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Deepika Padukone invests in Epigamia: Here are 10 actors who are also startup investors

Updated : May 14, 2019 07:06 PM IST

Bollywood is turning out to be a huge help for budding businesses and entrepreneurs. Deepika Padukone on Tuesday invested in Drum Foods International Pvt. Ltd, the maker of the yogurt brand Epigamia. Padukone is not alone in her investing initiative, many actors, including Priyanka Chopra, Amitabh Bachchan, Farhan Akhtar, among others, have funded startups. Not only have they invested in startups, some actors such as 'Rang De Basanti' actor Kunal Kapoor have also started companies. Kunal Kapoor, along with Varun Seth, co-founded the crowdfunding NGO and charity-based startup Ketto. We take you through 10 Bollywood actors who have invested in startups:

<strong>Deepika Padukone:</strong> The Padmavat actress invested an undisclosed amount in Drum Foods International Pvt. Ltd, the maker of the yogurt brand Epigamia on Tuesday. The investment was made via KA Enterprises Llp, her strategic initiative arm. (Image: Reuters)
Deepika Padukone: The Padmavat actress invested an undisclosed amount in Drum Foods International Pvt. Ltd, the maker of the yogurt brand Epigamia on Tuesday. The investment was made via KA Enterprises Llp, her strategic initiative arm. (Image: Reuters)
<strong>Priyanka Chopra:</strong> In 2018, when dating app Bumble entered India, Priyanka Chopra not only invested in the app but also became its brand ambassador. She is also an adviser to the female-centric app. (Image: AP)
Priyanka Chopra: In 2018, when dating app Bumble entered India, Priyanka Chopra not only invested in the app but also became its brand ambassador. She is also an adviser to the female-centric app. (Image: AP)
<strong>Amitabh Bachchan:</strong> In 2015, the senior Bachchan invested $250,000 in Ziddu, along with his son and fellow actor Abhishek. Ziddu is a cloud service provider and is run by Meridian Tech. (Image: IANS)
Amitabh Bachchan: In 2015, the senior Bachchan invested $250,000 in Ziddu, along with his son and fellow actor Abhishek. Ziddu is a cloud service provider and is run by Meridian Tech. (Image: IANS)
<strong>Madhuri Dixit Nene:</strong> In 2014, the veteran actress invested in wearable and preventive healthcare devices startup GOQii. The startup was founded by Vishal Gondal in 2014. (Image: Reuters)
Madhuri Dixit Nene: In 2014, the veteran actress invested in wearable and preventive healthcare devices startup GOQii. The startup was founded by Vishal Gondal in 2014. (Image: Reuters)
<strong>Karisma Kapoor:</strong> The 'Dil Toh Pagal Hai' actress invested in BabyOye, an e-tailer for baby products owned by Nest Childcare Services Pvt Ltd. She owns 26 percent stake in the business. (Image: Reuters)
Karisma Kapoor: The 'Dil Toh Pagal Hai' actress invested in BabyOye, an e-tailer for baby products owned by Nest Childcare Services Pvt Ltd. She owns 26 percent stake in the business. (Image: Reuters)
<strong>Saumya Tandon:</strong> The 'Jab We Met' actress invested in Jugnoo, an app similar to Ola and Uber, but it is exclusively to find auto rides. (Image: Instagram)
Saumya Tandon: The 'Jab We Met' actress invested in Jugnoo, an app similar to Ola and Uber, but it is exclusively to find auto rides. (Image: Instagram)
<strong>Rannvijay Singh:</strong> The 'Action Replay' actor and reality TV star invested Rs 75 lakh in Liftiee. The startup is a car and bike pooling app. (Image: Instagram)
Rannvijay Singh: The 'Action Replay' actor and reality TV star invested Rs 75 lakh in Liftiee. The startup is a car and bike pooling app. (Image: Instagram)
<strong>Boman Irani:</strong> The '3 idiots' actor invested an undisclosed amount in Rooter, a social media platform that brings sports fans together whenever a sporting event is on. (Image: Reuters)
Boman Irani: The '3 idiots' actor invested an undisclosed amount in Rooter, a social media platform that brings sports fans together whenever a sporting event is on. (Image: Reuters)
<strong>Farhan Akhtar:</strong> Director, actor, and singer Akhtar invested in Flickbay, a film-discovery app. (Image: Reuters)
Farhan Akhtar: Director, actor, and singer Akhtar invested in Flickbay, a film-discovery app. (Image: Reuters)
<strong>Manoj Bajpayee:</strong> The 'Gangs of Wasseypur' star invested in Muvizz, an OTT and video-on-demand startup. The startup was founded by his friends, Abhayanand Singh and Piyush Singh. (Image: Instagram)
Manoj Bajpayee: The 'Gangs of Wasseypur' star invested in Muvizz, an OTT and video-on-demand startup. The startup was founded by his friends, Abhayanand Singh and Piyush Singh. (Image: Instagram)
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