Bollywood is said to be the land of opportunity for earning crazy money. Some of the Bollywood celebs are the richest persons in India, and some of them are highest paid actors and actresses in the world. Deep down inside, we all love to be extremely rich and have everything that only rich guys can have. Here are the top eight rags to riches stories in Bollywood that would keep your aspiration to be rich perfectly alive.
Amitabh Bachchan – Big B is undoubted the most prestigious figure in Bollywood. But he did not have a godfather. He used to do odd jobs to somehow fulfill his basic requirement. He used to spend nights on the benches of Marine Drive, Mumbai because he could not rent a place to stay. Now, even though he does a movie or two every year, he is still one of the highest paid actors in Bollywood.
Shah Rukh Khan – He is the ultimate inspiration for every common people dreaming to become big in life. His parents died at an early age, and he could not support his Masters Degree and arrived in Mumbai with merely 1500 INR in his pocket. He did not have the perfect actor’s look but he worked his way up slowly and steadily and he is now the Badshah of Bollywood and one of the highest paid actors in the world.
Rajnikanth – Even though he is not exactly from Bollywood fraternity, but it is safe to say that he has transcended the border of the film industries to become the biggest superstar in the South and across India. He was a very poor boy and had to do the job of coolie and bus conductor to survive. Once his debut movie received National Film Award, his fortune turned to gold.
Nawazuddin Siddiqui – He was born in a farmer’s family and has eight siblings. His family could hardly support him. He started working as a chemist during the daytime and as a watchman at night. He always had a liking towards theater and joined National School of Drama, and the wheel of his fortune started turning. Even with an average look, he has won everyone’s heart.
Akshay Kumar – He started off his career as a waiter in a restaurant in Bangkok, and he then became a cook. But with the money he was earning, he could barely support his needs. He came back to India and became a martial arts trainer. He got noticed by a director, and then the rest is history.
Farah Khan – Her parents separated and soon after his father died due to excessive alcohol consumption. They had no money to arrange his funeral. They had to borrow money from friends and neighbors. She never went dancing classes, but as luck would have it, she turned out to be one of the biggest choreographers in Bollywood and subsequently became a successful director.
Arshad Warsi – When his father passed away, the financial condition of his family deteriorated. He had to leave his school at 10th grade to become a salesman to earn a living for his family. He also worked in a photo lab and some other odd jobs before breaking into Bollywood and making a name for himself.
Boman Irani – He is a perfect example of how success can knock your door late in your life. He joined Bollywood when he was already over 40. Previously, he ran an ancestral bakery but had to shut down to become a housekeeping staff at Taj Hotel. Later, he tried to be a photographer but failed miserably until Raju Hirani spotted him and his acting skills made him rich.
There are so many other examples like Omprakash Mishra, Mithun Chakravorty, Kangana Ranaut, Smriti Irani, who became rich out of nowhere. It just proves that when you have a heart full of will and determination, you will always find the path to reach the pinacle of success.