Published 2017-01-30
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What some of the Bollywood actors did before they became movie actors

Bollywood is one of the biggest film industries in the world. The term Bollywood also means fame, beauty, power and the best of all, money! Loads and loads of cash are paid to the top celebrities of Bollywood. They can even get paid for a dance performance at the wedding and attend a wedding too! Interestingly some of these famous Bollywood stars had pretty interesting jobs before they hit the big time in Indian Cinema.

Boman Irani

After doing a series of odd jobs including being a waiter, room service attendant, photographer and running a bakery shop, Boman joined theater to pursue his passion for acting. He is widely known for his comedic and villain roles in Bollywood films such as Don, Munna Bhai MBBS, 3 Idiots, Happy New Year, PK and Dilwale.
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Akshay Kumar

Most of you people know how famous Akshay Kumar is. His movies go houseful in a matter of minutes. But did you know that he used to work as a waiter in a restaurant in Bangkok? We bet you didn’t! He also used to wash dishes at a restaurant before he became a chef. In addition to that, he also has a black belt in Taekwondo and when he returned to Mumbai, he taught martial arts before one of his students encouraged him to take the modeling route.

Smriti Irani

Tulsi, Smriti Irani’s on-screen persona is known throughout the country. But did you know what she did before that? Well, she entered the Femina Miss India contest and after losing the contest, she was forced to work as a floor cleaner at McDonald's. Right now, she has joined politics and has become the current Minister of Human Resource Development! It’s not your fault if you aren’t born rich, but it is your fault if you die poor!


Shivaji Rao Gaekwad, also known by his stage name Rajinikanth used to act in plays like Mahabharata during his childhood. As he grew older, he took on odd jobs to survive, including that of a carpenter and a coolie. He eventually became a bus conductor where he would keep people in peals of laughter with his antics before he decided to resume a career in acting. He rose stardom like a rocket and now he is considered deity in the south! THALAIVA!

Amitabh Bachchan

Before putting his big foot in the industry, Big B worked as a freight broker for a shipping firm names Bird and Co. Later, he tried being a radio announcer for All India Radio which he got rejected. Right now, he is one of the biggest celebrities in the world. How amazing is that?
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Nawazuddin Siddiqui

He became well renowned for his outstanding performance in the ‘Gangs of Wasseypur’ movie. He grew up in a huge family and when he moved to Delhi, he was forced to work as a watchman for a company. While he was working as a watchman he developed an interest towards play and joined a theater group eventually graduating from the National School of Drama and the rest as you know, is history!

Parineeti Chopra

The actor couldn't land into her dream job, even though she had a triple honors degree in business, finance, and economics from Manchester Business School in the UK. Did you know that before being signed for her first film, Parineeti worked as a marketing intern in Yash Raj Films Studio? And people thought she only made it because of Priyanka Chopra.
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