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Bollywood actors have always mesmerised us with their lavish lifestyle, acting skills and the equations they share with their spouses and kids. While there has been a craze about the uncanny resemblance between the B-Town biggies and their kids will be launched next, little do we know about their educational qualifications. While most of the star kids are pretty good looking, they also hold degrees from some of the top-notch universities.
Many star kids have followed or are willing to follow in the footsteps of their successful celebrity parents. But, that does not mean that they had compromised on their studies. Whether it is their high school or higher studies, these star kids have attended some of the best educational institutions in India as well as abroad. From Aryan Khan to Ibrahim Ali Khan, here's a list of the sons of Bollywood superstars, who are not just handsome but well-educated too.
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The elder son of the Badshah of Bollywood, Shah Rukh Khan, though Aryan Khan, has not made his debut in Bollywood, but he is a social media sensation already. And, his massive fanbase is eagerly waiting for him to set his footmark in acting. However, before making a career in acting, the star kid wants to make a life behind the camera. Therefore, Aryan had done a course on film making and writing at the University of Southern California. He had passed out in 2020 with a Bachelors degree in Fine Arts, Cinematic Arts, Film and Television Production from the School of Cinematic Arts.
Born on December 20, 1997, in Mumbai, Maharashtra, Ahaan Panday is the son of a renowned businessman, Chikki Panday and the author and fitness expert, Deanna Panday. Ahaan has his roots in Bollywood as he is the nephew of famous actor-comedian, Chunkey Panday and Ananya Panday's cousin. He is a social media influencer, model and aspiring model, who is taking his own time in making a debut in Bollywood. Ahaan has completed his schooling at Oberoi International School, Mumbai, and is currently pursuing his graduation from the University of Mumbai.
Son of the famous Bollywood actor, Suniel Shetty, and his fashion designer-wife, Mana Shetty, Ahan Shetty has already established his footmark in acting with his debut film, Tadap. Though Ahan prefers to stay away from the limelight, he has been making headlines for the past few days for his debut movie opposite Tara Sutaria. Coming to his educational qualification, this star kid had completed his schooling at the American School of Bombay. In fact, he was also the captain of the football team during his schooling days. After that, he had done a course on acting and filmmaking at the US University.
Ibrahim Ali Khan is the son of Bollywood actors, Saif Ali Khan, and his ex-wife, Amrita Singh. The star kid often hits the headlines for his handsome looks and his uncanny resemblance with his father. However, not many people know that he is an alumnus of Dhirubhai Ambani School Mumbai, which is a prominent school for star kids. Currently, he is pursuing his education at a boarding school in London. Not only that, but he is also very active in sports. Though Ibrahim has not yet made his Bollywood debut, he had played a role in the 2008 film, Tashan, which also had his father, Saif, in the lead role. As of now, he is assisting the ace director, Karan Johar in his upcoming film, Rocky Aur Rani Ki Prem Kahani, featuring Alia Bhatt and Ranveer Singh in the lead role.
Born on September 15, 2002, Aarav Bhatia (Kumar) is the son of famous Bollywood actor, Akshay Kumar, and his actress-wife, Twinkle Khanna. Though this star kid has not made his debut in Bollywood, he is loved by Akki's fans massively. This 19-year-old boy has been into martial arts since he was four years old. He had attended his schooling at Ecole Mondial World School in Juhu, Mumbai. To pursue his higher studies, Aarav had moved to Singapore and is studying at the United World College of South East Asia Tennis, Singapore. He also holds a first-degree black belt in judo-karate.
Yashvardhan Ahuja is the son of the Bollywood actor, Govinda, who had entertained the audience with his fabulous dance moves and comedy. This star kid had done a year-long course on filmmaking and acting from Met Film School in London. Unlike other celeb kids, Yashvardhan prefers to stay away from the limelight. However, he has made his career in Bollywood behind the camera and has already assisted the director, Sajid Khan, in films like Dishoom, Kick 2 and Tadap.
The grandson of the legendary actor, Dharmendra, and son of Bollywood actor, Sunny Deol, Karan Deol had made his debut in Bollywood with the film, Pal Pal Dil Ke Paas. Since then, he has been making his father and grandfather proud of his professional achievements. However, he is not just phenomenal as an actor but also quite educated. He had completed his schooling at Ecole Mondiale World School, Juhu, Mumbai. After that, he had learnt acting from Rahul Rawail’s Acting school, an Indian branch of Stella Adler Studio of Acting, New York, United States (U.S).
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Bollywood's most perfectionist actor, Aamir Khan, has two kids from his first marriage with Reena Dutta. The duo had named their elder son, Junaid Khan, and their daughter as Ira Khan. The star kid has been practising theatre since 2017 and has featured in renowned plays like A Farming Story, A Few Good Men, Medea by his sister, Ira Khan, Bone of Contention and Mother Courage and Her Children. He has also worked in PK as an assistant director. Besides his professional excellence, Junaid has an educational background that is worth being proud of. He had studied at Dhirubhai Ambani International School in Mumbai, and later on, did his graduation from H.R. College of Commerce and Economics. He is also a Master Degree holder from a University in LA, California.
Bollywood actor, Shahid Kapoor's half brother, Ishaan Khatter, had made his Bollywood debut with the film, Dhadak. For the unversed, Ishaan is the son of the famous actor, Rajesh Khattar and Neliima Azeem, who is also Shahid's mother. Ishaan has worked in the film, Vaah! Life Ho Toh Aisi! (2005) as a child artist. Besides that, he had completed his schooling at Billabong High International School, Mumbai. After that, he did his graduation from RIMS International School and Junior College, Mumbai.
Arhaan Khan is the son of the ex-Bollywood couple, Arbaaz Khan and Malaika Arora. Though this 19-year-old star kid prefers to stay away from the limelight, he had recently made the headlines when he had jetted off to a foreign land for higher studies. For the uninitiated, Arhaan had completed his schooling at Delhi Public School, R.K. Puram, in New Delhi. After that, he had taken a year gap due to the nationwide lockdown and a few months back, Arhaan had left the country and had gone to the US to pursue his higher studies.
Agastya Nanda is the son of Bollywood superstar, Amitabh Bachchan's daughter, Shweta Bachchan Nanda. Shweta is married to the business tycoon, Nikhil Nanda, and both Shweta and Nikhil have two kids, Navya Naveli Nanda and Agastya Nanda. While Navya has no plans to join the industry, Agastya has been on the radar of many people as he is rumoured to make an appearance on the silver screen very soon. On the educational front, Agastya has a high school graduate degree from Sevenoaks School, London, and is currently pursuing his higher studies at New York University.
Filmmaker, Boney Kapoor and his first wife, Mona Shourie Kapoor's son, Arjun Kapoor had his first stint in the film industry in Kal Ho Na Ho, in which he had worked as an assistant director, in 2003. He had done his schooling at Arya Vidya Mandir, Mumbai. After that, he had attended the Narsee Monjee College of Commerce And Economics, Mumbai, and did a certificate course from the Asian College Of Film and Commerce, Noida.
Son of the veteran Bollywood actor, late Rishi Kapoor and Neetu Kapoor, Ranbir Kapoor had once stated that he was one of the educated members of the family. He had attended the Bombay Scottish School in Mahim, Mumbai. After that, Ranbir had moved to the US to pursue a course on filmmaking from the School Of Visual Arts in New York. Not just that, he had also pursued method acting at Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute in New York.
Son of the legendary actor, Anil Kapoor, Harsh Varrdhan is not just a part of Bollywood's biggest dynasties, but also an amazing actor, who has made a name for himself. He had studied at the Chapman University's prestigious Dodge College of Film and Media Arts, and had graduated with honours in cinematography, screenwriting and screenplay writing.
Bollywood actor, Jackie Shroff and Ayesha Shroff's son, Tiger Shroff, is well known for his physique and dance moves. However, we are not really aware of his educational qualifications. He had attended two premium schools of Mumbai, which were Besant Montessori School, Juhu, and American School of Bombay. After completing his schooling, Tiger was enrolled in Amity University, Noida, but he had decided to drop out of college as he had wanted to pursue his career in acting.
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After taking a look at the educational qualifications of most of the star kids, it is for sure that our Bollywood heroes have left no stone unturned to provide the best education to their sons!