8 Bollywood Struggle Stories That Will Convince You That Dreams Do Come True!


This dream world of Bollywood seems quite captivating, but the journey here is not a cake walk! From being a spot boy to becoming the star, one has to struggle through in’s and out, some are born with a silver spoon while some people to start from saving the drops to reach the ocean! These legends, who are now known as a big star started from scratch and they are truly an inspiration!

Shah Rukh Khan


It is only fitting that a list that starts with the struggle story of the ‘Badshah of Bollywood’, should end with the story of the ‘King of Bollywood’. He tried his hands at the restaurant business by opening a joint in Daryaganj, Delhi. Needless to say, it did not turn out to be a success. He earned his first salary of Rs. 50 by working as an usher at a concert in Delhi. The rest, as they say, is history!

Amitabh Bachchan


Beginning from the legend of the Bollywood, the one and only Amitabh Bachchan was once rejected by All India Radio because of his voice and now, we know who he is! Amitabh Bachchan is now famous for his voice and is the Big B! He will always be immortal for his ‘Hein.’

Akshay Kumar


The acting king of Bollywood, Akshay Kumar who has made a special place in our hearts with his films like Special 21, Gabar, Airlift and many more, started his career as a waiter. After serving people in a Bangkok he has come a far way and there’s no one word to describe this guy!

Kapil Sharma


The comedy star of our India, who is loved by every person be it a kid or elder, was once a singer and used to sing songs at ‘Jagrans.’ Losing his father at early age, Kapil Sharma had to face many ups & downs in his life and in a struggle to make his life smoother; he entered his stardom and is now known as the king of comedy!

Mithun Chakraborty


This guy, who is known as the ‘Disco Dancer’ and he created marvels with his dancing skills, was once a Naxalite! Not only did he create a different dancing style, he was also known the ‘Narayal Pani Wala’ and is still famous for his acting skills. We all hail him for inspiring us to the core!

Mehmood Ali


Starting to earn from driving taxis, he still stays immortal in our hearts with his humour and with his song ‘Meri Pyari Bindu.’ After being a butcher, realising the value of deeds, he changed his path and made the best choice of choosing the charm of Bollywood and he is still known as ‘The Mehmood Sahib.’

Arshad Warsi


We all know him as ‘Circuit’ from ‘Munna Bhai MMBS,’ but little do we know about his early life. Arshad Warsi is not only famous for his grooves but he has been really famous for his humour. This versatile actor used to sell lipsticks and nail polishes in Mumbai buses. From buses to driving the train of Bollywood, he has reached way far!



The Rajnikanth, who is now worshipped like a God in southern India, has been a worker, coolie, and carpenter and after entering into Tollywood, he is now the legend of the same.  Starting to earn bread by lifting weight and now being the best actor ever his journey is commendable!

Johnny lever


Starting to earn money for his livelihood from selling pens in buses and mimicking actors on the streets, he now owns 4 awards for his humorous skills and will always be an inspiration for the budding actors and will always be remembered for his hilarious role in Golmaal!

All these actors, who are known the legends of our Bollywood, truly inspire us to the core and we all hail their perseverance!

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