We all have questions that frequently come to our minds related to the Bollywood industry, Do actors study? Or to become an actor does one need education? Which actor is the most educated/less educated? As we know education is very important, it helps us to grow in life. It teaches us the meaning of what is good and bad.
Education helps us to get high-salaried jobs, and most importantly it helps us to become a good citizens. In India, people generally think that Bollywood Actors are not well-educated. We are bringing you the Most Educated Actors in Bollywood to clear up this misconception.
In the era of women empowerment, Bollywood actresses are really an inspiration for all. Before pursuing a career in Bollywood, they all completed their education and then ruled the Hindi Film Industry. Check the list of most educated actors in Bollywood.
1- Amitabh Bachchan
The Big B of Bollywood was born in Allahabad in 1942 to a great Hindi poet Harivansh Rai Bachchan. Amitabh Bachchan completed his school education at the Jnana Pramodhini, Boys High School, Sherwood College, Nainital, and holds a graduation degree (BSc) from Kirori Mal College, New Delhi.
2- John Abraham
John Abraham belongs to a mixed religious family to a Malayali father and a Parsi mother. The Dostana fame started his career from modeling, he did his schooling at Bombay Scottish School, Maharashtra, and then completed his degree on MBA from Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies (NMIMS), Mumbai. He has produced the national award-winning film Vicky Donor.
3- Vidya Balan
Vidya Balan has established herself in the Bollywood industry through the films Lage Raho Munnabhai, Bhool Bhulaiyaa, and Hey Babyy. She is one of the most educated actresses in India. She completed her graduation in sociology from St. Xavier’s College and completed her master’s degree from the University of Mumbai. She is a national and Padma Shree awardee.
4- Ayushmann Khurrana
Ayushmann Khurana is a national award winner. He started his career in the romantic comedy Vicky Donor in 2012. His movies are generally related to the topic of social causes. He holds a degree in English Literature and finished his master’s degree in Mass Communication from the School of communications, Punjab University.
5- Parineeti Chopra
She started her acting career with Ladies VS Ricky Behel in 2011 for which she earned the Filmfare award for the best supporting role. Bollywood’s topmost actress Priyanka Chopra’s cousin Parineeti Chopra holds a triple honors degree from Manchester Business School, England. Her honors degree is in finance, economics, and business.
6- Soha Ali Khan
Soha Ali Khan belongs to a royal Pataudi family from Bhopal. Her father and grandfather was former Indian cricket captain and her mother Sharmila Tagore was an actress, her brother is a known Bollywood star, Saif Ali Khan.
Soha Pursued her Modern History degree at Balliol College, Oxford, and went to London to earn her master’s degree in international affairs at the London School of Economics and Political Science.
7- Randeep Hooda
Randeep Hooda established himself in the Hindi film industry through The Highway, Sarbjit, Once Upon a Time in Mumbai, and Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster. He was born in August 1976 to a jat family, in Haryana.
Randeep went to Australia to pursue his bachelor’s degree in marketing in 1995, further, he completed his master’s degree in business management and human resource management from the same college in Melbourne.
8- Varun Dhawan
The known director of the Bollywood film industry David Dhawan’s son Varun Dhawan started his acting career in Karan Johar’s Student Of the Year (2012), Since then he has given several hits to Bollywood like Badrinath Ki Dulhaniya, Badlapur, Dishoom, Main Tera Hero.
He completed his intermediate from H.R College for Commerce and Economics and holds a Business Management Degree from Nottingham Trent University, U.K.
9- Sara Ali Khan
Sara Ali Khan is the daughter of famous Bollywood actor Saif Ali Khan and legendary actress Amrita Singh. The star kid started her filmy career with the commercial success Kedarnath in 2012 for which she got Filmfare’s Best Debut Actress award. She holds a degree in History and Political Science from Columbia University, New York.
10- Vicky Kaushal
Vicky Kaushal first appeared in a lead role in the film Masaan for which he came into0p][\=0 the limelight. He is best known for his film Uri: The Surgical Strike (2016). He got his engineering degree in electronics and telecommunications from Rajiv Gandhi Institue of Technology, Mumbai.
11- Disha Patani
The beautiful actor and dancer Disha Patani first gained popularity through single Befikra along with rumored beau Tiger Shroff, then her golden break in superstar Jackie Chan’s Kung Fu Yoga (2017), and her Bollywood entry made her star when she played Dhoni’s girlfriend in M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story (2016). Believe it this beauty was a brilliant student so started her acting career after a B.Tech in Computer Science from Indore.
12- Shah Rukh Khan
The Badshah of Bollywood graduated in economics from Hansraj College, Delhi. He did his early schooling at St. Columbia’s school and holds a Master’s degree in Journalism and Mass Communication. He also has an Honorary Degree Honorary Doctorate from La Trobe University.
13- Richa Chadha
Richa Chadha is just a very honest actress who puts her soul into character, she debuted through the comedy-drama Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye! (2008) but highly acclaimed for crime thriller drama Gangs of Wasseypur series 2012-13, Fukrey (2013), Masaan (2015), Sarbjit (2016). She earned a degree in history from St. Stephen’s College, New Delhi, and then a diploma in social communications from Sophia College, Mumbai.
14- Sonu Sood
Sonu Sood started his career in South Cinema with the film Kallazhagar. He has his own production house named Shakti Sagar Productions. He received an SDG Special Humanitarian Award in Sept. 2020 for his humanitarian work during the Covid-19 pandemic in India from the U.N Development Programme.
He completed his schooling at Sacred Heart School, Moga Further he graduated in engineering from Yashwant Rao Chavan College of Engineering, Nagpur.
15- Preity Zinta
2000’s hit lead actress Preity Zinta debuted through a romantic film Dil Se (1998) and gained fame instantly. Soldier (1998), Chori Chori Chupke Chupke (2001), Koi… Mil Gaya (2003), Kal Ho Naa Ho (2003), and Veer-Zaara (2004) made her a massive star later. If we talk about her education, she holds a Bachelor’s degree in English with honors from St. Bede’s College and a Master’s degree in Criminal Psychology.
16- Ameesha Patel
Ameesha Patel belongs to a political family background but she made her a unique identity in Bollywood. She debuted through romantic drama Kaho Naa… Pyaar Hai (2000), loved by the audience then worked in hits like Gadar: Ek Prem Katha (2001), and Humraaz (2002). After entering Bollywood she didn’t quit education and graduated with a gold medal from Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts, the U.S.
17- Anushka Sharma
Anushka Sharma got a golden break in megastar Shah Rukh Khan’s romantic drama Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi (2008) and became a star overnight. She is best known for Band Baja Baarat (2010), Ladies vs Ricky Bahl (2011), Nh 10 (2015), and Sultan (2016).
Anushka Sharma is one of the leading ladies of the current time and has established a successful career in Bollywood. Do you know, she is among the most educated actresses is the daughter of an army officer did her schooling from Army School, and earned a degree in arts from Mount Carmel College.
18- Kriti Sanon
Young and talented Kriti Sanon debuted through action-romance Heropanti (2015) and was praised for her work in the film. Dilwale (2015), and Bareilly Ki Barfi (2017) are her successful films, You know she won several modeling and acting competitions during her college time and finished her B.Tech in Electronics and Communication from Jaypee Institute of Information Technology, Noida, Uttar Pradesh.
19- Sonam Kapoor
Veteran actor Anil Kapoor’s daughter Sonam Kapoor is better known for her own identity, style, and fashion. She debuted through Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s romantic drama Saawariyaa (2007) failed at the Box Office but she gained fame, best known for Neerja (2016) and Padman (2017). The fashionista holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Political science.
20- Kay Kay Menon
India’s one of the topmost Method actors Kay Kay Menon has worked in many Bollywood and regional languages. His upcoming movies are 3 Dev and Street Dancer 4D. He is one of the most educated actors in Bollywood. He graduated in Physics from Mumbai and holds an MBA degree in the Department of Management Sciences from the University of Pune.
21- Shruti Haasan
India’s one of the biggest movie stars Kamal Haasan’s daughter Shruti Haasan made her own identity in Indian cinema and works in multi-language films. She studied psychology at St. Andrew’s College, Mumbai but focused on music and cinema and moved to Musicians Institute in California.
Here’s the list of the Most Educated Actress in Bollywood. Hopefully, you are inspired by these strong ladies from Bollywood, share your thoughts in the comments below.