Not all Bollywood stars were born with a silver spoon. Celebs like Shah Rukh Khan, Aamir Khan, Hrithik Roshan, Big B and others earned nothing compared to a common man's salary now-a-days.
Here are the actors' first salaries.
Shah Rukh Khan
Shah Rukh Khan's first pay was ₹ 50, which he earned as an usher at a Pankaj Udhas ghazal concert. He went to Agra with his first earning to see Taj Mahal and had pink lassi with basil seeds.
Back in the 80s, Amitabh Bachchan, unaware of his talent, was working in Kolkata as an executive for a shipping firm. He used to earn ₹ 500 per month.
Aamir Khan used to give all the prize money he earned from tennis tournaments to his mother. Then, he started his first job as an assistant director and used to get ₹ 1000 per month.
In spite of being Anil Kapoor's daughter, Sonam worked as a waitress to supplement her pocket money. Then, at the age of 18, she started earning ₹ 3000 as an assistant director and used to travel by the Mumbai locals to survive on her income.
Akshay Kumar worked as a chef and waiter in Bangkok's restaurant. His earning for a month was ₹ 1500.
The handsome hunk of Bollywood, Hrithik Roshan first appeared on the big screen in 1980 in the film "Aasha". At that time, the little Roshan became very happy when he received his first pay of ₹ 100. He spent all the money on the very day to buy toy cars.
One of the cool directors of B-Town used to earn ₹ 35 for his job as an assistant director to "Phool Aur Kaante" filmmaker Kuku Kohli.
Kalki Koechlin, student at the University of London, used to work in an Italian café. She used to earn 40 pounds as a waitress. She even sold tickets and popcorns at a theatre in London.