Vicky Kaushal To Kriti Sanon: Celebs Who Were Trained To Pursue Alternate Careers Except Acting

Ever wondered what some of your favourite stars would do, if not acting? Well, we do have a list of some of the celebs who were initially trained to pursue a completely different career path!


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Vicky Kaushal To Kriti Sanon: Celebs Who Were Trained To Pursue Alternate Careers Except Acting

It would be quite unusual for a person not to have a liking for films. People simply love watching good work and performances on the silver screen. While the audience relates to the character portrayed, they also start adoring the actors themselves, making them appear larger than life.

However, while we as fans are always full of adoration for our favourite stars, can we ever wonder that some of them were not even destined to become actors? In fact, many of them were trained professionals in other fields of work and were bound to follow a completely different career path. Let us check them out.

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#1. Kriti Sanon


Ruling screens with her power-packed performances, the gorgeous Kriti Sanon is a diva full of surprising talents. While her dance moves and stunning acting has won hearts all over the country, it is interesting to know that she was never meant to hit the cinemas as a profession. At the initial stages of her life, she wanted to become an engineer and even holds a BTech degree in Electronics and Communications. However, as destiny has chalked a different path for her. Thus, she appeared before the camera through multiple modelling opportunities and finally became a top actress.

#2. Vicky Kaushal


The man of the hour, Vicky Kaushal needs no introduction. From being tagged as a budding actor, he has made it to the top of the league in style. But, while his acting and persona have touched audiences manifold, he too was never meant to be in the acting spree. While pursuing an engineering course, quite young in his life, he realised that he was never meant to be doing a desk job and that he belonged somewhere else. And to escape the world's rat race, he wished to try something different, landing in the field of acting.

#3. Parineeti Chopra


Nailing with her stunning looks and charming smile is the beautiful actress Parineeti Chopra. Her splendid charm and versatile acting have become a popular sensation for her fans. Right from her debut in the film, Ladies vs Ricky Bahl, her acting has secured immense appreciation. Interestingly, Parineeti never wanted to become an actor in the first place and instead aimed to become a banker. She holds a triple honours degree in business, finance and economics from Manchester Business School, England.

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#4. Ayushmann Khurrana


Winning hearts with his charming smile and exceptional acting is the multi-talented, Ayushmann Khurrana. Known for his portrayal of relatively uncommon roles, he has aced each of them in perfection. However, he was also not meant for a permanent career in films. For the unversed, before taking up acting, he was a popular VJ for MTV, an RJ in Radio City and even a host for many reality shows. He was enthusiastic about music too and followed it up quite often.

#5. Taapsee Pannu


Ruling the silver screens everytime is the brilliant actor Tapsee Pannu. Drafting a filmography of powerful films, she is headstrong and fearless in her persona. With roaring success at the box-office, it is interesting to note that she had an entirely different career before she entered Bollywood. She worked as a full-time software engineer. However, after auditioning for a talent show on Channel V, she eventually found her liking for acting.

#6. Ranveer Singh


The powerhouse of energy, Ranveer Singh is basking in the glory of succesful films and a unique style quotient. Needing no introduction, his career speaks for itself, as he indeed has made it big in the entertainment industry with his sheer hard work. While his fans argue him to be a born actor, by all means, he never aimed to move into this industry. He worked as a copywriter in an ad agency before entering acting.

#7. Sonakshi Sinha


Keeping up with the prestigious legacy of her father, Shatrughan Sinha, the beautiful Sonakshi Sinha has undoubtedly made a mark for herself in the industry. She has proven her mettle beyond her surname in every possible way and has even recently embarked on a new journey to become an entrepreneur. However, one would not believe that she started her career initially as a costume designer for films. It was in the year 2010 that she kickstarted her acting career with her blockbuster debut alongside Salman Khan in the film, Dabangg

#8. Nawazuddin Siddiqui


A storehouse of brilliant acting is the talented, Nawazuddin Siddiqui. With his unconventional choice of roles and films, he has marked his skills in acting to be unique from all others. He is also a proud alumnus of the National School of Drama. However, while his praise-worthy acting is noticeable by many, people seldom know that he had been a graduate in chemistry and worked as a chemist for a year in Vadodara before starting his film career.

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#9. Jacqueline Fernandez


Pulling it off with her breathtaking looks, the stunning Jacqueline Fernandez is one of the most loved actresses in the entertainment industry. Coming from an entirely different culture, she made her mark loud and clear in Bollywood and has never looked back since then. Having a significant presence on-screen, her first job was as a news reporter in Sri Lanka.

#10. Akshay Kumar


The ‘Khiladi’ of all times, Akshay Kumar is the heartthrob of audiences worldwide. Winning hearts for his performance, acting and especially his stunts, he has been an inspiration for many people. Serving blockbuster films almost consecutively, he has reached the league's top with his sincere efforts and hard work. However, while his mettle in acting needs no proof, it is interesting to note that he did have an alternate career before entering the film industry. He happened to be a professional martial arts trainer in Bangkok.

Well, we hope that your curiosities were well fed by these unknown revelations about your favourite stars.

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