Bollywood is a magical world where so many people dream to enter. But entering the Bollywood and making a place for yourself in it is no piece of cake. If you are from a film background or have a Godfather in B-town, there are chances you may land up in some movies. But someone from a non-film background has to struggle a lot to get that one ticket for appearing on the big screen, let alone the lifelong struggle. Still, few stars made it big in tinsel town with the sheer power of their talent and hard work. Having no support or Godfather did not stop them from achieving their dreams. So, here are the list of the few stars who managed to get the name and fame in Bollywood, all by themselves.
Amitabh Bachchan, the star of the millennium is one self-made man in the world of Bollywood. Having no connections in the film industry, his journey towards success was quite a tough one. Being 6 feet 3 inches tall and having dark complexion came in his way of getting movies, when there was the demand for fair and handsome actors in the film industry. Success came to him in the form of blockbuster Zanjeer after a long list of flop films. He took the Bollywood by storm in the 70’s by giving hits one after the other. Today, being 73 years old, he is still ruling the B-town like a Shahenshah.
Shahrukh Khan was a middle-class Delhi boy before he became the King of the Bollywood. Before entering the film world, he worked in television serials, Circus and Fauji. His acting skills in those serials were recognized and appreciated by the directors, and he was offered the role in the movies. He went on to act in some of the blockbusters like Baazigar, Darr, Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge, Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham, etc. Today, he stands at the second place in the list of the richest actor in the world. People don’t call him King Khan for nothing.
Akshay Kumar aka Mr. Khiladi worked as a waiter and chef at a restaurant in Bangkok before entering into the films. He is a black belt in Taekwondo and used to teach martial arts. After modeling for a while, Akshay started getting roles in the movies and went on doing hit films like Sabse Bada Khiladi, Hera Pheri, Namaste London, Welcome, Singh is King, etc. Today, he is among the highest paid actors in the Indian film industry.
Kangana Ranaut, the Queen of Bollywood, had it hard to prove herself in the film industry. She is a small town girl, who went against the approval of her parents to try her luck in the movies without any financial or emotional support. But, with the sheer dedication and talent, she grabbed one of the best roles and gave superhits such as Tanu Weds Manu, Krrish 3, and Queen. She has won two National Film Awards for Best Actress and one for the Best Supporting Actress. In an actor-oriented film industry, Kangana Ranaut is one of the actresses who managed to get super hit films on her own.
Priyanka Chopra, a famous name in the film industry has won many accolades both national and international. She was the first woman of India to grab the title of Miss India at a young age of 18. After which Priyanka went on doing films and gave hits like Andaaz, Don, Fashion, Agneepath, Bajirao Mastani, etc. She is playing the lead role in a Hollywood show and will soon be seen acting in a Hollywood movie ‘Baywatch.’ She also sang in an international music album ‘Exotic’ featuring American rapper ‘Pitbull.’ Priyanka has received success globally, and she is nowhere to stop.