Real life begins at the end of your comfort zone and nothing great has ever been achieved by people who weren’t willing to part from their comfortable lifestyle. This is a list about famous people and celebrities who could have settled with what they had and lead a peaceful life, but left their comfortable life in pursuit of something greater.


1. Boman Irani

Irani was apparently having a terrific career as a photographer and could have turned it into his life path, but smitten by acting , Irani decided to quit photography to pursue his acting dreams.

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2. Deepika Padukone

Deepika was supposed to be a badminton player , she also played quite a few national championships but soon found her calling in modelling, and rest as they say is history.

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3. John Abraham 

Abraham was working as a media planner with an event management firm with a great career prospect but John was smitten by the modelling bug and he left everything behind to pursue that dream.

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4. Sachin Bansal 

The co-founder and CEO of Flipkart was a software engineer at Amazon with a comfortable life but the entrepreneurial spirit inside him was never satiated and one fine day he quit his job to set up his own startup.

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5. Anurag Kashyap 

The Gangs Of Wasseypur director came to Delhi with dreams of becoming a scientist and was a student of zoology, but the day he saw De Sica’s Bicycle Thieves , he decided to chuck it all and leave for Bombay at once and we are so glad he did.

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6. Anil Kumble

Exceedingly well in academics, Kumble became a mechanical engineer and was going to have a comfortable life ahead but his love for the game inspired him so much that he broke all conventions and followed his heart.

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7. Kailash Satyarthi

The Nobel Peace Laureate’s love for humanity and children topped his career as a lecturer which he shunned to lead a life that would benefit all of the mankind.

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8. Subhash Chandra Bose 

Netaji was working for the Indian Civil Services till 1921but serving an alien government always kept stinging his heart until one day it became unbearable and he quit his job at the ICS to work for the greater good of the country.

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9. Palash Sen

Music speaks to you in mysterious ways , Palash Sen did earn his M.B.B.S and was not going to have any trouble in leading a comfortable life but his passion for music coerced him to listen to his heart and thus, Euphoria was born.

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10. Mahatma Gandhi

The Father of the Nation , had Bapu chosen to be comfortable and kept pursuing his career as a barrister, the country still might have been a British colony but fortunately that did not happen and India got its freedom.

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And life throws in many such conundrums at you where you have to decide for yourself if you want to leave the realm of your comfort zone or just be free and chase life without worrying about anything. Here’s a short film that would help you decide.