6 Bollywood Celebs Who Were Paid Peanuts For Their First Salary
Posted On 6th March, 2014 @ 10:35 am by MTV EDITOR

Feel that you get paid peanuts every month as an excuse for your salary? Well, believe it or not, here are six celebrities who can totally relate.

Today, they might be enjoying fame and all the trappings that come with it, but even world famous celebrities have been through their own share of hard times. From marginally reasonable to outrageously low, here’s a look at the first paycheques of six Bollywood celebrities who barely managed to scrape a living before achieving fame:

Amitabh Bachchan

Hard as it may be to believe, back in the 80s, one of cinema’s finest talents was hidden away in Kolkata, working as an executive for a shipping firm for which he was paid a paltry sum of Rs. 500.

Amitabh Bachchan

Amitabh Bachchan

 

Shah Rukh Khan

He may now charge by the crore just for merely setting foot onset, but a few decades back, the reigning Baadshah of Bollywood worked as a humble concert attendant for which he was wasn’t paid more than 50 bucks.

Shah rukh khan

Shah rukh khan

 

Dharmendra

Continuing the rags-to-riches trend is industry veteran Dharmendra who has no qualms in admitting that he earned merely Rs. 51 as part of his contract for his big screen debut, Dil Bhi Tera Hum Bhi Tere.

Dharmendra

Dharmendra

 

Rohit Shetty

These days, pens may run out of ink writing all the zeroes on his paycheques, but cut to the 90s, and Rohit drew in barely Rs. 35 for his job as an assistant director to filmmaker Kuku Kohli, of Phool Aur Kaante fame.

Rohit Shetty

Rohit Shetty

 

Hrithik Roshan

The lead actor behind supposed 500 crore grossers was reportedly paid not more than hundred bucks for his first film, Aasha. Although seeing as he always had papa Roshan’s wealth as a safety net, money was not much of an issue for Hrithik, who instead invested the sum in more serious avenues like toy cars.

Hrithik Roshan

Hrithik Roshan

 

Akshay Kumar

The actor who today commands a net worth of $65 million was once barely managed to scrap together Rs.1500 for his job as a waiter and a chef at an eatery in Bangkok. Ah, sweet irony.

Akshay Kumar

Akshay Kumar

 

Which celeb’s rag-to-riches journey do you find the most inspiring? Share with us in the comments box below!

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