The age of family professions and family dynasties is reaching an end. Nowadays, to be able to sell your idea you need to come loaded with a professional degree and experience to back it up. Time has proven repeatedly that a sound education background will always make you a more sane and responsible adult. University of Mumbai is one such institution whose name is like a blank cheque for its pass outs, which can be cashed repeatedly in their life, to be a step ahead of the rest. Let’s take a look at some of the famous people you didn’t know had graduated from here.
8. Madhuri Dixit
Madhuri Dixit needs no introduction as a well-known actress of Bollywood, however, very few know that she is also a qualified microbiologist from University of Mumbai. Destiny had written stardom in her fate and she is today recognized as one of the most successful female actors of the industry.
7. Rohinton Mistry
Rohinton Mistry is a well known Indian writer born in Canada. He has written many famous books revolving around human relations and the daily struggles of life. A Parsi by birth, he now resides in Brampton, Canada. He holds a degree in Bain Mathematics and Economics from the University of Mumbai. His book A Fine Balance won him a lot of critical acclaim.
6. Nita Ambani
Is the first lady of India in when measured in corporate terms, as she is the wife of Mukesh Ambani. Not living in the shadow of the family she was wedded in, Nita Ambani has carved a unique identity of her own. She is well known for the philanthropy work she undertakes with a lot of zeal and other charities that she runs. Organizations that she runs have always come forward with all their resources in situations of disaster and human relief.
5. Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
Besides being the most beautiful woman in the world Mrs. Bachchan is also a pass out from the University of Mumbai. She has worked in over 40 films in different languages and is often listed in the polls for the most beautiful woman on earth.
4. Muhammad Ali Jinnah
Known worldwide as Quaid-i-Azam, or the greatest Leader of Pakistan, also held a degree from this prestigious institution. Besides being a very successful leader of the masses, he was also a lawyer, and a well versed statesman.
3. Omar Abdullah
The Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir is a well-known politician and a well-read celebrity. He likes to voice his opinions off and on through social sites and can put up a good argument when required. Coming from the first family of Kashmir, besides other degrees from various well known colleges, he is also a pass out of the University of Mumbai.
2. Zakir Abdul Karim Naik
Zakir Abdul Karim Naik is a well-known orator and speaker in the Muslim world. He speaks regularly on Islam and its comparison to other world religions. His discourses on TV are well received. He is known to give a fair opinion in language easily understood by all and sundry. He is also the founder and president of IRF, Islamic Research Foundation, a nonprofit venture that also owns the Peace TV. Residing in Dubai primarily, he is a most respected pass out of the University of Mumbai. He is also a qualified doctor and has written books on the subject of Islam and its teachings.
1. Rakesh Jhunjhunwala
Nicknamed the bull of the markets by many, he is the most recognized face of the Indian equity market today. He is a pass out of the University of Mumbai and is a qualified Chartered Accountant. His asset management firm, Rare Enterprises had grown in leaps and bound under his supervision. He has been rated as 51st in India and 1062th richest man by Forbes magazine.