Teachers Day: 10 Bollywood actors who were teachers in real life
Sep 03, 2012 13:56pm
Despite an established career in theatre and films, veteran actor Utpal Dutt continued to teach English at the South Point School in Kolkata.
Akshay Kumar was a martial arts teacher in Mumbai before starting his Bollywood career. It was one of his students who recommended him for modelling.
After completing a Masters from the Delhi School of Social Work, Nandita Das started teaching in Rishi Valley School, continuing with theatre on the side.
Believe it or not, actor Chandrachur Singh was a music teacher in Doon School, Dehradun before starring in 'Maachis'.
After giving hundreds of film and television performances, comedian Kanwarjit Paintal, aka Paintal who learnt acting at the Film and Television Institute of India, became the Head of the Acting Department of FTII in 2008.
Anupam Kher runs one of the most established acting schools in the country, with the likes of Deepika Padukone graduating from there.
Actor Balraj Sahni, did a double masters in English, one from Lahore University and one from Punjab University along with a Bachelor's degree in Hindi. In the late 1930s, he came to Bengal from Rawalpindi to join Tagore's Visva-Bharati University as an English and Hindi teacher.
Actor Tom Alter was a cricket coach in St. Thomas school, Jagadhri (Haryana) before taking to films.
Indian film actor, comedian, script, dialogue writer, and director Kader Khan taught at M. H. Saboo Siddik College of Engineering, Byculla, Mumbai as a professor of Civil Engineering.
Australian born actor Bob Christo graduated as a civil engineer and was awaiting a work permit for Muscat when he happened to meet actress Parvin Babi in Mumbai. From then on he went on to act in over 200 Bollywood films. Around the year 2000, Christo moved to Bangalore and became a yoga teacher.