Whether their acting career stopped before it could begin or was never an option in the first place, the money isn’t in front of the camera for these star kids.
Here’s a look at some of Bollywood’s star offspring who make money from enterprises other than acting:
1. Ekta Kapoor
Ekta Kapoor, the daughter of legendary actor Jeetendra Kapoor, is no stranger to the entertainment industry. With her production business Balaji Motion Pictures and Video-on-Demand platform ALT Balaji, the TV and film producer has built a name for herself. Ekta Kapoor, a Padma Shri laureate, is a successful businesswoman with a net worth of $13 million.
2. Tusshar Kapoor
Tusshar Kapoor’s acting skills, with the exception of the Golmaal franchise, have failed to make an impression. While he continues to perform in tiny roles in films, he has also founded Tusshar Entertainment House, a production company. Kapoor’s net worth is currently rated at $11 million, and the first film under the banner, Laxmii, was released on Disney+Hotstar.
3. Twinkle Khanna
Twinkle Khanna, the daughter of Rajesh Khanna and Dimple Kapadia, had the most “successful” acting career of all the famous kids on the list – albeit, as she admits, it was luckily short-lived.
Khanna is currently an interior designer, a published author, a film producer, and a newspaper columnist. In 2019, she also established Tweak India, a bilingual digital media portal. Her net worth is presently estimated to be $30 million, according to reports.
4. Krishna Shroff
Krishna Shroff, Jackie Shroff’s daughter, is a rule-follower in the same vein as her father. Krishna Shroff, like her brother, is a fitness enthusiast and the co-founder of MMA Matrix Fitness Center, an MMA fitness centre, as well as Matrix Fight Night, a sporting league. As of 2020, she is estimated to have a net worth of around $3 million.
5. Uday Chopra
Uday Chopra, the son of Bollywood director Yash Chopra, dabbled with acting before settling on a career in filmmaking, which he’d been doing since 1991, when he first worked as an assistant director on his father’s film Lamhe. Chopra is now the CEO of YRF Entertainment, a film production firm (a subsidiary of Yash Raj Films). In 2012, he launched Yomics, YRF’s comic book branch. His current net worth is estimated to be $5 million.
6. Esha Deol
While Esha tried her hand at acting in films like as Dhoom, Yuva, and others, she was unable to connect with the audience. Esha has a reported net worth of $2-5 million and is a published author and film producer. She’s also a trained Odissi dancer, and she’s rumoured to be resuming her acting career soon.
7. Ridhhima Kapoor Sahni
Riddhima Kapoor Sahni, the eldest daughter of actors Rishi and Neetu Kapoor, is a yoga devotee and jewellery designer. Riddhima has stayed out of the spotlight as her brother, Ranbir, pursued a career in acting. Instead, she has focused on growing her jewellery company, ‘R’ Jewelry. Her current net worth is estimated to be at $3 million.
8. Rhea Kapoor
While both of her siblings pursued performing careers, Rhea Kapoor, daughter of actor Anil Kapoor, chose a different path. Rhea is a film producer and fashionista who co-owns the Rheson fashion line and has a reported net worth of $6 million.
9. Shweta Bachchan
Like the rest of her family, Shweta Bachchan, the eldest daughter of stars Amitabh and Jaya Bachchan, opted to express herself through writing rather than acting. Shweta is a well-known journalist and novelist, as well as a former model who recently co-founded the MXS fashion business with Monisha Jaisingh. Her net worth was estimated to be $8 million as of 2020, according to publications.
10. Saba Ali Khan
Both of her siblings, Saif and Soha, pursued acting in the same way that their mother, Sharmila Tagore, did. Saba, on the other hand, chose to go in a different route. Saba, a jewellery designer and tarot reading, was just named the Chief Trustee (mutawalli) of Bhopal’s Royal Trust (Auqaf-e-Shahi). While her net worth is unknown, it has been alleged that she is in charge of overseeing the Pataudi clan’s business and properties, which are valued at about Rs. 2,700 crores.
11. Sakshi Khanna
Sakshi Khanna, late actor Vinod Khanna’s youngest son (from his second marriage), had been rumoured to be making his Bollywood debut for years, but it appears that Sakshi is satisfied behind the camera. He worked as a model and assistant director for Sanjay Leela Bhansali before launching his own production company, Jugaad Motion Pictures, with two partners a few years ago.
The news that he was following in his father’s “spiritual” footsteps and joined the OSHO group was also widely circulated on social media. Sakshi is currently living a tranquil life away from the spotlight. His estimated net worth is unknown, however Jugaad Motion has worked on films and music videos for musicians such as Prateek Kuhad, Ritviz, and others.
12. Jackky Bhagnani
Jackky Bhagnani, the son of producer Vashu Bhagnani, made his acting debut in 2009. Despite several releases throughout the years, though, his acting career has been nothing to write home about. On the other side, his career as a producer has been more fruitful. He has made music videos and delivered successes such as Sarbjit, Coolie No. 1, and others as a producer. His net worth is estimated to be between $3 and $5 million.