In Pictures – Bollywood Celebrities and their First Salary
Hrithik's maternal grandfather, the producer-director J. Om Prakash, first brought Hrithik on-screen at age 6 in the film 'Aasha' in 1980 as a child artist and he was paid Rs. 100 for his role.
Rajinikanth used to perform various jobs in the cities of Bangalore and Madras, including that of a coolie and carpenter, and finally ended up being recruited in the Bangalore Transport Service (BTS) as a bus conductor.
Kalki Koechlin used to wait on tables in London cafe and her first salary was just 40 pounds when she was a student.
Sonam Kapoor started working at the young age of 18 as an assistant director and earned Rs.3000 per month. Sonam used to travel by Mumbai local trains to survive on her income.
Randeep Hooda worked in a Chinese restaurant, a car-wash, waited tables and drove a taxi for two years in Melbourne where he earned $ 8 an hour and $ 1.3 for every delivery.
Irrfan Khan is known for his works predominantly in Bollywood and Hollywood. Irrfan used to earn Rs. 25 per student as a tuition teacher.
Rohit Shetty started his career at the age of 17 as an assistant director with Kuku Kohli during 'Phool Aur Kaante'. He earned a minimum wage of Rs. 35 per day.
Dharmendra earned a sum of Rs.51 for his first movie 'Dil Bhi Tera Hum Bhi Tere' in 1960.
Shah Rukh Khan
Shah Rukh Khan films score over a billion on the Bollywood box office now, but superstar Shah Rukh Khan has revealed that his first salary was merely Rs.50 when he used to work as a ticket seller at theatres.
Amitabh Bachchan worked as an executive in a shipping firm in Bird & Co International. He earned a measly sum of Rs 500 in his first job.