It is rare to find actors and actresses who give as much of an importance to education as to their acting careers. While their lives are full of glitz and glamour these days, it wasn’t always that way before they hit the jackpot.
Here is a list of Top 10 highly educated Bollywood stars that left their well-paid jobs to pursue their passion in acting.
1. Parineeti Chopra
This Bollywood beauty has always awed us with her amazing acting skills and brilliant performances on big screen. At the age of 17, Parineeti moved to London, where she received a triple honours degree in business, finance and economics from Manchester Business School in the United Kingdom. While studying, she worked part-time for the Manchester United Football Club as the team leader of the catering department. Before Ladies v/s Ricky Bahl came her way, she was working in the marketing department of Yash Raj Films Studio as Public relations consultant.
2. Vicky Kaushal
The young and talented actor Vicky Kaushal graduated as an electronics and telecommunications engineer in 2009. He had job offers during the campus interview and was selected in reputed firm but as he aspired to become an actor, he refused the job offer and got involved with theatre. He joined an acting workshop under Kishore Namit Kapoor. He went on to do roles in films like Luv Shuv Tey Chicken Khurana and Bombay Velvet. In 2010, he assisted Anurag Kashyap on the two-part film Gangs of Wasseypur. Neeraj Ghaywan was also one of the assistant directors in the film. When Neeraj began to work on his film Masaan, Kaushal too was called for an audition and bagged a role in Masaan which won many accolades by everyone.