Not just a pretty face, these talented actresses are also intelligent and were focused on their education before dedicating themselves to their acting craft. Let's see who these actresses are:

1. Nayanthara

Nayanthara is one of the most successful leading actresses around today and is referred to as the Lady Superstar of the Cinema of South India. She completed her B.A. in English Literature.

2. Anushka Shetty

"Baahubali" actress, Anushka Shetty, predominantly works in Tollywood and Kollywood. Highly talented, she has won several awards including three CineMAA Awards, a Nandi Award, TN State Film Awards and three Filmfare Awards from eight nominations. She is a Bachelor of Computer Applications (B.C.A) degree holder.

3. Samantha Ruth Prabhu

Like Anushka, Samantha also has an established career in Tollywood and Kollywood, and is a winner of several awards including four Filmfare Awards. She has a Bachelor in Commerce degree.

4. Tamannaah Bhatia

Popularly known as "Milky Beauty", Tamannaah not only acts in Tamil, Telugu and Hindi films but also is a stage actress. She completed her Bachelor in Arts (B.A.) from the National College in Mumbai.

5. Shruti Haasan

Daughter of the legendary actor, Kamal Haasan, Shruti has been acting since she was six and also has a successful music career. She completed her studies in psychology from the St. Andrew's College in Mumbai.

6. Trisha Krishnan

Simply known as Trisha, she established herself as a leading actress after winning several beauty pageants like the Miss Madras in 1999. She completed her Bachelors in Business Administration (B.B.A.).

7. Sai Pallavi

Well-known for her simple no-makeup look and excellent dancing skills, Sai Pallavi is actually a doctor by profession. She completed MBBS in TBLISI State Medical University.

8. Kajal Aggarwal

This beauty has been a familiar face in Kollywood. She has starred with some of the biggest South Indian stars throughout her film career. Kajal has a degree in mass media, specialising in marketing and advertising from Kishinchand Chellaram College. She wishes to pursue MBA soon.

Source: MSN
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