Bollywood Stars Who Lived Abroad

The Bollywood glitz and glamour often dazzles the fan. It seems the biggest perk of a job in the Bollywood is trotting around the globe. However, our young brigade of heroes and heroines of the silver screen made their trip to the foreign shores much before they started their acting career. Mostly they went abroad for higher studies or moved around with their parents.

Let us check out our favorite cine stars of Bollywood who went abroad much before they were famous.

Former Miss. World Priyanka Chopra

She is basically from Jamshedpur, Jharkahnd. However, the profession of her parents demanded her to shift to Bareilly, UP. After Bareilly she went to Newton North High School (Newtown, Massachusetts) and then to John F. Kennedy High School (Cedar Rapids, Iowa). However, she came back to India to finish her high school.

Imran Khan…the Chocolate Boy
Imran Khan

The ‘Delhi Belly’ boy Imran Khan was was in Madison, Wisconsin (USA). He was born to Anil Pal and Nuzhat Khan. When he was one and a half years old, his parents got divorced and his surname was changed from Pal to Khan.

Katrina Kaif…the Barbie Doll of B-town
Katrina Kaif


The Barbie doll of the B-town Katrina was born in Hong Kong to Mohammed Kaif (an Indian Kashmiri) and Susanna Turquotte (an English). When she was very small, her parents divorced. Then she along with her mother and siblings moved to China and later to the Land of Sunrise, Japan. At the tender age of eight years she relocated to France, then to Switzerland, Germany and Belgium. She stayed in these countries for few months and then moved to Hawaii. Finally they relocated to her mummy's native place, London. After spending three year there, she came to Mumbai, and never looked back.

Kareena Kapoor and Computer Science
Kareena Kapoor


The Bollywood diva Kareena Kapoor went abroad for a summer course on microcomputers at Harvard University, United States for three months. This was before she started her filmy career.

Saif Ali Khan… Daddy’s Son
Saif Ali Khan


Chote Nawab, Saif Ali Khan attended Lawrence School, Sanawar and he moved to Hertfordsh for attending Lockers Park School. Following the proverb of ‘Like father, like son’, Chote Nawab went to Winchester College for further studies.

Tusshar Kapoor and BBA
Tusshar Kapoor

He was born to the Jumping Jack of the Bollywood, Jeetendra and Shobha Kapoor. He did his graduation (BBA) from Stephen M. Ross School of Business, University of Michigan.

Abhishek Bachcan Went to Boston University

After schooling at Jamnabai Narsee School, Bombay Scottish School, and Modern School, Vasant Vihar, New Delhi, Abhi went to Aiglon College, Switzerland. After that he was enrolled to Boston University.

Ranbir Kapoor…Acting in His Blood
Ranbir Kapoor

Ranbir, the heart throb of the nation did his schooling at Bombay Scottish School in Mahim, Mumbai. He is part of the Kapoor family and the son of two Bollywood super stars Neetu Singh and Rishi Kapoor. He belongs to the elites of the Bollywood film fraternity, but still to polish his acting skills, he went to The Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute in the New York city.

Ranveer Singh… did it
Ranveer Singh

Many dream to become the face of the showbiz and there is nothing wrong with it. All you need is passion. The scene was same for the ‘Band Baja Baraat’ guy Ranveer Singh. He always longed to see himself on the silver screen. Accordingly he started concentrating on polishing his creative writing skills and went to Indiana University, Bloomington for pursuing Bachelor of Arts. Soon his fortune smiled and now he is part of the ever growing Bollywood industry.