From Waiter To Bus Conductor, Previous Jobs That Bollywood Stars Did Before Shooting To Fame

Maanyata Thu |Sep 07, 2019

From waiter, bar dancer to taxi driver, let’s take a look at previous jobs that our Bollywood stars did before they became famous.

Not many know that Bollywood megastar Akshay Kumar used to be a waiter and chef at a hotel or Rakhi Sawant started working when she was just ten years old. Let’s take a look at previous jobs that Bollywood stars did before becoming famous.

SONAM KAPOOR

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It’s no secret that Sonam used to assist director Sanjay Leela Bhansali in his film Black but do you know that she worked as a waitress when she was 15 years old?

SONAKSHI SINHA

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Sonakshi used to be an audience manager at the fashion show before becoming famous for her role in Salman Khan- starrer Dabangg.

TAAPSEE PANNU

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Naam Shabana star Taapsee Pannu got a bachelor’s degree in engineering and even created a mobile app named FontSawap, which allowed iPhone users to modify fonts.

RAKHI SAWANT

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She started working at the age of 10 to support her family. Rakhi worked as a caterer and bar dancer before bagging acting gigs in some B-grade movies.

RANVEER SINGH

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The Gully Boy actor began his career as a copywriter before becoming a star in the world of cinema. He had worked in well-known companies like Walter Thompson and O&M.

JOHN ABRAHAM

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John Abraham worked as a media planner for Enterprises-Nexus before making it big in Bollywood.

SMRITI IRANI

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Smriti Irani went through lots of difficulties during her earlier days in the entertainment industry. She used to be a floor scrubber at fast food restaurant McDonalds before getting noticed with her appearance in Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi.

DHARMENDRA

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Veteran actor Dharmendra, who is known as The Action King of Bollywood, used to work in American Drilling Company to realize that the profession was not right for him.

SHAH RUKH KHAN

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King of Bollywood Shah Rukh Khan initially worked as a concert attendant in New Delhi.

RAJINIKANTH

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Tamil superstar Rajinikanth took up the job of a bus conductor before trying his hands at doing stage plays.

AMITABH BACHCHAN

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Bollywood veteran actor Amitabh Bachchan was an executive at a shipping company named Shaw Wallace. Post that; he became a freight broker for another shipping company called Bird&Co.

DEV ANAND

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Deva Anand was a clerk at the military censor office in Mumbai and received the salary of Rs. 165.

NAWAZUDDIN SIDDIQUI

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Before joining the film industry, Nawazuddin was a chemist and a watchman.

AKSHAY KUMAR

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Before making every woman fall head over heels in love with his acting skills and charming manner, the Khiladi of Bollywood Akshay Kumar worked as a chef and a waiter at a hotel in Bangkok.

DILIP KUMAR

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Dilip Kumar, who was known as the tragedy king of Bollywood, was a fruit seller and a canteen owner.

AMRISH PURI

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Amrish Puri moved to Mumbai in order to follow his older brothers Chaman Puri and Madan Puri’s footsteps, who were famous for playing negative roles in Bollywood films. However, he had to take up one government job after failing his first screen test.

SHIVAJI SATAM

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Legendary TV actor Shivaji Satam was a cashier before setting foot in the film industry.

RAKEYSH OMPRAKASH MEHRA

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The director used to make a living by selling vacuum cleaners.

BOMAN IRANI

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The 3 Idiots actor was a room service attendant and a waiter at Taj Mahal Palace Hotel.

RANDEEP HOODA

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He got a bachelor’s degree in marketing and a master’s degree in human resource management and business management at the University of Melbourne, Australia. During his study in Australia, the handsome hunk worked various jobs to sustain himself such as dish-washing, car-washing, life-guard, taxi driver and waiter. After returning to the country in 2000, Randeep took up a marketing job at an airline.

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