6 Self-Made Bollywood Actors Who Are Talented AF
Self-Made Bollywood Actors-The discussion, or shall we say, argument, over Nepotism is the hot topic in the Bollywood these days. After Kangana Ranaut accused Karan Johar on his show ‘Koffee With Karan’, of promoting Nepotism in the industry, it encouraged a lot of people to give their own opinion on the topic. This already hot topic became flaming hot after Saif Ali Khan’s “Nepotism Rocks” gag at IIFA 2017.
Although Kangana raised the issue openly, this is not the first time Nepotism is pointed out in the film industry. The industry has always been accused of favoring star-children over outsiders, resulting in a lack of quality of the movies because of lack of talent in these actors born with a silver spoon in their mouth.
But don’t lose the hope already, as there are some actors who made it on their own without being blessed with popular parents or Godfathers and now, they are blessing our entertainment with their talent.
Here are 6 Talented Actors Who Made It On Their Own-
1. Irrfan Khan
Now, who doesn’t know Irrfan Khan? This extremely talented actor is popular both here and in Hollywood. Successful on the basis of his acting skills, Khan got critically acclaimed for his roles in films like, ‘Paan Singh Tomar’ and ‘Lunchbox’. His achievements aren’t limited to Bollywood alone, he has bagged some important roles in Hollywood films like, ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 3’, ‘Life of Pi’, ‘Jurassic World’ and ‘Inferno’.
2. Vidya Balan
You can place your bets on the good quality of a movie if it has Vidya Balan in the cast. Starting her career from a TV daily soap, this versatile actor has become one of the finest artists in the Indian Film Industry. She has been awarded National Film Award for the Best Actress for her role in ‘The Dirty Picture’. Not only this, she has been honored with the prestigious Padma Shri, too.
3. Nawazuddin Siddiqui
Nawazuddin Siddiqui is the synonym of acting! He Has given iconic performances such as playing ‘Faisal’ in ‘Gangs of Wasseypur’, this talented actor was not always this recognized. He had to struggle a lot in Mumbai, doing petty jobs and occasionally getting small stereotypical roles in movies like ‘Sarfarosh’ and ‘Munna Bhai MBBS’, before finally getting critically acclaimed for his role in ‘Black Friday’.
4. Priyanka Chopra
Our Desi Girl has become a Global Girl now. Making her way into the industry by sheer hard work, she has earned a solid place in Hollywood, too. Struggling for many years, facing discrimination because of the prevailing sexism in Bollywood, she got National Award for the Best Actress for her role in ‘Fashion’. Getting critically acclaimed for her movies like ‘Barfi!’, she has reached great heights in her career.
5. Boman Irani
Boman Irani is the biggest inspiration for people who think it’s too late pursue their passion. Beginning the acting career at the age of 41, he became popular in no time. With famous roles like Dr. Asthana in ‘Munna Bhai MBBS’ and Dr. Viru Sahastrabudhhe in ‘3 Idiots’, acting comes naturally to Irani. By giving depth to his roles, Boman Irani makes watching movies worthwhile.
6. Rajkummar Rao
Starting his Bollywood career with ‘Love Sex Dhoka’, Rao gave notable performances in movies like, ‘Ragini MMS’, ‘Queen’ and ‘City Lights’. Belonging to a theatre background, this actor got awarded with the National Film Award for the Best Actor for his role in ‘Shahid’. He puts life into the characters he plays and he is not afraid to experiment, too!