Without a struggle, there is no success. Strength and growth come only through continuous effort and struggle. If there is no struggle, there is no progress. However, there are always such individuals who with their hard work and perseverance, break all constraints and stereotypes and achieve their goals. Let’s have a look at some of the biggest stars who struggled really hard before establishing their names among all time greats.
1. Boman Irani
Boman Irani is a brilliant actor. But, before entering in bollywood, he worked as a waiter and a room service staff in Taj Mahal Palace Hotel in Mumbai. Later, he joined his mother to run their ancestral bakery shop. Irani gained attention for his role in the 2003 comedy Munna Bhai M.B.B.S. and today, he is one of the renowned actors in bollywood.
2. Akshay Kumar
Akshay Kumar is one of the prominent actors in bollywood. Before entering in bollywood, he worked as a chef and waiter in a restaurant in Bangkok, he also used to sell clothes in India that he brought from Bangkok and Singapore. He also tried his hand in helping his friend sell plots and property, from where he earned a little amount of commission. And today, he needs no introduction.
3. Johnny Lever
Johnny Lever is one of the most noted comedians in Hindi cinema. He has acted in more than three hundred Bollywood films. His original name is John Rao. He studied till the seventh grade but, couldn’t study further because of financial problems in his family. He decided to leave school and started working odd jobs, such as selling pens on the streets of Mumbai. He also worked in Hindustan Lever Ltd. plant, where he picked up his last name ‘Lever’. He started to perform stand-up comedy in musical shows (orchestras), Tabassum Hit Parade and after earning fame, joined the group of Kalyanji-Anandji, a legendary music direction duo. At one of his shows, actor Sunil Duttnoticed his talent and potential and offered him his first movie Dard Ka Rishta. And after that, he never looks back.
4. Amitabh Bachchan
Amitabh Bachchan is one of the iconic stars of bollywood. He initially wants to become a radio jockey at the beginning of his career. But, he was rejected by the radio station because of his hard tone. He had to spend a few nights on a bench in Marine drive during his struggling days.He even has a record of 12 flops before registering his first hit with Zanjeer.
5. Mithun Chakraborty
Mithun Chakraborty is one of the biggest stars in bollywood. He was a Naxalite before entering films, but tragedy struck his family when his only brother was electrocuted and killed in a freak accident. He returned to his family and left the Naxalite fold, even though this posed a grave risk to his own life. Mithun Chajraborty’s journey to stardom had plenty of roadblocks, including hungry days. Today, he is regarded as one of the most iconic actors in India.