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People who found fame and success starting after their 40’s

The journey to fame and success will never be cushiony, it will require consistent efforts and an unwavering determination to rise above rejection and failures. These people followed their heart way beyond what is considered ‘the right age to establish a career‘. They explored more with their hard-work and will to achieve delectable success in life.

1. Boman Irani

There is no one else we can imagine playing Professor Asthana in Munna Bhai M.B.B.S. or Virus in 3 Idiots other than Boman Irani. The man who seems perfect in every role he plays on screen made his Bollywood debut at 44.

He has gained critical acclaims and recognition for roles in movies like- Lage Raho Munnai BhaiMain Hoon NaVeer-ZaaraHey BabyyDonWell Done AbbaFerrari Ki SawaariCocktailStudent Of The YearJolly LLBPK and others. No matter how big or small his role is in a film, his character will definitely become one that will stay with you for long!


2. Paresh Rawal

Ye Baburao ka style hai!” Who can deny the always-on-point comic timing and hilarious tone of Paresh Rawal in Hera Pheri? This break-out role for him came at the age of 40 which laid the foundation of him becoming one of the most beloved comic actors of Hindi cinema. His first lead role came in 2012 in Oh My God! along with Akshay Kumar. Also, his highest grossing films have received a lot of accolades over the years and his contribution to Hindi cinema is remarkable!



3. Naseeruddin Shah

This unbeatable and talented actor and has made a prominent mark in Bollywood today. His glorious career includes hundreds of films, but his welcome into mainstream Indian cinema was the movie Hum Paanch at the age of 40.

He has not only won critical acclaim for his films but he is still a stunner when it comes to theatre. His most memorable films include Sparsh, Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro, Ijaazat, Masoom, Umraao Jaan, Chamatkar, 7 Khoon Maaf, A Wednesday, Ishqiya and Finding Fanny.


4. Piyush Mishra 

This gifted artist is known for his brilliant portrayal of the grey-character of Nasir in Gangs Of Wasseypur that fetched him recognition as a strong and valuable actor. It was the film Maqbool at the age of 41 that put him on the map by receiving huge acclaim.


5. Kirron Kher

A cherished name in the film industry today, it wasn’t until she was 41 that she starred in the national award-winning movie Sardari Begum that she became a star. Since then, she has played dynamic characters that we all love.



6. Ronit Roy

TV’s Mr.Bajaj had his rocking small screen debut but his Bollywood ride began in 2010 when he starred in the critically acclaimed film Udaan. He went on to win various supporting actor awards. He has constantly been upgrading himself as an actor through films like Student Of The Year, Boss, 2 States and Anurag Kashyap’s Ugly

7. Pankaj Mishra

After doing cameos in movies like Run, Apaharan, Omkara and Raavan, it was Anurag Kashyap’s Gangs of Wasseypur that finally brought critical acclaim to the actor. He managed to enter the mainstream commercial cinema with films like Dabangg 2, Fukrey, Gunday and Singham Returns.



8. Vijay Shekhar Sharma

The man, who always wears a welcoming smile, stands true to every word he wrote during the most difficult times of his life is today a Paytm Founder. Vijay Shekhar Sharma owns a company whose current value is a little over $3 billion in the market in 2016, a dream dreamt when he was struggling to make ends meet with Rs 10 in his pocket. But he tasted victory the hard way. Nothing came easy for him.



9. Narendra Modi-

The Ache Din  Ambassador we got is one of the most active body in our country who once was an ordinary tea salesman, later decided to join politics and now he is the Prime Minister of India.

10. Nawazuddin Siddiqui-

Last but not the least, he spent years working as a chemist and a watchman but Nawazuddin proved he is the perfect example of ‘dreams can come true if you never give up’. He is today one of the nation’s finest actors.


We can’t even imagine how much struggle these people have done in their past and found Success later in Life. Please share if you have experienced the same story in their life.



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