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Akshay Kumar

It’s no surprise the king of action studied martial arts in Bangkok, but Akshay Kumar also cooked and cleaned at restaurants to make a living. He then moved to modelling in India, started his acting career, and then got his big break in Bollywood with the suspense thriller Khiladi in 1992.

Indian celebs and their crazy origin stories

It’s easy to think Indian celebrities have always had their cake and eaten it too. And while it may be true that many of our famous personalities have been born into fame and riches, there are many other celebs who have worked their way to the top. Here are some of their stories before they were famous.