From Aishwarya Rai to Priyanka Chopra, 5 leading Bollywood actresses got their first modeling fees
Bollywood actresses and their beauty always remain in the headlines. But, with the paradigm shift in the Hindi film industry, we now see actresses playing lead roles in films and coming up with flying colours. These days, actresses seem to be breaking the preconceived notions about being better than their male counterparts. And playing her roles better in women-centric films.
Most of the actresses in the film world did not start their career in the world of acting to glamor. Earlier she worked as a model and made her name with her talent and modeling. Along with this, these actresses, who have assets worth crores, started their journey with a modest modeling feel. So let’s take a look at 5 Bollywood actresses who started their career with modeling and how much they got paid for their first modeling.
1- Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is a brand in itself. Over the years, Aishwarya has carved a niche for herself in the hearts of millions. From winning the Miss World title in 1994 to delivering a few blockbuster films, Aishwarya Rai had an illustrious career in the Indian film industry. She is one of the most successful actresses of Bollywood. And his popularity is second to none. Recently Aishwarya made headlines as her old modeling pictures went viral on the internet.
Shockingly, she was paid Rs 1,500 for her first modeling assignment. And now, it has been exactly 30 years since Aishwarya Rai Bachchan has modeled for fashion catalogs along with Sonali Bendre, Tejaswini Kolhapure and others. In the pictures, Aishwarya looked unrecognizable in traditional outfits paired with 90s hairstyles and makeup.
2- Deepika Padukone
No one can deny that Deepika Padukone is one of the most talented actresses of Bollywood. But above all, he is an extraordinary person in terms of his personal life as well. Deepika is often regarded as the most followed style icon as she has never failed to amaze people with her fashion statements. Deepika is the first Indian to be a member of the jury at the 75th Cannes Film Festival.
Deepika Padukone came to Mumbai to try her luck in acting and she first entered the modeling world. In an interview with a leading media portal, Deepika had revealed that she was paid Rs 2000 for the first modeling gig. And now she is a self-made woman whose net worth is around Rs 314 crores.
3- Priyanka Chopra Jonas
Every bollywood buff would agree that the beautiful actress, Priyanka Chopra Jonas is a powerhouse of talent. And she has proved her worth as an actress, singer and a philanthropist. The desi girl of Bollywood has often taken us by surprise with her acting, grace and popularity. But, when it comes to work, Priyanka Chopra Jonas lives up to her commitments.
She is a workaholic and continues to earn name and fame in both the B-town as well as the Hollywood industry. Priyanka Chopra is ruling and has become a global icon. However, did you know that Priyanka got only Rs 5000 for her first modeling project? And he didn’t know what to do with that money. Her first salary was super special for an international diva. And reportedly, Priyanka never spent that money and still cherishes it.
4- Anushka Sharma
Anushka Sharma got her first break as an actress in YRF’s Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi opposite Shah Rukh Khan. Anushka, who is known for her exceptional acting skills, is recognized for her outspoken personality and elegance. The stunning diva works hard to achieve and maintain her image in the shining city.
Over the years, Anushka Sharma has impressed audiences with her performances in films like Jab Harry Met Sejal, Zero, Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi, Ae Dil Hai Mushkil, and many more. The net worth of Anushka Sharma today is Rs 255 crore. And she is married to a successful Indian cricketer Virat Kohli. However, when Anushka started modeling, she was paid only Rs.4000.
5- Bipasha Basu
Bipasha Basu made her Bollywood debut with Abbas-Mustan’s thriller, Ajnabee and also won the Best Debut Award for her performance. However, she rose to fame with her role in the film Raaz, and was also nominated as the Best Actress at the Filmfare Awards ceremony. Since then the actress has not looked back. Over the years, Bipasha has appeared in several horror films,
These include Alone, Race 2, Bachna Ae Haseeno, Raaz 3, Aa Dekhne Zara and many more. Bipasha Basu’s net worth is Rs 113 crore. And his journey is inspirational to everyone. She started her career as a model at a very young age. And he also got a lot of fame. However, in her early days as a model, Bipasha was paid around Rs 1000 to Rs 1500 for each assignment. But today Bipasha has changed her fate and has become a queen.