Bollywood celebs are wealthy and famous as well as they live a life that every person dreams off. But nothing in this earth occurs without uphill struggle and commitment. Though various actors got name and fame in legacy but not all Bollywood celebs were born with inherited wealth as well as neither they belonged any Bollywood family but with their acting skill and hard work they got fame, name and money in this industry. Here are some of the actors who belonged to this category:
- Amitabh Bachchan
Currently one of the ruling actor of Bollywood Amitabh or pool; early recognized as Big B is from Allahabad city. When he came to film city Mumbai with a dream to become the actor he spent numerous nights on the footpath benches of Marine Drive since he was without a roof over his head. However, the time not remain the same foe as he got his luck and turned down to be the top and rich film star of Bollywood. Since then he is ruling the film industry.
- Nawazuddin Siddiqui
Nawazuddin Siddiqui grew up in a poor farmer’s family with eight siblings in Uttar Pradesh. Prior to accomplishing the reputation and achievement he at the moment has, the actor had to work as a chemist to earn his living and after that, he also worked as a watchman. It is the time when he got an interest in acting and theatre. As he dreamed of doing acting he went to the NCD (National School of Drama). He started off his film career with playing a small role in movie ‘Sarfarosh.’
Rajinikanth, who is recognized as a god figure on South Indian industry was not as wealthy before entering this profession. Before cracking the big screen, he worked for Bangalore Transport Service (BTS) as a bus conductor. He initiated doing stage acting plays and got mythological plays. But after he got recognition in Tamil industry, there is no looking back.
- Boman Irani
Boman Irani is a complete artist however before he got his way into the film industry, he used to employ as a room service staff and a waiter in Hotel Taj Mahal Palace. Apart from this, this actor had also worked in his ancestral bakery shop in early age to help out his mother. With his sheer hard work and commitment, he ended his way in Bollywood industry and is currently living a wealthy and lavish life.
- Dev Anand
Dev Anand was very popular amongst female fans during his time, but before becoming a superstar, he also tried very hard. Dev Anand worked in Censor’s Office as a clerk in Church Gate area of Mumbai where he used to receive just Rs. 165 as his salary at that time. However, his life changed once he got recognized as an excellent performer in B-town.
Mehmood initiated off very unwillingly as a child performer and earlier than he turned out to be the well-known facade of Bollywood comedy movies, he worked as a poultry seller and driver as well as did various other odd professions – like training actress Meena Kumari that how to play TT to earn money for his livelihood. It was just after getting married as well as becoming a father he started acting as a serious career and turned into one of the excellent comedians.
- Akshay Kumar
Though currently Akshay Kumar’s name comes in highest paid actor/actress of Bollywood list but to reach this level he also struggled in his life. Before entering in Bollywood Akshay went to Bangkok to learn martial arts, he worked as a dishwasher and waiter and later on chef there to earn his bread. Being a chef, he only get Rs 1500 as his monthly salary. After he returned India, he started martial art training class and one of his students assisted him to receive a modeling assignment.
- Shah Rukh Khan
The king of Bollywood, Shah Rukh Khan, is one of the leading superstars in Bollywood, but to get this position he worked very hard. To earn his bread in his initial days in dream city Mumbai he worked in the small restaurant as when Khan entered Mumbai 25 years ago with a dream of being a film star he only had Rs 1500 with him. The first salary that he got was just 50 rupees that get at Pankaj Udhas’s concert where he worked as an usher.
- Arshad Warsi
Before entering in the field of entertainment, Arshad Warsi was a cosmetic salesman who goes off the door to door to sell the product. Later on, he worked in a photography lab. In the meantime, as he had a fanatical interest in dancing, so he received a life-changing offer to connect with the famous Akbar Sami’s Dance Group. After joining Akbar Sami’s dance Group group in Mumbai Arshad initiated his choreographing and dancing career. Apart from this, he assisted Mahesh Bhatt in movies like Kaash (1987) and Thikana (1987).