Television has always been a medium that provides actors and makers with immediate feedback and success. Come every Thursday, the TV industry goes through a drill of having a close look at the TRP (Television Rating Points) for the week gone by!! Trust us when we say this, a lot of creative changes/ discussions happen based on the positives and negatives taken in from the ratings got!! In simple words, we can surely say that working on TV is not an easy cakewalk!! This is one medium where the deadlines and working hours are extremely tough to handle. So if you look at TV actors, we can proudly tell that they are the celebrities who have gone through the nitty-gritty of the tough times, and have achieved even the toughest of deadlines!!

So what are we arriving at here by talking about the ordeals that the TV actors face? Well, we are trying to tell you all that sustenance in the TV industry is not easy at all. Also, for a lot of aspiring actors, television caters as the first step to success. If we look around in the industry, we will also find a lot of actors who have taken the conscious decision of moving away from their bright academic careers and five-digit salaries.

Today, we talk about the academically proficient TV actors who have changed paths to attain stardom as actors!!

Topping the list is the Electronics Engineer turned actor Mohsin Khan!! Mohsin who is now being missed dearly in Yeh Rishta ya Kehlata Hai was a very competent and studious person in his growing up days. He completed his Engineering from Thakur Polytechnic College and later pursued Bachelor of Management Studies (BMS) from Mithibai College.

Divyanka Tripathi, the excellent performer who has made her fans proud with her work in many TV shows, with her last being Yeh Hai Mohabbatein, was in fact studying really hard for her Civil Services exams when she took the conscious decision of changing her line.

Zain Imam, who has given us some fascinating shows in Naamkarann, has completed his MBA from Amity University.

Surbhi Jyoti, the scintillating actor of fame Qubool Hai, Naagin etc has done her M.A. in English language from Apeejay College of Fine Arts, Jalandhar.

Param Singh of Ishq Par Zor Nahi fame, has completed his MBA, and has also done his post-graduation degree of Masters in Finance.

Ayesha Singh, who plays the lead presently in Ghum Hai Kisikey Pyaar Meiin is a qualified lawyer. Before getting bitten by the acting bug, she was assisting lawyers in murder cases.

Hina Khan, of Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai fame holds a MBA degree from Gargi College, in Delhi.

Nakuul Mehta, who is presently playing the cool dude lead in Bade Achhe Lagte Hain 2 has completed his Masters in Business Management.

Shivya Pathania who was seen in Humsafars, is an Engineer. She holds a B.Tech degree from Chitkara University, Punjab.

Tejasswi Prakash who is presently making heads turn inside the Bigg Boss house in its 15th edition, is an Engineer. She graduated in Electronics and Telecommunications Engineering from Mumbai University.

Ridhima Pandit who has entertained one and all as the robotic bahu of TV, holds a degree in Sociology. She has also done her post-graduation in Event Management.

Aishwarya Sharma who is presently seen in Ghum Hai Kisikey Pyaar Meiin, on Star Plus, is an Engineer, having completed her graduation in Electronics and Communication Engineering.

Anas Rashid, who is presently being missed on TV, was the shining factor as lead in Diya aur Baati Hum. He has done his post-graduation in Psychology.

Paridhi Sharma, who is seen in Chikoo Ki Mummy Durr Kei on Star Plus, has completed her MBA from Pune University.

Sai Ketan Rao, who rose to limelight with Mehndi Hai Rachne Waali on Star Plus, has a B.Tech degree in Computer Science, and has also done his MBA in Systems Operations.

Shivangi Khedkar, just like Sai Ketan Rao, her onscreen partner from Mehndi Ha Rachne Waali, is an Engineer. She has completed her Computer Science Engineering in Pune.

Surbhi Chandna, of Ishqbaaaz and Naagin fame has completed her Masters in Business Administration from Atharva Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai.

Karan V Grover, who is presently adding a new flavour of sorts with his poised performance in the role of Angad Mann in Colors’ Udaariyaan is a Chemical Engineer.

Deepika Singh Goyal, who was the lead opposite Anas Rashid in Diya aur Baati Hum completed her Masters in Business Administration in Marketing from the Punjab Technical University.

Vikram Singh Chauhan, who has starred in Jaana Na Dil Se Door and many more TV shows, holds a Masters degree in Law from London.

Gunjan Utreja of Madhubala fame holds a Post Graduate degree in Mass Communication.

F.I.R. fame Kavita Kaushik holds an honours graduate degree in Philosophy.

Ravi Dubey the actor turned Producer, presently producing Udaariyaan on TV, is an Engineer, having done his Engineering graduation in Electronics in Communications.

Must truly say!! They have certainly achieved a lot by changing their goal and career paths!!

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