Twinkle Khanna recalls her first job delivering fish and prawns, people would ask 'Tu macchiwali hai?'

May 11, 2023 06:13 PM IST

Twinkle Khanna recalls delivering fish and prawns on her first job. The fish company was owned by her grandmother's sister.

Twinkle Khanna has said that her first job was delivering fish and prawns. It was her grandmother's sister who ran a fish company and Twinkle helped her out. (Also read: Twinkle Khanna shares video of her 'doing coronation the right way)

Twinkle Khanna recalls her first job.
Twinkle Khanna recalls her first job.

“I remember my first job was - I used to go and deliver fish and prawns. My grandmother’s sister had a fish company, her name is Macchiwala. That was my first job. When I used to tell someone, they would say, ‘Tu machhiwali hai? (Are you a fisherwoman),” Twinkle said on Tweak India, during a conversation with Johnny Lever.

Citing her own example, Twinkle asked Johnny to name the weirdest jobs he did before taking to comedy as a profession. Johnny told Twinkle that he used to sell pens on the streets and would mimic actors and the sale would be better. Twinkle's husband, actor Akshay Kumar also made a special appearance on the show.

This is not the first time Twinkle talked about her first job. Talking about her changing professions, Twinkle had told The Khaleej Times in 2016, “I wrote half a novel when I was 18 and I always thought I would eventually write because my world has been filled with words.” She said that she is a passionate reader and wanted to be a chartered accountant (CA) when she was young.

“I have been working my whole life. My first job was working for my grandmother's sister's company and delivering boxes of fish and prawns. Then, I was working as an assistant to an interior decorator while I was also applying for my CA entrance exam. Math was always my favourite subject,” Twinkle added. Twinkle then said that she started getting offers for films and her mom told her it was the right age for a girl to make “that sort of money”.

Twinkle made her Bollywood debut with Bobby Deol in 1995 in Barsaat. She also featured in films such as Jab Pyaar Kisise Hota Hai, Baadshah and Joru Ka Ghulam, among a few others.

After working in films for some time, Twinkle quit acting in 2001 and ventured into writing in 2015. Her first book was Mrs Funnybones that received wide appreciation. She also wrote another book that was an anthology of stories - The Legend Of Lakshmi Prasad - in 2017.

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