The proportion of talent’s power to the power of ‘influence’ in the B-town has increased when compared to the last few decades. If you have talent and zeal, you can achieve a lot. Before these actors became famous they were just working just like you and me.
These are some actors in the industry who were doing something completely different before their big break:
1) Boman Irani:
He made his debut with Munna Bhai M.B.B.S alongside Sanjay Dutt, before this he used to work as a waiter and room service attendant at the Taj Mahal Hotel, Mumbai. He is the main person to remove the age factor in the industry, exemplifying the statement, acting does not have any age. He himself was above 40 at the time of his debut.
2) R. Madhavan:
One of the most established names in the Bollywood and South Indian film industry is of Madhavan. Before entering Bollywood, Madhavan was a trainer for public speaking and personality development skills. Look at him now! He has given us some memorable movies.
3) Shivaji Satam:
Everybody knows him because of CID serial, the role played by ACD Pradyuman. He has also worked in movies like Vastav where he essays the role of Dutt’s father. Before all this, he worked as a government employee and as a cashier for the Central Bank of India.
4) Arshad Warsi:
One of the finest comic actors of the industry, Arshad Warsi was a door to door cosmetics salesman before he took up acting as a profession. What a transformation!
5) Johnny Lever:
Johnny Lever has acted in more than 300 Bollywood movies and even at the age of 60, he does not get tired of making the audience laugh. His real name is ‘Johnny Rao Prakash Rao Janumala’, he got ‘Lever’ added behind his name while he was doing a stand-up comedy at one of the functions at ‘Hindustan Lever’, where he used to work as an employee.
Amazing success stories!