How often have we sat down to think that the people who entertain us onscreen could also be highly educated Bollywood celebrities? Very little, right? We hardly care about their academic achievements. As long as they carry out the singular task that they are doing, of entertaining us, we don't give them much of thought. Hence, it will surprise you when you find out the educational qualifications of these highly educated Bollywood celebrities. Are you intrigued?
Then go ahead and scroll down to our list of 10 highly educated Bollywood celebrities!
Soha Ali Khan
The daughter of actress Sharmila Tagore and former captain of Indian cricket team, Nawab Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi, took her education extremely seriously. She was a student at The British School in New Delhi. Thereafter, she majored in Modern History from Oxford's Balliol College. She didn't just stop there. She went on to get a post-graduate degree in International Relations from the esteemed LSE.
R. Madhavan, a Bollywood actor who is well known for his chocolate boy looks and natural acting, is one of the most educated Bollywood celebrities. Born to a management executive father and a bank manager mother, R Madhavan earned a scholarship from Rajaram College at the age of 18 to spend a year in Canada. Moreover, he holds a degree in electronics.
Amitabh Bachchan is a household name that doesn't need any introduction. The angry young man used to be a diligent student. He went to school at Sherwood College in Nainital. He has a graduate degree in science from the Kirori Mal College, University Of Delhi, to his name.
Preity Zinta is well- received for her dimpled cheek and versatility in acting. She went to Covent Of Jesus and Mary, a residential school in Shimla. She graduated with a Bachelor's degree in English honors from St. Bede's College, Shimla. In addition to it, she holds a postgraduate degree in Criminal Psychology.
Sonu Sood, the lead antagonist in Salman Khan's Dabangg, is an engineer by degree. He went to Yeshwantrao Chavan College of Engineering to get a graduate degree in electronics engineering.
Siddharth, who is best known for his role as Karan Singhania in Rang De Basanti, studied at DAV Boys Senior Secondary School and Sardar Patel Vidyalaya. He has a graduate degree in Commerce(Hons) from Kirori Mal College, Delhi University. He also holds an MBA degree from the esteemed SPJIMR, Mumbai.
Imran Khan, the favorite nephew of Aamir Khan, played the lead role in the film Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na at the age of 25. He attended the Bombay Scottish School in his formative years. He moved to the USA to be with his father and graduated from Fremont High School in California. He holds a degree in filmmaking from New York Film Academy.
The cousin of former Miss World Priyanka Chopra hoped for a career in the investment banking. She has a triple honors degree in finance, business, and economics from Manchester Business School to her credit.
Vidya Balan's performances have won her several accolades. She has a graduate degree in Sociology from St. Xavier's College and also a degree in Master Of Arts in Sociology from Mumbai University.
The greek god-like Bollywood hunk rose to fame with his debut film Jism. John Abraham first pursued an economics degree from Jai Hind College after which he completed his MBA from Mumbai Education Trust.