• Asif Ali Inaugurates Lena's slimming centreLena/Facebook
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Malayalam actor Asif Ali inaugurated actress Lena's physiotherapy and slimming centre, Aakruti, in Chevayur, Kozhikode on Tuesday, 9 September.

Lena started the business venture along with her friends Louisa and Vrinda. The actress aims to share the best techniques to stay young and fit. People suffering from obesity will be given special treatment at a low cost without having to avoid their favourite food.

"Thank you for your blessings and good wishes," Lena said and posted a photo of the inauguration on her Facebook account and thanked all her well wishers.

The actress also plans to extend her business by starting a branch of Aakruti in Thrissur soon.

Many celebrities, including Mohanlal, Prithviraj Sukumaran and Innocent, wished Lena on her business venture.

Check out celebrity wishes below:

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Lena, who has a handful of projects in her kitty, including "Ennu Ninte Moideen", "Oru Rathri Randu Pakal", "The Voter", "Ardhanareeswaran" and the Hindi film "Airlift", won the Kerala State Award for Second Best Actress for her performance in 2013 film "Left Right Left".

Lena is not the first Mollywood celebrity to try her luck in business. In June this year, Malayalam actress Kavya Madhavan launched her online clothing business Laksyah and it has been a great success. Similarly, actor Indrajith Sukumaran's wife Poornima Indrajith has also become a successful businesswoman with her fashion boutique Pranaah. Mukta is also the owner of a beauty parlour in Kochi.

Actor Dileep and Nadirshah have their restaurant Dhe Puttu, which offers different varieties of Puttu in Calicut and Kochi. Asif Ali has also started his Waffle Street food outlet, which serves waffles, crepes and donuts in Panampilly Nagar, Kochi.