Gone are the days when completing matriculation was considered as an astounding feat in India. Completing one’s education has not only become a priority but with a rapidly growing competition, students are now under pressure to excel. Anything below a 90 not only breaks our dreams but also the hearts of our parents. The average Indian parent keeps their child on the toes, throwing at them the dreams of an inviting future after attaining at least an MBA or Ph.D. degree. Phrases like ‘kheloge koodoge to hoge kharab, padhoge likhoge to banoge nawab’ and ‘bas itni si aur padhai baaki hai, fir mauj’ are constantly thrown around Indian households.
Though they turn out to be true for the common man but not for Bollywood. Many Bollywood celebrities, who are currently ruling over the silver screen, are either school dropouts or didn’t bother to complete their education. Be it Aamir Khan, Alia Bhatt, Akshay Kumar or Priyanka Chopra, B-town celebs have proved to be a perfect role model for many when it comes to following one’s dream. Though most may think twice before taking an academic advice from them.
Here is the list of Bollywood celebs who ditched studies to make it to the silver screen.
The first thing that comes to mind when we think of the actor is the thrive to perfect his art. We don’t know where that comes from, but we are certain that his education and academics have no role to play. A role model to many, Aamir ditched his studies to follow his passion for acting. He dropped his education after completing class 12. The college topper on reel could not top the college in real.
The utterly gorgeous actress of Bollywood is rumoured to have had her schooling only till sixth grade.
Bollywood’s beeline stuntman, Akshay Kumar, has many blockbusters to his credit. But an academic degree is something which is quite out of his reach. Akshay dropped out of college to study martial arts in Bangkok and later attained a black belt.
Priyanka Chopra, who took Hollywood by storm with her debut in Baywatch, is another example of a Bollywood celebrity who ditched her studies to pursue her dreams. After being crowned the Miss World in 2000, she never went back to experience college life.
Bollywood’s Dabangg, Salman Khan is a college dropout too. Salman who hails from a star family, did not complete his college after he joined Bollywood.
The Bachchan bahu, Aishwarya Rai, also did not get the chance to complete her academics after she won the title of Miss World in 1994. She dropped out from her architecture degree.
Sushant Singh Rajput
Sushant Singh Rajput, who played Mahendra Singh Dhoni in his biopic, dropped out in his third year of college to pursue a career in acting.
Bollywood’s Mastani, Deepika Padukone, gave up on college mid way for a career in modeling and acting.
Prateik Babbar, son of Smita Patil, who has made his presence felt on the silver screen, too left the college to pursue a career in Bollywood.
Another girl from the Kapoor clan of Bollywood left her college mid-way to join the industry. She gave up on the law degree to focus on acting.
Who would have thought that the celebrities, who we think of as a perfect role model, failed to complete their academics?
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