They say that success often comes to those who dare to dream and work hard to turn their dreams into reality

These actors have proven that success can come from the most unexpected places.

5 Indian Actors who did Odd Jobs before Acting

Nawazuddin Siddiqui

Nawazuddin Siddiqui worked as a chemist and later as a salesman.


The legendary actor, known for his charismatic presence on screen, worked as a coolie and a bus conductor in Bangalore before entering the film industry.

Akshay Kumar

Before making it big in Bollywood as an action hero and comedy star, Akshay Kumar worked as a chef and waiter in Bangkok, where he also sold jewelry.

Boman Irani

Boman Irani worked in his family's bakery business and later as a waiter and room service staff at Mumbai's Taj Mahal Palace Hotel.

Johnny Lever

Johnny Lever worked as a salesman in Mumbai's Dhanji Street market before pursuing a career in entertainment.