When he was not Thalaiva, he worked as a bus conductor and a coolie to make ends meet. The actor saw a lot of hardships, all of which he overcame to become the Boss that he is today.
The man who got his name due to his audition skit of a drunken person, Badruddin Jamaluddin Kazi, worked as a bus conductor in Mumbai. He used his craft to entertain his passenger and was finally picked up by
(who gave him his stage name)
The Khiladi of Bollywood, who has done more than 150 films, was once working in Bangkok restaurants as a waiter. He learnt martial arts from Bangkok and came back to India. Here he enlisted in some small time modelling assignments, and after a long period of struggle, Bollywood finally accepted him.
4. Nawazuddin Siddiqqui
To put himself through film school, Nawazuddin Sidiqqui took up a job as the night watchman. He also worked as a part-time chemist; all in the name of learning to act. In his case, though, the gamble paid off, and directors, as well as audiences, started to appreciate his craft.Sidiqqui took up a job as the night watchman. He also worked as a part-time chemist; all in the name of learning to act. In his case, though, the gamble paid off, and directors, as well as audiences, started to appreciate his craft.
He worked with his mother in their ancestral bakery shop and then took up a job as a waiter at Taj Mahal hotel. Today, he stands proudly with a list of hit films that run long enough to his credit.
6. Rakesh Om Prakash Mehra
The director of super-hit films like
Rang De Basanti
and Delhi 6, Rakesh Om Prakash Mehra did not always have it easy in life. Unlike his string of successful movies at the box office, in real life he had to struggle a lot to be where he is today. The director served tea at film sets to earn money and live in the city.
The comedian who made all of us laugh did not quite have it that way for himself. He took up various menial jobs before entering into Bollywood. He worked as a driver as well as a poultry seller to survive in the city.
Before he became the loveable Circuit, Arshad Warsi worked as a door to door salesman. He sold cosmetic products knocking every door. Later he took up a job at Photo Labs. Today, he is quite a well-established name in Bollywood with some mega-budget hits to his share
The man who was the heartthrob of Bollywood for a long time started his career behind the desk. He worked as the clerk at the Censor Bureau’s office. He took the job to survive in the city. Later he decided to quit and work for his passion and Bollywood got its romantic charm.
10. Smriti Irani
Smriti Irani left home to make it big in life. Soon after reaching Mumbai she realised the harsh realities of life. Not someone to give up in the face of adversity, Irani took up a job at McDonald’s, scrubbing floors. She soon got herself into the
pageant, which she didn’t win but was noticed by producers.