It may be a task for star kids to be constantly compared to their legendary parents but the fact remains that they at least have a foot in the door. Bollywood ‘outsiders’ living the silver screen dream is, however, stuff of inspiring fairy tales.
Here are 8 actors who made it big in Bollywood:
1. Kangana Ranaut
This supremely talented beauty from Himachal Pradesh roughed it up in Bollywood to become a star today. Her superlative performances in films like 'Tanu Weds Manu', 'Fashion' and 'Queen' have truly elevated her to the position of Bollywood's queen bee.
2. Deepika Padukone
Deepika Padukone wanted to follow in papa Padukone's footsteps and become a national level Badminton player. Deepika, from her debut film, has worked extremely hard to make it in Bollywood. She is now, rightfully, ruling the roost in B'Town.
3. Nawazuddin Siddiqui
All of his struggles as a watchman and an extra paid off when Bollywood finally paid attention to his unique offering as an actor. Nawazuddin has grown from strength to strength; his performances in films like 'Kahani' and 'Gangs of Wasseypur' are truly commendable.
4. Priyanka Chopra
From being a pageant winner to becoming an international popstar, Priyanka Chopra has worked endlessly for her achievements. She refers to herself as 'the other Chopra clan'. Might we add, she's building quite a legacy herself.
5. Anushka Sharma
Another ramp to screen story, Anushka Sharma's spunk and talent won her a Yash Raj Film deal and there has been no looking back since. From actor to producer, this pretty young thing keeps us suprised.
6. Rajkummar Rao
This National award winning actor has impressed us with his soul stirring performances in 'Shahid' and 'Kai Po Che'. Without a big daddy backing, Rajkummar has proven that talent doesn't need a big banner.
7. Vidya Balan
She started her journey as Radhika from the popular television show, Hum Paanch. After years of honing her skills, Vidya was picked up for Parineeta and the rest as they say was history. Don't miss the generous sprinkling of national awards.
8. Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
Another pageant winner, Aishwarya might be a Bollywood powerhouse today but she has worked hard for everything she has achieved. Unparallel beauty and talent, she's quite the package.
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