Government Jobs is a dream come true for every individual. As it makes life more stable and comfortable. In India, millions of people compete in the exams to get a government job, but there are people who quit these jobs to try their luck in different fields.

Here are Bollywood celebrities who were once on the government payroll but risked a career in acting and made it big in the entertainment industry!

1Shivaji Satam

Sometimes you have to take a U-turn in life to be back on the right track. Same is the story of Shivaji Satam who is known for essaying a role of ACP Pradyuman in a TV show. Once he was a cashier in a Bank Of India but his love of theatre and cinema has brought him into the glamour industry.

2Amrish Puri

Mogambo might have made a mark of himself as a distinguished actor in the industry, but he too had failed screen tests in his struggle days! He was lucky enough to get a job in Employee’s State Insurance Corporation Of India but he didn’t give up on his dream to acting.

3Johnny Walker

His real name is Badruddin Jamaluddin Kazi. He was one of the finest talents that Mr. Guru Dutt gifted the industry, Johnny Walker was earlier a bus conductor for BEST in Mumbai!

4Dilip Kumar

In his early days, Dilip Kumar uses to run a military canteen in Aundh Pune. Bollywood actress Devika Rani spotted him and offered him Bollywood movie.

5Balraj Sahni

The veteran actor made quite a career shift from being a professor to an actor! He taught at the Visva Bharati University in Shantiniketan, Bengal. Even his wife taught at the same institution.

6Amol Palekar

He is a common man’s actor and always be remembered for his Golmaal movie. He left his job at Bank Of India and pursued his career in Bollywood.

7Raaj Kumar

Seeing his acting talent is would be pretty difficult to place him in the shoes of a sub-inspector in the Mumbai Police, but it’s indeed true! We couldn’t be happier that he ditched that to be the marvel we all loved!

8Dev Anand

He worked as a Censor Board clerk before foraying into Bollywood. He played an important role in the contribution to the Indian Cinema.


Once working in Bangalore Transport Service as a bus conductor, now people die for his first show tickets of his films.

Overall, these actors are inspirations to people who want to pursue their dreams.

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