Bollywood Celebrities who once were poor

Nothing in this world happens without hard work and dedication. Many famous Bollywood celebrities once belonged to middle class families and many even were so poor that they didn’t have their own house.

Take a look at these Bollywood celebrities who were poor before entering Bollywood and made it big on their own.

Amitabh Bachhan


Big B has been ruling the Bollywood world since 90’s. He is currently one of the most famous and rich star of Bollywood. But it was not always same for the Big B. When he came from Allahabad to Mumbai, he had to spend many nights on the benches of Marine Drive because he was homeless.

Rakhi Sawant




Rakhi had to face the struggle from her childhood days. At the age of 10, she used to serve food at hotels, weddings and other place in order to earn some money for the survival. She is also said to have worked as a bar dancer for many years until she made her way in B-Town.

Boman Irani


Boman Irani at a very small age used to help his mother in running their ancestral bakery shop in order to earn the bread for the survival. When Boman grew he worked as a waiter and a room service attendant in Mumbai’s Taj Mahal Palace Hotel. With his hard work and dedication he made his way in Bollywood world and is living a lavish life.

Nawazuddin Siddiqui


Nawazuddin Siddiqui before attaining the success in Bollywood had to make his living by working as a chemist and later as a watchman.



Rajinikanth is currently the highest paid actor of South. He also has earned a lot of fame in B-Town. But before dealing in millions Rajinikanth used to be a bus conductor. He even did the job of a coolie to make some extra money.

Rakeysh Mehra


One of the well-known filmmaker, Rakeysh Mehra spend his life in poverty until he entered the Bollywood. He used to serve tea on the sets and also used to sale vacuum cleaners.

Akshay Kumar


One of the highest paid actor of Bollywood, Akshay Kumar had to cross lot of hurdles in his life. You will be shocked to know that the actor used to do the work of a waiter and dishwasher in Bangkok. Even after becoming a chef, he did not get more than 1500 Rs and had to sleep on kitchen floor.

Shah Rukh Khan


Shah Rukh Khan, also known by the name King Khan, before few decades left for Mumbai with a small amount of Rs 1500. In order to earn money and follow his acting dream he tried his hand at small restaurant in Dariya Ganj but couldn’t succeed. Surprisingly, the first salary of SRK was only Rs 50 which he earned by working as an usher at Pankaj Udhas’s concert in Delhi. He even has sold the tickets of his film ‘Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa’ at the booking window of Mumbai cinema.