These Bollywood Celebrities Left Their Well Paid Jobs To Follow Their Dreams Of Becoming An Actor


It’s not usual that amidst the glam and glitz, one gives importance to education. However, life is a little opposite sometimes.

In the process of seeking education, worthy careers, and ambitions, one often falls in the beautiful trap of glam and glitz.

Here are 10 such Bollywood celebs who have left their well-paid jobs to pursue their career in Bollywood movies and fulfill their passion for acting.

Parineeti Chopra

Parineeti Chopra has amazed us with wonderful performances. She was well settled in marketing job before taking up films. At 17, Parineeti received a triple honors degree in business, finance, and economics from Manchester Business School in the United Kingdom. She has worked with Manchester United Football Club as team leader of catering department. After that, she worked with the marketing department of Yash Raj Films Studio as PR Consultant.

Vicky Kaushal

The ace actor graduated as an electronics and telecommunications engineer in the year 2009. He got an amazing job offer through campus interview. He refused the offer and pursued theatre. Then he got good films offered and now we know him as one of the finest actors in the industry.

Ayushmann Khurana

Ayushmann did his majors in English Literature and pursued Master’s degree in Mass Communication. He did serious theatre for 5 years and then became a radio jockey. He took up the job of VJ on MTV channel and became one of the popular hosts in India. His first movie Vicky Donor became a massive hit and the rest we all know the story.

John Abraham

John has received his degree in Bachelor’s Of Economics from Jai Hind College. Thereafter he pursued Master in Management Sciences from Mumbai Educational trust. He did modeling to earn some money for his daily living and he also worked in ad agency called Enterprises- Nexus as a media planner. However, movie offers came to John because of his successful modeling career.

Taapsee Pannu

Taapsee completed her graduation in Computer Science Engineering from Guru Tegh Bahadur Institute of Technology in New Delhi. She worked as a software engineer. She auditioned and got lucky in the Channel V’s show Get Gorgeous that led her into the acting field.

Sonakshi Sinha

Sonakshi Sinha studied designing at Shreemati Nathibai Damodar Thackersey Women’s University in Mumbai. She worked as costume designer and has done styling in movies. Before signing Dabangg she has walked the ramp for Lakme Fashion Week.

Randeep Hooda

Randeep has both Bachelors and Masters degree in Business Management as well as HR Management, all destined in Melbourne. When he came back to India, he was working in marketing firm after which he made his Bollywood debut in 2001.

Sayani Gupta

Post-graduation, Sayani took on a job in an infrastructure research firm, Indian Infrastructure Pvt. Ltd in New Delhi. She was posted in Marketing and Sales department, so couldn’t ever get away to dabble in her passion, that being theatre. She was determined to make her dreams come true and therefore she took admission in The Film and Television Institute of India, Pune. She completed 3 years of specialization in acting from FTII. After shifting to Mumbai in September 2011, she pursued her dream and made a debut in “Margarita with a straw”, which is a globally acclaimed and one of the most favored movies in the film festivals across!

Riteish Deshmukh

Actor-producer Riteish Deshmukh, also dabbled in architecture careers once, after completing his degree in Architecture and Environmental Studies from Kamla Raheja Vidyanidhi Institute, Riteish worked in an architectural firm in New York City. Alongside he completed his acting course at The Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute. To become an architecture and study about it was his passion, so he started his architectural and interior designing firm named Revolutions.

Ranveer Singh

Ranveer had always dreamt of being an actor. After completing his education from H.R. College of Commerce and Economics, Mumbai. He went to the United States to pursue Bachelor of Arts degree from Indiana University, Bloomington. He moved back here in 2007 and worked for a few years as a copywriter with agencies like O&M and JWT. Later on, Ranveer got his lucky debut with Yash Raj Film’s Band Baaja Baaraat opposite Anushka Sharma, as a start of a successful acting career.

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