The dazzling glamour world attracts everyone and once in a while we all dream to be a movie star.
However, some stick to the plan and get proper training of the art and craft and learn the know-how of facing the camera or acting in front of the audience.
While some actors are fortunate enough to get a lot of recognition with their first movie, it is pretty difficult for some actors.
Here, we have created a list of a fresh batch of actors who got fame after years of struggle in Bollywood.
Disclaimer: This list excluded actors like Shah Rukh Khan, Vidya Balan, Akshay Kumar, Amitabh Bachchan, and many more who have a fair share of struggle to become the star in the industry.
1. Irrfan Khan
Irrfan Khan became a global celebrity before he died. Everyone loved his acting skills and camera presence in the movies.
Irrfan has revealed that during the initial days he was rejected by many studios and directors despite the fact that they all appreciated his performance.
2. Nawazuddin Siddiqui
Nawazuddin emerged as a role model for all the wannabe actors. His struggle to be the part of the industry is so inspiring that someday it will be created into a movie as well.
For the record, he worked small, big, and cameo roles for almost 16 years before he got recognition with the movie ‘Gangs of Wasseypur II’.
3. Pankaj Tripathi
In recent years, Pankaj Tripathi impressed everyone with the acting range he possesses.
He swifts easily between two different characters. You must have noticed Pankaj Tripathi in the movie Gangs of Wasseypur, but the actor has to work in the industry since 2005.
4. Rajesh Sharma
Rajesh Sharma has been doing character roles in Bollywood movies since 1996.
It is very disappointing that such effortless actors who complete the movie were not popular among the audience.
No doubt that the actor made a place for himself in the industry.
5. Deepak Dobriyal
Deepak Dobriyal made his Bollywood debut with the movie Maqbool in 2003.
Be honest and answer the movie when you recognized and appreciated the performance of the actor.
It was the Tanu and Manu where we loved the character, Pappi Ji. After that, he got many offers from the industry.
6. Brijendra Kala
Brijendra Kala is one of the actors who you may remember by his face instead of the name.
The actor has been working in Bollywood movies since 2003. Character actors rarely shine and Brijendra Kala is one of those lucky actors who got recognition in the industry.
7. Divya Dutta
While many believe actresses have a short career in the Bollywood industry then Divya Dutta is an exception.
Divya Dutta has been working in Bollywood since 1994. However, she is getting fame recently for her performances.
8. Jaideep Ahlawat
Jaideep Ahlawat is another brilliant actor who is getting lots of appreciation for his acting skills recently.
Little do you know that the actor made his Bollywood debut with the movie Khatta Meetha in 2010.
Jaideep often featured in the movie for character roles or cameo roles, but now he played the lead role in the web series Paatal Lok.
9. Abhishek Banarjee
Just like Jaideep Ahlawat, Abhishek Banarjee was always offered either character roles or cameo roles.
However, he changed his image completely by playing the character of Hathora Tyagi in the web series Paatal Lok.
Abhishek Banarjee emerges as a star and gets lots of offers from the industry.
10. Sumeet Vyas
Sumeet Vyas became a digital star and worked in some of the most popular web series that include Permanent Roommates and Tripling.
While everyone accepted and loved him in the character of Mikesh Chaudhary, no one ever checked the fact that the actor has been working in the industry since 2006.
11. Pavan Malhotra
Pavan Malhotra made a name for himself in the industry as one of the most sought character actors.
Pavan impressed everyone with his performances in the movies and made his character noticeable in front of the camera.
In an interview, he said people knew him by face not by name and he believes this is the success of his acting career.
13. Kangana Ranaut
Kangana Ranaut is heavily criticized for being vocal and harsh about the industry.
However, the actress has made a name for herself in the industry with many hit films.
She was playing the lead actresses in low budget movies until she became a star with movies like Tanu weds Manu series and Queen.