Many people overlook Indian education and prefer to go abroad to complete their studies. But one of the main reasons why celebrities send their children abroad for studies, is so that they can lead a normal life, away from photographers and media hounding them in schools and colleges.
Then there are some stars who go abroad so that they can develop their acting, dancing and other skills. Here are 10 such celebrities who took a flight overseas at some point in their life to study.
Abhishek Bachchan: Junior Bachchan made his acting debut in 2000 with JP Dutta's war film Refugee. He has significant amount of education under his belt. Abhishek studied at Aiglon College in Switzerland, and later he went to Boston University for further studies but dropped out from there.
Parineeti Chopra: Before signing on for the movie ‘Ishaqzaade’, Parineeti Chopra worked as a public relations consultant for Yash Raj Films. Initially, she wanted to pursue a career in investment banking. She is highly educated and has a triple honors degree in finance, economics, and business from Manchester Business School.
Kareena Kapoor Khan : The actress admitted many times that she was fond of academics. After her graduation, Kareena registered for a three-month summer course in microcomputers at Harvard Summer School in the United States. Later she developed an interest in law, and also developed a long-lasting passion for reading. But, after completing her first year, Kareena decided to become an actress.
Ranbir Kapoor: As everybody knows the actor belongs to a show business family with a long-lasting history in Hindi cinema. Ranbir Kapoor studied filmmaking from the School of Visual Arts New York, following which he learned method acting at Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute. After this he returned to India and worked as an assistant director under Sanjay Leela Bhansali for the film 'Black'. The same director launched him in the film ‘Saawariya’, starring Sonam Kapoor.
Sonam Kapoor: The actress has made a space for herself in the industry. She is considerably educated, with an International Baccalaureate from a college in Singapore, after which, she went on to complete her post-graduation in London.
Ranveer Singh: Bollywood fans like his sizzling chemistry with Deepika Padukone, his love for her and his honesty, considering he has made bold declarations that no other mainstream actor had done before. He graduated from Indiana University, Bloomington, in USA. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Arts.
Katrina Kaif: The actress was born to a Kashmiri father and has been in many countries. Katrina settled in London, where she completed her education before moving to India. She began her acting career with the film Boom.
Saif Ali Khan: The Nawab of Pataudi studied at The Lawrence School, Sanawar in Himachal Pradesh and was later sent to Lockers Park School in Hertfordshire at the age of nine. He completed his graduation from Winchester College, Hampshire.
Sara Ali Khan: Another member of the Pataudi family, Sara Ali Khan studied history and political science at Columbia University in New York. In 2018 Sara debuted in Abhishek Kapoor's romantic disaster film Kedarnath, in which she played a Hindu girl who falls in love with a Muslim porter, played by Sushant Singh Rajput.
Varun Dhawan: Everybody knows that the actor worked as an assistant director for the film “My Name Is Khan”. The film starred Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol and was directed by Karan Johar. But what is not as popular is the fact that he is a business graduate from Nottingham Trent University.