In Indian society, it is believed that stars from the silver screen are not enough educated to pursue their journey. People are often getting discouraged not to pursue an acting career so they will lose focus in the study despite when some are really passionate about acting and cinema. Call it a taboo or not, parents in India still believe that acting does not require any education but talent and luck mostly. Which is not true, if you follow the best of the actors of the industry. Acting does need talent, knowledge about film and publicity, human psychology which helps an actor to inculcate versatility and put necessary depth to present the character on screen as perfect as possible.
In Bollywood, many actors drop out from their educational journey to join the family lineage but also there are actors who are highly qualified. Here is the list of highly educated actors who have completed their educational journey and also pursue their talents of acting in the industry.
#1 Parineeti Chopra:
Parineeti Chopra is one of the highly educated actors in the industry. ‘Meri Pyaari Bindu’ actress obtained a triple honours degree from Manchester Business School in Finance, Economics and Business. She is also a trained Hindustani classical singer who has completed honours in Music.
#2 Amitabh Bachchan:
Big B has completed graduation from Sherwood College in Nainital and obtained a double major in Science and Arts from Kirori Mal College, New Delhi. He also received several honorary doctorates from reputed Universities from the country and abroad Jhansi University, Delhi University, De Montfort University, Leeds Metropolitan University, Queensland University of Technology, Jodhpur National University and Academy of Arts.
#3 Preity Zinta:
The diva of Bollywood is a sweetheart of millions. Preity Zinta is a successful actor and entrepreneur who is also the owner of IPL team Kings IX Punjab. The actor is also highly educated who obtained a Bachelor’s degree in English with honours from St. Bede’s College, Shimla and a Master’s degree in Criminal Psychology.
#4 Shah Rukh Khan:
King Khan of B-town holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Hansraj College under Delhi University. Shah Rukh Khan also received an honorary doctorate degree from Melbourne based La Trobe University for his contributions and efforts towards underprivileged children and women’s empowerment and achievements in the Indian entertainment industry.
#5 Soha Ali Khan:
Soha Ali Khan is another qualified actor from Bollywood who has completed a Master’s degree in International Relationship from London School of Economics and Political Science in UK.
#6 John Abraham:
The brawny boy of B-glam world is not only about his attractive physic and appearances, but John Abraham also studied in Bombay Scottish School, Mahim Mumbai. He got his Bachelor’s degree in honours economics from Jai Hind College and obtained an MBA from Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai. He has also received an MMS from Mumbai Educational Trust (MET)
#7 Randeep Hooda:
Randeep Hooda is one of the finest actors of Bollywood. The man can grab your full attention by his acting despite the time of screen presence in a film. The actor studied at the Motilal Nehru School of Sports, where he began acting in school productions. Later, he went to Australia to pursue a post-graduate degree in Human Resource Management from The University of Melbourne.
#8 Vidya Balan:
The careless beauty of the Bollywood industry often gets praises for her exceptional and challenging appearances in Hindi Films. Vidya Balan completed her major in Sociology from St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai and finished her post-graduation from the University of Mumbai.
#9 Ameesha Patel:
The actress has a smooth beginning in her Bollywood career. But Ameesha Patel’s educational qualification is more glorious than that. She holds a degree in economics from the US. She also studied in biogenetic engineering for two years and gradually switched to economics at Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts and also a gold medallist from there.
#10 Varun Dhawan:
The ‘Hero’ of Bollywood has made her chirpy appearances on the silver screen from his first lead film ‘Student Of The Year’. Over the year, Varun Dhawan has also proved himself a great dancer in the industry besides acting. The Bollywood heartthrob has a degree in Business Management from the Nottingham Trent University, UK.
Source: The Knowledge Factory