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10 Bollywood Stars Who Gave Up Their Well-Paid Jobs And Pursued Acting

People often carry a preconceived thought that to be a part of Bollywood, you do not need to be a highly literate person. They feel that whosoever couldn’t establish themselves well over the academic field often end up being in Bollywood. However, this widely accepted fact is not true at all, as today we will bring to you a list of top 10 highly educated Bollywood stars who left their well paid jobs in order to pursue their dream of being a part of the industry.

1. Parineeti Chopra

The pretty and elegant actress of Bollywood, Parineeti Chopra has always amazed us with her extraordinary talent and potential. However, many do not know that Parineeti is a holder of tripple honours degree in in business, finance and economics from Manchester Business School in United Kingdom and after that worked in the marketing department of Yash Raj Studios as a public relations consultant before doing ‘Ladies v/s Ricky Bahl’.

2. Vicky Kaushal

The renowned and talented Vicky Kaushal graduated as an electronics and telecommunications engineer in 2009. He got several job opportunities during his campus interview, but he aspired to pursue a career in acting and hence joined the theatres.

3. Ayushmann Khurrana

One of the most popular face at present time, Ayushmann Khurrana majored in English Literature and did his master’s on Mass Communication from School of Communication Studies, Panjab University, in Chandigarh. After that, he was offered multiple high paid jobs but he decided to do theatres and finally started his career as a radio jockey.

4. John Abraham

The macho hunk of Bollywood, John Abraham achieved his bachelor’s in economics and later earned a Master’s in Management Sciences from Mumbai Educational Trust in 1998. After college, John wanted to pursue a career in modelling but to run his family he had to work for an ad agency named Enterprises – Nexus, where he was paid quite decently. After a while, he left the job and went on to pursue a career in Bollywood.

5. Tapsee Pannu

Tapsee is a rising and gorgeous star of Bollywood, who once completed her graduation in Computer Science Engineering from Guru Tegh Bahadur Institute of Technology in New Delhi. After graduation, she worked as a high paid Software Engineer, but later left the job and auditioned for talent shows, which eventually led her to acting.

6. Sonakshi Sinha

Sonakshi Sinha has rightfully established hee staunch and elegant personality in Bollywood through her hardwork and dedication. The talented actress studied Designing at Shreemati Nathibai Damodar Thackersey Women’s University in Mumbai. After college, she worked as a highly paid costume designer before kickstarting her career in Bollywood with her debut movie ‘Dabangg’.

7. Randeep Hooda

The stylish and hot Randeep Hooda carries various degrees to his name. After schooling, he moved to Melbourne where he earned both his bachelor’s and master’s degree in Business Management and Human Resource Management. After that, he worked in a big marketing firm, before making his bollywood debut back in 2001.

8. Ranveer Singh

The crazy and energetic superstar Ranveer Singh completed his schooling and moves to United States to purse a Bachelor’s in Arts degree from Indiana University, Bloomington. After his return, he worked as a copywriter for big advertising agencies like O&M and JWT, after which he made his debut in Bollywood with Yash Raj Studios.

9. Ritesh Deshmukh

The multi-talented and charming Ritesh Deshmukh is an architect. He completed his graduation in Architecture and Environmental Studies in Kamla Raheja Vidyanidhi Institute. After his graduation, he worked for an architectural firm in New York before moving on to the Bollywood industry.

10. Sayani Gupta

Upon completion of her graduation, Sayani worked as a marketing and sales head with a renowned infrastructure research firm named Indian Infrastructure Pvt. Ltd in New Delhi. However, being fed up of her busy schedule, she decided to chase her dream and moved to Mumbai, where she made her debut with ‘Margarita with a straw’.

About Bishal Kalita

I hail from the city of Guwahati, Assam and strongly believe in finding a meaningful contentment in the subtle things of life. A published writer and an avid lover of literature, I am someone who is composed out of pain but watered with joy.

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