It would be every girl's dream to land a trophy husband and just spend splurging his money and popularity but not all girls share the same dream. If you thought having a trophy husband was enough? That you could splurge his moolah and lounge at beauty parlours and kitty parties all day?
Then ladies get a reality check and take a cue from Bollywood's star wives like Gauri Khan, Twinkle Khanna and Adhuna Akhtar who have always had the choice to do all that and more, but instead, these star wives chose to follow their passion and become entrepreneurs.
Their fields may be different ranging from interior designing to IPL teams but a common factor binds them all, the desire to carve their own niche. These ladies have been successful in carving a niche away from the shadow of their husbands' success stories.
For instance, Gauri Khan, wife of Bollywood 'badshah' Shah Rukh Khan, her tryst with interior designing happened at her house Mannat itself, but she gave her hobby a professional twist by collaborating with another star wife, Suzzane, who is a qualified interior designer. There are a number of Bollywood star wives who have chosen to do the same and have their own individual careers which they are excelling in.
So let's check out Bollywood's stunning star wives who are making millions...
Gauri also launched her own design store named The Design Cell, much to Shah Rukh's delight and pride.
She has her own brands, and together with Gauri, she recently announced the launch of their latest real estate project, Naira. A luxury mansion project in Goa, it will involve 12 luxury villas which will have a limited edition collection of furniture and accessories from Suzzane's The Charcoal Project.
Twinkle, star kid of Bollywood's first 'superstar' Rajesh Khanna, is married to tinsel town's 'khiladi' Akshay Kumar. Had she wanted, she could've sat back and enjoyed a life of, first, being a star kid, and then, a star wife. But she tried her luck in films and then settled to follow her passion. She opened a decor store, The White Window, and penned her own success story.
Mana, who is actor Suniel Shetty's better half, too takes pride in being multi-faceted. She not only runs an interiors store, she also designs homes, runs an NGO called Save The Children India and even hosts a fundraising exhibition.
When Adhuna Akhtar got married to actor-producer Farhan Akhtar, she didn't give up her first love -- hairstyling -- to be a star wife. She is now a celebrity hairstylist and even works for movies.
Shilpa is now a film producer, co-owner of Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Rajasthan Royals, she runs the chain of luxury wellness chain IOSIS, and even has her own fitness DVDs. Her latest is a foray into the jewellery business.