It has rightly been said that change is the only constant in life.
Keeping this thought in mind, BollyCurry brings to you a variation to
our usual Stars: Then and Now articles. This time round, we'll be
featuring the journeys of Bollywood's biggest superstars in recent
times. A lot can change in matter of few minutes and surely the lives of
these handsome hunks have taken them through sky high successes and
disappointing failures. Today, we take you on a ride to back in times
when these stars were new to films and the Bollywood fraternity.
Baadshah of Bollywood, Shah Rukh Khan
is a perfect example of a
zero-to-hero story. SRK started his career appearing in various theater
projects and television shows in the 1980s. His dream debut in Bollywood
came in 1992 with Deewana
, after which he gained popularity in
portraying negative roles. It wasn't until the release of one of
Bollywood's all time blockbuster movies, Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge
that he rose to stardom, earning him the tag of King of Romance. King
Khan, as media and his fans call him, has starred in more than eighty
films so far from which thirteen have accumulated a gross earning of Rs 1
billion worldwide, making him one of the most successful stars
Bollywood has ever seen. Earlier this year he was named the second
richest actor in the world with a net worth of $600 million.
Khan is one of the most talented actors that the industry has ever come
across. His sincerity towards his work and his methodical perfection
towards his craft has become a sort of inspiration to the younger
generation of actors. This superstar made his debut at a very young age.
As a matter of fact, he was merely eight years old when he appeared as
a child artiste in his uncle Nasir Hussain's film Yaadon Ki Baraat
. His first prominent film came later in 1984 at age of nineteen in the form of an experimental project name Holi
. Some of his biggest commercial adventures include 3 Idiots
and Dhoom 3
all of which hold the title of being the highest grossing Bollywood
films of all times. Today, through his well established career, Khan has
become one of most influential celebrities in Bollywood and India.
up on our list is the Bhai of Bollywood, as he is fondly addressed by
his colleagues and fans. Salman Khan
, son of the famous actor and
screenwriter Salim Khan, started his career with a supporting role in
the film Biwi Ho To Aisi
. But it wasn't till his second flick, Maine Pyar Kiya
that he shone under the spotlight and garnered the attention of the
public. Through his commercially successful films, he carries the record
of being the only actor in Bollywood to have appeared in movies that
have done exceptionally well at the Box Office for nine separate years
of his career. His five recent back to back blockbusters, Dabangg
, Ek Tha Tiger
and Dabangg 2
, only serve to reaffirm the popularity and success of this Khan.
from the Khans, the following actor is another superstar who is well
known for his breathtaking dancing and versatility in his acting. Son of
the famous producer Rakesh Roshan, Hrithik Roshan
came to the limelight
with small appearances as a child artiste in the 1980s. It wasn't until
his dream leading debut with the film Kaho Naa... Pyaar Hai
2000 that he rose to stardom by winning the prestigious Filmfare Awards
for the Best Actor and Best Debut Male. Unfortunately for him, post his
debut, he hit an all time low with several less notable performances
until he starred in the blockbuster Koi... Mill Gaya
. His latest outing was the third film in the Krrish
trilogy, Krrish 3
which was one of the highest earning films of 2013. Through the ups and
downs of his career and personal life, Roshan, however, has established
himself as one of Bollywood's most talented actors.
mentioning the superstars of Bollywood, how can one not mention the
Shahenshah of Bollywood? Amitabh Bachchan
, or Big B as he is more
popularly known, gained popularity in the 1970s with movies such as Zanjeer
which is when he was bestowed with the title of Angry Young Man.
Bachchan has appeared in over 180 movies over his career spanning over
four decades. His dominance in Bollywood is such that the French
director Francois Truffaut called him "one-man industry". Along with
winning countless awards from various different ceremonies, he has been
honored with the National Film Awards for Best Actor thrice. Spreading
his talent, Bachchan is one of the few handful of Bollywood actors to
have appeared in a Hollywood film. His debut Hollywood appearance was in
the critically acclaimed film, The Great Gatsby
Here's ending this expedition of Bollywood by mentioning a few
fun facts relating to these superstars. Don't forget to comment below
with the name of your favorite movie from these stars' career.
Rukh Khan has a great fetish for numerology, hence many important
things in his life have the numbers "555" in them as he believes it
brings him luck.
- Salman Khan was a great swimmer to the point
where he thought of representing India at an international level when he
- Aamir Khan hates taking baths and loud music.
- Hrithik Roshan's official last name is Nagrath not Roshan.
- Amitabh Bachchan is ambidextrous and can write equally well with both hands.
Author: Komal P.
Editors: Ritchelle C and Jenifer Y.
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