Bollywood celebrities have landed up in the film industry from different arenas. While some struggled to get the ticket to Bollywood others were silently working in their usual jobs until destiny happened. But before they rose to stardom, many of them were working just like you and me. Here are X Bollywood actors and actresses and this what they were doing before getting into films.

1. Johnny Walker

Before he became Bollywood’s most cherished on-screen drunkard, Johnny Walker was a bus conductor with BEST bus service. It was during one of his comic stints in the bus that Balraj Sahni recommended him to Guru Dutt.


2. Johnny Lever

His real name is Johnny Rao and he got his name while doing a stand-up comedy at one of the functions in Hindustan Lever, of which he was an employee.


3. Nawazuddin Siddiqui

Before taking up the Bollywood industry by storm with those intense looks, he worked as a chemist and later a watchman in Delhi. It was during that time that he joined drama school and since then the man hasn’t looked back.


4. Ashwini Kalsekar

Not only has she aced negative roles on TV, she has also been part of Bollywood films like Badlapur and Golmaal. Before picking up acting, she was an air hostess with a reputed airline firm.


5. Boman Irani

The latecomer of Bollywood who shunned all age-related cliches in the film industry worked as a waiter and room service attendant at the Taj Hotel, Mumbai.


6. Bhumi Pednekar

Bhumi worked as an assistant to Shaanoo Sharma, casting director at Yash Raj Films when she gave a demo audition for Dum Laga Ke Haisha. It was then that Rani felt that fit the role and that’s how backstage Bhumi landed up in the front side of the camera.


7. R. Madhavan

Before becoming the chocolate boy of the south Indian film industry as well as Bollywood, Madhavan was a trainer for public speaking and personality development skills and we guess that is where all the oomph factor comes from!


8. Shivaji Satam

Before he got iconized as ACP Pradyuman for CID, Shivaji was a government employee and worked as a cashier for Central Bank of India.


9. Sushant Singh Rajput

Before getting his big break on television, the Kai Po Che actor worked as a background dancer for Shiamak Dawar.


10. Arshad Warsi

Before making it big in the industry, Arshad was a door to door cosmetics salesman.


So if you are upset with your current job, remember, destiny might strike any day!