How Educated Are Our Bollywood Divas?

They set screens on fire but were they ever grilled for not attending their lectures or for not scoring enough? This is a question that popped up in my mind as a student whenever my mum used to scold me for not studying. So today, I will tell you how much qualified these divas of Bollywood are!


How Educated Our Bollywood Divas Are

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan

How Educated Our Bollywood Divas Are Aishwariya Rai

Aishwarya was keen on taking up medicine as her profession and was very passionate about Zoology. However, fate had other plans and the beauty queen landed up in Raheja College for a degree in Architecture. However, Ash had to drop out halfway as she won the Miss World title at the age of 21.

Vidya Balan

How Educated Our Bollywood Divas Are Vidya Balan

Vidya once said in an interview that in her family, getting a formal degree is a must, even if she wanted to pursue acting. Vidya Balan holds a major in Sociology from St. Xavier’s, Mumbai and if that wasn’t enough, she then went on to do an MA from the University of Mumbai. She also used to perform at the reputed Prithvi theatre before starting in movies.

Kareena Kapoor Khan

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Kareena did her schooling from Jamnabai Narsee in Mumbai, then Welhams in Dehradun. She studied commerce for two years at Mithibai College in Mumbai. She later registered for a three-month summer course in Microcomputers at Harvard University in the United States. After a year at the Government Law College in Mumbai, she quit studying, for acting. Since then, there has been no looking back.

Karisma Kapoor

How Educated Our Bollywood Divas Are Karisma Kapoor

Karisma was no scholar. She studied at the Cathedral and John Cannon School in Mumbai till the sixth standard. After that it was movies, movies and lots of movies for her.

Priyanka Chopra

How Educated Our Bollywood Divas Are Priyanka Chopra

She comes from an army background. A lot of her schooling was done in the US, and then she came to India to finish the rest. She studied at Army School, Bareilly and then at Jai Hind College in Mumbai. She wanted to become a software engineer or a criminal psychologist but had to drop out before winning Miss World title.

Parineeti Chopra

How Educated Are Our Bollywood Divas

She has a very solid educational background. After completing her schooling from ‘The Convent of Jesus and Mary’, Ambala, she joined Manchester Business School, UK to study Finance and Economics. She came back to Mumbai and joined Yash Raj Films as a Marketing & PR consultant, until she auditioned for movie roles and bagged Ladies VS Ricky Bahl and Ishaqzaade.

Soha Ali Khan

How Educated Our Bollywood Divas Are Soha Ali Khan

Soha Ali Khan did her schooling from Delhi’s The British School and then went to Oxford to study geography. She also holds a degree in International Relations from London School of Economics and Political Science.

Priety Zinta

How Educated Our Bollywood Divas Are Preiti Zinta

One of the highly educated actresses, Preity did her Bachelors in English Honors from the very prestigious St. Bede’s College in Shimla. Apart from that, she is a graduate in Psychology and post graduate in Criminal Psychology also.

Deepika Padukone

How Educated Our Bollywood Divas Are Deepika Chopra

After schooling at Sophia High School in Bangalore, Deepika joined Mount Carmel College, Bangalore. But she gave up studies for modelling and acting. She enrolled with the Indira Gandhi National Open University’s Bachelor of Arts course in Sociology but never completed it.

Anushka Sharma

How Educated Our Bollywood Divas Are Anushka Sharma

For Anushka, first it was the Army School and then Mount Carmel College in Bangalore. She was picked up by designer Wendell Rodricks to model for Fashion Week.

Well now you know, what are the educational qualifications of our favorite actresses? Though, to be successful in Bollywood no one needs degrees or certificates, some of the above actresses have time and again stated that they regret not completing their basic education.

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13 thoughts on “How Educated Are Our Bollywood Divas?

  1. Karishmakapoor did only 6th standard? I didn’t know about kareena kapoor’s harvard stint either 😛 nice post Richu

    1. i was surprised too Jomol…but then i guess when you are from the great Kapoor Khandaan who asks your qualifications… 🙂

  2. Interesting post richu. Soha and parineeti – quite impressive na..! Lets play “kya aap paanchvi pass se tez hain” with karizma kapoor!

  3. Karisma Kapoor…..only sixth pass!!!???? :3 😛
    dat means she is the only one in Bollywood with the lowest academic life.

  4. Loved the post :*
    In my school our english teacher told us that kareena was really dumb..yah similar to alia 😀
    She got to know about it from another teacher from welhems.. n she’s very old now!

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