From our childhood, our parents tell us how it is very important in our life to become highly educated. Well, Bill Gates has already set an exceptional example by dropping out of college and becoming the richest person in the world. Bollywood is a mix of highly educated and less educated actors. However, their low education does not make any of them a lesser of an actor. They are talented irrespective of their qualification, and we love them anyway. So here is a list of 10 least educated actors:
1. Shri Devi
Shri Devi is the first female superstar of Bollywood who did many films, portraying her as the main lead rather than just being a mere supporting cast for the hero. She started on her acting career since she was only 4 years old.
This took a toll on her personal life, hampering her education. She missed out on going to school or college to make her one of the least educated Bollywood celebrities. Some of her popular films are Mr. India, Judaai, English Vinglish, etc.
2. Hema Malini
The evergreen actress of Bollywood Mrs. Hema Malini started working in the film industry from a very young age. Her first film was ‘Sapno Ka Saudagar’ released in 1968 when she was only 19 years old. The film made her very popular, and she became the ‘Dream Girl’ of everyone’s dream.
She did her primary education from DTEA Mandir up to 11th standard, after which she dropped out to pursue her acting career. Some of her legendary works are Dream Girl, Seeta Aur Geeta, Sholay, etc.
3. Karishma Kapoor
The elder daughter of the Kapoor family, Ms. Karishma Kapoor, ventured into the film industry when she was a teenager. She is one the famous actress of the 90s’. Belonging from the illustrious Kapoor family, she destined to become an actress. Her debut film, ‘Prem Qaidi’, was released in 1991 when she was only 17 years old.
She studied at the Cathedral and Jhon Connon School and attended Sophia College after that for a few months. Her notable works are Raja Hindustani, Judwa, Hero No. 1, etc.
4. Kajol Devgan
Kajol Devgan has been one of the best actresses since the early 90s’. She even came back with a bang after so long with ‘Dilwale’ in 2015, a blockbuster hit featuring Shahrukh Khan and Kajol, the all-time Superhit Jodi. She could not complete her studies because she got an opportunity to work in the movie ‘Bekhudi’ when she was 16. She studied in St. Joseph’s convent at Panchagani.
Even though she intended to return to her school to complete her studies, she could not. After Bekhudi, they flooded her with enormous acting offers. Some of her successful films are Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge, Gupt, Baazigar, etc.
5. Arjun Kapoor
Another successor of the Kapoor family, Arjun Kapoor, is the son of film producer Boney Kapoor. In one of his interviews, he said he was never into academics and wanted to work in the film industry. After he failed his 12th exams he dropped out and started working as an assistant director.
He worked as an assistant director in movies like ‘Kal Ho Na Ho’ and ‘Wanted’. His debut film ‘Ishaqzaade’, released in 2012 was a moderate hit in the box office. Later, he appeared in films like Gunday, Ki and Ka, 2 states, etc.
6. Kangana Ranaut
Bollywood’s always-in-the-headlines actress Kangana Ranaut is well known for her bold unfiltered statements and calling out several celebrities on different issues from nepotism to drug mafia. A rebellious kid, who wanted to become a doctor, but dropped out of the school after she failed a chemistry test.
She studied in DAV school in Chandigarh up to 11th standard. She moved to Delhi to pursue her career in modeling and acting. Her notable works include Gangster, Queen, Tanu Weds Manu, Manikarnika, etc.
7. Salman khan
The Bhaijan of Bollywood Salman Khan very shockingly is not highly educated. He is ruling the industry for almost three decades now. His career graph has always been going up and never down. His debut film ‘Biwi Ho To Aisi’, in the year 1988 featured him as a supporting cast. However, he dropped out of college, leaving his degree to pursue his career.
He studied in st. Stanislaus high school, after which he enrolled in st. Xaviers’ college in Mumbai, but dropped out soon. Among many of his blockbuster hits, some are Maine Pyar Kiya, Tere Naam, Bajrangi Bhaijan, Sultan, etc.
8. Katrina kaif
One of the highest-paid actresses in Bollywood Katrina kaif has an enormous fan base for her charismatic personality and acting skills. Despite being an outsider, her mother-a British, and father Kashmiri, she took her career to the peak. She lived with her separated mother, who was a social worker, along with her seven sisters. She had to move around to many places due to her mothers’ work. She had no formal education, instead was home-schooled, which hampered her studies.
She started working as a fashion model from the age of 16. Her debut film was Boom, released in 2003. Some of her notable works are Ajab Prem Ki Gazab Kahani, Bang Bang, Ek Tha Tiger, Dhoom 3, etc.
9. Aamir khan
The perfectionist of Bollywood Aamir Khan made some of the intellectual movies, ditching the trends of movies. But he is one of the least educated actors of Bollywood. He comes from a financially constrained background. His childhood however was not as perfect as his skills right now. He did his schooling from the Bombay Scottish School, Mahim, and enrolled in the Narsee Monjee College to complete his twelfth. Khan however was more into sports than studies.
But his passion for acting led him to leave his studies and join a theatre group. Later he ventured in Bollywood and made a mark there with his talent. His debut film Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak, released in 1988, was a blockbuster hit. Some other popular films of khan are Taare Zameen Par, 3 Idiots, Dhoom 3, Dangal, etc.
10. Akshay Kumar
The action hero Akshay Kumar has an enormous fan base for his action-drama movies. His endurance, stamina, and disciplined lifestyle put him at par with the newer generation 6-pack-abs Heros. He studied at Don Bosco School and attended Guru Nanak Khalsa College for a year. Then he left his education and moved to Bangkok to learn martial arts.
He came back to India and struggled for a few years before appearing into Bollywood. In His debut film saugandh, in the year 1991, he was cast opposite Raakhee and Shantipriya. Some of his notable works are Dhadkan, Hera Pheri, Bhool Bhulaayia, Airlift, etc.