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SRK, Vidya Balan And Other Actors Who struggled To Get To Bollywood

We all know our popular celebrities because of the brilliant films they are associated with but have you ever given a thought to their careers before they featured on the big screen? Have a look at your favourite celebrities and their lives before stardom took over them.

1) Shahrukh Khan

King Khan of the big screen once started off his career with serials like Fauji and Circus before entering Bollywood. The first ever character he played was that of commando Abhimanyu Rai.

He then got his first break in Raj Kanwar’s Deewana.

2) Irrfan Khan

A phenomenal actor, Irrfan Khan had started his career on the small screen starring in numerous TV shows like Chanakya, Chandrakanta, Bharat Ek Khoj, Banegi Apni Baat, Sara Jahan Hamara and Sparsh. He then got his first break in Himanshu Brahmbhatt’s Rog.

3) Aditya Roy Kapoor

Aditya Roy Kapoor featured first as a VJ on channel V, before Ashiqui 2 got him the fame he was in search of. He has been a part of a lot of other films like London Dreams, Guzaarish and Action Replayy.

4) Vidya Balan

Our very own Silk Smitha has been a part of the famous daily soap Hum Paanch where she played the role of Radhika for some time. Apart from that she also appeared in many music videos like that of Euphoria and commercial ads. She got her first break in Pradeep Sarkar’s Parineeta.

5) Ayushman Khurana

The multi-talented Ayushman Khurana, who was first seen on the small screen as a contestant of MTV Roadies, tasted fame as the host of the same show in the very next season. He got his first break in Shoojit Sircar's Vicky Donor opposite Yami Gautam.

6) Pulkit Samrat

Pulkit Samrat entered showbiz with his serials like Kyuki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi and Kaho Na Yaar Hai. He got his first break in Supavitra Babul’s Bittoo Boss and later got lead roles in Fukrey and many such films.

7) Yami Gautam

Before finding her way to the big screen, Yami Gautam started her acting career with the small screen shows like Chand Ke Paar Chalo, Rajkumar Aaryyan and with her role as Lehar Mathur in Yeh Pyar Na Hoga Kam. She has also worked in Punjabi and Telugu films. She then got her first big screen break in Shoojit Sircar's Vicky Donor opposite Ayushman Khurana.

8) Manish Paul

The man with a funny bone, Manish Paul is very popular among the TV viewers with his humorous hosting of DID Little Masters in addition to his TV serial Ghost Bana Dost. He got his first break in Saurabh Varma’s Mickey Virus.

9) R. Madhavan Madhavan

was first seen on the small screen in shows like Banegi Apni Baat, Sea Hawks and Ghar Jamai. He then got fame for the well acclaimed film Rehna Hai Tere Dil Mein, opposite Dia Mirza.

10) Sushant Singh Rajput

Sushant started his acting career with a TV serial by the name Kis Desh Mein Hai Mera Dil, before taking away our hearts by his role as Manav in Pavitra Rishta and finally his debut movie, Kai Po Che.



If you feel we have missed out on the lives of any of your favourite celebrities, let us know in the comments below!

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