Educational Qualifications Of 12 Stunning South Actresses, Samantha Akkineni To Rashmika Mandanna

Here is the list of 12 popular actresses from the South Indian film industry and their educational qualifications. Read on to know more!


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Educational Qualifications Of 12 Stunning South Actresses, Samantha Akkineni To Rashmika Mandanna

The South Indian film industry is booming every day with its blockbuster films. If we refer to the box-office collections in the last few years, South films are reaching newer heights. However, the actors and actresses have also managed to etch a special place in the millions of hearts worldwide with their beautiful performances. But apart from their acting skills and sartorial fashion senses, they are also looked at for their life choices. Their relationships, their behaviour with the masses and their way of living take no time to hit the headlines and become social media sensations.

However, little do we know about some of the educational backgrounds of these stars. And do we know if not acting, then what was their career preference for them? Here is a list of some highly educated South Indian actresses who are loved for their acting skills and fashion choices. So without further ado, let's serve our curiosity and get to know what these gorgeous divas have done in their academics.

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#1. Kajal Aggarwal

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Popular actress, Kajal Aggarwal is known for her successful films like Singham, Chandamama, Lakshmi Kalyanam, Darling, Brindavanam and many more. Moreover, she enjoys a huge fandom on her social media handles and never misses a chance to grab the eyeballs with sartorial fashion choices. However, the actress did her graduation in Mass Media along with a specialisation in marketing and advertising. Reportedly, she had even planned to pursue an MBA.

#2. Priyamani


The Family Man 1 & 2 fame, Priyamani is known for believing in her body and proudly flaunts her size and weight. Moreover, the Indian actress keeps winning millions of hearts with her fantastic acting skills and fashionable outings. Priyamani did her schooling at Sri Aurobindo Memorial School in Bengaluru, Karnataka. Afterwards, she did her B.A. in psychology from Bishop Cotton Women’s College in J C Road, Karnataka.

#3. Rakul Preet Singh

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Rakul Preet Singh started her acting career with the Kannada film, Gilli in 2009 and made her Bollywood debut with the movie, Yaariyan in 2014. Apart from her acting skills, she is also loved for her cool and funky fashion choices and cheerful personality. Coming to academics, she did her schooling at Army Public School, Dhaula Kuan. Later, she studied mathematics at Jesus and Mary College of Delhi University.

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#4. Nayanthara


Nayanthara is called the 'Lady superstar of the South Indian cinema' and has worked in more than 75 films in Tamil, Telegu and Malayalam films. Not only that, she was also listed in the 100 Forbes India Celebrities in 2018. Coming to academics, she studied at Balikamadom Girls Higher Secondary School, Thirumoolapuram Thiruvalla, Kerala. Afterwards, she did graduation in English Literature from Marthoma College, Thiruvalla, Kerala.

#5. Shruti Haasan

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Daughter of popular actor-politician, Kamal Haasan and his first wife, Sarika Thakur, Shruti Haasan had initially started her career as a playback singer. However, over time, she decided to walk in her father's footsteps and pursue acting. She made her Bollywood acting debut with the film, Luck in 2009. She had studied at the Lady Andal Venkatasubba Rao school in Chennai. Later, she studied psychology at St. Andrew’s College in Mumbai.

#6. Shriya Saran

Shriya Saran has become a popular face after her stint in the film, Drishyam, co-starring Bollywood actor, Akshay Kumar. The gorgeousness predominantly works in Telugu, Tamil, and Hindi-language films and is also a well-known dancer. Coming to academics, she did her graduation in the English Language from Lady Shri Ram College, Delhi.

#7. Sai Pallavi

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Sai Pallavi is loved for flaunting her skin proudly without endorsing any fairness cream brand. The gorgeousness has worked in many films and is also the recipient of two Filmfare Awards for her superb acting in films, Fida and Premam. However, her educational qualifications not only amaze us but also leave us in awe of her. The brilliant actress has an MBBS degree from TBILISI State Medical University in Georgia. 

#8. Samantha Akkineni

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Pan-Indian actress, Samantha Akkineni never misses a chance to leave her fans in awe of her with her acting chops and gorgeous looks. She made her debut with the romantic drama film, Ye Maaya Chesave in 2010, after which, she has never looked back. For the unversed, she did her schooling at the Holy Angels Anglo Indian Higher Secondary School, in Chennai. Afterwards, she did her graduation in commerce from Stella Maris College, Chennai. 

#8. Trisha Krishnan

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One of the gorgeous divas of the South Indian film industry, Trisha Krishnan has proved the mettle with her acting in movies like Nuvvostanante NenoddantanaAadavari Matalaku Ardhalu VeruleAbhiyum Naanum, '96, and many others. She is often called the crush of South India with her sultry features and gorgeous looks. However, the actress also has a sound educational background. She did her schooling at the Sacred Heart Matriculation School in Church Park, Chennai. Later, she did a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) at Ethiraj College for Women, Chennai.

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#9. Anushka Shetty

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Sweety Shetty popularly known by her stage name, Anushka Shetty, is one of the prominent actresses in the South Indian film industry. The stunning actress majorly works in Tamil and Telegu films. However, her stint in the film, Baahubali made her a national icon. Apart from her acting career, she was also reportedly a studious student in her life. After doing her schooling, she did a Bachelor of Computer Applications from Mount Carmel College in Bangalore. 

#10. Tamannaah Bhatia

Tamanna Bhatia

One of the gorgeous actresses in the Indian film industry, Tamannaah Bhatia never misses a chance to swoon millions of hearts with her sultry looks and stunning acting skills. The Bahubali actress not only limited her acting performances to the South film industry but also managed to make a name for herself in the Hindi film industry. Coming to the actress' educational qualifications, she did her schooling at Maneckji Cooper Education Trust School in Mumbai. Later, she did a Bachelor of Arts from National College in Mumbai.

#11. Rashmika Mandanna

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Rashmika Mandanna with her infectious smile and classy fashion picks, had become the 'National Crush' of India. Not only that, her birthday on April 5 is celebrated as 'National Crush Day' every year. Undoubtedly, the diva's acting skills and stunning performances need no further introduction. Apart from all this, she is a dual degree graduate- one in Psychology and the other one in Journalism and English Literature from the M. S. Ramaiah College. Prior to this and after her schooling, she had also pursued a pre-university course at Mysore Institute of Commerce and Arts.

#12. Nithya Menen

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Nithya Menen is one of the cutest actresses in the South-Indian film industry. She mainly works in Malayalam, Telugu, Tamil, and Kannada films and has etched a special place in millions of hearts within a short span of her career. Not only that, she also made her debut in Bollywood with the movie, Mission Mangal. The stunning actress did her graduation in Journalism at Manipal University.

Well, are you amazed to know about the gorgeous divas' educational qualifications? Let us know!

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