Receiving the first salary is an event for anybody to celebrate. It not only induces a person with endless joy, but it somehow takes the sense of self-dependency to an unprecedented level.
Bollywood stars are undoubtedly one of the highest paid individuals in India with their remuneration in crores per movie. Some of the Bollywood celebrities also take away a percentage of collection of the film and thereby further enhancing their fees. Though their current salaries may not be shocking, their first salary was.
Here is a selective list of the first salary of some of the Bollywood celebrities and what they did with it!
1. Priyanka Chopra
This versatile and multi-talented Indian actress is one of the highest paid Bollywood stars. She became the Miss World in the year 2000. She made her Bollywood debut with ‘The Hero’ in 2003. She has managed to bag the National Award for her performance in ‘Fashion’ in the year 2008. She was named by ‘Time’ as one of the 100 most influential persons in the world. She has gained fame not only in India but also in Hollywood by her Hollywood projects. This multi-millionaire actress got her first pay cheque of Rs.5000 which she gave to her mother who still treasures the amount.
2. Aamir Khan
Aamir Khan, also known as Mr Perfectionist of Bollywood, has been picture perfect choosy in his decisions. His calls have reaped tremendous dividends over the years. Be it his decision to act or to direct and produce, he has been spot on. Same is the case of his first pay. The first cheque of Mr Perfectionist was Rs.1000 which he earned working as an assistant director. He gave his first salary to his mother.
3. Shah Rukh Khan
King Khan of Bollywood is one of the richest actors in the world. The self-made actor who now charges crores of salary per movie used to work for a pretty low salary. His first job was that of an usher at a Pankaj Udaas concert. He earned a mere Rs.50 as his first pay. He used his first salary to buy a ticket to visit the Taj Mahal, one of the seven wonders.
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