The path to becoming a Bollywood star is not an easy one. It consists of struggle, hardship, and pain. Here we are talking about those who like millions, board a train to Mumbai to become a Bollywood star, not ones who had the privilege to be born in a house of a star.
Here is the list of how much some of Bollywood’s biggest stars earned before they become superstar:
1. Amitabh Bachchan
Amitabh Bachchan is a legend of Bollywood, but before coming to Mumbai, he worked as an executive in a shipping firm in Kolkata and his first salary was just Rs. 500 a month.
2. Shah Rukh Khan
Bollywood’s King’s first salary was Rs 50, which he spent on a train ticket to Agra, to visit the Taj Mahal.
3. Akshay Kumar
One of the most versatile actors of Industry started as a waiter and a chef at an eatery in Bangkok and earned just Rs 1500 as the first salary.
4. Priyanka Chopra
Priyanka got her first salary of Rs 5,000 for a professional assignment which she gave it all to her mother so that the amount is safe.
5. Manoj Bajpayee
Bajpayee has struggled a lot to get where he is today. The actor, before starting to do plays and eventually films, used to assist in directing plays. He got first salary of Rs 1200.
6. Irrfan Khan
Legend Irrfan Khan used to conduct tuitions for living and used to earn just Rs 25 per student.
7. Naseeruddin Shah
This genius actor started his first job when he was 16. He was very clear from the beginning that he wanted to act. So he started taking up all odd roles that came his way. For his first salary, Shah just got Rs 7.50 for playing an extra on-screen.