Top 9 Bollywood Actors Who Made It Big Without A Godfather


We all have grown up watching Bollywood films, but most of the actors we idolize have take the legacy ahead of their filmy parents. Just to everyone’s surprise there are 9 famous actors who do not belong to the industry and yet made it big in this field.

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Shahrukh Khan

Shahrukh Khan is a resident of Rajinder Nagar in Delhi and was pursuing  Bachelor of Economics from Hansraj College (Delhi University). He made a debut through a show called Fauji and had won the hearts of his audience through his phenomenal acting skills. He in an interview said, “A nasty injury ended my career in sports, so I took up an acting offer (Fauji) my neighbour gave me. It got me noticed in the film industry, so I shifted to Mumbai.” He further added, “One evening, while I was eating roadside Biryani in Bandra, producer Vivek Vaswani bumped into me and asked if I’d do movies. Next day he took me to GP Sippy and I signed 5 films in one day.”

Akshay Kumar

In an interview with a leading daily he revealed how he got his first film. He said “I was late for my first ad assignment and the coordinator told me I didn’t deserve to be in this industry. That same evening, a make-up guy in Natraj Studio took me to Pramod Chakravorty who offered me his film.”

Ranveer Singh

The powerhouse of energy Ranveer Singh did not have any connection with the film fraternity before he signed his first film. He made it big into the industry only through his hard work. He said, “I am a born entertainer, but never really thought of becoming an actor. I pursued my Bachelor of Arts degree from Indiana University, US. During my stay there, I waited tables at Starbucks. After returning, I worked as a copywriter with agencies like O&M; and JWT. But as luck would have it, I started assisting in movies, gave all kinds of auditions and finally through Shanoo Sharma (the casting director at YRF) landed the part in Band Baaja Baaraat.”

Anushka Sharma

Anushka Sharma first film was opposite Badshah of Bollywood Shahrukh Khan, which in itself is a big thing. She revealed in a conversation with a leading daily that, “ was a model, yet I was petrified by the perception of the industry. However, my manager advised me to not close doors for myself. So I auditioned for Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi without knowing that it was a YRF film. The fact that I was not desperate for the role impressed Adi and became a reason for my selection.”

Deepika Padukone

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The international style icon Deepika Padukone’s debut film was opposite Shahrukh Khan and there was no stopping for her after that. She was accepted by the audience with open arms and the love she receives till now from her fans is just phenomenal. The actress said, “ had already played badminton at national level but I was still trying to figure out what I wanted to do in life. A family friend suggested modelling to my parents. I landed in Bombay and got some assignments. The Liril and Closeup commercials got me a lot of attention. And that’s how I landed Himesh’s music video. That’s where Farah noticed me and cast me for Om Shanti Om.”

Sidharth Malhotra

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Sidharth Malhotra became the talk of the town ever since Karan Johar launched him Student Of The Year. His magnificent personality was a charmer amongst all the female youth. Sidharth in a chat show revealed how he got into the industry. He said,  “I took up modelling at a young age for fun and easy pocket money. However, soon I got bitten by the ‘filmy keeda’, so I quit modelling. I gave auditions in Delhi without any success. So I decided to assist on a film set to understand more about cinema. Luckily I got a chance to assist in My Name Is Khan. It was a big movie and I was a junior. However that got me noticed and landed me a part in SOTY which was also a Dharma production.”

Sushant Singh Rajput

Sushant Singh Rajput popularly known for his amazing biopic on MS Dhoni made him a total star amongst the public. He was previously seen on television, once when asked about his journey he said, “”After an initial phase of struggle, I got noticed once I landed the lead role in Ekta Kapoor’s daily soap Pavitra Rishta. But I wanted to do films so I quit the show and was jobless for many months and like a true struggler worked at various coffee shops. And then, Kai Po Che happened and my life changed.”

Kartik Aaryan

The current heartthrob of the nation, Kartik Aaryan was born in Gwalior. While he was doing his engineering from D Y Patil College of Engineering, he realized his love for acting. He revealed to his parents that he wants to do acting when signed his first film with Luv Ranjan called Pyaar Ka Punchnama. Currently he is prepping for his upcoming film opposite Sara Ali Khan. Kartik has always been a charmer among-st his female fans. Be it Sara Ali Khan or Ananya Pandey, many from the industry declared of having a crush on the actor.

Vicky Kaushal

Vicky Kaushal was pursuing engineering from Rajiv Gandhi Institute Of Technology. After a while he realized that engineering is something which he does not want to do. He further took acting classes from Kishore Namit Kapoor’s academy. Kaushal played his first leading role in Masaan in 2015. The film was critically applauded by all and after that there was no looking back for this super versatile actor. Recently Vicky Kaushal’s movie Uri-The Surgical Strike earned more than 200 crores on the box office. Also not only the film did well commercially but it had an impact on the audience. The film had given rise to nationalism among-st the youth and ‘Hows The Josh? High Sir’ was not just a dialogue but an emotion experienced by all.

Kudos to all of the above and others too for inspiring so many around them.