September 5, 2022

Bollywood celebrities and their first pay cheques

The beginning of everything can be rocky. Here are a few popular B-town celebrities who have achieved huge success in the industry but started with very low fees.

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Akshay Kumar

Akshay Kumar is a man of many talents. From chef to martial arts teacher, he's done it all. In 'Koffee With Karan 7', he revealed that his first salary was Rs. 21,000.

Deepika Padukone

Deepika Padukone is one of the famous actors. However, she revealed in an interview with the media that her first salary was Rs. In 2000, she had her first modeling gig.

Priyanka Chopra Jonas

Priyanka Chopra Jonas, who has taken charge of Bollywood and Hollywood, started her career with a meager salary. After winning the title of Miss Universe, she got her first gig and was paid Rs. 5000.

Aamir Khan

Mr. Perfectionist Aamir Khan was awarded Rs. US$11,000 was his first salary after working in the film Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak. His salary is Rs. At 1,000 yuan a month, the film took a year to complete.

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan

Gorgeous actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, who is worth millions, started her career as a model. However, her remuneration was only Rs. Her first modeling job earned her $1,500.

Bipasha Basu

Bipasha Basu’s net worth is Rs. 113 crores. However, the start of her career was not satisfactory. She reportedly received Rs. Her first modeling gig cost $1000-1500.

Anushka Sharma

Anushka Sharma is one of the versatile actresses of B-town. However, she also started her career as a model. According to reports, her first salary was Rs. 4000.

Shah Rukh Khan

Shah Rukh Khan, the 'Badshah' of Bollywood, rules every heart, has a net worth of crores and has worked as an usher at Pankaj Udhas concerts. His first salary was Rs. 50.

Hrithik Roshan

Rakesh Roshan's son Hrithik Roshan is one of the most respected actors in Bollywood. He started his career as a child actor and for his first project, he earned Rs. 100.

Manoj Bajpayee

Manoj Bajpayee has worked very hard to earn a name in the industry. However, in his early days, he assisted Barry John in directing plays. His first salary was Rs. 1200.

Nasiruddin Shah

At the age of 16, Naseeruddin Shah decided to pursue a career in acting. His first salary was Rs. 7.50 Standing behind Rajendra Kumar.


Veteran actor Dharmendra needs no introduction. However, when he debuted in Bollywood, his first salary was Rs. 500.

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