Some of Bollywood’s most popular stars were discovered simply by walking the streets or in restaurants. The quality and talent of their star were seen by an agent or director to overlook, they went from ordinary people to stars adored by the masses overnight, all thanks to a random chance meeting.

Kangana Ranaut


Kangana Ranaut was seen by the director, Anurag Kashyap in a cafe in Mumbai. He instantly liked it and offered him a role in his movie “Gangster”. The film became a box office hit and Bollywood got its Queen.

Arjun Rampal


Arjun Rampal was noticed by Bollywood ace designer Rohit Bahl, who suggested that he try modeling since Arjun had sharp features and a well built structure. Arjun went for it and there was no going back. He is an actor, model, entrepreneur and producer.

Bipasha Basu

Like Arjun Rampal, even Arjun Rampal’s supermodel and wife, Mehr Jessia, recommended Bipasha Basu for modeling. In 1996 Mehr saw Bipasha at a hotel in Kolkata and suggested that she try modeling.

Akshay Kumar

Akshay Kumar worked as a waiter and then as a cook in a restaurant in Bangkok. After returning to India, he taught martial arts. He also liked photography and one of his photographic friends recommended that he model. She did a modeling assignment and started knocking on the doors of the studio.

5- Bhumi Pednekar

The actress worked as an assistant to Shanoo Sharma in the Yash Raj films for 6 years. Many times, he thought about being actors and gave auditions. By sheer luck, her tape landed on Aditya Chopra’s desk and she was offered a role in “Dum Laga Ke Haisha”.

Parineeti Chopra

Parineeti Chopra worked in the public relations department of Yash Raj Films. While working there, he caught the attention of director Maneesh Sharma, the director of “Ladies Vs Ricky Bahl” and was offered the role in that film alongside Anushka Sharma and Ranveer Singh.

Madhuri Dixit

She set the silver screen on fire when she danced “Ek, Do, Teen” and “Humko Aajkal Hai”. She made the whole world her fan. When he was only 15 years old when a film producer approached him after he saw his dance performance, but his parents were against that idea. Later, her sister’s friend saw her and Barjatya offered her a movie.