known to general public mostly as a hero and a producer and not many know that he also owns a VFX business. Kalyan Ram had ventured into VFX business in the year 2014 and named the VFX company as Advitha Creative Studios. The company worked for some notable films like Subramanyam For Sale, Nannaku Prematho, and Krishnashtami. Kalyan Ram also owns a production venture which was named after the legendary actor NTR as NTR Arts banner.

    Kalyan Ram
    Kalyan Ram
    Kalyan Ram
  2. Nagarjuna Businesses

    Nagarjuna is not only a King in the film industry but also in other business fields when compared to others. He is one of the few film personalities who ventured into the restaurant business. He became an entrepreneur by opening a high fi restaurant called N-Grill. Not just that he also owns the N-Convention Centre which is one among the leading convention centers in Hyderabad. He is also the co-owner of Kerala Blasters.

    Nag - Ower Of N-Grill
    Nag - Ower Of N-Grill
  3. Chiranjeevi Businesses

    It is already known that Mega family owns few production houses. Other than that Chiranjeevi also owns a couple of businesses. Well, there are several businesses he owns which are unknown to most but there is one which he recently ventured into.  Chiru in association with Nagarjuna, Sachin Tendulkar, Nimmagadda Prasad and Allu Arvind ventured into the sports business. Chiranjeevi now co-owns the Kerala Blasters Sports Pvt. Ltd along with the above-mentioned people. Kerala Blasters franchise is the first investment in the growing sports business in the country. 

    Chiranjeevi- Kerala Blasters Sports Pvt. Ltd.
    Chiranjeevi- Kerala Blasters Sports Pvt. Ltd.
  4. Mohan Babu Businesses

    Popular actor Mohan Babu who is also called as Collection King is not only successful in the film industry but also in the business world. Other than having production house in his family's name, he also owns an educational institute named as Sri Vidya Nikethan Educational Institutions. He is also the founder of Sree Vidya Nikethan Educational Trust, under which he operates four groups of educational institutes. An interesting fact is that these educational institutes also provide free education for the under-privileged students. However, he has been successful in the film industry and also in the business world.

    Mohan Babu - Sree Vidya Nikethan Educational Institutes
    Mohan Babu - Sree Vidya Nikethan Educational Institutes
  5. Jagapati Babu Businesses

    Versatile actor Jagapati Babu is one of the few actors who made a successful comeback as villian and became very popular. Jaggu Bhai did not stop with the successes in the movies. He also started a talent management company called Click Cine Cart. This portal is exclusively for the devoted actors, directors, producers and technicians.

    Jagapati Babu – Click Cine Cart
    Jagapati Babu – Click Cine Cart
  6. Ram Charan Teja Businesses

    Ram Charan owns Hyderabad Polo and Riding Club. His Polo team has competed in few international tournaments and won medals. Ram Charan also owns an aviation company named as Turbo Megha Airways Private Limited. This airway is named as Trujet and it operates primarily between Andhra and Telangana regions. Not just that, this company also runs the maintenance and ground level assistance business.

    Ram Charan Teja – Turbo Megha Airways and Hyderabad Polo and Riding Club
    Ram Charan Teja – Turbo Megha Airways and Hyderabad Polo and Riding Club
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  8. Rana Daggubati Businesses

    Handsome Hulk Rana Dagguabti who debuted with Sekhar Kammula Leader made his place permanent in Tollywood with his role Ballaladeva in Baahubali. He is not only excelling in films but also doing well in the business field. Rana is associated with a talent management company called CAA KWAN. It is a Mumbai based talent management company which acts as a one-stop solution for filmmakers who are looking for new faces. This company encourages new talent from South and India and other parts of the country.

    Rana Daggubati- CAA KWAN
    Rana Daggubati- CAA KWAN
  9. Allu Arjun Businesses

    Stylish Star Allu Arjun started a club in association with an international brewing company M. Kitchen. The place is named as ‘800 Jubilee’ which is a brewery, a nightclub, a restaurant and a place for events. The restaurant serves Continental, Mexican, American, North Indian, South Indian and Japanese cuisine. The club has high-end breweries which are new to the city.

    Allu Arjun –  800 Jubilee
    Allu Arjun – 800 Jubilee
  10. Sharwanand Businesses

    Young hero Sharwanand started a coffee house called ‘Beenz’. With a catchy tagline ‘The Urban Coffee Village' where the place is decorated with bamboos. Beenz, which is located near Jubilee Hills Club, offers some high range of variety coffees which include Indian, Japanese and Arabian coffee flavors. Not just coffee but it also offers snack and desserts in large variety.

    Sharwanand – Beenz: The Urban Coffee Village
    Sharwanand – Beenz: The Urban Coffee Village
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  12. Manchu Vishnu and Veronica – New York Academy

    Hero Manchu Vishnu, with his wife Veronica, started a school called New York Academy. The school is maintained in international standards, especially by American standards. With a tagline, ‘It all begins here’ it is called as the progressive American School. Interestingly, Vishnu himself is the brand ambassador for this school. With this venture, Vishnu also joined the other heroes who are entrepreneurs.

    Manchu Vishnu and Veronica – New York Academy
    Manchu Vishnu and Veronica – New York Academy
  13. Kamal Kamaraju - Kamal Raju Art

    Kamal Kamaraju is known in Tollywood for his movie Avakai Biryani. He also did several other supporting roles in the movies. But later he did not continue in the acting field but took up his paintng interest and turned it into a business. Kamal is a professional painter. He started his own art gallery and started selling his own paintings. He announced about this business through his twitter account. There is no particular place or name given to his gallery but he is running it from his home with the title Kamal Raju Art.

    Kamal kamaraju
    Kamal kamaraju
  14. Shashank – Mayabazar

    Young actor Shashank came into the limelight of Tollywood with the Rajamouli movie Sye for which he also won a Nandi Award in Best Supporting Actor category. Shashank started a restaurant with an evergreen movie title Mayabazar. Every Tollywood fan remembers the scene where S.V. Ranga Rao downing different types of food in large quantities. The restaurant is purely designed with the movie theme and it has the life-size posters of the actors from the movie.

    Shashank – Mayabazar
    Shashank – Mayabazar
  15. Sachin J. Joshi Businesses

    Sachin J Joshi is an actor and producer in Tollywood who debuted with Mounamelanoyi in 2002. Later he debuted in Bollywood with Azaan in 2011 and got good recognition. Sachin Joshi is also a businessman. He took over his father's business, JMJ Group. He is also the founder of Viking Venture which is also part of JMJ group. Lastly, he owns the Telugu Warriors Team in Celebrity Cricket League which is led by Akhil and mentored by Venkatesh.

    Sachin J.  Joshi - Telugu Warriors and JMJ Group
    Sachin J. Joshi - Telugu Warriors and JMJ Group
  16. Navdeep Businesses

    Young hero Navdeep other than being an actor is also an entrepreneur. He started an event management company called ‘Raw Production House’. He co-owns this production house with Rajshekar. Under this company he has hosted many prestigious events like finals of ‘I am She’ which is organised by Sushmita Sen.

    Navdeep – Raw Production House
    Navdeep – Raw Production House