#FirstSalary Trends on Twitter: Check out the first salaries of your favorite Bollywood celebs

By Lokmat English Desk | Published: November 19, 2020 03:47 PM2020-11-19T15:47:45+5:302020-11-19T15:47:45+5:30


On Wednesday, the keywords "First Salary" trended on Twitter all day as several politicians, celebrities and people from different fields revealed their first paycheque amount, how they earned it and at which age.

One of the finest actors of Bollywood, Amitabh Bachchan, started his career as an executive for a shipping firm, and was paid an amount of Rs. 500 every month. And today he charges 4-5 crore per film.

Southern superstar Kamal Haasan today takes Rs 15 crore for an episode of 'Bigg Boss Tamil'. But Kamal got only Rs 500 for his debut movie.

Shah Rukh Khan has been ruling Bollywood for almost a decade now. He started his career with a salary of just Rs. 50. Yes, you read that right. The star who comes from humble beginnings now has a net worth of staggering $600 million, and charges 40-45 crores per film. He's not called 'King Khan' of Bollywood just like that.

Malayalam superstar Mohanlal, who was nominated for a National Award, received only Rs 2,000 as honorarium for his first film 'Manjila Varinja Pukkal'. This was his first donation to an orphanage.

Well, like every other celeb, Sonam too had to struggle during her initial days. The actor was just being paid a sum of Rs 3000 monthly, when she was working as an assistant director. And now the actor is charging 1.5 crore for her every film.

Bollywood's macho man John Abraham's first salary was Rs 6,500. He was then working in an advertising agency.

Southern superstar Allu Arjun was working in animation before coming into acting. He had received Rs 3,500 for his first salary.

Tamil superstar Ajit Kumar has been in Cineindustry for 20 years. At the beginning of his career, Ajit Kumar, who only played a supporting role, had his first income of only Rs 2,500.

Kannada superstar Surya's first earnings amount was Rs 740. Today, Surya charges crores of rupees for a single movie.

Actress Sayani Gupta's first earning was Rs 12,500. She worked as a marketing and sales executive in a publishing house.

Participating in the trend, filmmaker Anubhav Sinha tweeted: "First Salary- Rs 80, Age-18, Arithmetic tuition to a class 7 student to earn for my smoking in the Engg college."