There is a particular as well as a peculiar notion among the common people of our country that acting is not a profession for highly educated people, especially when it comes to the Bollywood Film Industry.
In fact, there are a number of actors in the Bollywood Film Industry, who are college dropouts or have followed their family lineage and have pursued a career in acting. However, there are many as well, who have good enough educational degrees at their disposal so as to surprise the people.
Here is a list of the 7 most qualified actors, both male and female, in Bollywood, who are highly qualified.
Big B, as he is famously known as in Bollywood, is one of the most recognised actors for his stellar acting skills. However, he also has an impressive resume when it comes to educational qualification, which makes him the highest qualified actor in Bollywood in the current scenario. Mr Bachchan completed his graduation from the Sherwood College in Nainital and then went onto pursue two double major in Arts and Science from Kirori Mal College. In addition to that, he has been awarded an honorary doctorate degree from the Queensland University in Australia.
Shah Rukh Khan
After the Shahenshah, it is the turn of the Badshah of Bollywood, Shah Rukh Khan. Mr Khan used to be a brilliant student in both his school and college days and also earned a number of awards to show for his brilliant efforts. After completing his schooling at St. Columbia’s School, he went onto pursue his graduation degree from Hansraj College in Economics and then went to the Jamia Milia Islamia to study Mass Communication. However, he did not complete it and dropped out to try his luck in acting. Mr Khan also attended the National School of Drama.
Actor-producer John Abraham is not only known for his good looks, but also for his educational qualifications. An alumnus of the prestigious Narsee Monjee of Management Studies, from where he completed his degree in MBA, the “Force” actor did his schooling from Bombay Scottish School and then went onto earn a degree in economics from Jai Hind College. Undoubtedly an educational journey that even a scholar would envy!
The “Kahaani” actress is one of the most qualified actors in the Bollywood film industry. She did her graduation in Sociology from St Xavier’s College and went onto pursue a Master’s degree from the University of Bombay before choosing acting as a profession. She, however, did her debut in acting at the tender age of 16 with the hit TV show “Hum Paanch”.
Her ever-charming dimpled smile made her the heartthrob of the nation after her debut in soldier, but that is not all about Preity Zinta. She has a strong educational background as well. The “Kya Kehna” actress completed her Bachelor’s in English (Hons) from St Bede’s college in Shimla and then went onto pursue a Master’s degree in criminal psychology!
This versatile actor has truckloads of talents and is also a successful singer, composer, lyricist and guitarist. But apart from that, he also has a rich educational background, including a Bachelor’s degree in English literature from DAV college, Chandigarh. He also completed his Master’s in Mass Communication from School of Communication Studies in Chandigarh.
One of the most beautiful faces of the current generation in the Bollywood industry, Parineeti Chopra, is known for her gracious looks and brilliant acting talents. However, it is also her educational qualification, which adds to the “wow” factor. Ms Chopra holds a triple honours degree in Business, Finance and Economics from Manchester Business School, UK, which is equally impressive as her film career in Bollywood.