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This actor had no money for food, worked as bartender, washed dishes; later became ‘Big B of small screen’

This actor came to Mumbai with only 6 rupees and had struggled for food. Today, he’s one of the top actors on television and a versatile star in films as well.

An actor may struggle to find the big break, but it is more difficult to make a comeback on the silver screen, especially after facing back-to-back failures. Today, the actor we will be talking about has struggled hard to find his mark on the big screen, but that was just the beginning of what he went through after his debut film. Today, he’s considered one of the top actors on television, and a versatile scene-stealer in films, he’s none other than Ronit Roy.  

Ronit Roy’s journey to Mumbai started with mere 6 rupees

Ronit Bose Roy was born on October 11, 1965, in Nagpur, and he is the eldest son of businessman, Brotin Bose Roy and Dolly Roy. Ronit completed his school in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, and pursued in Hotel Management. As per a report of ABP news, after completing his studies, Ronit came to Mumbai with only 6 rupees. In his initial struggling days, Ronit stayed in the residence of Subhash Ghai.  

Ronit Roy worked as a bartender and washed dishes to survive

Subhash Ghai told Ronit that it would be difficult for him to make a mark in Bollywood, but he pushed him to try his luck. To survive in the city, Ronit joined Hotel Sea Rock as a management trainee and worked as a bartender, washing dishes, and cleaning tables. Ronit wasn’t enjoying his work, but he decided to carry on to make his meets end. 

Ronit Roy becoming AD to Subhash Ghai and freelance editing 

A year after Ronit came to Mumbai, he lost his father and decided to quit his job at Sea Rock. Ronit joined Subhash Ghai’s production house Mukta Arts, as an assistant director, and worked in Jackie Shroff’s debut movie Hero. Later, Ronit even started working as a freelance editor and edited a few of Ghai’s films. Meanwhile, Ronit also started doing some modelling and advertising work. 

Even after a successful debut, Ronit Roy had no money for food?

In 1992, director Deepak Balraj offered Roy as the lead role in the love drama Jaan Tere Naam. Ronit got his debut movie and went on to become a Silver Jubilee hit at the box office. After Jaan Tere Naam, Ronit starred in some other movies such as Army, and Hulchal, but none of them could replicate his debut movie’s success. As ABP reported, during his low phase, Ronit struggled to have food as well, he didn’t have money for food. 

Ronit Roy’s backup with the security agency

After his unsuccessful career in films, Ronit started his own security agency, Ace Security and Protection. His agency has provided security to top stars such as Amitabh Bachchan, Aamir Khan, Shah Rukh Khan, and Hrithik Roshan. 

Ronit Roy’s grand comeback and journey till now…

Three years after his security agency, Ronit got a call from Balaji Telefilms for the series Kamaal. But before Kamaal, Ront was offered Rishabh Bajaj in Kasautii Zindagii Kay (KZK). Ronit grabbed the opportunity and his Mr Bajaj became one of the most popular characters in the series. He was also regarded as Big B of the small screen. 

After KZK, Ronit didn’t look back, he went on to star in other series such as Kyuki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi, Bandini, and Adaalat. Ronit made his comeback in movies with Udaan (2010) and went on to star in several films such as Shootout At Wadala, 2 States, Thugs of Hindostan, Sarkar 3, and Liger. He was last seen in Bloody Daddy. 

Ronit Roy’s personal life

Ronit got married to Joanna in 2003 and has a daughter, Ona. Later he married model Neelam Roy and had a daughter Aador and a son Agastya. Ronit also have a brother Rohit Bose Roy, who is also a well-known actor. 

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