Did you know that Amitabh Bachchan used to work as an executive in a shipping company before he ventured into Bollywood? Surprised? Well, that’s the truth. Apart from Amitabh Bachchan, many other actors were also into other professions before they got a chance to showcase their talent on the silver screen.
Let’s take a look at 11 Bollywood celebs and what they used to do before they started acting:
1) Amitabh Bachchan
Big B, the superstar of the century, used to work as an executive in a shipping company called Shaw Wallace and also as a freight broker with a firm called Bird and Co. before he entered Bollywood.
2) Taapsee Pannu
3) Nawazuddin Siddiqui
Born in a farmer’s family in U.P., Nawazuddin Siddiqui used to work as a chemist to earn a living. Later, he moved to Delhi and worked as a watchman for sometime. It was during this time that he developed an interest in theatre and joined NSD-the National School of Drama.
5) Boman Irani
6) Arshad Warsi
‘Circuit’ of ‘Munna Bhai M.B.B.S.’, Arshad Warsi used to work as a door-to-door cosmetic salesman who was very fond of dancing. He was offered a place in Akbar Sami’s dance group and this began his dancing career. He also started choreographing shows and got the opportunity to choreograph the title track of the Anil Kapoor-Sridevi starrer 1993 film ‘Roop ki Rani Choron Ka Raja’. He got his first acting break in 1996 with ABCL’s debut production, ‘Tere Mere Sapne’.
7) R. Madhavan
8) Jacqueline Fernandez
9) Akshay Kumar
Akshay ‘Khiladi’ Kumar used to work as a waiter in Bangkok while he was there to study martial arts. Upon returning to India, he started teaching martial arts. One of his students encouraged him and helped him to get into modelling.
10) Dilip Kumar
11) Sunil Dutt
Late yesteryear actor Sunil Dutt used to work as a radio announcer with Radio Ceylon. He even interviewed several popular film stars such as Shammi Kapoor and Dilip Kumar, before he himself became a film star.
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