Blog By Helma | 18-03-18
7 Bollywood Celebs Who Had Odd Jobs Before They Started Acting
Even though Mallika never spoke about it publically, the news that Mallika was divorced from her husband, Karan Singh Gill, and then joined Bollywood is one of the worst-kept secrets of the industry.
Though Mallika had done a few commercials and got a few assignments as a model, the real breakthrough in her career came when she separated from her husband and starred in Khwahish and Murder.
It has often been reported by many sections of media that it was Rakhee’s decision to continue working in films that did not go down well with Gulzar, soon after which the couple decided to start living separately.
But, Rakhee went on to give some of the biggest and most memorable performances of her career only after the separation, starting with Sharmilee.
Another name that rocked Bollywood with her brilliant performances post-divorce is Mahi Gill. Mahi blames her immaturity for her separation from husband but they continues to remain good friends. Her career rised to another level post her separation, and she is best known for her roles in Dev. D and Saheb, Biwi Aur Gangster series.
One of the most sensible actor in the industry today, Kalki made her name into the industry with Anurag Kashyap’s Dev D. The film not only gave her critical acclaim but also gave her, her life partner, Anurag Kashyap.
She continued to give back to back hits after her separation with Anurag . She is now best remembered for her roles in Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara and Margarita with a Straw.
Dusky diva Chitrangada Singh who has often made many men skip heartbeats with her brilliant performance in Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi, went on to break a million hearts when she tied the knot with beau, Jyoti Randhawa in 2001. Even though she continued working in films, none of her roles could created that magic the way her first film did.
Chitrangada and Jyoti parted ways in 2014. While her song Aao Raja became one of the most viewed videos on YouTube, her role in Saheb, Biwi Aur Gangster 3 is expected to be the most pivotal role of her career. She is most popular for her role in Desi Boyz.
Not many people know that the Chak De! girl, Vidya Malvade, used to work as a law graduate and used to work as an air-hostess before stepping into Bollywood. In fact, it was during her break as an air-hostess that she first met her first husband, Capt. Arvind Singh Bagga.
A couple of years after he passed away, in an airline crash, Vidya decided to move on with her life and joined films. In 2009, Vidya tied the knot with screenwriter, Sanjay Dayma.
One of the most memorable and popular faces in the industry, Leela Chitnis, became a household name when she started playing the characters of the mothers of the lead stars. Known for her effortless acting, Leela gained stardom in the industry only after she decided to separate from her husband.
Leela had tied the knot with a much older man, Dr Gajanan Yeshwant Chitnis, at a very young age and went on to have four children. Even though she kept doing odd-roles here and there, her performances started grabbing eyeballs only after she divorced her husband.
It is not a very well-known fact that the diva Aditi Rao Hydari, who made people sit up and take notice of in Delhi 6 was actually married. Yes, you read that right. Although Aditi has hardly ever spoken about it openly, the diva who belongs to a royal lineage had tied the knot with her childhood sweetheart when she was just 17.
And owing to their age gap and ideological differences, the couple separated when she was just 21. Even though Aditi had done a few roles in southern films, commercial success came to her only after her separation from her husband. With power-packed performances in films like Yeh Saali Zindagi, Rockstar and Delhi 6; Aditi established herself as a bankable star.