Tollywood Celebrities Who Had Surprising Jobs Before They Were Famous

Tollywood Celebrities Who Had Surprising Jobs Before They Were Famous

20 Mar 18 @ 4:55 PM | By Tataji Utukuri

Long before they established themselves as stars in Tollywood many of the heroes had normal jobs in their early life. Not everyone chose acting as their first career choice. Now, we see these heroes of Tollywood for their fame, wealth, and status. But that’s not how they began in the initial stages. Many of them are a true inspiration to us as they started at a very low point working as small-time employees. You would be surprised to know what these stars did in their early days before venturing into movies. So, here is the list of Tollywood heroes who had a different job before venturing into movies.

  1. Gopichand – News Reader

    Handsome hero Gopichand is known for his action roles as a hero and a villain too. After a bit of rough career, he has established himself as one of the leading heroes in Tollywood. But before that, he worked as a news reader at ETV channel in Telugu. Unfortunately, the videos of this are not available but it is certain that he worked as a news reader.

    Gopichand
    Gopichand
  2. Rajasekhar - Doctor

    The angry young man of Tollywood Rajasekhar has had quite a remarkable career before 2000. But then he took a break from the industry. Rajasekhar was a medical doctor by profession. He had worked as a doctor for few years before he entered the industry. Interesting isn’t it? Doctor became an actor.

  3. Mohan Babu - Physical Education Instructor

    Collection king Mohan Babu ruled Tollywood with his powerful dialogues. Not just that he was also famous for doing action scenes. His past life helped him to some extent in that area. Before coming to film industry he received a degree in physical education in YMCA and worked as a Physical Exercise instructor at Kesari High School in Chennai.

    Mohan Babu
    Mohan Babu
  4. Sudheer Babu - Badminton Player

    Young hero Sudheer Babu who impressed the audience with the comedy horror film ‘Prema Katha Chitram’ is doing well in Tollywood. Sudheer Babu before coming into movies was a professional Badminton player. He won the several trophies in AP and Karnataka and became No.1 Badminton player in both the states. He also played beside his guru Pullela Gopichand. Interestingly, he is selected to do the role of Pullela Gopichand in his biopic.

    Sudheer Babu - Badminton Player
    Sudheer Babu - Badminton Player
  5. Raja - Public Relations Officer

     Actor Raja started his career in 2002 but got the breakthrough in the industry with his titular role in the movie ‘Anand’. Since then he has acted in several other movies. Raja after his graduation did not directly come to film industry. He worked for NEPC (Natural Energy Processing Co Ltd ) for one year as a Public Relations Officer. Then he joined Lufthansa and worked as cabin crew for 2 years before he ventured into films.

  6. Rahul Ravindran - Assistant Brand Ambassador

    We know Rahul Ravindran from the movie ‘Anadala Rakshasi’ and 'Srimanthudu'. Before joining the movie industry he worked as an assistant brand ambassador in Mumbai after finishing his Masters in Business Management. One day when he was dining at a restaurant he was spotted by director Dibakar Banerjee who cast him in a television commercial. After which he moved to the movie industry.

    Rahul Ravindran - Assistant Brand Ambassador
    Rahul Ravindran - Assistant Brand Ambassador
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  8. Sudhakar Komakula - Software Employee

    Sudhakar Komakula is a budding hero in Tollywood who impressed the audience with his performance in the movie ‘Life is Beautiful’. Sudhakar is basically from Vizag but came to Hyderabad to continue his career in the software field. He worked in companies like CA, CSC, and Dell before he got the chance to act in the movie.

  9. Aadi – Cricketer

    We know Aadi as the son of the popular actor Sai Kumar. He debuted in the industry with ‘Prema Kavali’ and impressed audience with his acting and dancing skills. But movies was not the passion or the first choice of his career. Aadi is an accomplished cricketer from his school times. He got selected for the Under - 19 Ranji Cricket team. He played under the captaincy of the popular cricketer Ambati Rayudu.

    Adi Sai Kumar
    Adi Sai Kumar
  10. Kamal Kamaraju- Architect and Painter

    Kamal Kamaraju debuted as a lead actor with ‘Avakai Biryani’. He also acted in few other films as a supporting and lead actor. Kamal Kamaraju is a professional painter and a certified architect. He holds an architecture degree from JNTU School of Planning and Architecture. Even after coming into the movies he followed his passion for art and opened a business in Art Arcade.

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  12. Nani- Radio Jockey

    Natural Star Nani aka Naveen Babu Ghanta is one of the most sought after heroes in Tollywood. His consecutive hits like 'Majnu', ‘Gentleman’,‘Krishna Gaadi Veera Prema Gaadha’,‘Bhale Bhale Magadivoy’ prove that he is doing a great job in the industry. We all know nani started his career as a clapper boy. But he did not become hero right after that. He took a break from the industry and worked as a Radio Jockey. He worked for World Space Radio as an RJ and his show was called ‘Non-Stop Nani’. And the interesting fact here is that he found his soul mate in this show. Anjana was a regular caller to his show who later fell in love with him and got married to Nani.

    Nani
    Nani