Recently in a popular TV show, National Award winning actress Saranya Ponvannan revealed that she had no interests in venturing into films and that she always dreamt of being a homemaker.
Most of the actors and actresses performing out there might have had a dream profession of their own before landing themselves in cinema either by choice or chance.
So what would've been the career choices for some of top Tamil celebrities if they had not made a mark in the entertainment industry? That's exactly what we will be looking at in the slides below.
But before we get there, it has to be mentioned here that all these celebrities are still doing just fine as actors and actresses and Kollywood would've definitely missed them had they chosen not to become what they are now.
Having said that, do these stars repent for not following their dreams even today? Well that's not something their fans would be interested in as they simply love the following entertainers for what they are.
It's now time to see what our favourite Kollywood celebrities had in their mind before going on to become successful actors and actresses.
Check out the slides below to unlock the secret passions of some of Kollywood's well known stars:
It is not a secret that Thala Ajith's passion lies with racing even today. Wanting to become a professional racer, Ajith ventured into modelling only to financially support his racing career. The rest as they say is history.
Suriya was interested in the garment exports industry, and he worked at a factory for six months. He also revealed that he had no interest in taking up acting as a career option but was forced to because of his family situation.
Vishnu was a professional cricketer playing in TNCA league games until a leg injury ended his career. He then went on to become a successful actor which was planned by destiny.
Trisha had aspired to become a criminal psychologist initially, and resisted the thought of pursuing acting as a career. However, her success in the world of modelling forced her to rethink about her career option.
Madhavan was interested in public services like Army, the Navy and the Air Force. He was rejected by the Air Force as he was just six months older than the regulated cut-off age.
Sivakarthikeyan grew up seeing his father, a respected police officer, and wanted to follow his father's footsteps. He decided to take part in a TV reality show just to support his higher studies and is now a successful actor.
Born into a family of musicians, Jai has stated that music was close to his heart and that it influenced him in his early days. He has completed fifth grade in keyboard from Trinity College, London and has a dream of becoming a musician someday.
Anushka was a professional yoga instructor and had revealed that she always wanted to take her career forward as a yoga teacher.
Inspired by Bruce Lee's 1973 film Enter the Dragon, he began training Karate at the age of 16 and also holds a black belt. His first love remains to be Karate till date.
Namitha is proficient in Karate, swimming and badminton. In her early days, she used to teach swimming to young children in Surat where she was raised. She had once said that if not an actress she would've become a swimmer as that was her first passion.