10 Bollywood Actors Who Are Famous Not Just For Their Looks But For Their Academic Background Too!

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Published by Amrit Santlani on 16 Apr 2019

Bollywood actors are famous all around the world for their stylish looks, fit bodies and fashion statements. This is how they grab everyone’s attention and steal millions of hearts. While some of the actors are talented in their profession, some have excelled in their academics as well.

Here, we take a look at ten Bollywood actors who have a very impressive academic background as well:

1) Parineeti Chopra

Parineeti is as determined an actress as she is a person, and her transformation from fat to fit completes prooves that. She has three honors degrees in Business, Finance and Economics from Machester Business School, UK.

2) Amitabh Bachchan

Big B is well respected in the industry because he has a double major in science and arts from Kirori Mal College, Delhi University. He has always been awarded honorary doctorate degree from Queensland University, Australia.

3) Preity Zinta

A perfect example of ‘Beauty with Brains’ Preity acquired her Bachelor’s degree in English with honors from St. Bede’s College in Shimla and later did her master’s degree in Criminal Psychology.

4) Shah Rukh Khan

Bollywood’s King Khan did his schooling from St, Columba’s School where he was felicitated with ‘Sword of Honour’ the award given to only exceptional students. Later he got his Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Hansraj College, Delhi University. Furthermore, he recently received an honorary doctorate in philanthropy from the University of Law, UK.

5) Soha Ali Khan

She achieved a Bachelor’s degree in Modern History from Balliol College, Oxford. Later, Soha Ali Khan did a Master’s degree in International Relations from the London School of Economics and Political Science, UK.

6) Vidya Balan

Vidya who has played very challenging roles throughout her career did her Bachelor’s Sociology from St. Xavier’s, Mumbai, while she was working as an actor for famous tv show ‘Hum Paanch’. Further, she achieved her post-graduation from the University of Mumbai.

7) John Abraham


‘Dhoom’ fame John achieved his Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Jai Hind College and obtained an MBA from MET, Mumbai.

8) Ameesha Patel

Ameesha studied at the Cathedral and John Connon School in Mumbai. Later she opted for Bio-genetic engineering before making the switch to Economics. She then graduated from Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts, U.S with a gold medal.

9) Ashish Vidhyarthi


The man who is better known for his negative roles in Bollywood holds a Bachelor’s degree in History from Hindu College, Delhi University.

10) Siddharth

‘Rang de Basanti’ fame Siddharth is the recipient of the CNBC Manager of the Year award. Earlier he studied B.com (Hon) from Kirori Mal College in Delhi University and gained his MBA from S P Jain Institute of Management and Research, Mumbai.

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