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10 celebrities who traded education for acting early on!

Actors and celebrities are adored, admired and loved around the world! Pocketing huge amounts of cash per movies, conquering the glitz and glamour of the show business and making headlines round the clock, these celebs have it all. Or do they? In order to become successful at what they do, some of these stars had to drop out of education in order to live their dream to make it big as an artist. Here’s a list of some celebrities who didn’t achieve quite that much on the educational side of things!

1. Sridevi Kapoor

Cited as the first female superstar of Hindi cinema, Sridevi started out as a child actor at the mere age of four. It’s no wonder she didn’t have any trouble starring in the English Vinglish flick!

2. Katrina Kaif

Katrina Kaif, with her foreigner looks and elegant charm, excelled in modelling at quite an early age. As a teenager, she had entered and won a modeling contest which prompted her to become an actress and abort studies. Not a bad decision at all!

3. Karishma Kapoor

Karishma Kapoor attended the Cathedral and John Connon School in Mumbai. Rumor mills have been eluding rumors in the past regarding her dropping out after the sixth grade. Considering she made her debut as a teenager in Bollywood, we think Karishma might not be that much educated!

4. Akshay Kumar

After obtaining early education, Akshay proceeded to travel to Bangkok in order to study and excel at Martial Arts. In Bangkok, he also worked as a chef and waiter. I guess Akshay also wasn’t one for academic talents!

5. Deepika Padukone

Deepika Padukone is only educated in pre-university education. Initially, she did enroll in a bachelor of Arts program in sociology, but had to quit due to scheduling conflicts. Beauty over brains, was her ultimate decision!

6. Mark Wahlberg

Hollywood hunk and ex rapper Mark Wahlberg also didn’t graduate. The bad boy of Hollywood expressed that he earned his High School diploma by the age of 42.

7. Charlie Sheen

Actor Charlie Sheen also wasn’t able to graduate from Santa Monica High School but got expelled on account of his poor grades and low attendance! Finally, the successful artist graduated in 2013!

8. John Travolta

The star actor and Face-Off actor left his education midway in High School and moved to New York in order to pursue a career in acting.

9. Cameron Diaz

This Hollywood beauty also dropped out of High School in order to pursue a career in modeling. She landed her first big role in ‘The Mask’ beside Jim Carrey!

10. Tom Cruise

Tom Cruise, the Mission Impossible star, gave up on his High School education and chose a career in acting. Initially, Cruise wanted to become a priest and not an actor, whilst he was growing up.


11. Al Pacino

‘Godfather’ Al Pacino also dabbled with education for a bit when he enrolled in High School of the Performing Arts in New York. However, after flunking most of his courses, at age 17 the Italian youngster dropped out of school to pursue a career in acting.

12. Johhny Depp

Johnny Depp dropped out of his High School in Florida at the age of 15. The future actor’s dream was to become a rock star. The whole music scene didn’t work wonders for Depp though his connections did lead to him establishing a stellar acting career which grossed him millions worldwide.



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