These Bollywood divas have wowed us on the screens with their impactful performances. But while these actresses par excellence have earned accolades and garnered awards galore for their roles in front of the camera, they have gone on to prove their mettle in multiple roles off the cameras too. These power-women of B-Town have proven that they are the reigning queens of the marquee as well as the Boss Ladies when it comes to handling their roles as producers, philanthropists, and successful entrepreneurs. Aakanksha Naval-Shetye presents these power-bearers of B-Town
Besides winning hearts with her power-packed screen outings, Deepika Padukone has given a glimpse of her business acumen as she juggles multiple-roles as a producer (Ka Productions) and an entrepreneur with several business investments – from yoghurt brand to cab services. One of the highest-paid names in the industry, the Piku star is also one of the leading names in the brand endorsement markets and hands down a Boss Lady when it comes to handling her finances like a pro! Together with husband, actor Ranveer Singh, she also makes for a power couple of Bollywood.
Playing a woman of substance on screen is what Anushka Sharma excels in and it’s easy to see why! The Sultan star is more than just a glamorous face even off the camera. As one of the more fearless and successful producers (as a co-founder of Clean Slate Filmz), she seems to have cracked the OTT market with her choice of bold subjects – from Paatal Lok to the conversation-starter Bulbbul. The NH10 producer-actress exudes power with her choice of roles and has become a name to reckon with as a producer too. With multiple brand endorsements and her own line of clothing for women, she’s a name on the business power-block. Along with husband, ace cricketer Virat Kohli, the points only add up for the star performer.
From conquering the hearts of the masses to wowing the classes, the star is known for the dedication she brings to the table and the sheen she adds on the screen. A strong name to reckon with among the leading ladies and a top brand endorser, the Ek Tha Tiger star owns a cosmetic line Kay Beauty that has been very well-received. Buzz is that the star riding high on the multiple 100 crore plus successes is also planning to turn producer soon.
Priyanka Chopra Jonas
The Power-Lady PeeCee straddles Hollywood and Bollywood with an amazing ease. From being celebrated as an actress to a producer (of Purple Pebble Pictures and unafraid of tapping the regional markets) to being a singer, author, to an entrepreneur, Priyanka shows that when it comes to dreams, nothing is impossible to achieve. The star who completed two decades in the industry has had an inspiring story right from her win as a beauty queen to ruling the Box Office and now cementing her position in Hollywood with multiple international projects. The actress is married to pop-star Nick Jonas and the two make for a power-pair when it comes to celeb-couple quotient.
She may be controversy’s favourite child in Bollywood with her verbal spats, taking on nepotism, and unabashedly taking on political bigwigs… but there’s no denying that Kangana is a formidable name in the industry as an actress as well as a filmmaker. The powerhouse performer who launched her own production house Manikarnika Films has been riding high on the success of films toplined by her. With some plum projects to look forward to, she is also juggling commercial roles to performance oriented roles with utter ease. What’s more her bold and fearless choice of films as a producer put her in this league of Bollywood power-women!
Top-lining some of the biggest films in cinema – from Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Gangubai Kathiawadi to Karan Johar’s Ayan Mukherjee directed Brahmastra and the multilingual RRR down South – Alia Bhatt has proven her screen and Box Office mettle. She’s most recently joined the producers bandwagon and launched her own production house Eternal Sunshine Productions, cementing her name as a brand to reckon with.