People born with a silver spoon have found it easier to get a launch in Bollywood industry. The struggle, the hardships are not there for the people who have connections within the industries. Although, when the talent gets displayed over the big screen, only the legitimate can sustain over the platform. This has been showcased by some self-made Bollywood actors who have conquered the silver screen.
When we look at the successful Bollywood stars, we see their aura, glamour and charm. What we don’t see is their struggle to achieve the heights they have in their career. Lets us look at some of the self-made stars of the Bollywood.
1. Shahrukh Khan
He is popular by the name King Khan of the Bollywood. His success is known by people all around the world. Although, his road to these achievements was not easy.
He comes from a middle-class family of Delhi. King Khan started his career from television shows, fauji and circus. He made his debut in 1992 from Deewana, for which he won the best actor debut in Filmfare awards. His initial duration in the industry was a real struggle. He lost his parents when he was still a teenager. To come from that background, and reach the peak on which he is now, he is a genuine face of hard work, determination and belief.
2. Akshay Kumar
The actor is famous for his on-screen stunts. Owing to his brilliance in doing the stunts, he was given the name of Khiladi Kumar. His story is inspirational too. He comes from a middle-class family who never thought of becoming what he is now. He struggled in his school and studies, decided to pursue Taekwondo.
He is a black belt in the sport. He worked as a chef and waiter in Bangkok after which tried his luck in modelling. Even after his debut he never found it easy to enter the A-list stars. From getting an offer from C grade movies to be 4th highest-paid actor in the world. Akshay Kumar is an inspiration to many dreams.
3. Irrfan Khan
Irrfan has set a benchmark for actors through his on-screen performances. He never got the limelight and his face was not considered fit for the commercial.
He started his career through television and made his debut in Bollywood in Salam Bombay in 1988. Owing to his skillsets, he got to work in movies from Hollywood. He had his appearance in movies like Life of a Pie and A Mighty Heart. He won the national award for his work in the Pan Singh Tomar.
4. Vidya Balan
She is one of the finest females actresses in Bollywood. She made it to this peak after going through the struggles and hardships.
She played the role of Radhika in a famous comedy serial Hum Panch. After this, she tried her luck in Malayali movies, where she found success in bits and pieces. She made her debut in Bollywood in 2005 through Parineeta. She is the only female actress to register 3 Filmfare awards for 3 continuous years.
5. Remo Dsouza
Although he is not an actor, his struggles and achievements are not less than any actors. He worked as a stage dancer, performed behind so many actors.
He was inspired by the legendary Michel Jackson and came into Bollywood to pursue his dreams. Remo is one of the most successful choreographers of the Bollywood industry. He also directed some of the blockbusters like ABCD and its sequel.
6. Nawazuddin Siddiqui
The actor who is the ingredient of any good movie in today’s time was used to be struggling in the early 2000s. He was forced to share a small room with 5 people, as he could not afford to rent a home.
He made a various small appearance in hit movies like Amir Khan-starrer Sarfarosh and Muna Bhai MBBS. He is one of the most talented actors in the industries, his work is being screened around the world be it a local festival or Cannes. A role model for those love the art of acting.
7. Sushant Singh Rajput
Sushant Singh Rajput has lived a life of a hardworking middle-class student. He cracked one of the toughest engineering entrance exams with his sheer dedication and hard work. Although, after getting into 3rd year of his engineering, he opts to drop out of engineering and pursue his interest.
He worked as a stage dancer and junior artist. Sushant got his break-in television show, which got popularity and love of the audience. He made his debut in Bollywood through Kai Po Che and played the iconic character of the Indian Cricket Captain Ms Dhoni, in his biography. He had taken a risk which only a courageous person can take.
8. Ayushman Khurana
The young lad from Punjab won the popular show Roadies 2. The show gave him the limelight.
He got his stint in the Bollywood in 2012 with Vicky Donar, the only movie of its kind. The Article 15 star is the most versatile actor who has its fan base increasing with his every new release. He is the next big thing in the industry and has joined the list of self-made Bollywood actors.