Bollywood celebrities are always in news for their fame, fortune, expensive houses, cars, lavish lifestyles including foreign country’s vacations which show how glamorous their lives are.

Many of these Superstars had very lower beginning in the Bollywood Industry. They struggled hard in order to achieve success in the Indian film industry.

Here is a list of Bollywood celebrities along with their first salaries

  1. Amitabh Bachchan

Amitabh Bachchan is one of the biggest stars of the Bollywood industry. After so many years, he still has a huge fan following across the world. His first real job was as an executive in a shipping firm. The amount he used to receive for this job was Rs 500.

  1. Shah Rukh Khan

Shah Rukh Khan, who is called as the Badshah of Bollywood struggled a lot in order to achieve this title. The first salary that he received was only Rs 50 which he spent on a train ticket to visit the Taj Mahal in Agra.

  1. Rajinikanth 

Rajinikanth is the highest paid actor in entire Asia.  He worked as a bus conductor where he was paid a very small amount. He too struggled a lot in his life to achieve the title of superstar.

  1. Irrfan Khan

Irrfan Khan, one of the versatile actors in the industry is now working in both Hollywood as well as Bollywood because of his acting skills. Earlier he was working as a tuition teacher where he used to earn just Rs 25 per student.

  1. Kalki Koechlin

Kalki Koechlin is counted amongst the best actresses in the industry. When she was a student, she used to work as a waitress in a cafe in London to support her family financial conditions. Her salary at that time was just 40 pounds.

  1. Rohit Shetty

Rohit Shetty is one of the biggest filmmakers in Bollywood. In his initial days, he used to work as an assistant director for filmmaker Kuku Kohli where he used to earn Rs 35 per day.

  1. Dharmendra

Dharmendra during his period was counted as one of the handsome men in the industry. In his initial days, he took Rs 51 for his first movie Dil Bhi Tera Hum Bhi Tere in the Bollywood.

  1. Randeep Hooda

Randeep Hooda, the very talented actor of Bollywood industry used to work as a waiter in a Chinese restaurant in Australia. He used to earn $ 8 an hour and $ 1.3 for home delivery done by him.

  1. Sonam Kapoor

It is hard to believe that this famous celebrity kid started her journey in Bollywood as an assistant director earning the amount of Rs. 3000 per day. Because of her low income, she used to travel by local trains.


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