Bollywood success stories are quite inspirational and the way a few celebrities have mapped out their way to stardom is admirable. Not every Bollywood star is born with a silver spoon and for a few, the road to success was very challenging.
There are a few tinselville celebrities who were not exactly super-rich before entering the film industry, but they carved their own niche.
Here are 5 poor Bollywood actors who were not-so-rich before entering Bollywood.
1. Amitabh Bachchan
His is one of the most inspirational story and the Bollywood’s Shehenshah has seen some very challenging days in the early days of his career. He worked in Kolkata (then Calcutta) as executive for a shipping firm called Bird and Co. When he decided to pursue acting, and landed in Mumbai, Big B spent many nights sleeping on the benches at Marine Drive and other places.
2. Shah Rukh Khan
Who says dreams don’t come true, certainly hasn’t met or known about the King of Bollywood, Shah Rukh Khan. The superstar of new age Bollywood, SRK is truly a self-made actor and he has amassed his empire with skill and hard-work. But before that he has struggled a lot, as in a lot.
3. Akshay Kumar
The ultimate Khiladi of tinselville, worked many jobs and was even a waiter in Bangkok. But when he turned to modeling and finally Bollywood, there was no turning back for him.
4. Nawazuddin Siddiqui
The supremely talented actor, has been under the shadow for too long. But now he is one of the known names in the world. Nawaz was a chemist and a watchman before he headed towards the film industry. Here too it took him years to come into the limelight.
5. Boman Irani
The rib-tickler and amazing actor, Boman worked, as a waiter at Taj Mahal Palace and then at his mother’s bakery before joining Bollywood.