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Nawazuddin Was A Farmer Before, Shocking Jobs Of Stars

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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 Famous:

Nawazuddin Siddiqui

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 years.

Akshay Kumar

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 salesman.

Boman Irani

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.

Dilip Kumar

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.

Rakhi Sawant

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 well.


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.

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