From Akshay Kumar to Taapsee Pannu: Bollywood actors who quit their jobs to pursue acting

Sushmita Barik

Mar 24, 2023

Parineeti Chopra

Before becoming an actor, Parineeti Chopra worked in marketing

Riteish Deshmukh

Riteish Deshmukh used to work in an architectural company before making his debut in Bollywood

Akshay Kumar

Akshay Kumar was a chef before entering the Hindi film industry

John Abraham

John Abraham worked in an advertising company before his debut in Bollywood

Ranveer Singh

Before his debut in the movie Band Baaja Baaraat, Ranveer Singh worked as a copywriter in advertising agencies O&M and JWT

Taapsee Pannu

Taapsee Pannu quit her job as a software engineer to pursue a career in acting

Vicky Kaushal

Vicky Kaushal quit his engineering job to pursue acting

Bhumi Pednekar

Bhumi Pednekar worked as a casting assistant before making her debut in Dum Laga Ke Haisha