Sri Venkateswara College, founded in 1961, is in the limelight for being not only one of the best South Campus colleges but also topping the Delhi University charts. With a brilliant faculty, a great environment conducive to intellectual growth and an unbeatable debating society, it’s no surprise that these celebs went to Venky!
Located near Dhaula Kuan, Venkateswara College is walking distance from the Dhaula Kuan metro station and comes with the added advantage of being in close proximity of Satya Niketan for your growling stomachs. With popular courses in literature and other arts, it remains a top choice for students applying to DU, and these names stand a the testament to Venkateswara’s recognized name:
1. Gaurav Kapur
This Delhi University Kapoor is a television anchor, sports presenter and video jockey. He hosts the show Extraa Innings on television which covers the Indian Premier League.The witty presenter is also a video jockey who got his break at the early age of seventeen as a radio jockey. After a successful stint with Channel V, he moved on to the film industry and made his debut in Darna Mana Hai in the year 2003. He has, since then, do all genres of films and was most appreciated for his roles in serious films like A Wednesday and White Rainbow.
2. Tania Sachdev
The ace Chess player is a literature graduate of Sri Venkateswara college and is one of the finest chess players in the country. A recipient of the Arjuna Award in 2009, she won her first International title at the young age of 8. Since then, she has added more titles to her name. She won the Woman Grandmaster title in 2005 and was awarded the International Master title in 2008. She also made her mark at the Asian Chess Championship in 2008. She has also been a part of the Indian national team for the Women’s Chess Olympiads. Checkmate indeed!
3. Sriti Jha
Jha is an accomplished television actress who made her debut with Dhoom Machao Dhoom on the Disney Channel. Since then, she has played lead roles on several televisions soap operas and has gathered quite a loyal following. In 2013, this Venkateswara College genius joined the cast of the famous television show Balika Vadhu and was received with positive reviews. She has also been awarded various television awards for her body of work.
4. Mona Vasu
Vasu is a television actor and anchor who is best known for playing the lead role of Miilee on the hit Star Plus show Miilee. After completing her education at Venkateswara College, Delhi University, she moved to Mumbai to begin her acting career. In 2003, she appeared in various television commercials and a year later, landed her first television gig as the anchor of a travel show. Since then, she has played various roles on television soap operas and in 2013, moved to the film industry with her debut movie Maazii.
5. Prashant Raj Sachdev
A successful runway model and film actor, Sachdev catapulted to fame in 2004 when he won the Grasim Mr. India-Universe title. He went on to win the Mr Model of the Universe title in 2005. He has appeared in several print advertisements and walked the ramp for top designers at the Fashion week in both Mumbai and Delhi. In 2007, he made his Bollywood debut with Aag, Ram Gopal Varma’s remake of the classic Sholay.
6) Rishabh Pant
Pant is an Indian cricketer who made his first-class debut in 2015 during the Ranji trophy. The promising cricketer was also selected for the U-19 squad for the World Cup where he broke the record for the fastest half-century in U-19. He has had a successful domestic career and in February 2016, he was bought by the Delhi Daredevils where he displayed great potential.
7. Colonel Sonam Wangchuk, MVC
Colonel Wangchuk is an Indian Armed Forces officer currently serving his tenure with the Ladakh scouts regiment. A native of Leh, he initially joined the Assam regiment upon his initiation but at the outbreak of the Kargil War, he was stationed with the Ladakh Scouts regiment. He was awarded the Mahavir Chakra for his operation against the Pakistani troops at the Chorbat La pass.
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