They say no dream is too big to accomplish. When there is a will, there is definitely a way. Some real-life instances drawn from Bollywood will reinforce this truth. Kangana Ranaut had instigated a brand new debate in B town, one revolving around the concept of Nepotism and its controversies have been headlining tabloids for a long time. Nepotism has prevailed for the longest time and Bollywood (and a lot of other industries) foster it. But there are some people who made it through on the basis of their own talent, diligence and dedication.
Here is a list of Bollywood actors who emerged from nothing to everything:
Shah Rukh Khan
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Yes, the biggest name in Bollywood comes from an immensely humble background and made it to the apex of the ladder like no superstar ever had. He rejected his masters in mass communication to chase his dream of becoming an actor and look where he landed. He lost his parents at a tender age, and ever since he has been the hero of his own story!
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The “Khiladi” of Bollywood surely didn’t start as a Khiladi. He, in fact, waited tables and served at a restaurant in Bangkok. He did get promoted and went on to become a chef. He had mentioned how he had to sleep on the restaurant floor. His martial arts training, however, came in handy when he began his career as an action hero.
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Farah Khan is an established name in Bollywood now, but that came after a lot of struggle. Her father died due to alcohol addiction, leaving the family in shambles. They had to struggle a lot to make ends meet. Farah is reportedly a self-taught dancer and now as we all know is, one of the most celebrated choreographers and producers in Bollywood.
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Kangana comes from a small town called Bhambla in the Mandi district of Himachal Pradesh. Born to humble parents, Kangana describes her childhood to be “simple and happy”. She has always been independent and has had to struggle much in her journey from “Gangster” to “Simran”.
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All of us are aware that Anupam Ker’s popularity is not restricted to the Bollywood Film industry only. He has been a significant part of Hollywood movies and has gained global fame. Born to a clerk in Shimla, he, however, had an extremely modest upbringing and has also slept on railway platforms during his days of struggle as an actor.
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This talented actor has become the center of critical attention in recent times. His performance in movies has been critically acclaimed but he was in a world that was far away from cinema. He belongs to a family of farmers and he is one among his seven brothers. He has done menial jobs as well as being a watchman to serving at a pharmacy. His family was struggling to make ends meet. He however always had a keen interest in acting and landed in the National School of Drama.
These stories surely demonstrate how nothing is impossible. If you work hard enough towards accomplishing your dream, you will get it, perhaps with a little help from others but most of it comes from believing in yourself.
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