/10 Famous Celebrities Who Were Poor Before Entering Bollywood Industry
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10 Famous Celebrities Who Were Poor Before Entering Bollywood Industry

Fortune and fame doesn’t come easily. Fans always think about the luxurious lives of celebrities and wish too had such comfortable and lavish life. We think that celebrities live hundred time better life than the life of common man but have you ever thought how much hard work these celebrities did. Many of the well-established celebrities of this time have had to achieve the status by their determination and hard-work. While others are luckier.

Bollywood Celebrities Struggled BIG Time Before They Were Famous

Take a look at these famous Bollywood celebrities who were poor before entering Bollywood and made it big on their own.

1. Akshay Kumar

Akshay had cross a lot of hurdles in his life. He worked as a waiter cleaning tables in a restaurant. Even when he became a chef, he did not get more than 1500 rupees and slept on the kitchen floor at night. But now he is one of the highest paid actor of Bollywood.

2. Kangana Ranaut

Kangana was born at Bhambla a small town of Himachal Pradesh. She grew up in a joint family at their ancestral mansion and now she is an Indian film actress. She is known for expressing her honest opinion. Kangana is the recipient of several awards including three National Film Awards and Film fare Awards in four categories.

3. Rajinikanth

Rajinikanth was a poor child who worked as a coolie and bus conductor to earn his living but now he is the highest paid actor of south. And also most famous name in Indian film history.

4. Nawazuddin Siddiqui

Nawazuddin grew up in a poor family with eight sibling in Utter Pardesh. The actor was working as a chemist then he moved to Delhi and developed his interest in theatre as he worked as a watchman. There he went to The National School of Drama- starting off his Bollywood career with the small role and today he is one of the nation’s finest actor.

5. Amitabh Bachan

Amitabh is from Allahabad when he came to Mumbai. He spend many nights on the benches of Marine Drive because he was homeless but it was not always same for Big B. He is most famous and rich star of Bollywood. He has been ruling the Bollywood since 90’s.

6. Boman Irani

Boman born in a poor family at a very small age he helped his mother in running their ancestral bakery shop. When he grew up he worked as a waiter and a room service attendant in Mumbai’s Taj Mahal Palace Hotel. His hard-work and dedication made his way in Bollywood word and is living a lavish life.

7. Shah Rukh Khan

Sharukh worked at a small restaurant in Dariya ganj and follow his acting dream. He tried but did not succeed. Surprisingly, the first salary if SRK was only Rs 50 which he earned by working as an usher at Pankaj Udhas’s concert in Delhi. Now he is one of the biggest star and also known king khan

8. Vidya Balan

Vidya was born in a middle class family in Kerala. After completing her education they moved to Mumbai. She was passionate about films from a very young age. Now she is a national Award-Winning actress.

9. Rakhi Sawant

Rakhi had cross a lot of hurdles from her childhood days. At the age of 10, she serve food at hotels, weddings and other place in order to earn some money for survival. She worked as a bar dancer for many years until she made her way in B-Town.

10. Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra​

Rakeysh Mehra spend his life in poverty until he entered the Bollywood. He used to serve tea on the sets and also used to sale vacuum cleaners.​ Now, he is one of the well-known filmmaker.

If you blame your destiny or your fate, remember that if set your mind to making your dreams come true, there’s nothing that can stop you. No matter how small your beginnings are, you have it within yourself to reach somewhere in life.