Celebrities have sold you everything under the sun, from fairness creams to colas, cars to motorcycles. Today, we’ll take a look at 25 celebrities in India who’re endorsing cars, motorcycles and even commercial vehicles. We’ll keep this list current and only include those celebrities whose endorsements are still in the market.
Amitabh Bachchan – Force One SUV
Amitabh Bachchan made Maggi popular, but the Force Once SUV? Well, the Big B doesn’t seem to have much luck with car endorsements.
Sachin Tendulkar – BMW
The master blaster has been seen on a TVS Victor and in the Fiat Palio/Siena, as a brand endorser of course. After retirement, Sachin Tendulkar is associated with the BMW brand of sporty luxury cars.
Ranbir Kapoor – Renault and Hero Maestro
Ranbir Kapoor tried to sell you the Nissan Micra, and didn’t fare very well at that. The man’s now a brand endorser of Renault, Nissan’s alliance partner globally. Ranbir Kapoor also endorses the Hero Maestro automatic scooter.
MS Dhoni – TVS Star City & Ashok Leyland
MS Dhoni is India’s biggest brand endorser when it comes to the cricketing lot. The man would like you to buy the TVS Star City commuter motorcycle, and head to Ashok Leyland showrooms for commercial vehicles.
Kareena Kapoor – Jaguar XJ
Kareena Kapoor is one of the few A-List actresses who has been roped in to sell a car, in this case the ultra luxurious Jaguar XJ saloon.
Virat Kohli – Toyota Etios & TVS Star Sport
Virat Kohli is soon becoming Mr. Cricket in India, and is all set to succeed MS Dhoni. He’s following his captain’s footsteps by endorsing the TVS Star Sport. The Toyota Etios Liva hatchback is another car that Virat Kohli helps sell.
Salman Khan – Audi & Suzuki Motorcycles
Salman Khan is a Bollywood A-Lister who endorses commuter motorcycles, in this case the Suzuki Hayate. For this efforts, the man has received liter class superbikes from Suzuki. Apart from Suzuki, Audi has also employed Salman Khan’s services to give its car’s mega openings in India.
Katrina Kaif – Audi
Katrina Kaif has followed her mentor’s footsteps to endorse the Audi brand in India. You should’ve seen the clamour for Katrina Kait, er the Audi Q3, at the 2012 Indian Auto Expo. And what does she drive? An Audi Q7 luxury SUV.
Anil Kapoor – Renault Pulse/Lodgy
Nothing can save the Renault Pulse, not even the evergreen Anil Kapoor. Yet, Renault India made a game attempt, trying to push the Renault Pulse with Anil Kapoor’s brand endorsement.
Gul Panag – Audi
Gul Panag is another celebrity who’s been spotted endorsing the Audi luxury car brand on multiple occassions. Gul even drives an Audi Q5 luxury crossover.
Farhan Akthar – Ford Figo Aspire
Multi-faceted Farhan Akthar, who’s an actor, director and singer, rolled into one, seems to be the inspiration for the Ford Figo Aspire, a compact sedan that aims to deliver performance, features and fuel efficiency.
Ranveer Singh – Maruti Suzuki Ciaz
Ranveer Singh bagged the brand endorsement of the Maruti Suzuki Ciaz, a car that’s been doing quite well right from the outset.
Shahrukh Khan – Hyundai Xcent
Shahrukh Khan took the one-little known South Korean car brand to the masses. Ever since, Hyundai has employed his brand endorsement services. Currently, Shahrukh Khan sells the Xcent for Hyundai.
Jimmy Shergill – Mahindra Verito
Jimmy Shergill conveyed the no-nonsense appeal of the Mahindra Verito sedan to buyer, who weren’t quite convinced.
Akshay Kumar – Honda Two Wheelers
Akshay Kumar’s connect with the masses has been used by Honda Two Wheelers, which has rode upon the actor’s popularity for multiple two wheelers. Akshay Kumar is literally the face of the Honda brand in India.
John Abraham – Yamaha
A biker himself, John Abraham fits right in when he endorses the motorcycles that Yamaha sells in India. For his efforts, John Abraham has received a slew of Yamaha superbikes, not to mention plenty of money.
Deepika Padukone – Yamaha Scooters
Deepika Padukone is Yamaha’s feminine face in India. The actress has been roped in to sell Yamaha’s new range of automatic scooters here.
Anuskha Sharma – TVS Scooty Pep
Talking scooters, TVS Motors has employed not one, not two, buy many actresses to sell its Scooty Pep range of scooterettes. Anushka Sharma is one of the scooterette’s endorsers.
Sania Mirza – TVS Scooty Streak
Tennis sensation Sania Mirza endorses the TVS Scooty Streak. The Scooty Streak is a variant of the Scooty Pep.
Alia Bhatt – Hero Pleasure
Alia Bhatt has replaced Priyanka Chopra in Hero Motocorp’s Pleasure automatic scooter ads. The change happened when Hero Honda became Hero Motocorp.
Surya – TVS Star City
A big star in Southern India, Surya endorses TVS Motors’ everyday motorcycle, the Star City commuter.
Ayushmann Khurana – Datsun Go
Ayushman Khurana is whom Nissan India roped in to endorse the Datsun Go. The actor has even starred in a few catchy TV commercials involving the car.
R. Madhavan – Maruti Suzuki WagonR
R. Madhavan is an unconventional actor who is well recognized both up north and down south. Maruti Suzuki has used this to the hilt by engaging him to endorse the Maruti Suzuki WagonR.
Mahindra Jeeto – Manoj Bajpai
Mahindra has debuted a new range of small commercial vehicles dubbed the Jeeto. To connect to the masses, the automaker has engaged Manoj Bajpai, a critically acclaimed actor
Mahesh Babu – TVS Phoenix 125
Telugu mega star Mahesh Babu is one of the many celebrities on TVS Motors’ payroll. He endorses the TVS Phoenix 125 commuter motorcycle.