Arjun Kapoor was savaged at the AIB Knockout for having failed class 12, but he isn’t the only Bollywood celebrity who doesn’t have an academic accomplishment to boast of

The one hour long video of AIB Knockout featuring Ranveer Singh, Arjun Kapoor and Karan Johar, which was uploaded on YouTube (and was later taken off) has become a talking point in the entire nation. But this post is not meant to talk about the controversies surrounding the roast, I want to talk specifically about Arjun, who as we all know was repeatedly reminded for having failed class 12. I am sure a lot of you laughed and cheered as the Tevar actor was belittled, but hey, he isn’t the only one in Bollywood, who doesn’t have an academic accomplishment to boast about.

So we at BollywoodLife decided to list down those B-town’s undergraduates.

Salman Khan – Salman, who has mentored Arjun has not failed in class 12 unlike him, but he doesn’t have a Bachelors degree either. Yes, the Kick actor is a dropout from National College, Bandra. Salman always wanted to be an actor and therefore left his studies to achieve stardom, which he has now.

salman khan

Aamir Khan – He might come across as the most intelligent person in Bollywood, but let me tell you that Aamir, who studied HSC from Narsee Monjee College in Mumbai barely attended classes. And since he was never interested in studies, he didn’t even try to go to a college and straight away tried his luck in showbiz. And well as we all know he definitely is the most shining star in tinsel town now with some of the all time biggest movies to his name.

Aamir Khan

Akshay Kumar –  The Baby actor studied at Don Bosco and at Guru Nanak Khalsa College at King’s Circle in Mumbai, but he was never too much into studies for he was more active in sports. He dropped out of college and went to Bangkok to study martial arts. And his skills in martial arts certainly helped him to make it big in Bollywood.

Akshay Kumar

And now the actresses. There are many.

Deepika Padukone – After schooling at Sophia High School in Bangalore, Deepika joined Mount Carmel College, Bangalore. But she gave up studies for modelling and acting. She enrolled with the Indira Gandhi National Open University’s Bachelor of Arts course in Sociology but never completed it.

Deepika Padukone

Bipasha Basu – Bipasha did her schooling from Bhavan’s Gangabux Kanoria Vidyamandir in Kolkata. She studied commerce at Bhawanipur Education Society College. Chartered accountancy was next on the agenda but winning a beauty pageant put a halt on further studies.

bipasha basu

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan – Aishwarya studied at Arya Vidya Mandir High School in Mumbai, and then went to Jai Hind college for a year. She switched to Raheja College to study Architecture, but left it midway to pursue a career in modelling.

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan

Kareena Kapoor – For Kareena, school was Jamnabai Narsee in Mumbai, then Welham in Dehradun. Kareena studied commerce for two years at Mithibai College in Mumbai. She also registered for a three-month summer course in microcomputers at Harvard University in the United States. After a year at the Government Law College in Mumbai, she realised Bollywood was her calling.

Kareena Kapoor

Kangana Ranaut – Kangana did her schooling in Himachal Pradesh. Science was her subject since she wanted to become a doctor. She never made it to medical school. Instead, she moved to Delhi and joined a theatre group called Ashmita.

Kangana Ranaut

Katrina Kaif – Katrina was born in Hong Kong. After her parents divorced, she moved to China and then Japan. She has lived in France, Switzerland, Poland, Germany, Belgium, Hawaii, and eventually her mother’s home country England. She lived in London for three years before moving to Mumbai. She started modelling when she was 14. Naturally, all that moving about left little time for any academic qualifications.

Katrina Kaif

Alia Bhatt – . She completed her high school from Jamnabai Narsee School IBDP in May 2011. But she didn’t attend college, all thanks to that offer from Karan Johar for Student Of The Year.

Alia Bhatt

Kajol – Kajol never completed school; she left St Joseph’s Convent in Panchgani, a hill station near Mumbai, and started her acting career with the film Bekhudi at the age of 17.


Karisma Kapoor – Karisma was no scholar either. She studied at the Cathedral and John Cannon School in Mumbai till the sixth standard.

Karisma Kapoor