Sushant Singh Rajput’s sudden demise has enraged the already burning fire of nepotism in Bollywood. His death also threw light on the issue of bullying that the outsiders face in the industry which drives them to take drastic steps.
From Shah Rukh Khan, Kangana Ranaut to Sushant Singh Rajput, here we give you a rundown of actors who saw success in the film industry.
Bollywood’s Baadshah Shah Rukh Khan is the best example of how an outsider made it big in the industry with his sheer talent and hard work. SRK started his career with a television series titled, ‘Fauji’ in 1989. He followed it up with shows like, ‘Circus’, ‘Idiot’, ‘Umeed’ and ‘Wagle Ki Duniya’. He made his big Bollywood debut with ‘Deewana’ in 1992 alongside Divya Bharti and Rishi Kapoor and ever since then, there has been no looking back for the actor. Today, he is one of the superstars in Bollywood and one of the most loved and sought-after actors in the industry.
After bagging a supporting role in television series ‘Kis Desh Mein Hai Mera Dil’, Sushant Singh Rajput went on to star as the lead in ‘Pavitra Rishta’ opposite his then-girlfriend Ankita Lokhande.
He gained immense popularity with his character in the series. Sushant made his big Bollywood debut with Abhishek Kapoor’s ‘Kai Po Che’ in 2013 for which he received Best Male Debut Award at the Filmfare Awards. He delivered brilliant performances in films like, ‘PK’, ‘M.S.Dhoni: The Untold Story’, ‘Sonchiriya’, ‘Chhichhore’ and others.
After winning hearts with her nerdy character in popular television series, ‘Hum Paanch’, Vidya Balan made her foray into the silver screen.
After doing quite a few films in the Bengali, and South industry, she made her big Bollywood debut with ‘Parineeta’ which also featured Sanjay Dutt and Saif Ali Khan. Today, Vidya is one of the top and versatile actresses we have in Bollywood. She has films like, ‘The Dirty Picture’, ‘Kahaani’, Begum Jaan’, ‘Mission Mangal’ and others to her credit.
Ayushmann Khurrana’s career went from the actor being a video jockey to participating in a reality show to making his way all the way to the silver screen.
He made his big Bollywood debut with Shoojit Sircar’s ‘Vicky Donor’ and then rest is history. He has today successfully carved a niche for himself in Bollywood and is one of the most sought-after actors in the industry. He has films like, ‘Badhaai Ho’, ‘Andhadhun’, ‘Shubh Mangal Saavdhan’ and others to his credit.
Kangana Ranaut, who entered showbiz at the age of 16, had had her share of struggles.
However, the actress never once let the roadblocks in her way stop her from reaching her destination. Kangana made her debut with Anurag Basu’s ‘Gangster’ opposite Emraan Hashmi and Shiney Ahuja. While she featured in many films after that, it was Vikas Bahl’s ‘Queen’ which not only bagged her accolades but also got her National Award for the same. She is today considered as one of the most talented actresses we have in Bollywood.
From being a waiter in a hotel in Thailand to featuring in only action films to becoming one of the most successful and top actors in Bollywood, Akshay Kumar has come a long way in his career.
He does the maximum number of films in a year and set the cash registers ringing at the box-office. He has some notable films like, ‘PadMan’, ‘Mission Mangal’, ‘Toilet: Ek Prem Katha’ and others to his credit.