#6 ZEE5 Stars Who Had Surprising Professions Before Making It Big On Screen

These Pre-fame professions of ZEE5 Malayalam stars are surely going to surprise you! Don't miss!

A lot of celebrities were born into stardom but many of our favourite Malayalam celebrities had years of struggle before their big break in the industry. Before making it big, some of our celebrities had professions that you will be surprised to hear about. Here are some of your famous stars’ pre-celeb professions that are surely going to surprise you:

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#1 Mammootty

Superstar Mammootty from Madhura Raja is one of the legends in the industry with a career spanning almost five decades. He has a plethora of awards to his name including three National Film Award and a Padma Shri for his contribution to the film industry.  Before his debut role 1971 film Anubhavangal Paalichakal, Mammootty practised as a lawyer in Malappuram for two years.

#2 Parvathy

Almost Single actress Parvathy became a sensational star after her mesmerising performance in movies like Uyare, Charlie and Ennu Ninte Moidheen.  The actress has a filmography including films in Tamil, Malayalam and Kannada. Did you know that she was a successful TV anchor before her big break in Out of Syllabus? Parvathy was an audience favourite for her presentation style as a TV anchor with Malayalam music channel Kiran TV.

#3 Nivin Pauly

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With his cult hit movies like Thattathin Marayathu, Premam and Hey Jude, Nivin Pauly soon became a youth icon in the Malayalam film industry. With his authentic Malayali looks and versatility in acting, Nivin Pauly played an important role in the new wave of Malayalam films. Before his big break in Malarvadi Arts Club, Nivin worked as a techie in Bangalore. He was a software engineer with Infosys for two years before his big break in the industry with Vineeth Sreenivasan.

#4 Lena

Ira actress Lena with her recent movies in Malayalam has proved that she is ready to essay all sorts of challenging roles put forward to her. From playing Prithviraj’s mother in Ennu Ninte Moidheen to the stern police officer in Ira, Lena with her mesmerising acting skills can perfect any role. Did you guys know that Lena studied Clinical Psychology? The actress holds a post-graduate degree in psychology and has worked as a clinical psychologist in Mumbai before she became a full-time actress.

#5 Tovino Thomas

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Kalki actor Tovino Thomas was also a worker bee like many of us. He worked as a Software Engineer in Chennai. The actor quit his job after a few months because he was unhappy with the work. Did you know that Tovino’s parents were reluctant to support his struggle to be an actor? The actor was given a time limit of one year to make it big in the industry or he was supposed to go back to his techie job.

#6 Asif Ali

B.Tech actor Asif Ali had years of struggle behind him before he got his big break in Shyamaprasad movie Ritu. After his studies, he briefly worked as a video jockey and modelled for ads. His parents were against his dream to become a full-time actor and asked him several times to settle for a job. The actor said in an interview that he could only reveal to his parents about his acting debut only after Ritu released in theatres.

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