7 Bollywood Celebs Who Had Odd Jobs Before They Started Acting

For instance, Nawazuddin Siddiqui worked as a chemist and later, as a watchman!

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    Akshay Kumar

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    Ranveer Singh

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    Amitabh Bachchan

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    Boman Irani

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    Nawazuddin Siddiqui

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    Parineeti Chopra

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    Sonakshi Sinha


  • He came back from Bangkok after earning a black belt in Taekwondo and started as a Martial Arts teacher in Mumbai. Later, one of his students helped him fetch a modelling assignment for a small brand, and that's how his journey started.

    No doubt, why he's one of the self-made stars of Bollywood.

  • Quirky and eccentric, Ranveer Singh worked as a copywriter in advertising agencies before landing his first Bollywood project.

  • Before establishing his foothold in the industry, Big B worked as a freight broker for a shipping firm named Bird and Co. Later, he tried being a radio announcer but got rejected by All India Radio.

  • After doing a series of odd jobs including being waiter, room service attendant, photographer and running a bakery shop, Boman joined theatre to pursue his passion for acting. And then, Munna Bhai M.B.B.S. came his way, and rest is history...

  • His journey is incredible and inspiring...to say the least. Born in a farmer's family, the actor lived in Uttar Pradesh along with his eight siblings. Initially, he worked as a chemist to earn a living. Later, Nawazuddin shifted his base to Delhi where he worked as a watchman to earn his bread and butter, and joined National School of Drama to hone his acting skills.

  • The actor couldn't land into her dream job, even though she had a triple honours degree in business, finance and economics from Manchester Business School in UK. Before being signed for her first film, Parineeti worked as a marketing intern in Yash Raj Films Studio.

  • Sonakshi Sinha began her career as a costume designer for movies like Mera Dil Leke Dekho in 2005.