Aren’t we all so proud of the celebrities who chased their dreams and excelled at being entrepreneurs? While some ladies have become successful restaurateurs others have their own design stores. But what remains common in all of them is the fact that they’ve all made a name for themselves with their sharp business acumen. Read on as we tell you all about these powerful women.

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Shilpa Shetty

Shilpa Shetty may have bid adieu to her Bollywood career but she has certainly found success in her other role as an entrepreneur. While she takes interest in her IPL team Rajasthan Royals owned by hubby Raj Kundra, the actress is also the owner of a spa and wellness chain called Iosis. And boy has this business worked in her favour or what! Besides Mumbai, the spa also has its presence in tier-II and tier-III cities too.

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Preity Zinta

After proving herself as an actress, Preity Zinta wowed us further when she decided to co-own the IPL team, Kings XI Punjab with Ness Wadia. From cheering her team to giving them pep talks before a match, Zinta is a huge source of support to her cricketers.  She takes the franchise as her baby and is deeply involved in almost every decision-making process– a big reason why the players too respect her to the core. Attagirl!

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Susanne Roshan

If you enter Sussane Roshan’s interior design store, The Charcoal Project, you would agree that it’s probably one of the best and most opulent stores in the city. An area covering 14,000 sq feet, Sussanne’s store reflects her superior style of design. Despite having a star husband like Hrithik Roshan, whom she is now separated from, Susanne believed in being an independent woman and created a name for herself.

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Twinkle Khanna

A successful interior decorator like Sussane, Twinkle Khanna launched her store, The White Window in Crawford Market, Mumbai back in 2002. She loved the challenge of designing spaces so much that she transformed her dreams into reality when she came up with the store. Khanna is known to go out of her way in customizing options for her clients with the help of her abled team.

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Perizaad Zorabian

Not many know that our favourite Joggers Park girl actually owns a restaurant called Gondola in Bandra, Mumbai. A self-confessed foodie, the girl holds this business rather close to her heart. In fact, she takes personal interest in the food served at the joint as well as bringing about changes to the ambience of the restaurant. A 39-year-old casual dining joint, Gondola serves a variety of cuisines like Chinese, Continental and Seafood. So if you’re looking for some yummy food, this is where you should be. And who knows, you might even spot the good-looking entrepreneur herself at the restaurant!

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Sarah-Jane Dias

Wondering how you can change your dreams into reality? Take a cue from the sexy Sarah-Jane Dias who took her love for cupcakes to a whole new level by opening the cupcake shop, Butterfly at Khar, Mumbai. Although she co-owns the shop with another friend, Sarah takes keen interest in her food business. And even though she is now trying to find a foothold in Bollywood, Sarah makes sure she visits her cupcake store and overlooks the happenings once in a while. You go, girl!