Actresses Who Dropped Out Of College To Make Career In Bollywood

We see them dancing and romancing, we see them fighting for the right, and we see them taking revenge; there are many colours of Bollywood actresses we saw on screen. The Bollywood divas have acted each role with utmost perfection; they were also seen studying in premier institutes of the country in various films, but seldom we know about the educational qualification of these actresses. Often these actresses sacrifice their academics for their passion for cinema. Here, we are listing few actresses who dropped out of college to pursue a career in Bollywood.

Aishwarya Rai

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Aishwarya Rai won the Miss world title in the year 1994 and soon after she joined Bollywood. Little does her fans knows that apart from her acting skills Aishwarya Rai did excel in her studies as well. She secured 90 per cent marks in 12th exams and enrolled in an architecture academy, but later left college for pursuing the career in modelling.

Deepika Padukone

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She is the heartthrob of millions of her fans; the vivacious Deepika Padukone is one such actress who started a modelling career in the early days of her college. Deepika Padukone joined Mount Carmel College in Bangalore after her schooling. She left her college studies soon after she started modelling.

Kareena Kapoor

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Kareena Kapoor hails from the renowned family of Kapoors. She completed her schooling from Welham Girls School in Dehradun. Kareena Kapoor joined Mithibai College but left the course for the law degree in Government Law College, Mumbai. She finally dropped her college degree for entering in the Bollywood with her debut film ‘Refugee.’

Priyanka Chopra

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Priyanka Chopra has admirers all around the world. Recently, she featured in the American T.V. Series Quantico, which has got huge appreciation from the American viewers as well. Priyanka Chopra was studying at Jai Hind College in Mumbai when contested for Miss World and finally won the title. She left her college soon after the title and started working in films.

Sonam Kapoor


Sonam Kapoor is known as the fashionista of Bollywood for her impeccable style sense. She won accolade for her movies like Ranjhana and Neerja. Sonam Kapoor completed her schooling in Mumbai and later joined political science course. Soon after starting her college, she entered Bollywood as an assistant director in the movie Black with Sanjay Leela Bhansali. Inspired by her work, Sanjay Leela Bhansali gave her a break in Bollywood, and she was featured in her debut film Saawariya with Ranbir Kapoor. She never got a chance to continue her studies and could not complete her college degree.

Whether a college graduate or not, these actresses have done excellent work in their movie and sent a strong message to society by their sheer talent. It would be a loss to the entertainment industry if these brilliant actresses chose a different stream. Their success has sent a message to parents across the country that sometime following the passion is more important than the academic achievement.

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