10 Engineers That Went On To Become Successful Actors

Engineering is one of the most pursued degrees in India. No matter how talented a singer you are or how much you love dancing or anything else, you aren’t an eligible bachelor unless you are an engineer or a doctor.

Not only that makes it mandatory for the youth to become engineers, the degree is not an easy one to get. From rote learning gazillions of formulas to the never-ending cycle of tests and exams, you can conquer the world if you can get through a bachelors degree in engineering.

However,  it’s surprising how many engineers skip the route to a good job in an MNC and choose to follow their dreams post an engineering degree. Our Bollywood is full of these brave hearts who were actually engineers but chose the tinsel town instead.

1. Kriti Sanon

The Raabta actress not only knows how to break hearts but also is trained in mending circuits as well. She holds a degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering from the Jaypee Institute of Information Technology in Noida. However, the lady chose to be on the screen than getting lost in the mundane nine to five job!


2. Sushant Singh Rajput

Not only has he mastered his acting skills but Sushant actually scored 7th rank in the AIEEE examination for engineering. He studied Mechanical Engineering at the Delhi College Of Engineering, but dropped after three years and hasn’t looked back since then!


3. Fawad Khan

The man who is known to swoon millions of girls is actually a nerdy software engineer. Before making it big on the TV with Humsafar, the actor was studying Computer Engineering at the National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences (NUCES) in Lahore. The actor was not that good at coding and hence took to acting. Well, what if you can’t pull off codes Fawad, our hearts’ software is always ready to run for you!


4. Vicky Kaushal

The Masaan actor looks like he was born to do nothing but acting. But that’s not true. The actor actually has his engineering degree in Electronics and Telecommunications in 2009 from Mumbai’s Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Technology. His, is a story similar to Tamasha as he found the job too monotonous and turned to acting!


5. Kartik Aaryan

The ‘Pyaar Ka Punchnama‘ guy who is known for his lengthy monologue in the movie gets his skill from years of expertise in rote learning! While doing engineering, Kartik took an acting course and fortunately got a break.


6. Taapsee Pannu

The ‘Pink’ actress is a pass out from the Computer Science Engineering Department from New Delhi’s Guru Tegh Bahadur Institute of Technology. Before taking up the role in Pink, Taapsee was working as a software engineer.

Taapsee Pannu

7. Sonu Sood

Sonu might not have made that big in the Bollywood industry but is actually a graduate of the Yeshwantrao Chavan College of Engineering in Nagpur with a degree in Electrical Engineering.

Sonu Sood

8. R Madhavan

Yes, the guy who never left our hearts after ‘Rehna Hai Tere Dil Men’ is also an engineer. He is a graduate in electronics engineering from the Rajaram College in Kolhapur, and hence it doesn’t come as a surprise how he performed the role of ‘Farhan’ in 3 idiots flawlessly.


9. Kader Khan

Before becoming famous for his iconic comedy roles in Bollywood, Kader Khan held a Master’s degree in Civil Engineering from the Institution of Engineers (India) and even taught the course at MH Saboo Siddik College of Engineering in Byculla.


10. Amol Parashar

He is famous for his role The Viral Fever’s web series ‘Tripling’ and is actually a proud product of the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi with a degree in Mechanical Engineering.


So all the engineers out there? Guess, there’s more to your life than just that nine to five job!

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