Not every Bollywood celebrity was born as a celebrity (pun intended), some worked really hard to reach this position where they are today. Although they are now very successful but there was a time when they were normal working people, like you and me.

Here, we bring you a list of all those actors who were doing different work before they became actors. Have a look:

  1. Johnny Walker :

Popular for his comic stint, Johnny Walker was the most successful drunkard of the Bollywood. Before he became an actor he was working as a bus conductor in the BEST bus services. One he was doing a comic stint in bus when Balraj Sahni first saw him, he later recommended Johnny Walker to Guru Dutt.


2. Johny Lever:

Hands-down the most talented comedian of Bollywood. Johny Lever’s real name is Johny Rao. He was an employee at Hindustan Lever. He got the name Lever at one of the functions of Hindustan Lever, in which he did a stand-up comedy.

3. Ashwani Kalsekar :

Ashwani Kalsekar was one of the most popular vamps of Indian television and then she nailed her roles in the movies like Badlapur and Golmaal series. Before she made it big as an actress she was working as an air-hostess with very popular air lines.

4. Bhumi Pednekar :

Bhumi Pednekar was working as an assistant to the casting director of Yash Raj, Shanno Sharma. It was when she gave a demo audition, the director of the movie, Dum Laga Ke Haishaa thought she fits the role perfectly and then there was no turning back. Her acting is fresh and brilliant.

5. Nawazuddin Siddiqui:

Nawazzudin Siddiqui, the man who re-defined acting, performance and brilliance in Bollywood with his back to back performances. he was working as a chemists and later on as a watchman in Delhi. He then joined a drama school and now he has become the most talented and versatile actor of Bollywood.

6. Shivaji Satam :

Before he became “ACP Pradyuman” of CID and a brilliant actor he was a government employee and used to work as a cashier in Central BAnk Of India.

7. Sushant Singh Rajput :

Sushant Singh Rajput is a one talented man. Be it his education qualifications or acting skills. Before he made his Bollywood debut with the movie Kai Po Che and a long before he was working in TV industry, he was a background dancer at Shaimak Dawar.

8. Boman Irani:

Boman Irani debuted late in the Bollywood industry, he was in his mid 40s when he made his debuted with Munnabhai MBBS but he has made his own space and his own trademark style. He was working as a waiter and room service attendant at the Taj Hotel, Mumbai.

9. Arshad Warsi :

Arshad Warsi is our all time favorite actor, before making it big in Bollywood he was working as a door to door salesman.

10. R. Madhavan :

Before stealing our hearts as “Maddy”, before becoming the “Chocolate Boy”, Madhavan was working as a trainer for personality development skills and public speaking. Now you know where this oomph factor comes from?


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