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For years, the Bollywood industry has been expanding, offering a platform for many aspiring performers to display their potential and talent to establish a solid reputation. They are nothing at first, and some of them do not even have enough income to survive a respectable life. 

However, they rise from obscurity to become a hero and establish a symbol in their honour. Here is the list of few actors with their first remuneration from Bollywood:

Amitabh Bachchan

First Salary of these 10 Big Bollywood stars will stun you

Amitabh Bachchan, who is well known for his stage name Big B, had a strong interest in acting and was initially working with a shipping company in Kolkata. The company’s initial pay was merely Rs. 500.

Sonam Kapoor

Sonam Kapoor’s daughter Anil Kapoor may have taken films using her father’s name. However, as a cautious man, she wanted to learn, so she joined Sanjay Leela Bansali as an intern. Other reports that she used to travel to the site by metro while working as an intern. This employment gave her Rs. 3000 compensation.

Rohit Shetty

Khatro Ke Khiladi, Rohit Shetty is the famed director and all-time favourite host of this reality program. He has directed and produced many other famous films such as Singham, Simmba, Chennai Express, etc.

He had worked as a filmmaker’s assistant director Kuku Kohli before he began his career. He earned Rs. 35 each day at a minimum.

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Shah Rukh Khan

First Salary of these 10 Big Bollywood stars will stun you

The Badshah of Bollywood, Shah Rukh Khan, saw numerous ups and downs in his career. In a talk show, SRK disclosed that his first salary was Rs. 50 which he spent on a trip to Agra.


The actor has become a politician. Dharmendra has struck several Bollywood movies on his behalf. He was granted merely an amount of 500 for his part when he made his debut in Bollywood.


Sarbjit, Highway, Kiack, and others are the prominent roles of Randeep. However, he used to work at an Australian Chinese restaurant to meet his needs before his debut film. For every delivery he did, he used to earn 8 dollars an hour and 1.3 dollars for every delivery.

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Irrfan Khan

First Salary of these 10 Big Bollywood stars will stun you

Legendary actor Irrfan Khan has now died, leaving Bollywood business a blank place. Irrfan Khan was a teacher before he entered the profession. He taught the kids and charged Rs. 25 per student for the fees. Irrfan Khan built up his net worth up to $50 million by a modest start through commitment and determination.

Aamir Khan

Mr. Bollywood’s Perfectionist, Aamir Khan is known for his extinguish role in Taare Zameen Par, Ghajini and PK, and his roles in Lagaan, 3 Idiots. Earlier before starting his career as an actor, Aamir worked as an assistant director. From the work he accomplished, he used to receive Rs1000.

Hrithik Roshan

As a child actor, Hrithik Roshan began his career, and he had Rs. 100 as remuneration. In a press conference, he revealed he wasted so much on buying toy cars.

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Priyanka Chopra

First Salary of these 10 Big Bollywood stars will stun you

Priyanka Chopra is well-known not only in India but also throughout the world. She earned her first payout of Rs. 5000, which she handed to her mother, who cherishes it to this day.


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