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10 Bollywood celebrities with amazing academic backgrounds!

You might see them in high flying action scenes playing a ruffian’s character or sporting catchy rural accents. However, these Bollywood stars showed promise educationally as well before embarking on a path to showbiz.

Here’s a list of Bollywood celebrities who courted books, pencils and pads before courting success on an international level!

1. Soha Ali Khan

Saif Ali Khan’s sister and Bollywood beauty Soha Ali Khan has had a fair share of education After attendion Bailiol College, Oxford she went on to earn a coveted Masters Degree in International Relations from the prestigious London School of Economics and Political Science. Coupled with her acting career, The most educated of the Bollywood lot, if you ask me!

2. Amitabh Bachchan

Bachchan sahab has appeared as a school principal or headmaster in Bollywood films such as Aarakshan and Mohabbatein. Its only fair Big B himself be an educated man in real life. Amitabh graduated from Sherwood College in Nanital before securing a double major in Science and Arts from Kirori Mal College.

3. Farhan Akhtar

Farhan Akhtar, the son of legendary lyricist Javed Akhtar, was schooled from Maneckji Cooper in Mumbai. Farhan didn’t stop there but graduated from H.R.College in Commerce. Seeing as it is that Farhan is an actor, screenwriter, director, producer and lyricist, he’s one actor whose put his education to good use!

4. Preity Zinta

The charismatic actress who showed off her dimples to dazzle the world, actually has quite the knack for studies. After pursuing an English (Honours) degree, Zinta graduated in psychology. She even earned a post-graduate degree in Criminal Psychology. Hmm, seems like Preity can solve a murder in real life too!

5.   Omi Vaidya

Omi, best known for his 3 idiots performance as Chatur Ramalingam, graduated from the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts and later attended University of California Santa Cruz for two whole years. Soon he transferred to Tisch School of the Arts at New York University and graduated with honors.

6. Fardeen Khan

Son of the legendary Feroz Khan, Fardeen has a Business Management degree from the University of Massachusetts, USA.  Fardeen can always go back to managing any business venture in case things take a turn for the worse acting wise!

7. Amisha Patel

 

Before Amisha Patel struck everyone with awe in Kaho Na Pyaar Hai, she had bagged a gold medal in economics in Tufts University at Medford (Massachusetts). Also, the Bollywood beauty has a biogenetic engineering degree from Boston University as well! nerd alert!

8. John Abraham

The muscular actor who doesn’t hesitate portraying a brawny character in Bollywood films, did his homework as well. John has a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Jai Hind College and a Master’s degree in Management Sciences from the Mumbai Educational Trust (MET).

9. Imran Khan

Nephew of Mr.Perfectionist Amir Khan, Imran has spent a large part of his life in the U.S. He enrolled in the New York Film Academy and has a degree in filmmaking from the prestigious institute.

10. Varun Dhawan

The latest Bollywood sensation and Badlahpur star has a business management degree from Nottingham Trent University, United Kingdom.

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