These Celebs Quit their Jobs to Pursue Acting!

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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

The ‘Pink’ actress is a graduate in Computer Science Engineering and used to work as a software engineer. She was selected for Channel V’s Talent Show Get Gorgeous and after this, she took to acting. 


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.


4) Rajnikanth

This will really surprise you! The Superstar of the South, Rajnikanth, used to work as a Bus Conductor with Bangalore Transport Service (BTS) before he got into acting.


5) Boman Irani

The ‘Munna Bhai M.B.B.S’ actor used to work at Taj Palace Hotel, Mumbai, as a room service attendant. He also helped his mother run their ancestral bakery shop before he tried his luck in Bollywood.


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

Before becoming the superstar of the South and acting in Hindi movies, R. Madhavan, used to conduct workshops on communication and public speaking, since he is a very good orator.


8) Jacqueline Fernandez

This Sri Lankan beauty queen used to work as a T.V. reporter in Sri Lanka before she entered Bollywood.


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

Dilip Kumar (earlier called Yusuf Khan) used to run a canteen business and he supplied dry fruits in Pune. Later on, Dilipji  went on to become a superstar in Bollywood.


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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