Ever since Prime Minister Narender Modi gave us a slogan for “Vocal for Local”, people seem to be understanding the importance of supporting small businesses of our country. Angel investors and businessmen are supporting by investing a large sum of money in these Indian startups in order to give them a boost. Even Bollywood celebrities are trying to research and help people across the nation with financial aids and donations. In this article, we’d like to highlight the celebs who invested in startups in 2020.
1. Deepika Padukone
Deepika Padukone is the highest-paid actress in our country., With back to back hits, the actress has managed to impress the Indian audience with her mesmerizing eyes and enchanting beauty. Even she has an investor bug in herself. She invests through her family office which is owned by her. Last year, the actress invested in an Indian startup, Drum Foods International Pvt. Ltd., the flavored Greek yogurt Epigamia’s parent company. This year, DP invested in a learning and community platform- FrontRow. FrontRow is an online platform that lets people gather non-academic information and talk to professionals for their career advice or interest.
2. Alia Bhatt
The greatest actor of our generation, Alia Bhatt also likes to invest in startups that interest her with their model. Last year, Alia Bhatt invested in Mumbai based fashion tech startup- Stylecracker. The actress often shares videos and tutorials on how to benefit from this fashion-related box. This year, in October 2020, the actress invested in lifestyle retailer Nykaa.
3. Katrina Kaif
Katrina Kaif is the most stylish and beautiful looking actress in Bollywood. The actress-turned-entrepreneur has recently dived into the business world. She, in partnership with Nykaa, has started a makeup brand called ‘Kay Beauty’. Just like Alia Bhatt, even Katrina Kaif has invested an undisclosed amount in lifestyle retailer- Nykaa.
4. Kajal Agarwal
Kajal Aggarwal has worked in Hindi and Telugu Cinema and has managed to gather love from all across the country. She has recently joined the league of investors by investing in a Mumbai-based startup company- Okiegaming. According to the official statement, Kajal Agarwal has picked up a 15% take in the company and has also joined the company as a strategic partner.
5. Kareena Kapoor Khan
Bollywood sweetheart, Kareena Kapoor Khan has recently announced that she has joined hands with the digital platform- Instagram to support small business in the country. She announced, as much as she loves gardening, she has decided to support Ahemdabad based startup called- myBageecha.
6. Suniel Shetty
Action Hero of the 90s is also a successful businessman. In June 2020, the actor invested an undisclosed amount in Sai Estate Management And Skills Institute, which deals with online certificate and specialization courses. Talking about his investment, Suniel said, “SEMSI as a concept has taken my interest purely because of its wide range of offerings aimed at educating and building skillsets for the industry. Innovations and great ideas to create sustenance have always grabbed my attention. SEMSI is one such platform that will revolutionise the industry. I am certain that the association with a recognised brand like SAI will boost the prospects of SEMSI.”