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Successful Actors & Entertainers Of Indian Film Industry Who Hold Engineering Degrees

| Published on May 1, 2021

Education has always been the most important part of a child’s nurturing. No matter what field you may choose in the future, a good educational background can have some benefits if not many.

Indian Film and Entertainment Industry has been stereotyped to be a field for people with less educational background. However, this is a very false and negative perspective about the industry. These are some of the names from a long list of actors, musicians, and entertainers in the industry to have had a strong educational background, and in fact, hold an engineering degree.

Akkineni Nagarjuna

With almost four decades in the Indian Film industry, Akkineni Nagarjuna has acted in more than 100 films. Apart from being an immensely talented actor and a renowned name in the industry, Nagarjuna has completed his  Bachelor of Engineering from the College of Engineering, Guindy, Anna University in Madras and completed his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Eastern Michigan University.

Kriti Sanon

One of the leading actresses in the Indian Film Industry, Kriti Sanon also has a Bachelor of Technology degree in Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering from Jaypee Institute of Information Technology.

Sonu Sood

With his incredible efforts during the lockdown last year and even today, Sonu Sood has become the most loved actor in the Film Industry. His acting skills have always been incredible and highly applauded by fans and critics. Sonu Sood holds a bachelor’s degree in electronics engineering from Yeshwantrao Chavan College of Engineering.

Taapsee Pannu

Taapsee Pannu is an Indian actress who works primarily in Hindi, Telugu, and Tamil-language films. She is the recipient of two Filmfare Awards and has featured in Forbes India’s Celebrity 100 list since 2018. Apart from her amazing acting career, Tapsee has also done graduation in Computer Science Engineering from the Guru Tegh Bahadur Institute of Technology.

Shankar Mahadevan

Shankar Mahadevan is a renowned Indian singer and composer. He has given music to many Indian films and his work is loved by one and all. Mahadevan has a degree in Computer Science and Software Engineering from the Ramrao Adik Institute of Technology in Navi Mumbai.

Varun Grover

Varun Grover is an Indian stand-up comic, writer, and poet. He has been associated with many acclaimed feature films and Indian shows on various OTT platforms. Grover has studied civil engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology(BHU) Varanasi.

Chetan Bhagat

Chetan Bhagat is an Indian author and columnist. He was included in Time magazine’s list of the World’s 100 Most Influential People in 2010. Bhagat graduated in mechanical engineering at IIT Delhi and completed a master’s of business administration degree at IIM Ahmedabad.

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