Girls often dream of finding the life partner who can sweep them off their feet and bring the entire world to their doorstep. They dream of celebrities, successful entrepreneur and outstanding sportsperson, and some of them are lucky enough to get their dream husband. But there is a flip side of it as well; it becomes harder for an ambitious woman to make her mark under the giant shadow of her husband’s success. Few women in our country had established their identity with their sheer grit and dedication.
Anuradha Prasad comes from a politics family. Her husband, Rajeev Shukla is a Member of Parliament from Maharashtra and Chairman of the Indian Premier League. Politics could have been an easy way for her, but she chose her way in journalism and started BAG films in 1993. She produced Sansani for Star News, Poll Khol for ABP News, Khabrein Bollywood Ki for Doordarshan and Kumkum Pyara Sa Bandhan for Star Plus, etc.
Nita Ambani is the founder of Reliance Foundation, a non-government organisation working for the underprivileged section of society. Apart from that, she is the owner of Mumbai Indian, an IPL team. Her husband Mukesh Ambani is India’s richest person, according to the Forbes magazine. Leading a wealthy life was a cakewalk for her, but she chose to make a difference by her philanthropic deeds. Reliance Foundation has transformed the life of rural and urban underprivileged people across the country. She is a perfect example of individuals who believe in sharing and caring for their fellow citizens.
Though her Bollywood career was not a huge success, Twinkle Khanna came out of the closet and realised her true call later in the life. Apart from being an interior designer, she is an excellent satirical columnist and a writer. Twinkle Khanna has written two books that were a huge hit among readers. Currently, she is producing a movie ‘Padman’ based on the real-life story of a man who made sanitary napkins accessible to women of his village.
Gauri Khan is the wife of the King of Bollywood, Shahrukh Khan, but her husband is not the only identity she has. She is an interior designer and co-owner of Red Chillies Entertainment, a production company. Gauri Khan has also launched her line of furniture ‘The Charcoal Project’ in partnership with Suzanne Khan.
Kirron Kher is the wife of Anupam Kher who is one of the best actors in Bollywood. She struggled in Bollywood films in early 80’s but to no avail. The active theatre actress later married to Anupam Kher and started a new life. Kirron Kher won a national award for her film, Sardari Begum. She judged a TV reality show India’s Got Talent, which was a huge TV success. In 2014, she was elected as a Member of Parliament from Chandigarh.
These women could have led a simple life under the shadow of their husband’s success. Despite the burning ambition in their heart didn’t let them dwell in the struggle free complacency. They stood up and struggled to make their mark and establish their identity. These women are an excellent example of never say it’s over attitude and will keep inspiring the ambitious women across the country.