Text: It’s September 5 and as always India celebrates Teachers’ Day to commemorate the birth of one of the most famous teachers in the country and its first vice president, Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan. All teachers, be it from schools, colleges, institutes and other educational institutions are flooded with greeting cards and gifts by their students. But teachers are not confined to just education, they could be in any field as long as they impart their wisdom.
We bring to you 5 such names who aren’t your run-of-the-mill teachers, rather popular celebs who once taught quite a few.
One of the biggest superstars in India, we all know that the Khiladi of Bollywood was a professional martial artist in his life before movies. But, did you know that in his early years in Mumbai, he used to take Martial Arts classes all over the city? We bet you didn’t.
Known for her powerhouse performances, acclaimed actor and filmmaker Nandita Das is an inspiration for all those aspiring and budding performances who was to make a mark in the Indian theatre circuit and Hindi cinema. But, did you know that Das taught for a long time after completing her Master’s degree in Delhi? The filmmaker served as a teacher at a school.
Could imagine that this Oscar-nominated actor and the Hollywood heartthrob was once a teacher? The Australian actor, 48, served as a Physical Education teacher in 1987 before making it big in the world of glitz and glamour. With a body as fit as his, we’re sure none of his pupils must be complaining.
One of the biggest action star of the world, famous for his iconic roles of Rambo and Rocky, the 71-year-old American actor taught ways to attain fitness as a gym teacher at American College of Switzerland.
Singer, songwriter, actor and composer, the British musician has many talents that we know and love. But he also has had talents that you are unaware of. Born to the name of Gordon Matthew Thomas Sumner, Grammy award-winning English singer, 65, wore the teaching hat at St. Paul’s First School in England.