Many Bollywood celebrities didn’t start as actors. It is not surprising that a lot of celebrities were former models. Bollywood is a hub of good looks and talent, and these celebrities worked day and night to reach to the level they are today. However, all of them come from diverse backgrounds; some are born in families that bear the torch of Bollywood, some struggle and make it in the tinsel town through pure talent, and then there are those who start off as models, and after making a fair name in the fashion industry of glam and glitz, transition themselves into Bollywood.
Here we are to take you to the memory lane, and show you some pictures of the superstars from their initial modeling days. It is interesting to see how they looked before they become superstars of the industry.
- Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
Before becoming a successful actress, she was a successful model and a winner of various modeling pageants. She was featured in several commercials, and was also featured in the American edition of Vogue before she won Miss World pageant in 1994.
- Priyanka Chopra
One of India’s highest paid and most popular celebrities, Chopra was crowned with Miss World 2000. She started modeling in her high school days and later left the college to continue her modeling career.
- Katrina kaif
Katrina started modeling at the age of 14, she modeled professionally in London, appearing regularly at London Fashion Week. At a fashion show, she attracted the attention of a London based filmmaker. And he selected her for a role in the English- Hindi erotic film named Boom, which was her debut movie in Bollywood.
- Bipasha Basu
Basu represented India at Ford Models Supermodel of the World contest in Miami in her late teens. She appeared on several magazine covers and continued to pursue a career in fashion until she became an actress.
Like her acting career, her modeling career was also quite grand. She walked the ramp for Wendell Rodricks in 2007 after which she went to pursue a career in modeling in Mumbai. Not much later, she appeared in a blockbuster movie called “ Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi”.