From Akshay Kumar To Deepika Padukone, These Stars Skipped College To Venture Into Bollywood

Harshini |Sep 26, 2019

Either skipped it or stopped midway, these Bollywood stars gave college a miss to pursue a career in the movie industry. Surprisingly, the list includes Akshay Kumar, Aamir Khan and more.

It is the universal truth that education plays a pivotal role in the life of everyone. It’s what helps you achieve wisdom and have a thorough knowledge and understanding as well as awareness of the world around.

While most of our adored B-town celebrities opted to go all the way with academic qualifications before venturing in the industry, some other stars had a belief that success is not something that owes it all to a degree and they chose to skip the step and gear straight up for their acting career.

Take a look at the famous stars who give college life a miss to make a niche in Bollywood.

Akshay Kumar

Akshay Kuamr

Renowned as a talented and quality-guaranteed actor, Akshay Kumar finished his studying in Don Bosco High School. He went on with higher education in Khalsa College of Arts.

Nevertheless, upon his course time in the art college, he felt the impossibility of success if he kept burying his in books. After he gained the acceptance of his father, Akshay Kumar dropped out of school.

Akshay These Bollywood Stars Skipped College To Venture Into Bollywood

On being questioned whether he ever regretted the choice of leaving college, he shared,


Aamir Khan

Aamir 1 These Bollywood Stars Skipped College To Venture Into Bollywood

The 3 Idiots actor finalized twelfth grade in Narsee Monjee College. He said to have a tough childhood because of financial problems. When he was 16 years old, Aamir Khan took on a role in a silent movie called Paranoia. This project was the boost for his aspiration to seek a career in the celluloid.


Besides Aamir Khan, Paranoia also saw the participation of Neena Gupta along with Victor Banerjee as the main roles.

Tiger Shroff

Tiger Shroff, Jackie Shroff’s son, didn’t go to college either. In a talk, Tiger Shroff shared that his very first movie Heropanti was why he missed college.

Tiger Shroff
Tiger Shroff in "Heropanti".

The actor was quoted,


Deepika Padukone

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Deepika Padukone, the beautiful and influential actress of Bollywood was born in Copenhagen, Denmark. Later, her family moved to Bengaluru when she was only one year old. She completed studying at Mount Carmel College.

Reportedly, Deepika Padukone was supposed to be a student of Arts degree in sociology but later, she quit studying to focus more on acting and modeling.

Kangana Ranaut

Hardly anyone knows that prior to becoming an actress, Kangana Ranaut has an intention to be a doctor. However, because of some downfalls, while studying in high school, the actress made up her mind to change her focal concentration to entertainment. She then moved to Delhi to pursue her passion when she was still a very young girl.

Kangana These Bollywood Stars Skipped College To Venture Into Bollywood

Her decision to give up medicine caused the feud between her and her parents. In spite of that, she did not lose her spirit and kept on living for her dream. She attended a number of acting schools as well as theatre classes. She had gone through a lot of struggles and it lasted for a long while before she could actually carve her name in the hall of fame.

Alia Bhatt

Currently, Alia Bhatt is among the most sought after and trusted actress of Bollywood. She finished her schooling in Mumbai at Jamnabai Narsee School.

Not long after graduation, she stepped in the film industry and started her career with debut movie Student Of The Year. Alia’s portrayal in the film of Karan Johar has helped her gained recognition as well as reputation from a large pan.

Success does come to those who are willing to pursue their passion and put the mind in it. These B-town stars have proved that if a person is not afraid of learning and growing, they can achieve every dream possible.


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