The entertainment industry is full of talented people and it is not only filled with entertainers but also with people who come from a strong academic background. Several actors have pursued engineering before shifting gears and earning a name in the world of entertainment.
On Engineer’s Day, here’s taking a look at Bollywood actors who worked hard to earn a degree but joined the entertainment industry later.
Before Sushant Singh Rajput made his way into Bollywood, he dreamt of being an engineer. The later actor was a brilliant student and had scored an All India Rank of 7 in Delhi College of Engineering Entrance Examination in 2003. He then pursued Mechanical Engineering from Delhi College of Engineering but dropped out in the third year of college to follow his passion for acting.
- R. Madhavan
One of the finest Indian actors, R Madhavan had an excellent academic contingent. He went to IIT-Madras and is a proud graduate of Bachelors in Technology in Mechanical Engineering.
- Sonu Sood
Now an admired philanthropist, Sonu Sood was a struggling model before he met with success as an actor. He completed his engineering in electronics from Yeshwantrao Chavan College of Engineering, Nagpur.
- Taapsee Pannu
Before stunning fans with her incredible performances, Taapsee completed her graduation. She has a degree in Computer Science Engineering from Guru Tegh Bahadur Institute of Technology, New Delhi.
- Kriti Sanon
Kriti Sanon used to be a studious name among her peers before becoming an actor. She holds a BTech degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering from Jaypee, Noida.
- Vicky Kaushal
Before charming audiences with his on-screen presence, Vicky Kaushal was a student at Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Technology in Mumbai. However, soon after graduating in electronics and telecommunications engineering, he shifted his attention to be in front of the camera.
- Kartik Aaryan
Born and brought up in Gwalior, Kartik Aaryan secured a degree before he could follow his dreams of acting. He graduated in Engineering in Biotechnology from Mumbai.