7 Actors who Started Late in Life and Still Scaled the Success

The glamorous world of fame and money is said to be enticing for the young generation. There is a myth that to scale the success in cinema one should start as soon as possible to achieve the dream. There are some actors who started their struggle at the very early stage of their life and got success after many years. And there are some actors who had no existence in the industry and all of sudden they appeared. These are the actors who started chasing their dream in their late life and still made a mark with phenomenal performances. Let’s have a look at this inspiration sources whose age couldn’t deter them from realizing their dream of getting fame.

  1. Amrish Puri

The late actor AmrishPuri, who was known for his booming baritone and punishing gaze entered the industry following his Brother Madan Puri’s footprints, but very late. The “Mogambo” worked at Employer’s State Insurance Corporation and in later years of life got a small role in Prem Pujari and Reshma Aur Shera. Started with the small roles, he gave great performances in both positive as well as negative roles in Bollywood and Hollywood both.

Amrish Puri

  1. Boman Irani

Boman Irani’s real life story is as inspiring as his roles in the movies. He has the perfect ‘rags to riches’ story. The highly acclaimed actor had more responsibilities of family than realizing his dream. His quest for something creative made him leave his family run wafers store and take up photography. Even this couldn’t satiate the creative person inside him and he started doing theatre. And at the age of 42, he got what he wanted with a major role in Munna Bhai MBBS.


  1. Beena Kak

Do you remember that slapping mom in Salman Khan’s Maine Pyaar Kyn Kiya? She is a politician turned actor who started her acting career as a feisty mother. Even her age couldn’t stop her from realizing her dream and she started her acting career at the age of 52.


  1. Kirron Kher

Though she tried her luck in movies 1980s with some Punjabi films, the name Kirron Kher was limited to theaters only. She got the real recognition at the age of 41 with a sterling performance as Sardari Begam. She has excellently portrayed negative, positive and comic roles. Her Punjabi mommy roles have got her more popularity.

Kirron Kher

  1. Lillete Dubey

Though it’s been a decade now, Lillete Dubey also started her career in later years of life. She like to act in current movies which are sensible and independent. Her journey in the industry started with a crucial role in Shyam Benegal’s Zubeidaa. She has given spectacular performances in movies like Gadar, Monsoon Wedding, Kal Ho Na Ho and Lunchbox.

Lillete Dubey

  1. Adil Hussain

He rose to fame after his killer performance in Life Of Pi and English Vinglish. He is not a mainstream actor with the average role; rather it would be better to call him a screen actor due to his talent of pulling off every character gracefully.

Adil Hussain

  1. Chitrangda Singh

Not just the age, she also falsified the notion that married women cannot make big in Bollywood industry. When she entered the industry, she was already married to the ace-golfer Jyoti Randhawa and had a son also. So, marriage and baby are not always end of career. If you have talent, you will definitely grab your share of fame. This dusky diva started her journey with Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi and worked in both mainstream as well as some critically acclaimed movies.

Chitrangda Singh