We all have questions that frequently come to our minds related to the Bollywood industry, do actors study? Or to become an actor do one need education? Or Which actor is the most educated/less educated. As we know that 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 thinks that Bollywood Actors are not well-educated. We are bringing you the Most Educated Actors in Bollywood to clear up this misconception.
The number of Bollywood actors including megastar Amitabh Bachchan, John Abraham, Ayushmann Khurrana, Kay Kay Menon got a higher education, not only males but females are also on top in this list. In the era of women empowerment, these Bollywood actresses are really an inspiration for all. Before pursuing a career in Bollywood, they all completed their education and then ruling the Hindi Film Industry.
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 from 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 is born in a mixed religious family to a Malayali father and 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, 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.
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.
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.
Randeep Hooda established himself in the Hindi film industry through the Highway, Sarbjit, Once upon a time in Mumbai, Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster kind of films. He was born in Aug. 1976 to a jat family, 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 from the Karan Johar’s Student Of the Year (2012), Since then he gave 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 the 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 from 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.
Vicky Kaushal first appeared in a lead role in the film Masaan for which he came in 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 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 on us this beauty was a brilliant student so started her acting career after 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 on Honorary Doctorate from La Trobe University.
13- Richa Chadha
Richa Chadha is just a very honest actress who puts the soul in character, she debuted through a 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 on Sept. 2020 for his humanitarian works during the Covid-19 pandemic in India from 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), Veer-Zaara (2004) like films 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.
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), 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.
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, has established a successful career in Bollywood. Do you know, she is among most educated actresses is the daughter of an army officer so did her schooling from Army School and earned a degree in arts from Mount Carmel College.
Young and talented Kriti Sanon debuted through action-romance Heropanti (2015) and was praised for her work in the film. Dilwale (2015), Bareilly Ki Barfi (2017) are her successful films, you know she won several modeling and acting competition during her college time and finished 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, fashion. She debuted through Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s romantic drama Saawariyaa (2007) failed at Box Office but she gained so 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 who 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-languages 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 Most Educated Actress in Bollywood. Hopefully, you are inspired by these strong ladies from Bollywood, share your thoughts in the comments below.