BUILDING PERSONAL BRANDS ON THE EXAMPLE OF BOLLYWOOD ACTORS
In India actors are like gods. People trust them and look up to them. They appear in all kinds of product advertisement, commercials, TV programs and politics. The article shows that Bollywood actors can be defined as personal-brands. There are many aspects which are key to understand how a person can become a brand. At the beginning the author introduces the definition of a brand and its resemblance to product definition. Then the main functions of a brand and the difference between brand image and brand identity are shown. Strong brand is another aspect which helps to identify people with brands. Also a name is a major factor in building personal-brands. Analyzing Bollywood stars, the author proves that actors such as Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan or Kajol are very strong and well-build brands.