Indian actors who depended on their wives income during their struggling days

Getting a break as an actor takes time, but that doesn’t mean other important things in life have to take a back-seat.

While it may be difficult to find a girl for marriage if you’re a struggling actor, these guys were lucky to find a woman who not only stood by them (during their days of struggle), they also took care of the finances allowing their men to pursue their dreams.

Ayushmann Khurrana

Ayushmann, who became a VJ on television (so that he could become an actor), struggled a lot in the initial days. Luckily for him, he had Tahira Shah by her side.

When I got married, I had no money (Ayushmann has done a similar scene in one of his movies as well, where he becomes jobless and has to depend on his girlfriend’s income). Tahira has been doing better than me professionally for the longest time. She was gutsy enough to marry a man just for love and have faith in his talent. She is a rockstar; she was a professor, had her own PR firm in Chandigarh. She was also the programming head of a radio station in Punjab. She supported me in every possible way,” says Ayushmann.

So how did it feel to depend on his wife’s income during those struggling days?

Ayushmann says there was never any ego between them, just pure love. Most men in India aren’t secure enough to be comfortable with such an arrangement. But a man, no matter where he comes from, could trigger a change.

Ram Kapoor

Ram Kapoor is a big name on television, and has acted in several Bollywood films as well. But even he was dependent on his wife Gautami Kapoor’s (television actress) income during his struggling days.

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While film director Balki (director of Ki and Ka, Cheeni Kum) was not financially dependent on wife Gauri’s income, he took a back-seat when his wife Gauri Shindey was filming her movie English Vinglish (starring Sridevi) as a director.

Know of any other Indian actor who was financially supported by his wife during