Educational Qualifications of 12 Stunning Southern Actresses, Samantha Akkineni to Rashmika Mandanna


South Indian film industry is booming every day with its blockbuster films. If we look at box office receipts in recent years, films from the South are reaching new heights. However, the actors and actresses have also managed to carve out a special place for themselves in millions of hearts across the world with their beautiful performances. But aside from their acting skills and sartorial fashion sense, they are also looked up to for their lifestyle choices. Their relationships, their behavior with the masses and their way of life are quick to hit the headlines and cause a stir on social networks.

However, we know little about some of these stars’ educational backgrounds. And do we know if they don’t play, then what was their career preference for them? Here is a list of some highly educated South Indian actresses who are popular for their acting skills and fashion choices. So without further ado, let’s serve our curiosity and learn what these gorgeous divas have been up to in their studies.

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#1. Kajal Aggarwal

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Popular actress, Kajal Aggarwal is known for her hit movies like Singham, Chandamama, Lakshmi Kalyanam, Darling, Brindavanam and much more. Moreover, she enjoys a huge fandom on her social media handles and never misses an opportunity to grab attention with fashion choices in dress. However, the actress graduated in mass media with a major in marketing and advertising. Apparently, she even planned to pursue an MBA.

#2. priyamani


The Family Man 1 & 2 fame, Priyamani is known to believe in her body and proudly displays her height and weight. Moreover, the Indian actress continues to win millions of hearts with her fantastic acting skills and fashionable outings. Priyamani was educated at Sri Aurobindo Memorial School in Bengaluru, Karnataka. Subsequently, she obtained her BA in Psychology from Bishop Cotton Women’s College, JC Road, Karnataka.

#3. Rakul Preet Singh

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Rakul Preet Singh started her acting career with the film Kannada, Gilly in 2009 and made her Bollywood debut with the film, Yaariyan in 2014. Apart from her acting skills, she is also appreciated for her cool and funky fashion choices and her cheerful personality. Coming to academics, she was educated at the public army school, Dhaula Kuan. Later, she studied Mathematics at Jesus and Mary College, University of Delhi.

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#4. Nayanthara


Nayanthara is dubbed as the “Superstar Lady of South Indian Cinema” and has worked in over 75 films in Tamil, Telegu and Malayalam films. Not only that, she was also listed in Forbes India 100 Celebrities in 2018. Coming to academics, she studied at Balikamadom Girls Higher Secondary School, Thirumoolapuram Thiruvalla, Kerala. Then she graduated 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 originally started her career as a playback singer. However, over time, she decided to follow in her father’s footsteps and continue acting. She made her acting debut in Bollywood with the film, Chance in 2009. She had studied at Lady Andal Venkatasubba Rao School in Chennai. Later, she studied psychology at St. Andrew’s College, Mumbai.

#6. Shriya Saran

Shriya Saran became a popular face after her time in film, Drishyam, with Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar. The beauty mainly works in Telugu, Tamil and Hindi films and is also a well-known dancer. Coming to college, she graduated in English Language from Lady Shri Ram College, Delhi.

#seven. Sai Pallavi

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Sai Pallavi is appreciated for proudly displaying her skin without endorsing any brand of fairness cream. The beauty has worked in numerous films and is also a recipient of two Filmfare Awards for her superb acting in films, Fida and Premam. However, her diplomas not only amaze us, but also leave us in awe of her. The brilliant actress holds an MBBS degree from TBILISI State Medical University in Georgia.

#8. Samantha Akkineni

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Pan-Indian actress, Samantha Akkineni never misses an opportunity 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 never looked back. For the uninitiated, she was educated at Holy Angels Anglo Indian Higher Secondary School, Chennai. Then, she completed her business degree from Stella Maris College, Chennai.

#8. Trisha Krishnan

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One of the magnificent divas of South Indian film industry, Trisha Krishnan has proven herself by acting in films like Nuvvostanante Nenoddantana, Aadavari Matalaku Ardhalu Verule, Abhium Naanum, ’96, and many more. She is often called the crush of South India with her sultry features and gorgeous looks. However, the actress also has a solid education. She was educated at Sacred Heart Matriculation School in Church Park, Chennai. Later, she graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) from Ethiraj College for Women, Chennai.

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#9. Anouchka 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 mainly works in Tamil and Telegu films. However, his passage in the film, Baahubali made her a national icon. Apart from her acting career, she was also said to be a studious student in her life. After graduating, she earned a bachelor’s degree in computer applications from Mount Carmel College in Bangalore.

#ten. Tamannaah Bhatia

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One of the gorgeous actresses in the Indian film industry, Tamannaah Bhatia never misses an opportunity to swoon millions of hearts with her sultry looks and stunning acting skills. The Bahubali The actress has not only limited her acting performances to the Southern film industry but has also managed to make a name for herself in the Hindi film industry. As for the actress’ degrees, she was educated at the Maneckji Cooper Education Trust School in Mumbai. Later, she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from the National College, Mumbai.

#11. Rashmika Mandana

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Rashmika Mandanna with her contagious smile and chic fashion choices, had become India’s “national crush”. Not only that, her birthday on April 5 is celebrated as “National Crush Day” every year. Without a doubt, the diva’s stunning acting skills and performances need no introduction. Apart from all this, she graduated with a dual degree – one in Psychology and the other in Journalism and English Literature from MS Ramaiah College. Before that and after her schooling, she had also taken a pre-university course at the 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 in a short span of her career. Not only that, she also made her Bollywood debut with the movie, Mission Mangal. The stunning actress earned her journalism degree from Manipal University.

Well, are you surprised to know the diplomas of the magnificent divas? Let us know!

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