Celebrities Reveal Their First Salary & What They Spent It On, As Part Of Twitter Trend


From selling dad’s watch to renting out novels, Desi people tweeted about their first source of income this week, and it soon became a new Twitter trend. As soon as it blew up and thousands of people chimed in, a number of celebrities joined the trend as well. And as it turns out, a lot of these noted personalities have quite humble beginnings.

‘Thappad’ director Anubhav Sinha earned Rs. 80 while he was in engineering college for tutoring a student of class 7.

Actor Pulkit Samrat was only 16 when he started selling petro cards at gas stations, earning Rs. 1,500.

Film editor and screenplay writer Apurva Asrani shared his first paycheck story.

‘Four More Shots’ actress Sayani Gupta participated in the trend too, revealing her first income details.

National Award-winning director Hansal Mehta funded his junior college wardrobe with the Rs. 450 he earned per month as a salesperson. He was just 16 when he started earning.

Filmmaker Umesh Shukla, best known for his movie ‘OMG: Oh My God’, started off with 2 different jobs.

‘Death on the Nile’ actor Ali Fazal took up a job at a call center to fund his college fee. He earned Rs. 8,000 as his first salary at the age of 19.

‘Lunchbox’ actress Nimrat Kaur posted too.

Actor Sharad Kelkar started his career when he was just 18. He worked as a gym instructor and earned Rs. 2,500.

RJ Raunak, popularly known as ‘Bauaa’, disclosed the money he earned at age 17.

Journalist Sonal Kalra recalled how she spent her first salary of Rs. 5,500.

IAS officer Awanish Sharan received his first salary of Rs. 18,000 when he was 27.

Here’s a list of 15 more Bollywood superstars like Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, etc., and their shocking first salaries.

What was your first salary? Tell us!

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