Mrunal Thakur Denies Having Two College Degrees; Says, ‘I Was Kicked Out’
Mrunal Thakur denied reports that she obtained two college degrees at the start of her acting career. While studying mass communication at Kishinchand Chellaram College, Mrunal landed her first acting role (KC College). The actor recently revealed that she became so preoccupied with her job that she didn’t finish her college degree.
Mrunal expressed gratitude to the person who spread false information about her educational qualifications but clarified that she did not have a graduation degree because she was kicked out of college.
When asked about reports that she received two degrees after finishing high school, Mrunal told Mashable India, “That is incorrect. Whoever wrote that or edited that to Wikipedia, I am grateful, but I do not have any degree. I was kicked out of college. I was actually detained from KC because I had attendance problems.”
She continued, “Second year, I became extremely focused (on work). I knew exactly what I wanted to do. I knew I wanted to be in front of the camera, and when the opportunity arose, I knew it was something I would never pass up for anything in the world. So I simply grabbed it.”
In 2012, Mrunal made her acting debut in the Star Plus show Mujhse Kuchh Kehti…Yeh Khamoshiyaan. In 2014, she appeared in Zee TV’s soap opera Kumkum Bhagya. Vitti Dandu, a Marathi film released in 2014, marked her film debut. She made her Bollywood debut in 2019 with Hrithik Roshan’s Super 30, and a month later she appeared in John Abraham’s Batla House.
Mrunal was praised for her debut film, ‘Love Sonia,’ and how it helped her create herself in the industry when discussing her change from television to film. But it also slowed her progress for nearly two years (as they had finished the movie in 2016 but it was released in 2018). While landing a role in ‘Super 30’ was not easy, Mrunal revealed that she had to audition for nearly 6-7 months before being cast.
She was most recently seen opposite Shahid Kapoor in Jersey, which was released in theaters in April of this year and is now available on Netflix. She will next be seen in the multi-starrer comedy Aankh Micholi, alongside Abhimanyu Dassani and Paresh Rawal, and in the war action film Pippa, as the younger sister of Ishaan Khatter’s character Brigadier Mehta.