7 Bollywood Celebs Who Had Odd Jobs Before They Started Acting

Blog By Helma  |  18-03-18

They earned fame and power through their hardwork

Akshay Kumar.

Akshay Kumar.

He came back from Bangkok after earning a black belt in Taekwondo and started as a Martial Arts teacher in Mumbai. Later, one of his students helped him fetch a modelling assignment for a small brand, and that's how his journey started.


Ranveer Singh.

Ranveer Singh.

Quirky and charming, Ranveer Singh worked as a copywriter in advertising agencies before landing his first Bollywood project.


Amitabh Bachchan.

Amitabh Bachchan.

Before establishing his foothold in the industry, Big B worked as a freight broker for a shipping firm named Bird and Co.

Later, he tried being a radio announcer but got rejected by All India Radio.


Boman Irani.

Boman Irani.

After doing a series of odd jobs including being waiter, room service attendant, photographer and running a bakery shop, he joined theatre to pursue his passion for acting. And then, 'Munna Bhai M.B.B.S.' came his way, and rest is history.


Nawazuddin Siddique.

Nawazuddin Siddique.

His journey is incredible and inspiring...to say the least. Born in a farmer's family, the actor lived in Uttar Pradesh along with his eight siblings.

Initially, he worked as a chemist to earn a living. Later, Nawazuddin shifted his base to Delhi where he worked as a watchman to earn his bread and butter, and joined National School of Drama to sharpen his acting skills.


Parineeti Chopra.

Parineeti Chopra.

The actor couldn't land into her dream job, even though she had a triple honours degree in business, finance and economics from Manchester Business School in UK.

Before being signed for her first film, Parineeti worked as a marketing intern in Yash Raj Films Studio.


Sonakshi Sinha.

Sonakshi Sinha.

Sonakshi Sinha began her career as a costume designer for movies like 'Mera Dil Leke Dekho' in 2005.







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