Shahid Kapoor - He is now an established actor in Bollywood, but in his early days used to work as a background dancer in a few films like Taal in the 1990s and was later featured in music videos and television commercials.
Nikhil Advani - He is now a well known Indian film producer, director and screenwriter, he was appeared in a cameo in the movie 'Kuch Kuch Hota Hai' during his struggling days.
Nawazuddin Siddiqui - He is now a well known and one of the most talented actors in Bollywood. Before making big in Bollywood with his films like 'Gangs of Wasseypur' and 'Manjhi', he appeared in many small roles in the movies like 'Sarfarosh' and 'Munna Bhai M.B.B.S'.
Kiran Rao - She is a well known Indian film producer, screenwriter and director, But in her early days she appeared in many small roles like in 'Dil Chahta Hai' movie.
Anushka Sharma - She is now one of the leading actress in Bollywood, but she has worked very hard for this success. She used to work in commercial ads for close-up and some other makeup products.
Geeta, the famous choreographer in Bollywood, did many small roles in her starting days like in the movie 'Kuch Kuch Hota Hai'.
Today Akshay Kumar is one of the most successful actors in Bollywood but, once upon a time he used to work as a chef and waiter while he was studying martial arts in Bangkok. After returning to Mumbai, he started teaching martial arts until one of his students recommended him to try modeling. After getting a good assignment, he decided to choose his career in the modeling field. He worked as an assistant for photographer Jayesh Sheth for 18 months and also as a background dancer in various films.
Rajinikanth started his career with working as a Coolie and Carpenter and finally, after completing his graduation, he was recruited as a bus conductor for the Bangalore Transport Service (BTS).
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