There’s no denying the fact that Indian parents are obsessed with engineering. If a boy takes birth they want him to become an engineer and if a girl is born they want her to become a doctor. In India, after completing B.Tech, people usually decide what they want to do in life or what they want to become. Hence, it’s not uncommon to see engineers choosing a different career path. Here are seven famous Indians who chose creative career paths after becoming engineers:

Anil Kumble

Anil Kumble

Anil Kumble needs no introduction. He is one of the leading wicket takers in test cricket and one of the best leg-spinners in the history of the game. But before becoming a cricketer he did Mechanical Engineering from Rashtreeya Vidyalaya College of Engineering (RVCE).

Harsha Bhogle

Harsha Bhogle

Harsha Bhogle is the engineer turned commentator. He is one of the most famous commentators in the game of cricket. He did Chemical Engineering from Osmania University and PGDM from IIM-Ahmedabad. After which he had a brief stint at a sports management company and then he ultimately became a commentator and a TV presenter.

Chetan Bhagat

Chetan Bhagat is one of the most famous and successful novelists in India. But before he became a writer, he did Mechanical Engineering from IIT Delhi after which he also did PGDM from IIM-Ahmedabad.

Nagarjuna

The superstar of Tollywood who also won 2 national film awards many South Filmfare awards did M.S. in Automobile Engineering from Eastern Michigan University. After which he followed the footsteps his father, Akkineni Nageswara Rao and joined the film industry.

Ashwin

Ravichandran Ashwin is one of the best all-rounders in cricket currently and probably the best India has right now. He is the only cricketer after Sachin Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid to win an ICC Cricketer of the Year. But before becoming successful, he did B.Tech in Information Technology from SSN College of Engineering.

Sonu Sood

Sonu Sood is an actor and a model. But before coming to the cinema industry he graduated as an Electrical Engineer from the Yeshwantrao Chavan College of Engineering, Nagpur. After which he debuted in Tamil film industry as an actor.

Sushant Singh Rajput

shushant singh engineers

The young heartthrob of Bollywood, Shushant Singh Rajput, studied Mechanical Engineering at Delhi College of Engineering aka DTU. His passion for acting drove him crazy and he decided to drop out from the prestigious college.

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