While it is the dream of everyone to make a name for themselves in Bollywood, to be famous and become financially stable, not many people succeeded to achieve that glamorous title. However, below are 10 Indian actors who had no idea to make their career in acting in the first place but are still currently dominating the Bollywood showbiz.

Kareena Kapoor Khan

The actress confessed that it was not her dream to become an actress in the future. The reason was that Kareena had always had an excellent academic performance at school, which motivated her to make a career as a criminal lawyer. And she had even got the admission to the Government Law College located in Churchgate. Nevertheless, in a twist of fate, Kareena eventually switched her career to acting and became a well-known name in the Bollywood filming industry.

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Kareena's dream was to become a criminal lawyer after graduation

Saif Ali Khan

Saif Ali Khan’s father - Mansoor Ali Khan - was known as a famous Indian cricket player. Therefore, he also wanted to pursue his dad’s career as a cricketer too. However, due to his lack of necessary skills, Saif was not able to join the career in cricket as he had always wanted, so he became an actor instead.

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Saif wanted to be an Indian cricket player

Sonakshi Sinha

Do you know that before being a famous star as she is today, Sonakshi was interested in becoming a stylist, and she even took part in a course related to Designing at Shreemati Nathibai Damodar Thackersey Women’s University in Mumbai? Then, the actress was able to become the costume designer for the movie titled “Mera Dil Leke Dekho” back to the year 2005 and was also selected to walk on the runway for the Lakme Fashion Week. However, as luck would have it, Sonakshi debuted her acting in the action-movie ‘Dabang’.

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The beautiful actress had done several jobs before she debuted in acting

Parineeti Chopra

Parineeti had outstanding academic results back to the time she was a student of Business School in the UK. The versatile actress had received a triple honors degree in finance, business, and economics and dreamt of becoming an Investment Banker. But she ended up joining Yash Raj Studios as a regular employee, and then she signed a 3-film contract under one of the industry’s largest production houses.

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Parineeti dreamt of becoming an Investment Banker thanks to her outstanding academic performance

Nana Patekar

The actor is best known for his commendable roles in the film fraternity, and he has been nominated for many admirable rewards. Nana revealed that he had no interest in an acting career at first because his original profession choice was to become a good cricket player who could able to play for the Indian cricket team. But he could not achieve his dream due to some reasons such as financial problems. Finally, he made his debut in acting, giving the audience many brilliant movies throughout his career.

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Becoming a professional cricketer to play for Indian cricket team was Nana Patekar original career option

Jacqueline Fernandes

Before Jacqueline debuted in Bollywood, she used to be a TV reporter in Sri Lanka and was very satisfied with her first job. Specifically, she graduated from the University of Sydney with a Mass Communication degree, which allowed Jacqueline to pursue her job as a television reporter.

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Jacqueline Fernandes was very happy with her first job as a TV Reporter

Dilip Kumar

Dilip Kumar was born and raised in a family that owned big orchards. In his early years, Dilip was delighted to take over his family career 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 superstar.

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Dilip Kumar used to be a canteen owner and dry fruit supplier

Tushaar Kapoor

It was never Tushaar’s dream to join the acting career path because he was very keen on finance and had a desire to explore every aspect of it. At first, his dream was to become a CEO or a manager of a financial company. Nonetheless, fate had other plans for Tushaar as he eventually joined the filming industry in Bollywood.

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His first dream was not to become an actor

Riteish Deshmukh

Deshmukh felt very comfortable to confess that he had no intention of making his career as an actor. Indeed, after he graduated from Kamla Raheja Vidyanidhi Institute and earned the degrees in Environmental Studies and Architecture, Deshmukh worked with a foreign architectural company in New York. After having gained sufficient experience, he established his own interior designing and architectural company and named it Revolutions.

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Before his debut in acting, Riteish Deshmukh had his own interior designing and architectural company named Revolutions

Sonam Kapoor

When Sonam was 17 years old, she got a great opportunity to become an Assistant Director and had no idea to debut in the acting field. However, Sonam eventually made her debut after lots of persuasion from the director Sanjay Leela Bhansali, who also directed Sonam’s first movie. The beautiful actress had made a good impression on the audience for her first role in ‘Saawariyaa’.

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This versatile actress decided to join the Bollywood industry after much persuasion from the director Sanjay Leela Bhansali