21 Bollywood Stars Who Tried Their Luck In Acting Without Any Prior Plans

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From Madhuri Dixit to Rajni Kanth, many as such celebrities had never planned to become actors. But initially and gradually, they tried their luck and started venturing into the industry. Today these celebs are highly established and are a famous name in the Bollywood fraternity. See to what plans these actors had before their inception in Bollywood!

21 Bollywood Stars Who Tried Their Luck In Acting Without Any Prior Plans. While it is everyone’s dream to make a name for themselves in Bollywood. To be famous and be financially stable, not many people succeed to achieve that glamorous title. There are thousands of people who aspire to make it big in Bollywood. If you are a believer in luck, there are some actors who didn’t plan to get into Bollywood but were rather discovered by chance that later helped them showcase their talent in movies.

21 Bollywood Stars Who Tried Their Luck In Acting Without Any Prior Plans. Here’s a list of these big Bollywood celebrities who accidentally discovered their talents and got into Bollywood.

Madhuri Dixit

One of the most talented actors in Bollywood “The Dancing Queen”. She also became a part of this industry by chance. As per reports at the age of 15, a film producer approached Madhuri who was stunned seeing her dancing skills. But her parents strongly opposed this idea of taking part in such acting roles. She again came into notice by her sister’s friend and that’s how she entered into Bollywood with her debut.

Aamir Khan

Mr Perfectionist wanted to direct a movie but didn’t plan on becoming an Actor. However, destiny had different plans for Aamir who entertained the audience through his performance and became an overnight star with ‘Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak’.

Bipasha Basu

In 1996, Arjun Rampal’s former wife Meher Jesia met Bipasha at a hotel in Kolkata. After this brief meeting, Bipasha was suggested to try her hand at modeling. She agreed to it and eventually discovered this talent. Bipasha also tried for movies since then and even bagged home her first best debut awar for ‘Ajnabee’. She also quoted “I never wanted to become an actress. I was happily doing my modeling but I got bored of it. Acting came to me by chance. But yes, I’m thoroughly enjoying it right now and I don’t think I’ll get bored of it, but if I do, I’ll find something else to do.”

Raveena Tandon

The gorgeous actress in an interview said that, “To be honest, I never thought that I would do movies. I never thought growing up or looking in the mirror that I’d be an actress one day. It all just happened” as she considers her luck being at a prime point in her career since then. Winning a national award and also gaining love and popularity from the audience.

Johnny Walker

Johnny walker was a bus conductor before joining Hindi cinema. Since then he performed his best and winning a lot of hearts.


Rekha, Insipte of doing commercially successful movies from time to time acknowledged the fact that she never thought that acting was for her. In an interview she abides by the fact that, luck has been the most important factor that has contributed to her success. She says that “If you’re not lucky, you cannot make it no matter how hard you work on yourself and your skills.”

 Parineeti Chopra

Parineeti Chopra’s academic background has been super impressive. She holds a triple hon. Degree in business, finance and economics. Director Manish Sharma discovered her while she was working at PR in Yash Raj Films. Since then, she landed her debut role. In ‘Ladies vs Ricky Bahl’. The movie was well received by the audience and there was no stopping her. She also won the best debut actor for the film.

Sonakshi Sinha

21 Bollywood Stars: Sonakshi was interested in becoming a stylist and she even took part in a course related to Designing for a reputed University in Mumbai. She was also the costume designer for the movie ‘Mera Dil Leke Dekho’ in 2005. Sonakshi was also selected to work on the runway for the Lakme Fashion Week. As luck would have it, Sonakshi debuted her acting in the action movie ‘Dabaang’

 Dilip Kumar

Dilip Kumar owned big arcades. In his early years, Dilip was happy to take over his family business as a canteen owner as well as a dry fruit supplier. But later on, he changed his destiny to acting and was praised as Bollywood’s original super star. 

 Sonam Kapoor

Sonam Kapoor worked as an assistant director with Sanjay Leela Bansali. She had no plans to join acting. It was only on Sanja’s insistence that she acted in a movie and the beautiful actress made a good impression on the audience for her first role in ‘Saawariyaa’.

 Jacqueline Fernandes

Before Jacqueline made her debut in Bollywood. She was a TV reporter in Sri Lanka and she was very satisfied with her first job. She eventually also made her luck work in the Bollywood industry as well.

Saif Ali Khan

Saif Ali Khan’s father was known as a famous Indian cricket player. Therefore, he wanted to pursue his father’s career as a cricketer. However, due to his lack of necessary skills, Saif was not able to join as a cricketer. He then tried his hand in acting and became an actor instead.

Nargis Fakhri

Nargis Fakhri says “I wasn’t supposed to be an actress but when I heard the story of rockstar, I was like Oh my god! I so wanted to do this. Acting happened by accident”.

 Akshay Kumar

21 Bollywood Stars: The Khiladi had no plans of getting into acting. In his Initial days, Akki started teaching martial arts. A photographer discovered him and asked him to t ry modeling. Akshay started submitting his portfolios in different studios and that’s how he received his first movie.

 Kareena Kapoor Khan 

The actress confessed that it was not her dream to become an actress in the future. Her dream was to become a Criminal Lawyer after graduation. Nevertheless, in a twist of fate, coming from a cinematic background. Kareena eventually switched her career to acting. Today she is one of the top actresses in the Bollywood industry.

 Tusshar Kapoor

Tusshar’s first dream was not to become an actor. He was very keen on finance and had a desire to explore every aspect of it. His dream was to become a CEO or a manager of a financial company. Nonetheless, fate had other plans for Tushar as we eventually joined the film industry.

 Rajni Kanth

The famous Rajni Kanth worked as a coolie before joining the Bangalore transport service as a bus conductor. One fine day, film maker K. Balachandar discovered his talent and motivated him to pursue acting. Since then, there was no looking back for the actor.

Nana Patekar

21 Bollywood Stars: In the list, Nana is known for his commendable roles in the film Industry. However, he revealed that he had no interest in an acting career at first. His original professional choice was to become a good cricket player, who would contribute for the well being of the team. Finally, he made his debut in acting giving the audience many brilliant movies throughout his career.

 Preity Zinta

Preity says in an interview that, “I’ve been extremely lucky that things are going pretty well. It all happened in a flip of a coin”. Director Shekhar Kapoor while signing her for ‘Tara Rum Pum Pum’ Preety felt that if acting was destiny, she would flip the coin and if would be heads she would take the film as her career and if it was tails, she won’t. She says that she took acting so lightly in the initial days and was not very serious. She also said that she never had any determination to be an actor. Preity said that the burning passion for acting came when she was scolded on sets and from there she started developing her persona, focusing on acting and doing better each day.

Arjun Rampal

Arjun Rampal’s original plan wasn’t acting. Ace designer Rohit Bahal noticed Arjun at a party and asked him to pursue modelling as he had sharp features. Arjun then ventured into Bollywood and later he also won the Filmfare award for the best supporting actor for ‘Rock On’.

Siddhant Chaturvedi

Siddhant made the audience woo over his character as MC Sher in ‘Gully Boy’. Most of us didn’t know that luck discovered him. Filmmaker Zoya Akhtar asked Siddhant to do an audition for the role in ‘Gully Boy’ and since then he is also signing up for exciting upcoming projects.

21 Bollywood Stars Who Tried Their Luck In Acting Without Any Prior Plans. There are a lot of people who aspire to become actors in the Bollywood industry but only some of them do so. Ironically, there are so many people who are brought to the limelight by sheer luck or coincidence however you may call it. Guess that is what you call fate.

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