Shahrukh Khan is a Commerce graduate with a degree in Economics but landed in Bollywood. The heartthrob of millions across the globe i.e. King Khan aka Shahrukh Khan. He was a student of Hansraj College. He also did Master’s degree in Mass Communications at Jamia Millia Islamia but had to quit half-way to pursue his acting career in TV and Bollywood. Besides, academics, SRK is also a student of Delhi’s Theatre Action Group (TAG) and has learned the nuances of acting from theatre Guru Barry John. Khan also attended the prestigious NDA (National School of Drama) in Delhi which has produced marvellous actors like Naseeruddin Shah, Om Puri, Irrfan Khan, Anupam Kher, etc. but alas his father’s untimely death due to cancer forced him to drop out from NDA and look after his family. Nevertheless, Khan followed his passion and from minor roles in TV serial rose to became Superstar of Indian cinema.
Dashing, debonair and action hero John Abraham before taking modelling and films as a career, was a studious student. He qualified in B.A. (Hons) in Economics from Mumbai’s Jai Hind College and got his MBA from Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai. Later he did a Master of Management Studies (M.M.S.) program, a 2-year full-time post-graduate program from Mumbai Educational Trust (MET). While studying he was interested in sports but modelling and films were not in his mind. But while learning Taekwondo, under the guidance of master Javed Khan, John got an opportunity to substitute a modelling assignment as the chief model failed to reach the shoot. In urgency, the makers asked John to do a short appearance. Fortunately, the advertisement campaign was a huge success and John got a ticket into the modelling world and soon into films.
The other commerce graduate who did Bachelor’s in Economics from St Stephen’s College, Delhi University and became a Chartered Accountant but quit his lucrative C.A. job in England for his passion of cinema is Shekhar Kapur. Yes, the same actor cum film director who later made cult classic films like Masoom (1983), Mr India (1987) and Bandit Queen (1994). Of course, Shekhar Kapur also brought laurels to India by making a name in Hollywood by directing Hollywood hit films like Elizabeth (1998) and Elizabeth: The Golden Age (2007), etc.
Few others commerce graduate who opted for Bollywood instead of doing business includes present-day sensation Varun Dhawan, who did Business Management from the Nottingham Trent University, United Kingdom. However, after a successful acting debut with Karan Johar‘s romantic comedy, Student Of The Year, he has become a star. Further hit films like Badlapur, Main Tera Hero and Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania has consolidated his position in Bollywood.
The other big star of Bollywood Ranveer Singh has done dual graduation. After graduating from H.R. College of Commerce and Economics, he gained his Bachelor of Arts degree from Indiana University, Bloomington and has worked as a copywriter with O&M; and JWT. Later he was noticed by Aditya Chopra and rest is history.
Besides, Bollywood two most macho heroes Arjun Rampal and Sunny Deol too are commerce graduates. Arjun Rampal completed his Bachelor’s in Economics from Hindu College and Sunny Deol did Commerce and Economics from Mumbai’s premium R.A. Poddar College.