3: Sonam Kapoor
Before making it big as an actress in Bollywood, Sonam was an assistant director. Yes, the Prem Ratan Dhan Payo girl started her career in the direction in 2005 where she got to be an assistant director to the star director Sanjay Leela Bhansali for his film Black starring Amitabh Bachchan and Rani Mukherjee. Sonam Kapoor was not a chick or a fashionista when she started in the industry as an assistant director. She was quite a plumpy kid and was not so keen to act. In fact, she didn’t even consider herself beautiful until Sanjay Leela Bhansali told her that she looks like an Ajanta painting.
Next, Sonam started working on her weight and in just 1.5 years she lost around 35 kg to star in her very first film Saawariya which released in 2007 along with Farah Khan’s Om Shanti Om. Interestingly, her co-star Ranbir Kapoor too was assisting Sanjay for his film Black. She was a star kid but when the time came and she wanted to supplement her pocket money, she worked as a waitress without worrying much. When Sonam’s boyfriend made some blatant comments about her weight, she decided to end the relationship forever.