From Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Deepika Padukone to Kangana Ranaut, here are seven top actresses who dropped out of college to pursue a career in acting
Some choices can impact life in a great manner. Especially education and career choices play an important role in deciding one's future. If celebrities (at least most of them) would not have made the choice back then, we wouldn't have the opportunity to see them perform on the silver screen.
Here are seven actresses who gave up education to pursue a career in the film field.
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan won the Miss World contest and even today is one of the much-talked-about heroines in Bollywood. But to attain this success, Aishwarya had to quit college to pursue modelling. Aishwarya had received top marks in her HSC examinations. She got admission in Jai Hind College in the science stream. But then she changed the stream and joined Rachana Sansad Academy of Architecture. However, she did not complete the course as she wanted to be a model.
Deepika Padukone was a budding talent in badminton. But instead of pursuing sports, the actress chose modelling. Deepika completed her academics from Sophia High School in Bengaluru and pre-university from Mount Carmel College. She enrolled in Indira Gandhi National Open University for Bachelor of Arts degree in sociology but quit due to her tight acting schedule.
Priyanka Chopra Jonas completed her schooling from Army Public School in Bareilly. She studied for three years in the US, and completed her schooling in Army School, Bareilly, India. Though she enrolled in Jai Hind college, she left the course midway to pursue a career in modelling.
Katrina Kaif was home-schooled due to family's relocations. She has lived in various places including France, Japan, Switzerland, Poland and others. So she was home schooled and did not go to a regular school or college. She started modelling when she was just 14.
Kareena Kapoor Khan:
Before choosing acting as her career, Kareena enrolled herself at Mithibai College to study commerce. But she wanted to pursue law and quit the commerce course. She enrolled herself at the Government Law College. However, she quit this course too as she chose acting over being a lawyer.
Daughter of legendary actors Randhir Kapoor and Babita, Karisma was interested in acting from a young age. She completed her schooling from Cathedral and John Connon School. She even attended classes at Sophia College for a few months. Then she made up her mind and quit college to start acting.
Kangana's dream was to become a doctor. She completed her high school education at DAV’s High School. She even enrolled in the Science College in Simla. Though she was good in studies, she decided not to pursue it as she was more attracted to filmdom and she chose to study theatre instead.
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