Bollywood might be replete with actors and actresses who score high on good looks and personalities. But you will be surprised to know the educational qualifications of some of the bollywood stars. There are some who have double graduation and even higher degrees in their kitties. More recently Shah Rukh finally got his graduation degree from Hansraj College of Delhi University. As we bring you a list here, check out other highly educated stars in B-Town.
Don’t let his smile and bulky muscles fool you into believing that he is all body and no brains! Probably, he is one of the most qualified actors. John has a Bachelors degree in Economics from Jai Hind College and a Masters degree in Management Sciences from the Mumbai Educational Trust (MET). He has done his schooling from Bombay Scottish School, Mumbai.
Schooled in her home-town Ambala, her dream was to always become an investment banker. Parineeti being one of the many well-educated stars in Bollywood, the lady owns a Triple Honours Degree in Business, Finance and Economics from Manchester Business School, UK.
Multi-talented superstar, Amitabh Bachchan – son of the renowned author and poet, graduated from Sherwood College in Nainital and later went on to completing a double major in Science and Arts from the Kirori Mal College in New Delhi. Big B, thereafter, moved to Mumbai to enter the glam world.
Bollywood and IPL’s dimpled beauty is a perfect example for brains with beauty. After having graduated with an honours degree in English from St. Bede’s College, Shimla, she started a graduate programme in psychology and even earned a post graduate degree in Criminal Psychology!
Madhavan is one of the very few South-Indian stars to have carved a niche for himself in Bollywood. The 3 Idiots fame actor is a graduate in electronics from Rajaram College, Kolhapur. He even won the Maharashtra Best Cadet title which allowed him to make a trip to England. He also received training with the Royal Army, the Navy and the Air Force, and had plans of joining defence. He was a cultural ambassador for India in Canada.
Soha Ali Khan
Following her father’s rich education, Soha Ali Khan, after attending the British School in New Delhi, she went on to complete her undergraduate at the Balliol College, Oxford, UK. She is also an alumnus of the London School of Economics, where she received a Masters degree in International Relations and Political Science.
Kareena Kapoor Khan
Despite being born into a family with a rich history in Bollywood, Kareena Kapoor put in a lot of effort for her education! After her schooling from the Jamnabai Narsee School Mumbai and Welham Girls School in Dehradun, she studied commerce at Mithibai College in Mumbai for two years and enrolled for a three month course in microcomputers at Harvard University. Not just that, she even studied law for a year in Government Law College, Mumbai! And it was around this time when she entered into industry.
The be-dimpled Ayushmann Khurrana of Vicky Donor fame, has not only majored in English Literature from DAV College in Chandigarh but also has achieved a Masters degree in Mass Communication from the School of Communication, Punjab University in Chandigarh. No wonder he connects well with audiences around the world!
After she finished her schooling in St. Anthony’s Girls’ High School, Chembur, she got her major in sociology from St. Xavier’s, Mumbai. She also holds an MA from the University of Mumbai.
The fashionista of Bollywood, Sonam Kapoor went to the United World College of South East Asia in Singapore for her schooling and achieved an International Baccalaureate Diploma. She also studied Political Science and Economics from the University of East London.
‘Student of the Year’ Varun Dhawan is a graduate in Business Management from Nottingham Trent University, UK.
Apart from these stars, there are many actors who gave up their education in the middle, but achieved a great success in the film industry. Let’s take a look at some of those actors.
The perfectionist was not really into books and hence did not continue beyond class 12.
She studied in Sophia High School and later joined Mount Carmel College, Bangalore. She gave up on college mid way for a career in modelling and acting.
Shah Rukh Khan:
Graduate in economics from Hansraj College in Delhi, SRK left midway his Masters degree in Mass Communication from Jamia Milia Islamia
Kajol did Bekhudi when she was sixteen. At the age of 17, she had to eventually drop out of school in pursuit of a full time career in film post the success of Baazigar.
With a passion for zoology, she initially considered making a career in medicine, but later enrolled at Raheja College for a degree in Architecture. Needless to say, she couldn’t finish her degree as she won the Miss World pageant at the age of 21.
Salman was schooled in Scindia High School, Gwalior and St. Stanislaus High School, Mumbai. He dropped out of Natonal College, Bandra.
The IIM-A grad from 2 States studied in Arya Vidya Mandir school in Mumbai. Failing his board exams in class 12, Arjun decided to start assisting his father, producer Boney Kapoor.