Did you know Arshad Warsi was a salesman and a choreographer before getting his Bollywood break? On his 47th birthday, we look at others who were into jobs outside the industry before entering films
Forced by dire financial circumstances, Arshad Warsi started working as a door-to-door cosmetics salesman at the age of 17. He also worked in a photo lab. Having had a keen interest in dancing, he went on to start his own dance studio and form a dance troupe. It was here that he met Maria Goretti, his wife. While choreographing shows for Bharat Dabholkar, he got an opportunity to choreograph the title track for the film 'Roop Ki Rani Choron Ka Raja' (1993). He got his acting break in Bollywood in Amitabh Bachchan's production company, Amitabh Bachchan Corporation's first production 'Tere Mere Sapne' in 1996.