Akshay Kumar’s Inspiring Journey: From 100 Rupee Rent In Mumbai To Bollywood Stardom

Akshay Kumar, one of Bollywood’s most successful actors, recently shared a heartfelt account of his early struggles when his family moved from Delhi to Mumbai. This remarkable journey took him from a cramped room in Chandni Chowk to becoming a household name in the Indian film industry.

Living in a Mumbai Shoebox

"Akshay Kumar shares his early struggles and humble beginnings in Mumbai, from a small house on 100 rupee rent to Bollywood success."

In a candid conversation with ANI, Akshay Kumar reminisced about his initial days in Chandni Chowk, New Delhi, where he lived with 24 family members, all sharing the same room. He recalled, “We were 24 people living in the same house in Chandni Chowk. We all would sleep in the same room. In the morning, when we woke up for exercise, everyone would jump over each other to get out.”

However, the turning point came when his family decided to move to Mumbai, where they settled in the Sion Koliwada area. Despite the cramped living conditions, they paid a modest rent of just 100 rupees for their small house. Kumar shared, “I swear to God, there wasn’t a single day where we did not smile or laugh. Now that we have money, sometimes we feel a bit sad, but at that time, there was nothing to be sad about. We would have dal chawal, jeera aloo, aloo gobhi, bhindi, we would eat all of this and we were happy.”

Skipping Meals to Watch Movies

Kumar’s determination and love for cinema were evident even during these challenging times. He revealed that his family would occasionally skip a meal on Saturdays to save money for movie tickets. This sacrifice was a testament to their passion for the world of entertainment.

Early Aspirations and Father’s Disapproval

During the conversation, Kumar also shared a poignant moment from his childhood. He disclosed that he had failed in the 7th standard, which infuriated his father. His father asked him, “Tu banna kya chahta hai? (What do you want to be?)” To which, a young Akshay Kumar replied, “Hero banna chahta hun (I want to be a hero).” This simple declaration eventually led him to pursue a career in acting.

Upcoming Projects and Current Ventures

In the realm of work, Akshay Kumar was recently seen portraying engineer Jaswant Singh Gill in “Mission Raniganj,” a film that received positive critical acclaim but struggled at the box office. His upcoming projects include “Bade Miyan Chote Miyan” with Tiger Shroff, “Welcome to the Jungle,” “Hera Pheri 3,” and “Sky Force.”

Akshay Kumar’s journey from those modest beginnings to his current stature as a Bollywood superstar is an inspiring tale of resilience and determination. It reminds us that success often emerges from the most challenging circumstances.

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