There are many Bollywood celebrities who were not born with a silver spoon. They have worked hard and proved that hard work and true passion can help transform from rag to Richie Rich! Some Bollywood actors started from the bottom and finally reached the pinnacle of success with their acting talent and good heart.
Did you know Nawazuddin Siddiqui who will be
next seen in Sajid Nadiadwala's Kick was once a farmer, then a chemist in a
petrochemical factory before trying his luck in Bollywood. He has
also worked as a watchman.
King Khan Shahrukh has also struggled a lot before becoming a
superstar. He left for Mumbai with a meager 1500 rupees and started
from scratch to achieve the dream of becoming an actor. Akshay Kumar
also worked as a dishwasher and then a chef before trying his luck
in Bollywood. Now he is the Khiladi of Bollywood.
This transformation from rags to riches has been really
inspiring and we really feel that they deserve a standing ovation
for their hard work. Here is a look at the surprising jobs these
superstars did before becoming stars.
Shocking Jobs Bollywood Stars Did Before Becoming
With no godfather and a rich family background, the Kick actor
has struggled really hard before making his small debut in Aamir
Khan starrer, Sarfarosh. Nawazuddin belongs to a farmer family from
Muzaffarnagar and worked as a farmer. After studying till XII
standard, he tried to search for a job and got through a chief
chemist in a petrochemical factory. He has also worked as a
watchman to earn his bread and butter for one and half
Akshay who is known as the Khiladi of Bollywood was once a
dishwasher and chef. He even worked as a waiter in Bangkok. He used
to sleep on the kitchen floor while working as a chef. Without any
back support, Akshay worked really hard and is now one of the
highest paid Bollywood actors!
Rajini who has now become a Thalaivar belonged to a poor family
who worked as a coolie and then bus conductor for a living. After
his debut film, Apoorva Raagangal released, success came running
behind the superstar and the rest is all history.
Rakesh Omprakash Mehra
The filmmaker whose last movie, Bhaag Milkha Bhaag won National
Award used to serve tea on the film sets. Before becoming a
filmmaker, he also used to work as a vacuum cleaner
The talented Bollywood actor worked as a waiter and a room
service attendant in Mumbai's Taj Mahal Palace Hotel. He also used
to help his mother in running their ancestral bakery store.
Before becoming an actor, the veteran legend has worked as a
fruit-seller in his father's fruit shop in Peshawar. He came to
India along with his family after the partition of India.
She might be a drama queen but her struggle to reach here was
really hard. The item girl has worked as a caterer who served food
at Anil and Neeta Ambani's wedding and worked as a bar dancer as
The King of Comedy Mehmood started as a child actor. Mehbood
used to work as a driver, poultry seller and also taught actress
Meena Kumari how to play table tennis! After getting married and
becoming a father, Mehmood took acting seriously and became the
next generation of Johnny Walker.