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Small Town Nobodies Who Became Bollywood Superstars

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    Everybody has the dream to make it big in Bollywood but only few lucky people get the chance to enter the showbiz world. There are many small town nobodies who have managed to become stars in Bollywood, let's find out who.

    Amitabh Bachchan was born in Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh to Harivansh Rai Bachchan and Teji Bachchan. He was criticized badly for his unconventional looks and a towering height, Amitabh faced almost 15 box office failures till Zanjeer happened to him and the rest is history. Yes, the actor who once had a series of flops is today a superstar in Bollywood. In spite of age, the actor has managed to have a strong career in Bollywood. Most of the actors tend to retire after a point but with Amitabh Bachchan, the man has never even though about retiring. He has a TV show to host, a series of brands he endorses and countless number of movies.

    At a time when there are so many multi-starrers as the actors are not able to give hit films alone, Amitabh Bachchan is still doing films as the main lead. Bhootnath Returns was a hit, a movie whose main lead was a 71 year old man. The angry young man, as he was once known as still remains young in our hearts.

    Even Kangana Ranaut, for that matter is from a small town in Himachal Pradesh but today she has given one of the most biggest hits of 2014, Queen. This actress doesn't even need a hero in the movie, she has the capability to carry the entire movie on her shoulders. While some people are born lucky, others get luck on their side and Kangana Ranaut is one such actress. Let's take a look at some more Bollywood celebrities, who have come from humble backgrounds and made it big in showbiz!

    Priyanka Chopra:

    Priyanka was born in Jamshedpur to doctor parents. Today she is not just the highest paid actress in Bollywood, she also has launched two music albums and is famous in both Hollywood and Bollywood.

    Ayushmann Khurrana:

    Ayushmann Khurrana is from Chandigarh who entered TV with MTV Roadies. After debuting in Bollywood with Vicky Donor, he is now one of the next gen actors to watch out for.

    Anushka Sharma:

    Anushka Sharma who grew up in Bangalore, was actually born in Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh. She made her debut opposite King Khan in Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi and after that she has never looked back.

    Sushant Singh Rajput:

    Sushant Singh Rajput who hails from Patna, grew up in Delhi and shined on TV with his hit serials till Kai Po Che happened. Now the actor has projects with Yash Raj Banner.

    Parineeti Chopra:

    Parineeti Chopra is a cute little girl who was born in Ambala, Haryana. After dabbling in investment banking, she joined Yash Raj Films as public relation consultant and ended up signing a three-film deal with Yash Raj Films. Today she is an actress to reckon with.

    Akshay Kumar:

    Akshay Kumar was born in Amritsar, Punjab. Today, he is one of the highest paid actors and still has a strong career in Bollywood.

    Amitabh Bachchan:

    Amitabh Bachchan was born in Allahbad, Uttar Pradesh. He has literally ruled Bollywood for decades and is still going strong. There is no actor in Bollywood who is as old as him and still doing movies as main lead.

    Kangana Ranaut:

    Kangana Ranaut was born in Mandi, Himachal Pradesh. Kangana made her Bollywood debut with Anurag Basu's Gangster and then there was no looking back.


    Rajnikanth was born in Bangalore, Karnataka where he worked as a coolie before joining the Bangalore Transport Service as a bus conductor. Today, he is ruling the entire country and is the highest paid actor our country as ever seen.

    Vidya Balan:

    Vidya Balan was born in Poothamkurussy, Puthur, Kerala. She landed a role in Ekta Kapoor's sitcom Hum Paanch. After few years Vidya made her Bollywood debut with Parineeta, after which she has become the hero of Bollywood and not the heroine. She always plays the main lead and is not seen running around tress with the hero.

    Mithun Chakraborty:

    Mithun Chakraborty started his career as a junior artist. Mithun made his debut with Mrinal Sen's Mrigaya, which also fetched him National Film Award for Best Actor.

    Nawazuddin Siddiqui:

    Nawazuddin Siddiqui hails from Muzaffarnagar district in Uttar Pradesh. He became a Bollywood star with Gangs of Wasseypur, Kahaani, Talaash, Dekh Indian Circus, Aatma and Bombay Talkies.

    Irrfan Khan:

    Irrfan Khan was born in Jaipur. But today he has been a part of several Bollywood and Hollywood films and has achieved fame all over the world.

    Rajkummar Rao:

    Rajkummar Rao was born in Gurgaon into a lower middle class family. Rajkummar's performance in Shahid has made him a star today.

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