The glamorous lives of Bollywood actors and actresses are not hidden from anyone. However, do you know about their academic backgrounds and how educated they are? Yes, some of them are pass-outs of prestigious MBA colleges. Let’s take a look at their educational journey that will inspire you to live your passion without comprising on academics.
Here are 7 Indian celebrities you never knew had an MBA degree. Read about their academic excellence and the skills for which they are famous.
1. John Abraham
Educational Background: Has done MBA from NMIMS Mumbai
Known for: Currently an Indian film actor, producer and a former model, he has an exceptional educational background. John made his film debut in the year 2003. He did his MBA in marketing management, organisational behaviour and accounting specializations in the two year full-time course.
John grew up in Mumbai and studied at Bombay Scottish School and college. He was a good athlete and participated in the 100 and 200 meters runs. He passed his B.A. (Hons) in Economics and also learned Taekwondo, under the guidance of master Javed Khan. John began his modeling career by substituting for a model who didn't turn up for a shoot and was requested by his boss to complete the campaign.
2. Kay Kay Menon
Educational Background: Holds an MBA from the Department of Management Sciences (PUMBA) at the University of Pune
Known For: Kay Kay Menon is one of the class actors of Bollywood who has worked for even TV serials such as Pradhan Mantri and telefilms like Zebra 2 and Last Train To Mahakali. Menon considered Mumbai to be his hometown and did his specialization in marketing while pursuing MBA degree. He was popular in his class as a singer of ghazals. Initially Menon wanted to work for the advertising industry but later he went on to theatre to give a fresh start to his career.
3. Randeep Hooda
Source: Times of India
Educational Background: Holds a Master's degree in Business Management and Human Resource Management
Known For: A very well-known and talented Indian Actor, Randeep began acting in school productions. To our surprise, the actor also holds a post-graduate degree in the management domain from Melbourne, Australia. Hooda made his Bollywood debut in Monsoon Wedding in 2001 and since then there was no looking back in life. He is also a professional equestrian who regularly participates in polo, show jumping and dressage events.
Educational Background: Graduated MBA degree from SP Jain Institute of Management & Research, Mumbai
Known For: A versatile Indian film actor who has appeared in Tamil, Telugu, Hindi, and Malayalam language films. He has been a academically bright kid and was born in a Tamil-speaking family. He even participated extensively in extra-curricular activities during college days and served as the president of the college's debating society and attending the World Debating Championships.
Siddharth's began his acting career with the Banish mosquito repellent ad that he dubbed in eight different languages in 1988.
5. Fardeen Khan
Educational Background: Earned MBA from University of Massachusetts Amherst
Known For: Fardeen is a Bollywood actor and although he might not have earned a huge name and fame in the field of acting but the man has a business degree. He has also received training for his acting skills from Kishore Namit Kapoor's Acting Institute.
6. Jyotiraditya Madhavrao Scindia
Educational Background: MBA from Stanford University
Known For: A well known Indian politician, Scindia pursued MBA degree from Stanford. He is one of the richest politicians in the current Union Government. He is a titular Maharaja of Gwalior and is a Member of Parliament, representing the Guna constituency in the state of Madhya Pradesh and a member of the Indian National Congress party. Previously, he was associated with top financial firms like Merril Lynch and Morgan Stanley. Like a true MBA graduate, he is known for making the government system
7. Mallika Sarabhai
Educational Background: MBA from IIM Ahmedabad
Known For: An activist and Indian classical dancer from Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India. Sarabhai has also pursued management degree from Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Ahmedabad. Her father, Vikram Sarabhai, was the founder of IIM-Ahmedabad. So, the daughter continued the league of graduating from the premier management institute. But later on she chose a career in dance and theatre and performed exceedingly well in it.
These are some really knowledgeable and equally talented celebrities that have earned academic excellence in life. An MBA degree in their bonnet is an added advantage to motivate others who are planning a career in the field of management. An MBA degree helps to acquire skills that will help you grab business tricks and multiply your money manifolds.
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