Engineer's Day: Celebrating these actors who also hold a BTech
September 15 is celebrated annually as Engineer's Day in India. The date was chosen by the Indian government in 1968. This was to mark the birth anniversary of Bharat Ratna Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya, one of the country's finest civil engineers. India produces hundreds of engineers every year, some of whom also belong to the entertainment industry. Many have even worked as techies before embracing showbiz.
Talented Gujarati actor Pratik Gandhi might have hit the bull's eye with the web series Scam 1992: The Harshad Mehta Story, but this did not come fast or easy. Gandhi graduated in industrial engineering from Pune University and then worked for a while in Reliance Industries. He pursued his dreams with the help of a stable salary as he juggled between job and acting.
The next entry is Kriti Sanon, who is currently enjoying success after her first solo movie, Mimi, impressed the critics and audience alike. Not hailing from a filmy background, the Dilwale actress came to Bollywood after securing her engineering degree in electronics and communications. In fact, she began modeling as an engineering student and believes "engineering taught me to deal with pressure."
As an honorable mention, we have late actor Sushant Singh Rajput. An excellent student, he was pursuing his Bachelor of Engineering degree in Mechanical Engineering from the prestigious Delhi Technological University, before he decided to quit in order to achieve his dream of acting.
Diving south, Tollywood superstar Nagarjuna is a qualified Automobile Engineer. Before establishing himself as the Eternal King, the Manmadhudu actor completed his Bachelor of Engineering from the College of Engineering, Guindy, Chennai. He then did his post-graduation in Automobile Engineering from Eastern Michigan University. The son of veteran actor Akkineni Nageswara Rao, Nagarjuna was a child actor but debuted as a lead in Vikram.
Today Taapsee Pannu is one of Bollywood's most reliable and bankable actresses. But did you know she holds a degree in Computer Science Engineering from Guru Tegh Bahadur Institute of Technology in New Delhi? Not only this. She also worked as a software engineer for some time. Reportedly, it was her colleagues who encouraged her to pursue modeling, and she eventually ventured into acting.