By Arnav Mittal Last Updated:
In today's time, Indian celebrities own a plethora of luxury cars. They have everything from one of the fastest to the most expensive cars out there. But there is always that particular first vehicle in everyone's life which starts it all.
Everyone, from the average person to the wealthiest person in the world, tends to recall the first car they owned. Getting your first car marks the beginning of a new phase of life. So when it comes to Indian celebrities, it is interesting to know the story behind the names that rule thousands of hearts.
The first car that Rajinikanth bought was a white Premier Padmini back in the 1980s. The vehicle is regarded as a classic and has a 1.1-litre engine. It is currently relatively uncommon in the country. Thalaiva still owns the car and considers it his most prized possession, despite owning some of the most luxurious cars in the present times.
Sachin Tendulkar, considered the god of cricket, is also widely known for his superb car collection, accumulating several legendary vehicles throughout the years. However, the master blaster values his first car, the humble 800, above all of his impressive collection of supercars and stylish sedans.
The Badshah of Bollywood, Shah Rukh Khan, has some of the fanciest four-wheeled vehicles money can buy. However, King Khan still treasures the Maruti Suzuki Omni that his mother gave him as a present during his struggling days. The pricing is currently around Rs. 2.08 lakh, and the mileage ranges between 10.9 and 14.96 km per litre.
Bhaijaan of Bollywood, Salman Khan's first car was a Triumph Herald, which the late Rishi Kapoor used in the 1985 film, Zamana written by Salman's father, Salim Khan. The car was gifted to Salim Khan for his fantastic work, who then passed it on to Salman Khan. The actor once stated that although the car was in bad condition when he received it, it still holds a very special place in his heart.
For many Indians, the Maruti 800 is an unquestionable emblem that instantly brings back nostalgia. The Maruti 800 is an absolute icon for many Indians and brings back several memories. While the ace director, Imtiaz Ali, currently rides a luxurious BMW 6-Series GT, his first car was Maruti Suzuki 800.
The Big B of Bollywood is known for his impressive collection of automobiles, ranging from Bentley Continental GT to Rolls-Royce. However, Amitabh Bachchan's first car was a second-hand Fiat 1100, which he purchased after the success of his debut film, Saat Hindustani. This iconic car was powered by 1089cc–1221cc.
Kajol's Maruti Suzuki 1000 was one of the first premium sedans launched in the country in 1990 and came with a price tag of close to Rs 4 lakh. Although Kajol is frequently spotted driving her luxurious SUVs, she still regards her first car as her first love.
Khiladi Kumar's first car was a Fiat Padmini manufactured in India between 1964 and 2001. The actor first took the car to Shirdi in order to receive blessings for a prosperous career. His prayers were undoubtedly answered, as he is one of Bollywood's most successful actors now.
Veteran actor Dharmendra has had a number of vehicles but his first car, Fiat 1100, holds a very special place in his heart. He bought it for Rs. 18000 back in the 1960s. It was among the first cars launched in India and holds a vintage status today. Dharmendra's vehicle is more than 60 years old and is still in excellent condition.
Priyanka Chopra Jonas has made a name for herself internationally and is not just limited to Bollywood anymore. She was the first actress in Bollywood to own a luxury Rolls-Royce. Her first vehicle, though, was a Mercedes-Benz S-Class Sedan priced between Rs 1.57 crore and Rs 1.62 crore.
Although Alia Bhatt primarily drives a Range Rover, she initially got behind the wheels of the renowned Audi Q7 shortly after making her breakthrough in the Bollywood industry. She still owns the Audi Q7 in her collection, including luxury cars like the Range Rover and the Audi A6.
Sara Ali Khan is a royalty from the Pataudi family. So it implies that she can buy herself the finest luxury vehicles. Although the actress had a humble choice of the wheels as she chose a white Honda CR-V as her first car, which cost about Rs. 30 lakhs.
In 2006, Deepika made her debut in the entertainment industry with the film, Om Shanti Om, alongside superstar, Shah Rukh Khan. Given the film's success, Deepika purchased an Audi Q7, which cost her around Rs. 80 Lakhs. She presently owns a wide variety of high-end cars, including a BMW 5-Series, a Mini Cooper and a Mercedes Maybach S500.
Kangana Ranaut started working in Bollywood when she was barely 17. The Queen star, pampered herself after becoming a superstar in Bollywood at the tender age of 21, buying a BMW series 7 for herself. The vehicle cost about Rs. 1.30 crore.
Katrina Kaif began her career in 2003 and has come a long way since then. Bollywood's heart, Katrina Kaif's first automobile purchase was an Audi Q7. The price range for her Audi vehicle ranges between Rs. 59 lakhs and Rs. 85 lakhs.
Well, it clearly shows that the majority of celebrities who drive expensive automobiles today came from a modest upbringing.