5 B-Town Actors And How Many Digits Were There In Their First Pay Cheque

Not every actor in the Bollywood film industry is blessed with a silver spoon in their mouth, and some even inspire us with their hard work. Here are some famous celebs and the salary they started their career with.

It’s not simple to become a household name in Bollywood without breaking a sweat. The struggle is genuine, and your strategy for winning will determine your success or failure. Stars of Cinema who are now among India’s billionaires sometimes started off on far less than their current massive incomes. Read on to know them all.

Shah Rukh Khan

Everyone has a soft spot in their heart for the Bollywood King. The actor is a model of success, having risen to the top and maintained his position. Beyond his acting career, Shah Rukh Khan has established himself as a successful businessman through his involvement with Red Chillies Entertainment and others. However, he started with earning Rs 50 at Pankaj Udhas concert.

Akshay Kumar

Akshay Kumar is one of Bollywood’s biggest names, and his career has been a mix of critically acclaimed films and commercial successes. The actor earned Rs 1500 as a cook and server in Bangkok before he became known as Khiladi Kumar. He is one of Bollywood’s highest-paid actors, commanding a salary of Rs 120 crore.

Amitabh Bachchan

Zanjeer marked Amitabh Bachchan’s emergence as the furious young man at a time when romantic protagonists and love storylines predominated in Indian film. The Bollywood icon is also a talented singer, dancer, and author. You can give him any personality, and he’ll adopt it. Before this, Big B earned Rs 500 per month as an executive for Shaw & Wallace and a freight broker for Bird & Co.

Aamir Khan

His reputation as “Mr. Perfectionist” is well-deserved. The actor had a modest beginning but is now one of the greatest stars in Hollywood. In contrast to his current salary of Rs 50 crore for each film (as reported by India Today), the actor’s initial cheque was only Rs 11,000. Speaking on the topic, he remarked, “I got paid 11,000 rupees for my debut film Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak. After that, every month, I brought in one thousand rupees.

Priyanka Chopra

From Mumbai through New York and Los Angeles- A powerhouse in her own right, Priyanka Chopra cannot be underestimated. The actress has helped place India on the international stage in recent years. Priyanka earned Rs. 5,000 from her first task after she earned the Miss World title in 2000. Priyanka Chopra now requests up to Rs 1.80 crores to promote a company on Instagram and Rs 22 crores to star in a movie, citing the latter as a source.


Indrani Karmakar from Siliguri is a writer and artist. After graduating in Political science, she broadened her horizons and dived into the world of creativity. She loves adding humour and innovation to everything in and around her. When she is not working, you will find her collecting oddly shaped pebbles, doodling, crafting, and if you are really lucky- you can even catch her humming!
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