It may be said that star kids have a clear chance to show their skills on screen. They are even compared to their legendary parents who have given biggest hits while serving in the industry. Whatever be the comparison, the fact remains that they have a family background that will act as their strength.
It is said that having sources or contacts in the film industry is one of the easiest ways to become a Bollywood actor. This is often misused by many people and they take disadvantage of young talents promising them roles in Bollywood movies. It would be really interesting to know that not many celebrities in Bollywood have a filmy family background.
There are many celebrities who have dreamed of Bollywood and entered the silver screen with their own talent. It is more like a fairy-tale story of a layman who gets fame and popularity on their own. For example, Deepika Padukone is one of the classic examples of the recent times. She has no family background in Bollywood, but the model-turned actress has shown her worth in the industry and given huge hits as well. If we go back in the past, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Shahrukh Khan are also not from the so called filmy family.
Ranbir Kapoor, Kareena and Karisma Kapoor hail from a strong filmy family, the Kapoors. But, certain leading actors in Bollywood are not from a filmy background. Here is a list of Bollywood celebrities who have made it big without having a filmy family background. Take a look...
Bollywood Celebrities Without Filmy Family Background:
Like her father Prakash Padukone, Deepika also wanted to become a national Badminton player. But luck changed things for her when she made her Bollywood debut with Om Shanti Om.
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
The beauty pageant winner is also from a non-filmy traditional South-Indian family who has worked hard to make her name in Bollywood as well as Hollywood!
The Queen of Bollywood is also not from a filmy family. Hailing from a joint family in Himachal Pradesh, Kangana has shown her acting skills in movies like Gangster, Fashion and Queen to name a few.
The international diva has worked really hard to make her mark in Bollywood. The former Miss World 2000 made her Bollywood debut with The Hero: Love Story of a Spy. The daughter of Late Capt. Dr. Ashok Chopra and Dr. Madhu Chopra is now a famous singer as well!
The simple yet talented guy came to Mumbai and entered Bollywood with his first film offer with Hema Malini's directorial debut Dil Aashna Hai. However, Deewana was released before and SRK marked his debut with the film. Since then, the King Khan has made it really big worldwide!
The gorgeous Indian beauty started her acting career as Radhika from the popular television show, Hum Paanch. She appeared in three music videos for Pankaj Udhas, Euphoria, and Shubha Mudgal in supporting roles before. She made her Bollywood debut with Parineeta and rest is history.
The actor wanted to become an actor but started as a model and then assistant director to Karan Johar. His father is a doctor and his mother is a school principal.
John is also not from a film family background. The actor who was a model got his break in Bollywood with Jism.
Without a big and filmy family background, National Award winning actor Rajkumar Rao has shown that you do not need a filmy family to become a successful actor.
We saw him in a very small role (as a pickpocketer) in Munnabhai MBBS, and the actor has grown in the industry with his brilliant acting in movies like Gangs of Wasseypur and Kahaani.
The hot momma of Bollywood is born in a traditional family in Mangalore. The eldest daughter of Surendra and Sunanda Shetty, manufacturers of tamper-proof caps started her career by modelling for Limca. Her Bollywood debut in Baazigar was her break into the industry.
The Jat son of Dr. Ranbir Hooda (a surgeon) and Asha Hooda (a social worker) graduated with a management degree and was working in airline. Later he started modelling and while rehearsing for his first theatre play, he got a call from Meera Nair. Randeep got his break with the hit film, Monsoon Wedding.
The daughter of IAF Wing Commander and jewellery designer, Sushmita Sen won Miss Universe title and made her Bollywood debut with Dastak.
It is a classic case of ramp to reality. Anushka got noticed by Yash Raj Films and entered Bollywood with Band Baaja Baraat.
The Punjabi girl who was crowned Miss India in 1984 shot to fame after the release of 'Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak' and since then, Juhi has given numerous hits.
The sexy Bong beauty is also not from a filmy family background. Bipasha wanted to become a medical professional and later wished to become a Chartered Accountant. But fate turned and she entered modelling and then Bollywood with Ajnabee.
The Khiladi of Bollywood is also from a non-filmy background. From chef to modelling and then acting, Akshay has struggled a lot and is now a Bollywood star!
The handsome actor who is also called as the Roman God is from an army background family. From modelling to acting, Arjun has proved his talent.
The Jat kuddi who looks just like the late talented actress Smitha Patel is also from a non-fily family.
From running his ancestral bakery shop with mother to a supporting actor, Boman is one of the most talented actors in the industry who is also from a non-filmy family.