Maneka Gandhi's highest educational achievent has been the Indian School Certificate, a certification equivalent to the 12th Standard exams. This did not stop Maneka Gandhi from becoming one of the most respected leaders of the Bharatiya Janata Party, as well as, the current Union Minister for Women and Child Development. Pic/AFP
Harsimrat Kaur Badal is the Union Cabinet Minister of Food Processing in the Government of India and member of parliament from Bathinda. Harsimrat Kaur Badal completed her schooling from New Delhi's Loreto convent school. She later pursued a diploma course in textile design. Pic/AFP
Uma Bharti currently serves as the Cabinet Minister for Drinking Water and Sanitation in the Union Government of India. Born into a family of peasants in Madhya Pradesh, the minister's formal education continued only till the sixth grade. Pic/AFP
BJP leader Raosaheb Dadarao Danve is currently Maharashtra President Bhartiya Janata Party. Raosaheb Dadarao Danve studied at J.E.S., Jalna, Maharashtra and has completed his education till class 12.
Katrina Kaif has made a name for herself as one of Bollywood's leading ladies. It wasn't all easy for the actress though. With seven siblings and raised by her single mother, Katrina Kaif never managed to go to school. Instead, she was tutored at home
Failure hit Kangana Ranaut in the form of a twelfth standard chemistry paper. While the actress had once thought of becoming a medical professional, she decided to not appear for the AIPMT exams. Instead, she focused on her passion of modelling and acting, and is currently the proud recipient of many national awards
Union Cabinet Minister for Heavy Industries and Public Sector Enterprises, Anant Geete completed his education until his tenth standard
While she was a brilliant student, former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu J. Jayalalithaa decided not to pursue higher studies. She completed her schooling from Chennai's Sacred Heart Matriculation School
Actor Arjun Kapoor decided to drop out of school after he failed in an examination in the twelfth standard. Instead, he went on to pursue a career in acting. Pic/AFP
TDP leader and former Union Minister for Civil Aviation Ashok Gajapathi Raju has a high flying political career. However, Raju's formal education came to a halt after he finished his tenth grade from the Standard-Hyderabad Public School. Pic/AFP
One of the country's biggest media moguls, Subhash Chandra, is a prime example of why grades and degrees are not a reflection of a person's success in life. Subhash Chandra, who hails from Haryana's Hisar, dropped out of school after his tenth grade. However, his massive success led him to an honorary doctorate of Business Administration from the University of East London. Pic/AFP
Actress Kajol began her career in acting at the age of sixteen. While she planned to return back to her education, her successful career meant that the actress decided to drop the plan and completely focus on her work. Pic/AFP
Leaving behind his studies, former DMK leader Karunanidhi immersed himself in politics and social causes at the young age of fourteen. Pic/AFP
Karisma Kapoor emerged as one of the Kapoor clan's most successful actors. Karisma Kapoor's early-start into the world of acting meant that she dropped out of school after sixth standard. Pic/AFP
Bollywood superstar Akshay Kumar has admitted to having failed an exam during his school days. While he was scared of showing his report card then, Kumar can claim to multiple prestigious awards with his head held high
Comedian Vir Das once posted on Facebook, "Whether your results are amazing or not doesn't prevent your personality from being amazing. At the end of each day of your life people remember who you are not how you did."
Rabri Devi, who served three terms as a Chief Minister of Bihar is not even a graduate. She has only studied up to the age of 14. Rabri Devi was married off to Lalu Prasad Yadav. She had no political aspirations. Rabri Devi was forced to enter politics after her husband Lalu Prasad Yadav was forced to resign from the position of chief minister of Bihar after his alleged involvement in the fodder scam.
Mayawati, Kajol, Maneka Gandhi, Karisma Kapoor and many other famous Indians show us that exams and results do not define from one's success. From failing examinations to dropping out of school, these popular personalities of India have done it all
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