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    Let's take a look at some celebrities, who came from humble backgrounds and made it big in showbiz! Priyanka Chopra: Born in Jamshedpur to doctor parents, Priyanka Chopra won Miss World pageant and went on to become one of Bollywood's highest paid actresses. Priyanka's single In My City and Exotic were runaway hits not only in India but also charted in USA and Canada.



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    Ayushmann Khurrana: Ayushmann Khurrana hails from Chandigarh. He started his career with theatre and also dabbled in radio and TV before making it big in Bollywood with Shoojit Sircar's Vicky Donor.






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    Sushant Singh Rajput: Sushant Singh Rajput hails from Patna and grew up in Delhi. Sushant dabbled in theatre and did TV shows like Kis Desh Mein Hai Meraa Dil and Pavitra Rishta. Sushant Singh Rajput made his Bollywood debut with Abhishek Kapoor's Kai Po Che!








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    Anushka Sharma: Anushka Sharma was born in Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh and grew up in Bangalore. Anushka started her career with modelling and made her dream debut opposite Shah Rukh Khan in Aditya Chopra's Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi.






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    Parineeti Chopra: Parineeti Chopra was born in Ambala, Haryana and aspired a career in investment banking after obtaining triple honours degree from Manchester Business School. Apparently, her dreams crashed with the 2009 economic recession and came back to India. She joined Yash Raj Films as public relation consultant and later, signed a three-film deal with Yash Raj Films.






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    Akshay Kumar: Akshay Kumar was born in Amritsar, Punjab. After obtaining a black belt in Taekwondo back home, Akshay studied martial arts and Muay Thai in Bangkok, where he also worked as chef and waiter before returning to Mumbai. Apparently, one of his students recommended Akshay into modelling which ultimately led to acting.






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    Amitabh Bachchan: Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan was born in Allahbad, Uttar Pradesh to Harivansh Rai Bachchan and Teji Bachchan. Criticized for his unconventional looks and a towering height, Amitabh faced umpteen box office failures till Zanjeer happened to him and the rest is history.






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    Kangana Ranaut: Kangana Ranaut was born in Mandi, Himachal Pradesh. Kangana came to Delhi and took up theatre to hone her acting skills and also dabbled into modelling. Kangana made her Bollywood debut with Anurag Basu's Gangster



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    Vidya Balan: Vidya Balan was born in Poothamkurussy, Puthur, Kerala and grew up in Mumbai. Vidya landed a role in Ekta Kapoor's sitcom Hum Paanch. After struggling in regional cinema, Vidya made her Bollywood debut with Pradeep Sarkar's Parineeta.






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    Rajinikanth: South superstar Rajnikanth was born as Shivaji Rao Gaikwad in Bangalore, Karnataka. Rajinikanth worked as a coolie before joining the Bangalore Transport Service as a bus conductor till one fine day his talent was spotted by filmmaker K Balachander.






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    Nawazuddin Siddiqui: Nawazuddin Siddiqui hails from Muzaffarnagar district in Uttar Pradesh. Amazingly talented and unconventional looking Nawazuddin is an NSD graduate who worked as a chemist, watchman and did miniscule roles before taking on Bollywood with films like Gangs of Wasseypur, Kahaani, Talaash, Dekh Indian Circus, Aatma and Bombay Talkies.






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    Irrfan Khan: Irrfan Khan was born in Jaipur. Irrfan started his career with theatre and small screen and acted in small parts in films that went unnoticed. Apparently, it was Asif Kapadia's The Warrior which made Irrfan a known face in tinsel town. Since then, Irrfan has been a part of several Bollywood and Hollywood films.






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    Mithun Chakraborty: Mithun Chakraborty started his career as a junior artist. Mithun made his debut with Mrinal Sen's Mrigaya, which also fetched him National Film Award for Best Actor.





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