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What makes Aishwarya Rai, Shah Rukh Khan, Akshay Kumar extra special?

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  • Feb 23, 2013, 19:04 PM IST
What makes Aishwarya Rai, Shah Rukh Khan, Akshay Kumar extra special?
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It's never easy for outsiders to make it big in any domain, and things only get tougher in the world of showbiz where bloodline takes precedence over acting prowess! 

Interestingly, while star kids are stealing the spotlight both at award functions and the box office, those who know nobody in Bollywood are managing to carve a niche for themselves, all thanks to their persistent and determined efforts.

In comparison to star kids - Abhishek Bachchan, Sonam Kapoor, Tusshar Kapoor- who continue to bag prominent films despite repeated failed attempts, newcomers/other actors- Ayushmann Khurrana, Anushka Sharma, Deepika Padukone - leave an indelible impact without belonging to the Kapoors, Bachchans or Deols.

We get you a lowdown on those celebrities who have made a name for themselves in Bollywood despite being outsiders. 

Find out more by clicking on the following slides

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    What makes Aishwarya Rai, Shah Rukh Khan, Akshay Kumar extra special?

    Shah Rukh Khan: Shah Rukh Khan, a Delhi boy with a middle-class upbringing, dared to dream big. And he had no inhibitions in trying his luck in Bollywood. Shah Rukh Khan, who kicked off his career in Bollywood with TV serial Fauji, is a name to reckon with in Bollywood. 

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    What makes Aishwarya Rai, Shah Rukh Khan, Akshay Kumar extra special?

    It is her determination to do well that makes her an actor with exceptional talent and a celebrity whose stardom and popularity surpasses those who have made headlines internationally.  

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    What makes Aishwarya Rai, Shah Rukh Khan, Akshay Kumar extra special?

    Deepika Padukone: Daughter of famous badminton player Prakash Padukone, Deepika preferred acting over the sport. Deepika was an established model and had worked on Kannada film Aishwarya before she was roped in for Farah Khan’s ‘Om Shanti Om’.

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    What makes Aishwarya Rai, Shah Rukh Khan, Akshay Kumar extra special?

    Preity Zinta: An army girl who also has a degree in criminal psychology, Preity appeared in a TV commercial before Shekhar Kapur cast her in a film that never happened. But she was soon seen in Mani Ratnam's Dil Se.

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    What makes Aishwarya Rai, Shah Rukh Khan, Akshay Kumar extra special?

    Anuskha Sharma: An army child, Anushka always aspired to be a model but acting was not a conscious decision. Her success on the ramp helped her gran attention and that's how she got to audition for her part in Aditya Chopra's Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi. 

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    What makes Aishwarya Rai, Shah Rukh Khan, Akshay Kumar extra special?

    Vidya Balan: Born to Tamil Brahmin parents, Vidya holds a degree in sociology.  She had no one in the showbiz industry, but her appearances in TV commercials helped her get films. However, her movie debut appeared unfortunate because it was delayed and she was dropped from two South films. She was later seen in Vidhu Vinod Chopra’s ‘Parineeta’.

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    What makes Aishwarya Rai, Shah Rukh Khan, Akshay Kumar extra special?

    Priyanka Chopra needs no introduction. Her success speaks volumes of her hard work. 

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    What makes Aishwarya Rai, Shah Rukh Khan, Akshay Kumar extra special?

    Ranveer Singh: He grew up with the sole aim of being an actor, but wasn’t sure of the process that could have helped him. Despite taking up acting classes, he took up the job of a copywriter in an ad agency and assisted director Shaad Ali on his ad films. It was his casting agent who sent his pictures to Aditya Chopra for the role in Band Baaja Baaraat. 

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    What makes Aishwarya Rai, Shah Rukh Khan, Akshay Kumar extra special?

    If Akshay Kumar has become a hit with the masses, it is only because of his ability to do justice to his roles. He too knew nobody in Bollywood. 

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    What makes Aishwarya Rai, Shah Rukh Khan, Akshay Kumar extra special?

    Bipasha Basu has several interesting roles to her credit to prove she is an impressive actor.  

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    What makes Aishwarya Rai, Shah Rukh Khan, Akshay Kumar extra special?

    Ayushmann Khurrana is a relevation. He is expected to bag better movie offers and awards in the years to come.  

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