After the sudden demise of Sushant Singh Rajput by suicide, there is a fierce debate in Bollywood about nepotism. His fans are blaming Bollywood bigwigs and have also come out in support of self-made actors and actresses. There are many successful examples of actors in Bollywood who created a name for themselves despite no film connections and are today among the most leading names in the industry.
Alongwith many male actors in this category, there certainly are a number of leading women who have scripted their own success stories without any backing or godfathers/mothers in the glamour world. Here’s raising a toast to these superwomen!
Hailing from a small town in Himachal Pradesh, Kangana’s Bollywood story is absolutely terrific. Known for her bold nature, Kangana began her career with Anurag Basu’s Gangster which was produced by Mahesh Bhatt and gradually, with each performance, established herself as a superstar in the industry.
Coming from a family of military doctor parents, Priyanka Chopra rose to fame at the age of seventeen when she won the prestigious Miss World pageant. She dabbled into acting soon after. And now, after ruling the hearts of millions in Bollywood, she is creating waves worldwide.
Bhumi Pednekar has also created a name for herself on her own. Bhumi made her Bollywood debut with the movie ‘Dum Laga Ke Haisha’ and has never looked back since then.
She was an industry outsider but managed to make her debut in none other than a Yash Raj film opposite Shah Rukh Khan. And then, there was no looking back. She’s now a successful producer and along with husband Virat Kohli is one half of India’s leading power couple.
Kriti started off her career as a model. She made her debut with Heropanti alongside Tiger Shroff. Since then, she has made steady progress in her career. However, Kriti is still working hard to mark her name among the top actresses.