Successful Bollywood Celebrities Who Didn’t Have a Full Education

We all are aware of this statement that education is mandatory for securing good jobs in order to be success in life. On the other hand, there are several famous actors in Bollywood who are either school or college dropouts.

Many of them unfortunately had to dropout to chase their dreams and climb the ladder to success in the Bollywood industry.

Here are 9 Bollywood stars that don’t have a full education.

Salman Khan

Salman KhanSalman did his schooling from St. Stanislaus High School in Bandra, Mumbai along with his brothers Arbaaz and Sohail. Afterwards, he attended Elphinstone College and dropped out after the second year.

Katrina Kaif

Katrina was born in Hong Kong but moved from one city to another, and came in the modelling industry at a very young age. Due to their regular transfer, Katrina and her siblings were home-schooled by a sequence of tutors, and she did not have a chance to complete her studies.

Akshay Kumar

Akshay grew up in Delhi’s Chandni Chowk and soon after moved to Mumbai where he received his school education from Don Bosco School. He registered in Mumbai’s Guru Nanak Khalsa College for higher education, but dropped out after a year and went to Bangkok to learn martial arts where he also worked as a chef and a waiter.

Deepika Padukone

Deepika was born in Copenhagen, Denmark but her family relocated to Bangalore when she was a year old. She was educated at Sophia High School, and completed her pre-university education at Mount Carmel College. She later enrolled at the Indira Gandhi National Open University for a Bachelor of Arts degree in sociology, but soon quit due to scheduling conflicts with her modelling career.

Ranbir Kapoor

Ranbir was educated at the Bombay Scottish School in Mahim, Mumbai. As a student, he found little interest in academics and would rank low among his peers. After completing his tenth standard examinations, he worked as an assistant director to his father. Later he moved to New York to join a film school.

Aamir Khan

Aamir attended switched three difference schools starting with J.B. Petit School for his pre-primary education, St. Anne’s High School till the Eighth grade, and later his ninth and tenth grade at the Bombay Scottish School. He played tennis at state level championships and was much more into sports than studies. He completed his twelfth grade from Narsee Monjee College. He was always at risk of being expelled from school for non-payment of fees. After completing high school, Amir decided to stop studying and chose to work as an assistant director to his father Nasir Hussain.

Ashwarya Rai

Aish attended Arya Vidya Mandir High School in Mumbai. She did her intermediate schooling from Jai Hind College for a year and then joined DG Ruparel College in Matunga, Mumbai, where she secured 90 percent in her exams. Afterwards, she got trained in classical dance and music for five years during her teens. She originally wanted a career in medicine but later decided to become an architect and got enrolled at Rachana Sansad Academy of Architecture, but later gave up her education to pursue a career in modelling.

Alia Bhatt

Alia made her acting debut at the age of 19 alongside Sidharth Malhotra and Varun Dhawan in Karan Johar’s romantic drama Student of the Year (2012). Previously, she completed schooling from Jamnabai Narsee School but did not pursue further education.


Kajol studied at the St Joseph Convent boarding school in Panchgani where she developed an interest in dancing. At the age of sixteen, she began work on Rahul Rawail’s film Bekhudi. She initially intended to return to school after shooting for the film during her summer vacations. However, she eventually dropped out of school to pursue a full-time career in film.
On not completing her education, she said, “I don’t think I am any less well-rounded because I didn’t complete school”.


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