The Godfather in B Town in the form of parents and uncles do play their part in launching their children in different Bollywood movies. You have successful examples like Aamir Khan, Ranbir Kapoor or Kareena Kapoor, however, in the very same film industry, you have certain actors who are self made. They have entered in their stardom with their diligence and efforts and not via any mama or chacha connection. It was completely opportunity, sheer talent, destiny, which helped them to reach out at the top. Let’s check the top ten self made Bollywood actors as under:
1). Shah Rukh Khan
Undoubtedly SRK is among the mighty stars of Bollywood. However, his start in Bollywood industry started with lots of struggle and pain. Having no godfather supporting him for any role in Bollywood, he started his career working with different TV serials produced for the only one channel those days- The Doordarshan. He was seen in serials like Fauji, Circus and Dusra Kewal. Finally he got his break in the B Town movie and rest is history as you all know.
2). Vidya Balan
Vidya was born and brought up in a south Indian family in Mumbai but she had no connections with Bollywood. However, with some opportunity for modeling she then appeared in several TV commercial ads and TV serials. He career in movie is nothing but a jinx, which came and went away when she was abruptly dropped in a number of movies in the south. With countless auditions for different movies, she was finally selected for the lead cast of Parineeta since Vidhu Vinod Chopra got instantly convinced with her looks to the movie character.
3). Akshay Kumar
This handsome hunk is from Punjab who enjoys a perfect stable career in B Town. However, he comes with no cinema background, his father was a government servant, while he was even seen working in Bangkok as a waiter. On returning to Bombay, he being a trained martial art expert started teaching the same to students. Finally on the suggestion of his student he tired his luck in modeling, which gave him a break in this glam world leading to a role in Bollywood movies. Since then it was not looking back.
4). Kangna Ranut
She comes from hills where there was no connection to the glam world or B Town. Having her origin from one of the non filmy family, Kangana had to face loads of reluctance from her family to enter this world once she expressed her desire to be a Bollywood actress. However, she stood by her decision and went to Mumbai wherein she was spotted by Anurag Basu in a Coffee Shop when he decided to make a movie Gangster with her. She is now known to be among the gorgeous girls of B Town having the most incredible screen presence.
5). John Abraham
John has entered Mumbai doing his MBA to work in some corporate jobs, however, while working with an ad agency as media planner, he somehow got the offer of modeling, which made him entered in this domain. In fact, it was his looks only, which helped him, walk over the ramps who even won the male beauty pageant. This led him to the movie world, giving him several hit movies. His journey as a media planner to modeling and finally to B town actor wasn’t that easy, which he carved on his own without having any godfather.
6). Anuskha Sharma
She comes from an army background family, hailing from Bangalore. Though in her earlier career stage she wanted to be a model but later tried her luck in acting as well. Soon after establishing her niche as a successful actress, she was noticed by the filmmakers and finally got auditioned for Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi, which gave him a successful start. Now she enjoys her superstardom, which is her own creation.
7). Arjum Rampal
A majority of models are bad in acting; similar is the story for supermodels. However, Arjum Rampal who was an ace model and has been in this world for around a decade was seen breaking this myth. Rohit Bal was for whom he did a couple of assignments. However, once he entered the B Town, he was known to do some of the best roles, he was even seen winning the Filmfare award for Rock On best supporting actor.
8). Preity Zinta
Another army girl is Preity Zinta who did her criminal psychology before she entered this world. She was seen trying her luck in modeling, which eventually gave her a couple of TV ads. Shekhar Kapur was the man who noticed her first and brought her for an audition leading her the role in Dil Se from Mani Ratnam.
9). Ranveer Singh
Hs had no film background though he wanted to do acting but really didn’t know how to enter this world. Even though he was seen taking up acting classes he also tried his luck in copywriting in one of the ad agency and assisted in several ad movies to director Shaad Ali. It was pure luck, Aditya Chopra recognized him for his movie Band Baaja Baarat, which made his acting dream come true.
10). Deepika Padukone
She comes from sports background, while she played badminton and wanted to tread her father’s path. However, when she entered in her youth age, she simply chose the movies. She even won the state badminton championship; however, with a chance in modeling owing to her height, she got the chance to work in a Kannada movie with Aishwarya Rai before she got the chance to work with Om Shanti Om.