All have known the Bollywood stars by their on screen roles, counts of hit and flop movies, public appearances, fan following etc. but hardly anyone knows about their educational qualifications. It happens such that a majority of the Bollywood stars have stupendous educational qualifications as well. They have been pretty good students throughout their careers and have been very serious about their studies before they went on to pursue a career in Bollywood. These Bollywood stars are just the ideal role-model-perfect personalities who have excelled in all phases of their lives and have successfully achieved perfection.
The following sections enlists the Bollywood stars who have a strong educational qualification as well:
10. RICHA CHADDA
The same lady who impressed the audience with her fabulous acting skills and bold on screen avatars, Richa Chadda has made a number of appearances in a range of critically acclaimed movies. Her role in Gangs of Wasseypur fetched her an award in the Best Actress category. Richa has been raised in the city of Delhi and she has completed her schooling from Sardar Patel Vidyalaya in 2002. She went on for Diploma in Social Communication Media from Sophia College, Mumbai and also holds a Bachelor’s degree in History from St. Stephen’s college in Delhi. Her mother is a professor and has also authored 2 books. However Richa chose acting to pursue her career and is spreading magic here as well.
9. OMI VAIDYA
The person who did pretty good justice to the role of Chatur in 3 Idiots, Omi Vaidya, has been a studious guy throughout his career. Although he has a very few movies to his name, he gained enough recognition from his role in the Aamir Khan starrer 3 Idiots. He was raised in California and he completed his graduation from the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts and also attended the University of California, Santa Cruz for two years. He took a transfer to Tisch School of Arts at New York University and completed his graduation there with honors.
8. AYUSHMANN KHURRANA
Ayushmann is one of the most multi talented stars that the Bollywood industry has ever seen. However, very less people know about his career. He has been an exceptional student throughout his career. Ayushman completed his schooling from St. John’s High School and college from DAV College in Chandigarh. He has a major in English Literature and has a Master’s degree in Mass Communication from the School of Communication Studies, Panjab University. Ayushmann however had a stark interest in the field of theatre and acting since childhood and participated in many competitions to fetch a bag full of prizes.
7. PARINEETI CHOPRA
Well known for her cute and bubbly looks, Parineeti had dreams of becoming an investment banker. She spent the first seventeen years of her life at Ambala, Haryana and completed her schooling from Convent of Jesus and Mary in Ambala Cantonment. She shifted to London at the age of 17 and holds a triple honors degrees in business, finance and economics from Manchester Business School. She also has a BA Honors in music and is a trained classical dancer as well. However due to economic recession, she decided to move to Mumbai and pursue a career in Bollywood.
6. IMRAN KHAN
Although the acting quotient in Imran is inherited from his family tree studded with some of the epic and legendary actors including Aamir Khan, he has a good educational background as well. The educational career of Imran is filled with a good number of hardships where he had to frequently change his schools. Coping up with the new environments proved to be difficult for him, which resulted in the decline of his grade. He completed his graduation from Fremont High School in Sunnyvale, California. Inspire by the infamous writer Roald Dahl, he pursued a degree in Filmmaking in the LA branch of New York Film Academy. After achieving that he also studied market research and advertising.
5. SONU SOOD
Sonu Sood is well known in Bollywood for his masculine physique and the justice he does to the villain roles in a majority of the movies including the most popular one, Dabangg. As a matter of fact, he has a strong educational qualification to back his career as well. He holds a Bachelors Degree in Engineering from Yeshwantrao Chavan College of Engineering in Nagpur with Electronics as the specialization.
4. R MADHAVAN
R Madhavan has been in the industry since long and has given a number of great hits including Rehna Hai Tere Dil Main, 3 Idiots, Saala Khadoos etc. He is well known for his evergreen looks and he has successfully maintained a charming image since the start of his career. He holds a degree in Electronics. He has also trained with the British Army, the Royal Navy and the Royal Air Force. He had also considered of pursuing a career in military but however missed the chance for not being eligible. He has also trained students in public speaking and personality development skills subsequently.
3. JOHN ABRAHAM
A hunk with the brains- that the caption that would suit him the best. Well known for playing the roles in action movies, John Abraham has a strong educational background too. He completed his schooling from Bombay Scottish School in Mumbai. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from Jai Hind College. He also has a MBA degree from the top seed management institute of the country Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies. However he chose Bollywood to pursue his career and made his debut in a music video by Jazzy B.
2. VIDYA BALAN
The same lady who has captivated millions of audience through her roles in the most critically acclaimed movies has a strong educational qualification as well. Vidya completed her Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology from Xavier’s College and went on to get a Master’s degree from the University of Mumbai. Although she had already made her first TV appearance in the Ekta Kapoor directorial TV show ‘Hum Paanch’, she decided to complete her education first before stepping into Bollywood for pursuing a career in acting. She also rejected Anurag Basu’s offer to act in a TV soap opera.
1. AMITABH BACHCHAN
He has been awarded a number of prestigious awards worldwide and in India as well including the Padma Shri, Padma Bhusan and Padma Vibhusan owing to his extraordinary contribution to the movie industry of the country. However this stalwart has a great educational career as well. He attended the Sherwood College in Nainital and the Kirori Lal College, University of Delhi. He is the proud holder of a dual major in Science and has also received an honorary Doctorate degree from the Queensland University in Australia.
These Bollywood stars would also have prospered, had they not chosen acting as their career alternative by virtue of their strong educational qualifications. However they have been doing pretty great in the movie industry as well and the audience love to see them in roles and love to compare their lives with the roles of the protagonists played by these stars in a number of movies.