Bollywood is one of the most prosperous industry around the globe. The actors and actresses of the industry are convincingly wealthy and are enjoying a luxurious life. However, before joining the industry, their work front as well as their lifestyle varied from what it is now. In this article, we bring to you a list of Bollywood stars who did surprising jobs before entering the industry.
1. Ranveer Singh
The ‘mitochondria’ of Bollywood, Ranveer Singh used to work at advertising agencies such as Ogilvy and Mather and J. Walter Thompson as a copywriter before entering Bollywood.
2. Akshay Kumar
The ‘Khiladi’ of Bollywood, Akshay Kumar used to be a waiter and later a chef in a renowned Bangkok based resturant before he made his debut in the industry.
3. Amitabh Bachchan
The ‘Big B’ of Bollywood wanted to pursue a career as a radio Jockey. However, due to his voice, he was rejected beyond after which he worked as an executive in a shipping firm before joining Bollywood.
4. Parineeti Chopra
Parineeti Chopra was a bright student and wanted to be an investment banker in London. However she couldn’t fulfill that and later joined the Yash Raj Films as a marketing and public relations intern. Later, she made her Bollywood debut.
5. Nawazuddin Siddiqui
Nawazuddin Siddiqui worked both as chemist as well as a watchman to support his family before joining the National School of Drama.
6. Bhumi Pednekar
Bhumi worked as an assistant casting director before she set foot in Bollywood with Dum Laga Ke Haisha.
7. Ayushmann Khurrana
Ayushmann started his career with a reality show named TV Roadies. He worked as a Radio Jockey with Big FM in Delhi and then later joined MTV as a VJ.
8. John Abraham
John Abraham worked as a media planner at the Enterprises Nexus before he got a breakthrough in Bollywood with Jism.
9. R. Madhavan
R. Madhavan was a trainer in public speaking and personality development before stepping into acting.
10. Arshad Warsi
Arshad Warsi did several small jobs in order to meet the ends. He worked as a door-to-door cosmetic salesman as well as in a photo lab. However, he joined Samia Dance Academy in order to live his dream and later kickstarted as a choreographer.
11. Boman Irani
Boman Irani struggled quite a lot before entering the industry. He had to do small jobs like that of a waiter and room service attendee at Taj Mahal Hotel.
12. Sonakshi Sinha
Sonakshi Sinha worked as a fashion and costume designer in Bollywood before she got her first break through Salman Khan starrer Dabangg.
13. Sunny Leone
Sunny Leone had a fair stream of struggle to her name. Before being the renowned adult film star, Sunny had worked at a German bakery and later at a tax and retirement firm.