Bollywood actors who never graduated

Published: March 7, 2015
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Leading divas of Bollywood who did not complete their education and instead joined the Indian film industry. PHOTO: AGENCIES

Leading divas of Bollywood who did not complete their education and instead joined the Indian film industry. PHOTO: AGENCIES

The Indian film industry has many leading divas who rule millions of hearts. But here’s a list of successful Bollywood actors who did not complete their education and instead joined the film industry.

 

1. Kareena Kapoor

From a very tender age, glamour and glitz impressed her more than anything else.

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After studying commerce for two years at Mithibai College, Kareena developed an interest in law. She enrolled for a course at the Government Law College, but left it after just one year to join Bollywood.

 

2. Aishwarya Rai Bachchan

Winner of the Miss World pageant of 1994, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, is a college dropout as well. She went to Jai Hind college for a year but later switched to some other college to pursue architecture.

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Soon she was offered many high-end modeling assignments and film offers. She then left her studies mid-way to join the Bollywood bandwagon.

 

3. Sonam Kapoor

The actress was quoted in an IANS report saying, “My biggest regret is I’ve not completed my studies. But I’m going to finish my graduation this year. I’m going to fill in the forms to get my undergraduate degree in literature. For me, it’s one of those things that I regret the most.”

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Sonam further revealed in the IANS report that she had stopped studying after 12th standard and went on to become an actor.

4. Deepika Padukone

While Deepika played a college girl in Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani, very few know that Deepika did not complete her graduation. For Deepika, Bollywood had always been her first calling.

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Deepika had joined Mount Carmel in Bangalore, but never completed her studies there. She also enrolled for a short term course in IGNOU for further studies, but could never complete it. Deepika, who has been tagged as the highest grossing actor of Bollywood, definitely paid a huge price for reaching where she is today.

 

5. Priyanka Chopra

One of the most sought after actresses of the decade, Priyanka never finished her graduation either. The beauty queen has done her schooling from a number of places like USA and India. She wanted to be a criminal psychologist and joined Jai Hind college in Mumbai.

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However, modeling and beauty assignments came her way too soon.

 

6. Karisma Kapoor

One of the first to break the Kapoor stereotype, Karisma not only entered showbiz but also made it big there. Her passion and scintillating looks made her one of the most prominent stars of the 90s.

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Karisma allegedly dropped out of school soon after she entered sixth standard to pursue acting. Her first film was Prem Qaidi when she was just sixteen.

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Reader Comments (8)

  • AY
    Mar 7, 2015 - 4:31PM

    Can we’ve the same info for Lollywood actresses esp. Meera & VeenaRecommend

  • muneeb athar
    Mar 7, 2015 - 6:22PM

    I heard from various people that every little space on an media outlet is really valuable and any new item to make it on that platform should be extremely valuable, since it is taking up ‘valuable space’. But I with all due respect would like to say that the article above was a mere waste of space. If there are bunch of actors who did not graduate, so what value is it adding to us as readers. Clearly people at helm of media affairs are obsessed with the bling bling of our neighbouring country and it seems that that whatever rubbish news flies in from across the border seems to be the main headliner in our country.Great going!!!Recommend

  • Ali S
    Mar 7, 2015 - 7:17PM

    They all graduated high school. Even Bill Gates or Steve Jobs were just high school grads.Recommend

  • Aamna H. Fasihi
    Mar 7, 2015 - 10:26PM

    Not even Priyanka? :O Recommend

  • Micheal
    Mar 7, 2015 - 11:49PM

    The title states actor while in your article you disscussed actresses. Surprising!!Recommend

  • JSM
    Mar 8, 2015 - 9:31AM

    @Micheal:
    Gender equality.Recommend

  • Rakib
    Mar 8, 2015 - 11:54AM

    @muneeb athar: Its not space that is valuable, its what fills it up. Higher the quality of eye-fulls to ensure higher quantity of eyeballs, higher the clicks; all put together yielding higher ad revenue. Recommend

  • Hareem
    Mar 8, 2015 - 1:41PM

    You forgot Katrina Kaif and Kajol! Recommend

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