Many Bollywood stars are sports enthusiasts and have openly expressed their love for sports especially cricket and football and over the years and over the years have ventured into different profitable businesses and a popular one among them is sports.
Here are 5 bollywood celebrities who own sports teams
1. Shah Rukh Khan
King Khan has invested his time and money into cricket and is the proud owner of ‘Kolkata knight Riders’. IPL-based franchise ‘Kolkata Knight Riders’ remains his most popular investment. He also owns sports teams abroad, including Cape Town Knight Riders, Trinbago Knight Riders, and LA Knight Riders.
2. Abhishek Bachchan
Junior Bachchan owns two sports leagues – Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) team Jaipur Pink Panthers and Indian Super League (ISL) team Chennaiyin FC. “I love going to the movies, and that is possibly the biggest contribution to my becoming an actor. I am a huge kabaddi and football fan and that is the reason for me to get involved in the sport,” junior bachchan added in an interview.
3. Ranbir Kapoor
He bought a stake in Mumbai’s premium football league, Mumbai City FC, which won the cup in 2021. He reflected on the country’s relationship with sport in a recent interview with Indian Express, stating, “Sports in India is picking up and growing exponentially as a culture. We’re lucky to be a part of this process and it makes us proud whenever we can contribute to this positive trend.”
4. Preity Zinta
She is among some of the earliest Bollywood celebs to own an IPL team. She is the proud owner of Punjab Super XI, which is now known as Punjab Kings. Kings XI Punjab is set to compete at the 2022 IPL under the captaincy of Mayank Agarwal.
5. Taapsee Pannu
The actress invested in a franchise badminton team Pune 7 Aces in 2018, which competed in the 2018-2019 season of the Premier Badminton League. He also has played the role of several sports personalities in features like Rashmi Rocket, Saand Ki Aankh, and Soorma.