Sometime back we did a post on the Bollywood celebrities who’re doctorate holders, but how about those who never graduated from college?
Actresses Who Gave Up Studies
Here are the top Bollywood actresses who gave up studies for acting.
Some of them made their debut when they were just about seventeen, so you can’t expect them to be graduates at that age. Once they tasted success at the box-office, there was no looking back for them.
The Manikarnika / Queen actress once dreamt of becoming a doctor, but after getting a reality check (scored low marks in a test), the actress decided to pursue modeling which then led to acting.
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.
The beauty queen has done her schooling from a number of places in India (because of her army background), and even in the US. She wanted to be a criminal psychologist and joined ‘Jai Hind’ college in Mumbai. But modelling and modelling assignments came her way too soon.
One of the highest paid actresses of the decade, Kareena made her film debut at the age of 20 (following her sisters footsteps). After studying commerce for two years at Mithibai College, Kareena later developed an interest towards law. She then enrolled at the Government Law College, but left it after the first year to join Bollywood.
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
She went to Jai Hind college for a year but later switched to some other college to pursue architecture. Soon she started getting top modelling assignments and film offers, and she left her studies to join Bollywood.
Kaif started pursuing her engineering studies in London at age 17, but soon realized that she was not interested in that field. Instead, she wanted to be in the modeling and the glamour industry. For that she came to India at the age of 17. After modelling for some years, Katrina made her acting debut at the age of 20 with ‘Boom’.
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.
Mahesh Bhatt’s daughter was only 19 when she made her debut with Student of The Year.
Here are some more names.
Kajol: Kajol debuted at the age of 18 with Bekhudi.
Urmila Matondkar: Started as a child actor (famous for her role in Masoom). Later, she made her debut in Narasimha at the age of 17.
Here are the male actors who did not finish college.
Akshay droppped out of Guru Nanak Khalsa College, and went to Bangkok to be a chef and to learn martial arts.
Salman was in St. Xavier’s College in Mumbai, when he dropped out to be an actor.
Mr. Perfectionist was in Narsee Monjee College when he decided to give up studies and pursue a career in films. He started assisting his uncle Nasir Hussain.