2. Shahid Kapoor

Although he is the son of Pankaj Kapur, Shahid decided to pursue his passion and started his career being a background dancer. He could have easily exhausted his father’s industry links and gotten himself a big fat debut, but he went his own way and made it big.

Shahid was a background dancer in Taal. Didn’t see this one coming, did you?


3. Vidya Balan

She wasn’t always this embodiment of the perfect woman. Vidya Balan made it big with her relentless hard work and acting finesse. During her formative years as an actor, Vidya was seen in the famous Zee TV series Hum Paanch in 1995. She played Radhika Mathur. Remember her now?



From this clumsy frizzy-hair geeky girl to the hot Silk Smitha. Wow!