Bollywood is a big industry to feature in and it takes a lot of hardwork, dedication, struggle and perseverance to survive in it. There are a various bunch of actors who have made it huge in the industry without necessarily having big connections or contacts. Today we bring to you a list of successful celebrities who became Bollywood biggies while featuring at ads at first.
1. Salman Khan – Limca
Limca, a big soft drinks company of India, casted Salman Khan in one of its ad before the release of the biggie’s blockbuster hit ‘Maine Pyaar Kiya’.
2. Aishwarya Rai Bachchan – Lux
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is a huge name in the industry. However, a very few people know that before getting into Bollywood, she was a model. It is during her modelling days that she did an ad for Lux, which became famous in its own way.
3. Vidya Balan – Clinic Plus
Vidya Balan, the most elegant and versatile actress in today’s age, was once a struggling actor. She featured in one of the vintage ads of Clinic Plus back in the 90’s.
4. Katrina Kaif – Fevicol
Before being a big name in Bollywood, Katrina Kaif was an efficient model and during her early career in it, she starred in an epic ad of Fevicol.
5. Deepika Padukone – Close Up
After her iconic debut in Bollywood with ‘Om Shanti Om’, Deepika flashed in an ad of Close Up with her million dollar smile and adorable dimples.
6. Priyanka Chopra – Dabur Oil
Priyanka Chopra was a fine model before she became a part of Bollywood. It is during her early modelling days that she did an ad for Dabur Oil where she is totally unrecognisable.
7. Preeti Zinta – Perk
Before being a conqueror of million hearts, the very beautiful and charming Preeti Zinta started off her career with a commercial for Perk, a big chocolate company.
8. Mahima Choudhary and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan – Pepsi
The Amir Khan starrer Pepsi ad featured two beautiful ladies with him; Mahima Choudhary and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan. Both of these actresses did this commercial much before they kick started their Bollywood careers.
9. Shahid Kapoor and Ayesha Takia – Complan
The chocolate boy of Bollywood, Shahid Kapoor and the very pretty Ayesha Takia featured in an ad for Complan at a very tender age, which was much before their debut in Bollywood.
10. Raj Kumar Hirani – Fevicol
Although not on screen, but this ever talented and lovely director, Raj Kumar Hirani was a part of an ad for Fevicol, long before he gave us innumerous number of superhit movies.