Shahid Kapoor to Akshay Kumar, first jobs these 9 Bollywood stars had before they became famous
Urban legends dictate that Akshay Kumar worked as a waiter before he landed his first gig as an actor. It’s true, he really did. But it’s only half truth. Akshay Kumar also worked as chef, a travel agent, a jewellery salesman and a martial arts teacher before making it big as Khiladi Kumar in Bollywood. And, he’s not the only actor who completely switched his career trajectory to follow his passion of acting in films. Here, take a look at 10 famous stars who worked other jobs before becoming household names in the country.
Akshay Kumar to Shahid Kapoor, these 9 actors worked the most surprising jobs before becoming famous stars:
1. Akshay Kumar
Akshay Kumar worked as a waiter, chef, a travel agent, a jewellery salesman and a martial arts teacher before becoming a part of Bollywood.
2. Nawazuddin Siddiqui
Nawazuddin Siddiqui studied at The National School of Drama, but very few people know that he worked two jobs to go to this prestigious institution. He worked as a watchman for almost two years, and prior to that job, he worked as a chemist in a petrochemical firm. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from Gurukul Kangri Vishwavidyalaya, Haridwar.
3. Sidharth Malhotra
At the age of 18, Sidharth Malhotra started modelling, and walked the ramp for numerous fashion shows. However, shortly after, he quit the glitz and glamour of the fashion industry and started working as an assistant director. He assisted Karan Johar on My Name is Khan (2010).