The Bollywood film community is renowned for its astounding acting abilities and stylish appearances. There is a widespread belief in India that no formal education is necessary to work as a professional actor in Bollywood. However, education has played a significant role in the lives of many Bollywood celebrities. Here is a list of famous people from Bollywood who have had exceptional education before starting their Bollywood careers-
Amitabh Bachchan is first on the list. Everyone adores Amitabh Bachchan for his ground-breaking performances in films such as Sholay, Kalia, Baghban, and Paa. Still, few are aware that the BigB of Bollywood is also a highly educated individual. He graduated from Sherwood College in Nainital and then attended Kirori Mal College, where he majored in Arts and Science. In addition, he received an honorary doctorate from Queensland University in Australia.
One of the Bollywood stars with the most outstanding educational credentials is the King of Bollywood. In addition to being an exceptional student in high school and college, SRK also won many honours. After completing his education at St. Columbia's School, he attended Hansraj College to earn his degree in Economics, after which he transferred to the Jamia Milia Islamia to study mass communication. But he dropped out to try his luck as an actor.
Soha Ali Khan
The Pataudi princess Soha Ali Khan is a graduate of Balliol College in Oxford with a Bachelor's degree in Modern History. She also holds an international relations master's degree from the London School of Economics and Political Science.
Sara Ali Khan
Sara Ali Khan has been able to win people's hearts with her endearing demeanour, and she attributes her charm and confidence to her education. Khan attended the Besant Montessori School in Mumbai for her formal education before attending Columbia University in New York to study history and political science. No wonder why Sara has savage witty answers always on the tip of her fingers.
Varun Dhawan, the son of well-known Bollywood director David Dhawan, began his acting career with Karan Johar's Student of the Year (2012). Since then, he has contributed to the success of several Bollywood films, including Badrinath Ki Dulhaniya, Badlapur, Dishoom, and Main Tera Hero. He received an intermediate diploma from the H.R. College for Commerce and Economics and a business management degree from Nottingham Trent University in the United Kingdom.
Preity Zinta, a leading lady in 2000, made her acting debut in the 1998 romantic comedy Dil Se. Later, she became a massive star thanks to movies like Soldier (1998), Chori Chori Chupke Chupke (2001), Koi... Mil Gaya (2003), Kal Ho Naa Ho (2003), and Veer-Zaara (2004). She graduated with honours from St. Bede's College with a bachelor's in English, and she also has a master's in criminal psychology.
Through movies like Highway, Sarbjit, Once Upon a Time in Mumbai, and Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster, Randeep Hooda became well-known in the Hindi film industry. He was born to a jat family in Haryana in August 1976. In 1995, Randeep moved to Australia to pursue his bachelor's degree in marketing. Later, he attended the same Melbourne college to earn his master's degrees in business management and human resource management.
The diva has left a lasting impression on Bollywood with her impressive performances in films like Thappad, Pink, Manmarziyaan, and many others, as well as her many different roles. Before entering Bollywood, she completed her degree in computer engineering and worked as a software expert.
She made her acting debut in the 2011 film Ladies VS Ricky Behel, for which she won the Filmfare Award for best-supporting actress. Parineeti Chopra, a cousin of top Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra, graduated with three honours from Manchester Business School in England. She has an honours degree in business, economics, and finance.