There are a number of Bollywood actresses/actors who have immense sex-appealing and family good luck, but that didn’t help them in taking off their careers. In an industry which constantly judges you over a botched makeup picture, a clumsy outfit or a bad selfie profile, maintaining their lifestyle would be an upheaval task. But some of these flop artists decided not to keep waiting for the right scripts or friends to cast them and instead, relied on other means for a good income.
Here are some Bollywood stars that graced the screen for short time but have lifestyles worth millions:
1. Celina Jaitly
This green-eyed beauty is married to a rich Austrian, Peter Haag. She is known for duds like(2005), (2005), and (2008). Her husband is a well-established man who is the owner of numerous hotel chains in Dubai and Singapore. The mother of four is also an active supporter of the community. In 2014, she earned alot through her singing debut in a video on gay rights titled ‘ ‘.
Celina also endorses various social projects like 18 Again (women’s intimate care) where she’s been active since 2012,since 2005-till present, and since 2013- till present. Apart from this, she has also rented out their old apartments in India and earns lakhs every year.
2. Mayuri Kango
This green-eyed beauty is best known for her role in(1997), (1999) and (2000). Though she didn’t pursue her Bollywood calling, she went on to acquire a MBA degree in marketing and finance and worked in the US from 2004 till 2012. Currently, Mayuri is working as the Chief Analog to Digital Conversion Officer at Zenith Optimedia, Gurugram, Haryana.
The actress resides in sector 56, Gurugram, and often hangs out with colleagues in Cyber Park and Golf Course. That’s living a good lifestyle isn’t it?
3. Twinkle Khanna
In spite of being the daughter of a superstar Rajesh Khanna, Twinkle never made a career in Bollywood. Despite her genes, she gave multiple flops in her career which didn’t seem the right choice for her since the beginning. Twinkle decided to change her fate by writing novels and columns in newspapers, hence proving her worth and earning fro their sales.
Not to forget, that Twinkle is married to one of the top earning Bollywood stars as well. Akshay Kumar’s net worth is in crores. The author is also a film producer, having recently produced ‘Padman‘ starring her husband.
4. Abhishek Bachchan
Abhishek Bachchan has the Bachchan genes but he only makes money through endorsements and commercial ads these days. You’ll always find him travelling to exotic locations with his super gorgeous wife Aishwarya or driving luxury cars like Rolls Royce. Abhishek’s net Worth is $31 million (Rs.206 Crores) and he earns as a producer.
He is also seen on world tours promoting Bollywood, which adds to his stash of money. He is currently the brand ambassador and face for Idea Cellular along with recently signed deal with the END7 campaign of the Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases. His other brands include American Express credit cards, Videocon DTH, Motorola mobiles, Ford fiesta etc.
5. Amrita Arora
The actress had an unsuccessful time in the film industry but that didn’t deter her from living a luxury life. In fact, none of her Bollywood failures like The Con is On (2009), Kambakkht Ishq (2009), Team (2009) etc, prevented her from striking gold – of course, thanks to her marriage with rich businessman Shakeel Ladak.
The actress’s husband is the director of a construction company based in Mumbai, called the Redstone Group. He’s worth millions and Amrita enjoys her good luck with regular trips abroad to luxury places. She lives a jet set lifestyle thanks to all the dealings with her husband’s good fortune.
6. Sushmita Sen
The stunning actress who took our breath away in ‘Main Hoon Na’ as a hot teacher, failed to make her mark in Bollywood with only films like Nirbaak (2015), Hindustan Ki Kasam (2008), Zor: Never Underestimate The Force (1998) etc. Even then, she charges around 3 crore for a film appearance. Just recently, she was in Dubai promoting a real estate brand Danube there as well as in Kuwait.
Sushmita Sen also runs a jewellery brand in Dubai and we can only guess that she must be earning so well from those sales.
7. Malaika Arora Khan
That glass of expensive champagne spells it all. Malaika is probable only known for her train dance with SRK in ‘Chaiyaan Chaiyaan‘ song. But she hasn’t bowed down to her failure as an actress. The recently divorced Malaika, has side businesses which earn her that luxury glass and those high leather boots (not to forget those Ray Bans). She is said to have very high stakes in e-commerce lifestyle brand: The Label Life.
The fit and sexy Khan sister is also seen mostly on New Year bashes for millionaire industrialists or in inaugural jewellery brand launches across India. She has also earned some money thanks to B grade movies where one appearance costs the producers lakhs of money.
8. Shilpa Shetty Kundra
She’s one actress who caused a storm after marrying a British Punjabi man who was already married and with a child. Shilpa’s expensive diamonds speak volumes of her rich life with Raj Kundra. Thanks to this union, she’s the owner of luxurious homes around the world, an army of house keepers, several business partnerships and earnings through her numerous Yoga videos online.
9. Ayesha Takia
Everyone was surprised when Ayesha Takia simply disappeared from the face of Bollywood, in spite of having a fairly good chance. She’s best known for Taarzan: The Wonder Car (2004), Socha Naa Tha (2004), Shaadi No 1 (2005) and Dor (2006). At 23, Takia settled for marriage with Farhan Azmi, a mega hotelier and son of politician Abu Azmi. She’s blessed with an influential surname and her hubby is powerful in terms of money, power and prestige.
Ayesha now lives a super luxurious life with her husband and son. She is also very active on social media and an active supporter for wildlife protection since years. Not to forget, she can afford those lip Botox surgeries which make her look unrecognisable now.
10. Kim Sharma
The cute Kim Sharma only let us watch her till she was seen in ‘Mohabbatein’. The actress went on to marry Ali Punjani, a businessman based in Kenya but whispers say their marriage is broken. Thanks to her stressed marriage, her job was the CEO of Punjani’s chain of hotels in Kenya.
Right now, the 38-year-old is looking to establish her business in Mumbai to financially support herself. She is now a brand strategist and goes by the name Kimi Sharma (her real name).
11. Shamita Shetty
Shamita, who is the sister of super rich actress Shilpa Shetty, is best known for only her dream debut with Yash Raj Films’ ‘Mohabbatein‘, post which she said a good bye to good movies. Her dud films include Wajahh: A Reason to Kill, Bewafaa, Zeher, Fareb and Cash which obviously went unnoticed.
However, this Shetty is often seen in most expensive holiday destinations, carrying the most exclusive handbags and even globetrotting with her jet set sister. Maybe having a billionaire brother n law has earned her good luck charm as well!
12. Tusshar Kapoor
The son of legendary actor Jeetendra failed to make his mark but you’ll spot him with his luxury SUV car Range Rover (worth Rs 1.8 Crore) as if he’s got the most films in his kitty. A single father of one son, Tusshar has always impressed us with his comic timings in films like Golmaal. Tusshar is also the co-owner of Balaji Telefilms and Balaji Motion Pictures which make him a millionaire.
He made his debut in 2001 with the blockbuster ‘Mujhe Kucch Kehna Hai‘, a remake of the Telugu super hit Tholi Prema, along with Kareena Kapoor. His net worth is estimated to be $11 Million Dollars.
13. Jugal Hansraj
The ‘Masoom‘ actor often featured as a successful model for TV and print as a child. He appeared in notable ad campaigns such as Vicks Vaporub, Saffola, Nutramul. In films, Jugal featured in Papa Kehte Hain (1995), Mohabbatein (2002) , Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham (2001) etc. He served as writer and director for the 2008 computer-animated film Roadside Romeo which won National Film Award from the President of India for Best Director (Animation Film).
In September 2014, Jugal joined Dharma Productions as their Head of Creative Development.
14. Urmila Matondkar
The ‘Rangeela‘ actress surprised many when she married Kashmiri businessman Mohsin Akhtar Mir in a quiet ceremony at the age of 42. Her husband is younger to her by 10 years! The actress is one of the richest celebrities of India despite her absence on the mainstream. She is one of the top leading Indian actresses who worked in the Telugu and Tamil films a well.
This versatile actress charges anything from 1 to 2 crore for a single Indian film appearance now. Also, she made a lot of earning by appearing in different television shows as a judge (Jhalak Dikhla Jaa Season 2) or host (TV reality show Waar Parivar). In the 90s, she was highest paid actresses who has received number of awards for her acting.
15. Manisha Koirala
Manisha Koirala played leading roles in more than 50 Bollywood movies and her net worth of 8 hundred million INR comes primarily from her acting career. Apart from acting, she has got several rich properties in Nepal and India.
Besides acting career, Manisha is actively involved in social organisations promoting women’s rights, violence against women, human trafficking of Nepal and involved in supporting earthquake victims of Nepal during 2015. She is a motivational speaker as well on cancer awareness., having got cleared herself of it in 2015.