Did you know these 8 celebrities were engineers before becoming actors!

Almost every Indian parent wants their child to become an engineer in life. Some parents even start preparing their kids studying in 8th-9th standard for esteemed engineering entrance exams like IIT-JEE and AIEEE. Such is the engineering fever in India – all for getting a B-tech stamp on CV’s. There isn’t a single place where you would not find an engineer. Right from any colony to the glamour world of Bollywood, engineers are everywhere!

And here we tell you about 8 Bollywood stars who have an engineering background!

Kriti Sanon: While the world knows Sushant Singh Rajput is a drop-out from an esteemed engineering college, his rumoured girlfriend Kriti Sanon also has a degree in Electronics and Communication engineering from Jaypee Institute of Information Technology, Noida. After graduation, she started modelling and then made her Bollywood debut with ‘Heropanti’.


Kartik Aryan: The very handsome and cute Kartik Aryan has also studied engineering. Best known for ‘Pyaar Ka Punchnama’, the actor took admission in an acting course while completing his graduation in engineering in Mumbai.

Vicky Kaushal: The exceptionally talented actor Vicky Kaushal completed his engineering in electronics and telecommunications from Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Technology, Mumbai in 2009. But the monotonous engineer life made him pave a way as an actor. A great choice, indeed!

R Madhavan: He not only played an engineer’s role  in 3 Idiots but actually holds an engineering degree from Rajaram College, Kohlapur.

Fawad Khan: So you have one more legit reason to crush over him! Before becoming an actor and stealing our hearts away he was pursuing Computer Engineering from National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences (NUCES) in Lahore. Fawad once stated that he was a “terrible computer engineer” and “couldn’t make money out of coding” which is when he turned to acting.

Kader Khan: Blessed with a deft comic timing, myriad of expression and an exceptionally gripping voice, who would have thought that Kader Khan not only studied but also taught engineering! He obtained masters in Civil Engineering and even taught the course at MH Saboo Siddik College of Engineering in Byculla for some years before stepping into acting.

Taapsee Pannu: Before making it big with Pink,Taapsee Pannu worked as a software engineer but ditched her job to enter Bollywood.

Sonu Sood: Sonu also holds a B Tech degree in electrical engineering. But after completing his graduation, he opted for acting over a lucrative job of an engineer.