Bollywood is such an universe where you need to be at the right place at the right time in the right period. There are many actors who have come, given Hits and then disappeared… Opines Hirav Shah, Celebrated Bollywood’s Strategist, Adviser and Astrologer.

But, here in this article Hirav Shah lists down actors/actresses whose debut films were a flop but later on they became stars and some even huge superstars.

1.Amitabh Bachchan


Amitabh Bachchan(Born on 11 October 1942,age 78 years) got his first acting role in his 28th year in 1969, as one of the seven protagonists in the film Saat Hindustani, directed by Khwaja Ahmad Abbas and featuring Utpal Dutt, Anwar Ali (brother of comedian Mehmood), Madhu and Jalal Agha.

Notable Films:

Amitabh Bachchan first gained popularity in the early 1970s for films such as Zanjeer, Deewaar and Sholay, and was dubbed India’s “angry young man” for his on-screen roles in Hindi films. Referred to as the Shahenshah of Bollywood (in reference to his 1988 film Shahenshah), Sadi ka Mahanayak (Hindi for, “Greatest actor of the century”), Star of the Millennium, or Big B,[8] he has since appeared in over 200 Indian films in a career spanning more than five decades,and has won numerous accolades in his career, including four National Film Awards as Best Actor, Dadasaheb Phalke Award as lifetime achievement award and many awards at international film festivals and award ceremonies. He has won fifteen Filmfare Awards and is the most nominated performer in any major acting category at Filmfare, with 41 nominations overall. In addition to acting, Bachchan has worked as a playback singer, film producer and television presenter.
He has 5 big films slated to release this year.

2.Akshay Kumar


Akshay Kumar was born on 9 September 1967, (age 53 years).

Notable Films

Kumar began his career in his 25th year in 1991 with Saugandh which was a failed film, but his first mainstream success came a year later with the action thriller Khiladi. The film established him as an action star in the 1990s and was the first of several films starring Kumar which would later become commonly known as the Khiladi film series, in addition to a string of other action films. Many years after, his comic performances in films such as Hera Pheri (2000), Mujhse Shaadi Karogi (2004), Bhool Bhulaiyaa (2007) and Singh Is Kinng (2008) met with acclaim.

Kumar won Filmfare Awards for his negative role in Ajnabee (2001) and his comic performance in Garam Masala (2005). While his career had fluctuated commercially, his mainstream success soared in 2007 with four consecutive box-office hits in India; it was consistent until a short period of professional setbacks between 2009 and 2011, after which he reinforced his status with several films, including Rowdy Rathore (2012) and Holiday (2014). Moreover, around this time the critical response to several of his films improved; after favourable reviews came his way for his work in Special 26 (2013), Baby and Airlift (2016), he won the National Film Award for Best Actor for his performance in the crime thriller Rustom (2016). He earned further notice for the social films Toilet: Ek Prem Katha (2017) and Pad Man (2018) and the war film Kesari (2019).
His 5 big films are slated for release, this year.

3.Kareena Kapoor

Kareena Kapoor Khan walks the ramp at Lakme Fashion Week Summer Resort 2019-Day-5-6 (cropped)
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Kareena was born on 21 September 1980(40 years).

Notable Films

After making her acting debut in the 2000 war film Refugee in her 21st year, Kapoor established herself with roles in the historical drama Aśoka and the melodrama Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham… (both 2001). This initial success was followed by a series of commercial failures and repetitive roles, which garnered her negative reviews. The year 2004 marked a turning point for Kapoor when she played against type in the role of a sex worker in the drama Chameli. She subsequently earned critical recognition for her portrayal of a riot victim in the 2004 drama Dev and a character based on William Shakespeare’s heroine Desdemona in the 2006 crime film Omkara. Further praise came for her performances in the romantic comedy Jab We Met (2007), the thrillers Kurbaan (2009) and Talaash: The Answer Lies Within (2012), and the dramas We Are Family (2010), Heroine (2012) and Udta Punjab (2016). Her highest-grossing releases include the superhero film Ra.One (2011), the dramas 3 Idiots (2009), Bodyguard (2011) and Bajrangi Bhaijaan (2015), the female buddy film Veere Di Wedding (2018), and the comedy Good Newwz (2019).
She is awaiting the release of Laal Singh Chaddha, this year.

4.Ranbir Kapoor


Ranbir(Born on 28 September 1982, age 38)
made his acting debut in his 26th year with Bhansali’s tragic romance Saawariya (2007), a critical and commercial failure.

Notable Films

Kapoor rose to prominence in 2009 with his performances in the coming-of-age film Wake Up Sid, the romantic comedy Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani, and the drama Rocket Singh: Salesman of the Year. His most widely seen film in this period came with the political drama Raajneeti (2010).

The romantic drama Rockstar (2011), in which he played a troubled musician, and the comedy-drama Barfi! (2012), in which he played a cheerful deaf-and-mute man, earned Kapoor two consecutive Best Actor awards at Filmfare. A starring role opposite Deepika Padukone in the romantic comedy Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani (2013) established him as a leading Bollywood actor. He followed this with roles in a series of films that did not perform well commercially, with the exception of the romance Ae Dil Hai Mushkil (2016). This changed in 2018 when Kapoor portrayed Sanjay Dutt in Rajkumar Hirani’s biopic Sanju, one of the highest-grossing Indian films of all time, for which he won another Filmfare Award for Best Actor.
Ranbir is awaiting the release of two big budget commercial films this year.

5.Shradha Kapoor

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Shradha (Born on 3 March 1987, age 33 years) began her acting career in her 24th year with the 2010 failed film Teen Patti, and followed it with another leading role in the teen drama Luv Ka The End (2011), which was also a flop.

Notable Films

Kapoor gained wide recognition for playing a singer in the commercially successful romantic drama Aashiqui 2 (2013), for which she received a nomination for the Filmfare Award for Best Actress. The following year, she portrayed a character based on Ophelia in Vishal Bhardwaj’s critically acclaimed drama Haider (2014), an adaptation of William Shakespeare’s tragedy Hamlet. Kapoor established herself with starring roles in the romantic thriller Ek Villain (2014), the dance drama ABCD 2 (2015) and the action drama Baaghi (2016).Following a series of poorly received films, her highest-grossing releases came with the comedy horror Stree (2018), the action thriller Saaho (2019), and the comedy-drama Chhichhore (2019).

She will next star opposite Ranbir Kapoor in Luv Ranjan’s as-yet untitled project.


Hirav Shah Says- “Today for lakhs of Bollywood aspirants making it in Bollywood seems like a distant dream, but dreams can become true.
By preparing now for later, you can be a true success not just in Bollywood, but also by motivating the aspiring community.”

Astrological and Strategic Consultation or rather Astro-Strategy can guide you step by step and can warn you if there is a foreseen bad period. Astro-Strategy can also provide you with a perfect plan of action to defy all odds to be successful in the industry”, Concludes Hirav Shah, India’s Leading Astro-Strategist and Business Astrologer™.