Everyone holds a special place in their hearts for their first car, and celebrities are no exception. Despite their extensive collections of exotic vehicles, Indian celebrities too have fond memories of their first automobiles. Let’s take a look at some of these notable personalities and the cars they began their journeys with.
Sachin Tendulkar, renowned for his impressive collection of Porsches and BMWs, had a humble beginning with a Maruti 800, just like many Indians of his generation. Sachin appealed to public to help him get his first car back and recently he got it back as well. He restored the vehicle and his first car is with him now.
Imtiaz Ali, a well-known Bollywood movie director, currently possesses a collection of luxurious vehicles. However, he began his journey on four wheels with the modest Maruti SS80. Imtiaz recently shared a picture of himself with a Maruti 800 from his younger days, reminiscing about his early experiences.
Rajnikanth, known for his humble lifestyle, recently upgraded from a modest Innova to a luxury SUV. Recently, his family shared a picture of his very first car, a Premier Padmini, parked at their residence. This car holds sentimental value for the superstar and is still in working condition.
The Italian manufacturer gained immense popularity in India, particularly with the Fiat 1100. The car’s design captured attention and it became a symbol of family status. Even today, numerous enthusiasts maintain their Fiat 1100s in pristine condition, showcasing their enduring charm.
Kajol is frequently seen cruising in her BMW X7 with her family, showcasing her luxurious choice of wheels. However, her automotive journey began with the Maruti Suzuki 1000, the first sedan launched by Maruti in India. During the 1990s, this premium sedan commanded a price tag of nearly Rs 4 lakh, which was considered quite substantial at the time. Eventually, the Maruti Suzuki 1000 made way for the Esteem, another highly sought-after model that gained immense popularity in the market.
Sara Ali Khan
Sara Ali Khan has consistently opted for modest cars rather than luxury brands. She can be seen cruising around in an older-generation white Honda CR-V, equipped with a 2.4-litre petrol engine. Recently, Sara Ali Khan added a brand new Jeep Compass to her collection, which has quickly become her preferred mode of transportation.
Deepika Padukone, despite owning multiple Maybach cars now, started her journey with a 2011 Audi Q7. Her Q7 belonged to the earlier generation and featured a 3.0-litre V6 turbocharged diesel engine, delivering a maximum power of 240 bhp and a peak torque of 550 Nm.
After the success of her movies, Shraddha Kapoor treated herself to a Mercedes ML 250. The ML 250 was equipped with a 2.2-litre engine, producing 203 Bhp and 500 Nm. Although the model has been discontinued and replaced by the GLE, which is essentially a facelifted version, the car is now known as the GLE due to the new naming strategy adopted by the company.
Alia Bhatt currently enjoys the ownership of a Range Rover and frequently relies on this massive SUV for her travels. As her first car, she purchased an Audi Q7 and shared the news on social media. The Q7 served as her go-to vehicle for daily commuting. Her latest addition to the garage is the Land Rover Range Rover Autobiography.
Kangana Ranaut recently upgraded to a Mercedes-Maybach S680. Her first car was a BMW 7-Series luxury sedan, extensively used for daily commutes and attending events and parties. In addition to the Maybach, she also added the Mercedes-Benz GLE and other high-end luxury cars to her collection.
Priyanka Chopra Jonas
Rolls Royce Ghost
Priyanka Chopra Jonas, the desi-girl of Hollywood, became the first Bollywood actress to own a Rolls Royce Ghost. After permanently relocating to the USA following her wedding with Nick Jonas, she now drives a Mercedes-Maybach S600 limousine. Her first car was a white Mercedes-Benz S-Class sedan, which she used for several years before upgrading to other luxury cars. In the USA, she possesses an array of luxury vehicles.
Katrina Kaif, known for her simplicity despite her success and peers, made humble choices in her vehicle selection. Her first car was an Audi Q7, which she extensively used. Salman Khan gifted her the Land Rover Range Rover Autobiography, prompting her to let go of the Q7.