Do you know Priya Dutt, Karisma Kapoor, Richa Chadda are alumni of this famous college?

Updated: 05 September, 2020 10:10 IST | Sunny Rodricks
  • Sophia College

    Mumbai's prestigious Sophia College for Women is situated in the popular hub of Breach Candy in South Mumbai and is a well-renowned college. Founded in the year 1940, Sophia College for Women is known for its vast beauty, sprawling campus, the huge library, and labs. Its alumni rank includes celebrated names from the modelling world, Bollywood industry, and politics

    In photo: The central facade of Sophia College for Women. Pic/Shadab Khan

  • Karisma Kapoor

    National Film Award and Filmfare Award winner Karisma Kapoor was born into the Kapoor family which has been one of the first Bollywood families from the B-Town industry. Born and brought up in Mumbai, Karishma studied at the prestigious Cathedral and John Connon School. For further education, Karishma enrolled herself at Sophia college but left it midway to pursue her dream of acting. She went on to become one of the leading actresses of the Indian film industry.

  • Aranya Johar, Sophia College

    Activist and slam poet Aranya Johar was born and brought up in Mumbai. Born on September 7, 1998, Aranya Johar did her schooling from Podar High School and then went on to pursue her further studies from the prestigious Sophia College. The 21-year-old millennial, who is known to address issues related to beauty standards, gender equality and mental health is currently pursuing her Final Year of Bachelor of Arts degree from the South Mumbai college

  • Vasundhara Raje Scindia, Sophia College

    BJP politician and former Chief Minister of Rajasthan, Vasundhara Raje Scindia was born on March 8, 1953, in Mumbai (Bombay then). Raje, who did her schooling from Presentation Convent, Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu, finished her graduation from Sophia College. Raje majored in Economics and Political Science degrees (Hons.) in her graduation course

  • Amrita Rao, Sophia College

    Born on June 7, 1981, model and actress Amrita Rao, who was raised in Mumbai did her schooling from Canossa Convent High School and finished her college from Sophia College. The acting and modelling bug bit Amrita during her college days as she appeared in several commercials during that time. Amruta could not complete her graduation in Psychology due to modelling offers early on in her career. Pic/Facebook Amrita Rao

  • Shraddha Shashidhar, Sophia College

    Indian beauty pageant winner and Miss Diva 2017, Shraddha Shashidhar was born on September 3, 1996. The 22-year-old model from Chennai finished her schooling from Army Public School, Deolali, Nashik and pursued her education by getting a degree in Bachelors in Mass Media (BMM) from Sophia College. Pic/Instagram Shraddha Shashidhar

  • Priya Dutt, Sophia College

    Activist, politician and social crusader Priya Dutt, daughter of late actor Sunil Dutt, was born on August 28, 196 and completed her graduation from Sophia College. The 52-year-old politician who did her schooling from AF Petit High School, Bandra went on to get her B.A. degree in Sociology from Sophia College for Women, which is affiliated to the University of Mumbai

  • Sophie Trudeau, Sophia College

    In pic: Canadian PM Justin Trudeau's wife Sophie Trudeau, First lady of Canada gets a traditional welcome during her visit to Sophia College for Women in 2018. Pic/Atul Kamble

  • Rashmi Bansal, Sophia College

    Author, non-fiction writer, entrepreneur and youth expert, Rashmi Bansal was born on March 8, 1985. The author of Stay Hungry Stay Foolish, did her schooling from St Joseph's High School in Colaba and went on to finish her graduation in economics from Sophia College for Women. Connect the Dots and Take Me Home and Arise Awake are few of her notable work recognised worldwide. Pic/Facebook Rashmi Bansal

  • Shweta Salve, Sophia College

    Former model and actress Shweta Salve was born on November 12, 1990. Shweta was raised in Chembur and studied at Loreto Convent School. Shweta graduated with a B.A. Degree from the prestigious Sophia College. The runner up of dance reality show Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa season 1, Salve is known for her dance and drama talents. Pic/Instagram Shweta Salve

  • Kiran Rao, Sophia College

    Screenwriter, film producer and director are few of the facets of Kiran Rao, wife of actor Aamir Khan. Born on November 7, 1973, Kiran Rao completed her schooling from Kolkata but when she moved to Mumbai with her family, she pursued her education from Sophia College. Rao graduated in food sciences and was also part of the Social Communications Media course at Sophia Polytechnic

  • Preetika Rao, Sophia College

    Model, actress, singer, and writer Preetika Rao is the sister of actress Amrita Rao. Preetika was born on May 29, 1992, and did her schooling from Convent Girls High School, Prabhadevi, Dadar. She went on to receive a Major in History from Sophia College and she also pursued journalism. Pic/Instagram Preetika Rao

  • Shahana Goswami, Sophia College

    Born and brought up in Delhi, actress Shahana Goswami did her schooling from Sardar Patel Vidyalaya, Delhi. The 33-year-old actress moved to Mumbai to pursue higher education and completed her graduation from Sophia College for Women

  • Sophia College

    In popular culture, Sophia college has been featured in several Bollywood and Marathi films. From Shahid Kapoor’s Ishq Vishq that features Shahid Kapoor, Amrita Rao and Shehnaz Treasurywala in the lead role to Emraan Hashmi's Murder, Sanjay Dutt's Lage Raho Munna Bhai, Marathi film Classmates, and many more films have been shot at this prestigious Institution

  • Manjiri Prabhu, Sophia College

    Author, TV producer, and filmmaker Manjiri Prabhu did her schooling from St. Joseph's High School in Pune and went on to graduate from Ferguson College, Later, she did her Masters in French from Pune University but soon moved to Mumbai to pursue a post-graduate diploma in Social Communication Media from Sophia College. Today, she is recognised as the first woman writer of mystery fiction in India and some of her notable work includes 'The Cosmic Clues' and 'The Cavansite Conspiracy' among others

  • Richa Chadha, Sophia College

    Born on December 18, 1986, actress Richa Chadha, who is well known for her roles in Gangs of Wasseypur and Sarbjit, was born in Patna and brought up in Delhi. Richa did her schooling from Sardar Patel Vidyalaya and got a diploma in social communication media. But before pursuing her diploma, Richa Chadha graduated with Bachelors in History from Sophia College. Pic/Instagram Richa Chadda

  • Venita Coelho, Sophia College

    Born in Dehradun, 53-year-old writer, director, and artist Venita Coelho is known for producing some of the best works in children's literature. Venita grew up and completed her schooling from Kolkata. She finished her graduation from Kolkata's St Xavier's College but later on, did her post-graduate diploma in Social Communications Media from Mumbai's eminent Sophia College for Women. Pic/Facebook Venita Coelho

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Politician Priya Dutt, author Rashmi Bansal, former chief minister of Rajasthan Vasundhara Raje and Bollywood stars Karisma Kapoor, Richa Chadha and Kiran Roa are all alumni of Mumbai's famous college for women, Sophia College. All these eminent personalities share a unique and inseparable bond with the prestigious institution. Here's a look at the most famous ex-students of Sophia college.

First Published: 14 August, 2019 14:26 IST