Life isn’t always kind, and most of the celebrities we know today weren’t born with a silver spoon. They were just normal people like you and me who had a vision and strong determination to make it big one day. We all know how Shah Rukh Khan became the Baadshah without a Godfather in the industry. It takes a kind of madness to expand imagination to an extent that the only thing one sees is that goal and nothing else. No matter how impossible things are and how life brings you down to your knees, the one thing that never fails is that hope.

Check out these rag to riches stories of these celebrities. They looked so different back then. Fame does you good. They are proof.

1. Nawazuddin Siddiqui

Have you seen Sarfarosh? Bet you didn’t spot Nawazzudin Siddiqui in there, did you? He is a classic example of undeterred determination. Although his debut was in Sarfarosh in 1999, Black Friday (2007) set things rolling for him. Nawazuddin worked as a chemist to pay for his education, and he also served as a watchman when funds were low. Today, he is a National Award winner.