Katrina Kaif to Kajol to Kangana Ranaut: 5 stars who are not even 12th pass!
First Published 22, Oct 2020, 2:41 PM
We can understand it is tough to believe, but it is true. Some Bollywood actors have not even passed class 12, and yet, they have hit the heights of fame and glory in their career.
It doesn't mean that they never wished to study. Even without much education, they have achieved a lot because of their strong passion. Their families were against their ambition of becoming an actor. But, the society stood against them, and they kept fighting and turned their dreams into reality. Let's look into their initial stage and what made them quit academics.
Born in Hong Kong, Katrina Kaif had seven siblings - three older sisters, three younger sisters and one older brother. She started modelling at the age of 14. Her parents were divorced. She and all her siblings were brought up by her mother. And her mother had dedicated her life to social causes. So because of this reason, she was relocating quite frequently. And thus, Katrina never went to school. She got tutored at home.
A successful actress of the 90s, Karisma Kapoor, is a well-known name. Karisma left her school at a very young age. She dropped out while she was in class 6 and started acting. At the age of 17, she gained recognition through her debut movie Prem Qaidi.
Kajol was a naughty kid born to a Bengali-Marathi family. Her parents divorced when she was quite young. Raised by her grandmother, her mother taught her a sense of confidence at a very young age. She got a movie offer when she was only sixteen. And she bagged an opportunity to work in Rahul Rawail's film Bekhudi. Later, she intended to return to school and finish her studies, but she was unable to do it and eventually dropped out of school and went into acting.
Kangana Ranaut was a stubborn child. Born in Himachal Pradesh's Mandi district, Kangana went against the stereotypical regulations of her family to continue her career in acting.In class XII, she failed in chemistry test and realised that she was born for something else. She had also applied for the All India Pre Medical Test (AIPMT) to become a doctor, but she never turned up for the exams. Later, she went to Delhi to find a career in modelling, but was not happy with that as well. Also, she worked for quite some time in theatre and finally moved to Mumbai.
Arjun Kapoor was born in an elite Kapoor family to Boney Kapoor and Mona Shourie Kapoor. Well-known actors like Sonam Kapoor and Rhea Kapoor are his cousins. When he reached class XII, he failed in one of the examinations. It was then that instead of continuing his studies, he dropped out of school and went on to pursue a career in acting.
At a young age, Arjun Kapoor was very fat. His weight was around 140 kg due to which he was “sloppy, grumpy and under-confident”.