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Bollywood Celebs with outstanding academic background!

We all have seen Bollywood starts in their best onscreen performances, but have you ever wondered about their academic qualifications?
Following is the list of Bollywood starts who have impressive academic backgrounds!

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Amitabh Bachchan

Amitabh Bachchan

This legendary actor is not only great on screen but also an outstanding academic achiever. As a young man, Bachchanji never dreamt of taking up acting as a career and took his studies very very seriously. Having completed his graduation from Sherwood College in Nainital, he further took up a double major in Science and Arts from Kirori Mal College. And he has also been awarded honorary doctorate degrees from Queensland University in Australia.

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Preity Zinta

Preity Zinta

This tom-boy-turned-diva was one of the brightest students in her school. Having developed a great interest in William Shakespeare's plays and poetry she graduated in English with honors from St. Bede’s College in Simla. Later she pursued her postgraduate in psychology and then went on to do her master’s degree in criminal psychology.

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R Madhavan

R Madhavan

This soft spoken chocolate boy was not made for the the glitz and glam of Bollywood. He did his schooling in D.B.M.S. English School, Jamshedpur along with Imtiaz Ali and Tanushree Dutta who were his juniors at that time. After his graduation in Electronics he got trained with the Royal Army, Navy and the Air Force. He represented India as a cultural Ambassador in Canada and was also awarded the Best NCC Cadet Maharashtra.

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Soha Ali Khan

Soha Ali Khan

Soha Ali Khan did her early schooling at The British School in New Delhi and went to Oxford to study geography, after which she pursued International Relations at the London School of Economics and Political Science and earned a Masters Degree.

5

Siddharth

Siddharth

This South Indian actor-producer-playback singer holds a Bachelor of Commerce honors degree from Kirori Mal College under University of Delhi. He has also participated in many world debating championships.He went on to do his MBA from S.P Jain College in Mumbai and was awarded CNBC Manager of the Year Award 1999 for his speaking skills. Not only this but he has also participated in many world debate championships.

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Amisha Patel

Amisha Patel

Amisha patel was a brilliant student back in school. She then headed to the US to study economics at the Tufts University at Medford in Massachusetts, where she won a gold medal for her papers. After this, she obtained a degree in biogenetic engineering from Boston University on the side. After finishing her graduation, she was offered a job offer in Morgan Stanley, which she rejected for a career in Bollywood.

Sonu Sood

Sonu sood is an Indian actor, model and film producer who hails from Moga in Punjab, wherein he did his schooling (Sacred Heart School) from there later headed to Nagpur for her higher studies wherein he also got the chance to work in certain modelling events. He comes from a non film. He did his electronic engineering from YCCE (Yeshwantrao Chavan College of Engineering) Nagpur.

Abhishek Bachchan

Abhishek has completed his schooling from Bombay Scottish School a Modern School in New Delhi. Abhishek has also gone to Aiglon College in Switzerland. He than went to United States to complete his education from Boston University but unfortunately Abhishek had not finish his Business Degree as he had made a decision to pursue in an Acting Career.

Farhan akhtar

Farhan was born on 9 January 1974 to Javed Akhtar and Honey Irani in Mumbai. He has completed his schooling from Maneckji Cooper school Mumbai later pursued further studies to get a law degree in the HR College,.

Vidya balan

Vidya Balan was born on January 1' 1978 in Ottapalam, Kerala to P. R. Balan and Saraswathy Balan. She completed her studies from St. Anthony's Convent School, St. Xavier's College and also pursued a degree in Sociology. From a very early age Vidya aspired to be a part of films and was inspired by the work of actresses like Shabana Azmi and Madhuri Dixit. Her parents were supportive in her decision but also wanted her to complete the education first.