We all know that the Bollywood stars charge a whopping amount for their work. However, the payment amount was not that much huge for the stars in the past. Moreover, there are many Bollywood stars that started from the bottom so they used to be paid quite less when they were not the famous stars. Hence, today we have brought you 10 Bollywood stars and the surprising amount they were paid as their first salary.
1. Shah Rukh Khan- Rs 50
SRK is now the highest paid actor in Bollywood. However, there was a time when he ushered the audience to their seats in a Ghazal concert of Pankaj Udhas. For this job, he received Rs 50.
2. Hrithik Roshan- Rs 100
Everyone knows, the life was never that much hard for Hrithik Roshan but he received Rs 100 as his first salary. However, he worked as a child actor in the movie ‘Aasha’ (1980).
3. Dharmendra- Rs 51
Before reaching the heights of fame in Bollywood, Dharmendra got Rs 51 for his work as an actor in the movie ‘Dil Bhi Tera Hum Bhi Tere’ (1960)
4. Akshay Kumar- Rs 1500 Per Month
The life was not that much easy for Akshay Kumar. Moreover, he received a small amount on the name of salary. The amount was Rs 1500 per month when he worked as a chef at a restaurant in Bangkok.
5. Salman Khan- Rs 75
Salman Khan told that his first salary was Rs 75. He received the amount when he performed as a background dancer in Hotel Taj.
6. Irrfan Khan- Rs 25
Irrfan was a tutor before he started his acting career. He told that he would receive Rs 25 from a student.
7. Aamir Khan- Rs 1000
The first salary of Aamir Khan was Rs 1000 which he received for being the assistant director of short film ‘Paranoia’.
8. Rohit Shetty- Rs 35
He is now one of the most successful directors in the B-Town. However, his struggle is hidden from no one. You can have an idea about the struggle by the fact that his first salary was Rs 35 that he received for being the assistant director of ‘Phool Aur Kaante’ (1991).
9. Randeep Hooda- Rs 360
Randeep Hooda worked as a waiter at a Chinese restaurant in Australia. According to reports, he used to earn nearly Rs 360 from that job.
10. Amitabh Bachchan- Rs 500 Per Month
Amitabh Bachchan received Rs 500 per month when he worked as an Executive in a shipping firm of Kolkata. Undoubtedly, this many has struggled through his way to success.
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