Do you ever just look at the glamorous and amazing lives of Bollywood celebrities, and wonder just how did they get so lucky? Well, I do. While some of these celebrities were really born with the proverbial silver spoon in their mouths, there are some who made it to the top based on their talent and hard work. They started their innings in the world of acting on a much smaller screen, but even without the big production values of our modern-day upscale cinema, they managed to make their mark.
To give you your daily dose of inspiration, we have compiled and a list of five such megastars whose career had very humble beginnings in the medium of television. You would be surprised to read number 5. Here you go:
1. Shah Rukh Khan
Say what you will about his latest cinematic offerings, Khan still remains the original Baadshah when it comes to Bollywood. And he does not bones about it too! The "King of romance", who has won great accolades for his acting as Padma Shri, originally began his career on a TV series known as Fauji in 1989. He followed him up with roles in other TV series such as Wagle Ki Duniya and another miniseries, Idiot
But evidently he was destined for bigger things. He debuted in the Bollywood landscape, with his debut, Deewana in 1992, which even won him the Filmfare Best Male Debut Award. Darr, and Baazigar . Well, the rest is history.
2. Vidya Balan
The genial boy-next-door, who surprised everyone with his stellar performance in the breakout hit of the year, Andhadhun quite a while. A Charming Theater Enthusiast from Chandigarh, Khurrana's first show with the camera came in 2001, when he auditioned for the reality show, Pop Stars on Channel V. However, it was not until 2004, that he became a familiar face on TV after he became the winner on Roadies 2, at the young age of 20. Ayushmann, then went on to host a number of television shows such as MTV's Rock On and India's Got Talent . Vicky Donor in 2012.
Madhavan or Ranganathan Madhavan is one of the very few actors who can boast of having an Indian appeal after having acted in films made in 7 different Indian languages. His acting career began with the television series, Banegi Apni Baat on Zee TV. He also gained popularity with his role as Shekhar, in the TV series, Saayaand his portrayal of a ship captain in the series, Sea Hawks in the late 1990s. He soon made his big screen debut in the Kannada movie, Shanti Shanti Shanti which did not do so well
, he gained recognition when the acclaimed director, Mani Ratnam, cast him in his movie, Alaipayuthey in 2000 and so he began his journey to the stardom. His break in Bollywood came soon after this, when he had his first lead role in a Hindi movie, Rehna Hai Tere Dil Main the following year. Irfann Khan
Looking at his immense body of work, both in Bollywood and Hollywood, it becomes quite easy to overlook the fact that Irrfan's success took a long time finding his way home. But this incredible actor has been trying to break into the acting scene since 1984, when he was admitted to the National School of Drama (NSD) in Delhi. A couple of years later, he shifted his base to Mumbai when he finally got the chance to act on the small screen. He appeared in a number of television series like Chandrakanta, Chanakya, Bharat Ek Khoj, Banegi Apni Baat during the 90s.
It was not until Salaam Bombay his breakthrough role in Vishal Bharadwaj's Shakespearean adaptation Maqbool that he was noticed on the big screen.
While we surely are jealous of the lives that these celebs lead, we do not envy them for years of hard work, do we? However, this only goes to prove that hard work does bear fruit. Do you have any more add-ons to make to this list? Let's know in the comments
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