They are making millions right now and are the nation’s heartthrobs with fans milling at their doorsteps for a glimpse. With so much of fanfare and people at their beck and call, have you ever wondered what it was like before they got famous? Well, they went to schools and colleges just like us, silly. Check out these famous celebrities’ alma maters.
Kareena Kapoor: Kareena was studying commerce from Mithibai College, when Law caught her attention. She enrolled herself in Government Law College but dropped out after just a year when Bollywood came calling.
Priyanka Chopra: The beautiful former Miss World is now an international celebrity with hit singles and numerous movies to her name. Pee Cee joined Jai Hind College in Mumbai but dropped out as soon as she began her modelling career.
Aishwarya Rai: Before starting her modelling career the ex-Miss World was studying in Jai Hind College but changed colleges to study Architecture. She dropped out from there too.
Deepika Padukone: The leggy lass is one of the best actresses Bollywood has today. But the national level badminton player could not complete her studies from Mount Carmel in Bangalore. She later enrolled in IGNOU but could not complete that either because of hectic work schedules.
Alia Bhatt: After completing her schooling from Jamnabai Narsee School, Alia decided to pursue acting and started to learn both acting and filmmaking on the sets of movies instead of enrolling herself in college.
Salman Khan: Salman completed his schooling from The Scindia School, Gwalior and St. Stanislaus High School Mumbai and then decided to take the plunge into Bollywood. We are sure he doesn’t regret that decision.
Amitabh Bachchan: The great actor had no plans of pursuing acting in his early years and dedicated all his time to studying. He has a double major in Science and also an honorary Doctorate degree from Queensland University in Australia to his credit.
Vidya Balan: The sexy Vidya Balan is beauty with brains. She got a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from St. Xavier’s College and also holds a Master’s degree from University of Mumbai.
John Abraham: Brawn and brainy Johnny boy holds a Bachelor’s in Economics and got a MBA from Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies. He wanted to get into media planning when modelling came calling.
Preity Zinta: Preity was a very bright student and holds a Bachelor’s in English with honours from St. Bede’s College in Shimla. The actress also did a graduate program in Psychology and holds a Master’s degree in Criminal Psychology.
Shah Rukh Khan: King Khan did his schooling from St Columbia School in Delhi and then went on to graduate in Economics from Delhi University. He later enrolled for a Master’s degree in Mass Communication from Jamia Millia Islamia but quit in the middle and dabbled in showbiz with television series Fauji.
Sonu Sood: The hottie is an engineer. He has an Engineering degree in Electronics from Yeshwantrao Chavan College of Engineering in Nagpur.
Soha Ali Khan: She might not have given us a lot of hits in Bollywood but the actress sure is very well read. She studied Modern History at Balliol College, Oxford and earned a Master’s degree in International Relations from the London School of Economics and Political Science.
Imran Khan: Imran Khan is one hot actor with a degree from one great school. He attended Fremont High School as a kid and later the Los Angeles branch of the New York Film Academy where he received a degree in Filmmaking.
Ameesha Patel: Ameesha was the head girl for the academic year 1992–1993 at the Cathedral and John Connon School in Bombay. Ameesha even spent some time overseas studying, where she a won a gold medal for her excellence in Economics.
Ranbir Kapoor: The Bollywood hottie who started his education at Bombay Scottish School in Mumbai has studied Method Acting at Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute in New York before entering Bollywood.
Sonakshi Sinha: One of Bollywood’s best paid actresses, Sonakshi Sinha earned a degree in Fashion Designing from SNDT University before getting into Bollywood. She has done her schooling from Arya Vidya Mandir in Mumbai.
Ayushmann Khurrana: Singer-Actor-VJ, the multi-talented Ayushmann Khurrana has done his schooling from St. John’s High School and is an alumnus of DAV College in Chandigarh. He then further did his Master’s in Mass Communication from School of Communication Studies, Panjab University, Chandigarh.
Shraddha Kapoor: The Aashiqui 2 actress did her schooling from Jamnabai Narsee School in Mumbai and deciced to go abroad to pursue her higher studies, but instead enrolled at American School of Bombay.
Fardeen Khan: It is said that Fardeen holds a Business Management degree from the University of Massachusetts, USA.
We are surprised, aren’t you?
By Shamim Noorani