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Some of the Stars from the Bollywood who Worked Odd Jobs before becoming Superstars | 2YODOINDIA

Some of the Stars from the Bollywood who Worked Odd Jobs before becoming Superstars

The film industry resembles an impenetrable fortress, as it only seems to be in the hands of those with powerful connections or a filmy arena. And while the debate on nepotism is relatively new, it dates back decades when finding a way into the film industry was just as tough as it is now.

So, a few film stars did manage to carve their way in and make a name for themselves.

Some of the stars from the film industry who work odd jobs before becoming superstars:

Akshay Kumar

As you all heard the story about Akshay Kumar’s story of going from 0 to 100, and yet, much like him, it never gets old.

Originally named Rajiv Om Bhatia, Akshay Kumar had train himself in martial arts and dance from a young age but before making it big in Bollywood, he was working as a waiter at a Bangkok restaurant. 

He tried his hand at modelling and soon found a way into films.

Today he is one of the highest-paid actors in the film industry and has many blockbuster movies to his name.

Vijay Deverakonda

One of the most popular names down South, Vijay Deverakonda has his own very loyal fanbase, especially now as his movie Liger is about to hit the screens with Bollywood actress Ananya Pandey. 

But very few people know that before becoming a movie star, Vijay Deverakonda would often work in music videos to earn money and make ends meet.

Nawazuddin Siddiqui

We know him from Gangs Of Wasseypur and Sacred Games, among many other remarkable other work that he has done.

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But did you also know that before Nawazuddin Siddiqui became a household name, he work as a watchman?

In fact, there are reports that also share how he work at a chemist shop too, before he enter Bollywood.

Samantha Ruth Prabhu

Samantha Ruth Prabhu is a superstar in the South film industry and after her stint in Family Man 2 where she act alongside Manoj Bajpayee, it wouldn’t be long before she makes a dent in Bollywood. 

Although Samantha Ruth Prabhu never reveale the kind of jobs she did before entering the South film industry, she has gone on record and share how there were days when she would survive only on one meal.


Rajinikanth was regarded as no less than a god in the South for the longest time.

In fact, there are places where people still worship him for the kind of films he has given to the people.

And what adds to his fame is the fact that he starts with nothing.

Rajinikanth work as a bus conductor for Bangalore Transport service.

Soon after, he starts his journey with plays and struggle his way into the film industry to become the enigma he is now.

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