Akshay Kumar has spent 32 years in the Hindi film industry and has become one of the biggest stars in the country. Kumar’s journey has been anything but easy or smooth. He did several small jobs before venturing into acting and also dreamed of being in the army.
A glimpse of his fights
He failed class VII, his father was diagnosed with cancer, he worked as a waiter in Bangkok, worked in a passport office, sold bangles, helped a fashion photographer and, even after becoming a star, gave 14 flops in a row. Today, he earns an average of Rs 2,500 crore per year.
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Akshay Kumar on his difficult days
Having captivated audiences with his performance for over three decades now, the actor can currently be considered as one of the most successful actors in B-town. However, like many other celebrities, did you know that Akshay Kumar also came from a humble background? In a recent interview with YEARS, THE Khiladi of Bollywood spoke about his early wrestling days.
Speaking to the news agency, Akshay Kumar revealed that when his family moved from Delhi’s Chandni Chowk to Mumbai, they used to stay in a small room with a rent of Rs 100. “We were 24 people living in the same house in Chandni Chowk. . We would all sleep in the same room. In the morning, when we woke up to exercise, everyone was jumping on each other to go out,” he said.
Akshay added that he started living in Mumbai’s Sion Koliwada area when he first landed in the city with his family. “I swear to God there wasn’t a day we didn’t smile or laugh. Now that we have money, we sometimes feel sad. However, at that time, there was nothing to be sad about. We would have dal chawal, jeera aloo, aloo gobi, bhindi and we were happy,” he said.