Teachers' Day is just around the corner. On this day, many notable teachers are remembered and even schools and universities hold events on Teachers Day where kids present gifts and give performances for the teachers. Our Bollywood has a rich history, and we have brilliant performers who held regular jobs like us, including teaching, before they became famous. Due to the impending return to school, we decided to look at all the celebrities who were teachers before they became well-known.
Celebrities are not stars by birth. Before making a name for themselves in the industry, even they faced difficulties. Unexpectedly, some of these celebrities had teaching jobs prior to their ventures in Bollywood. Look at these notable celebrities who found success even while teaching.
Bollywood Stars Who Were Teachers
At the time, Chandrachur Singh was one of the most in-demand actors. The actor, however, was injured while water skiing in a serious accident. For a very long period, this kept the celebrity out of the industry. Before beginning his career in Bollywood, the actor taught music at Doon School. His decision to return to teaching after suffering an accident demonstrates how much he loved his teaching profession.
Anupam Kher owns and runs a reputable acting school. He often leaves his students in awe of his knowledge and skill in the film industry. Eminent Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone, who is now leading the film industry not just with her charm but also with her remarkable acting abilities, was one of his students.
Akshay Kumar is often referred to as the Khiladi of Bollywood. Little do people know that Kumar used to be a teacher before entering Bollywood. Akshay Kumar travelled the world to learn martial arts, and after arriving in India, he began instructing students in martial art at a prestigious institute. His acting career actually began as a result of his decision to become a teacher, as one of his students ended up recommending him for a modelling consignment that allowed him slowly but surely establish himself in the way he is today.
In the years 1970 to 1975, the multi-talented Indian actor, screenwriter, comedian, and filmmaker Kader Khan worked as a teacher. At the M. H. Saboo Siddik College of Engineering, Byculla, Mumbai, he used to teach Civil Engineering. Then, after moving to Dubai, he began teaching students the Hindi language.
Nandita Das was born in Mumbai on November 7, 1969. After earning her master's degree from the Delhi School of Social Work, Nandita das established herself as the school's director and began teaching as a side gig to support her acting career. For her roles in many feature films, including Fire, Earth, Bawandar, Kannathil Muthamittal, Azhagi, Kamli, and Before The Rains, she has received numerous awards.
Actor Sanya Malhotra has always loved to dance. She began her Bollywood career with the critically acclaimed movie Dangal. The 26-year-old actor continues to delight her followers on social media with her dance videos.
Sanya joined the choreography society in her college years to discover and explore various dance styles and techniques. She became a dancing instructor for a ballet company to pursue her interest further, and then she became a dance teacher for a school to further her skills in dance. When asked about her first salary as a dancer, she recalled, "I was paid Rs 15,000 and I gave my first salary to my parents."She also taught yoga to the female residents of her area.