Here’s How These Actors Spent Their First Pay

The first pay is the most special remuneration you achieve after your hard work. The first pay is usually given to a loved one, never spent, to parents or it is used in something more worthy and valuable.

This is how these artists spent their first salaries:

1) Arjun Kapoor:

Arjun’s first job in the industry was on the sets of blockbuster ‘Kal Ho Naa Ho’. Kapoor received Rs 35,000 for this job, where he worked as an assistant director. The 18-year-old at that time gave all the money to his parents to open a bank account for him.

2) Aamir Khan:

Aamir Khan worked as an assistant director before he took up acting. Mr. Perfectionist received Rs 1000 for it and it had great value. Khan gave the salary to his mother.


3) Richa Chadda:

The new talent of the industry worked at the ‘Doordarshan’ TV channel wherein she recited ‘Rabindra Sangeet’ and for the first time earned Rs 200. Richa gave the money to her dad.

4) Irrfan Khan:

Irrfan Khan is the powerhouse of talent, this actor has come a long and difficult way in the industry. Khan hails from Rajasthan’s, Jaipur. In his school days, he used to take tuitions for extra income and earned Rs 25 per student. The Rajasthani saved all the money to fetch a new bicycle for him.


5) Jacqueline Fernandez:

The Sri Lankan model had started working at a very young age. When she was 14 she purchased a Gucci bag for herself which she wanted to for a long time. She had earned the money from a photo shoot for an Arabic clothing line.

6) Kalki Koechlin:

She has done what many people do when they are at that particular age. The ‘Shanghai’ actress used to work as a waitress at a cafe in London. Being Koechlin’s first job she earned 40 pounds and paid it to clear her rent.

7) Sonam Kapoor:

This fashionista of the industry worked as an Assistant Director for Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s film, which in itself is the task as the director is very choosy and precise for his movies of which we see the result on the screen. Sonam earned Rs 5000 for herself first time and used the money for her to and fro travel.


8) Hrithik Roshan:

We love everything when we are children. The 6-year-old was so fond of cars, everyone is at that age. He acted in a film ‘Aasha’ and was given Rs 100 for it and with it, he bought toy cars for himself.

9) Shahrukh Khan:

You might be knowing his first salary, Rs 50. He was constantly struggling for work and now his net worth is hundreds of crores. Shahrukh Khan worked as an usher ( a person who shows people way inside the concert) for Pankaj Udaas concert. This was his first pay and he used the money to buy a ticket to Taj Mahal.

10) Randeep Hooda:

This might be hilarious especially when you spend your first salary to buy beer for yourself. Hooda did this for himself after he washed a car and earned $40 in Australia.

What did you do with your first salary?

Samyak Sheth
Samyak Sheth

A traveller and journalist who views the world wearing multi-coloured goggles. He believes that life is to live not to survive.

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