• Shruti GOCHHWAL

10 Celebrities Who Have Suffered From Dyslexia

Children who suffer from dyslexia are found with reading and learning disabilities which can make them self-conscious about themselves.

What is Dyslexia?

Dyslexia is a neurological condition that is characterized as a learning disability. A child suffering from dyslexia experiences issues with listening, reading, speaking, thinking, writing or spelling despite normal intelligence. Dyslexia does not indicate a problem with intelligence and many children who have 10 celebrities with dyslexia are of above-average intelligence. Even though the ability to read, learn and write normally may be altered in a dyslexic child, they can overcome these problems by making their own way of learning.

10 Celebrities Who have Suffered from Dyslexia

Dyslexia is not an uncommon condition, there are many people who have suffered from it and conquered it to make their lives more meaningful. These people hold true inspiration to the people suffering from the same. Here are 10 celebrities With dyslexia who found their passion despite their dyslexic condition.

  1. Abhishek Bachchan

Abhishek Bachchan

Abhishek Bachchan, Credits: Wikimedia.org


The junior Bachchan was diagnosed with a dyslexic condition when he was in school. He was unable to read, write and speak fluently which made him attend a special school. In the long run, he had overcome and took control over his disorder and went ahead to outshine as an actor. He has given the Indian cinema many blockbuster movies like Guru, Dhoom series, Bunty Aur Babli, and Dostana.

  1. Boman Irani

Boman Irani

Boman Irani, Credits: Wikimedia.org


The Bollywood actor who is famous for his role as Sahastrabuddhe aka virus in the 2013 blockbuster 3 idiots also suffered from dyslexia. The condition made him a below-average student at school. He was bullied and ridiculed by his classmates which made him extremely self-conscious. However, he accepted the challenge and went on his way to become famous.

  1. Jennifer Aniston

Jennifer Aniston

Jennifer Aniston, Credits: Wikimedia.org


Jennifer Aniston- the famous and most popular TV/film actress in America was unaware of her dyslexic condition until she was 20. The renowned celebrity from the popular TV show, F.R.I.E.N.D.S says that she felt so hard to read back in school and the diagnosis answered all her questions.

  1. Octavia Spencer

Octavia Spencer

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Octavia Spencer, an American actor known for her good performances, and winner of an Academy Award and a Golden Globe was also dyslexic. She found it very hard to read aloud in class. She says that dyslexia shouldn’t prevent kids from pursuing their dreams. Having dyslexia doesn’t mean you are not intelligent – you just need to train your mind differently to function better.

  1. Keira Knightley

Keira Knightley

Keira Knightley, Credits: Wikimedia.org


Keira Knightley, a popular Hollywood actress was diagnosed with dyslexia when she was just 6.  She transformed her learning disability to motivation and started reading movie scripts made by her parents to get hired as an agent. She is now one of the highest-paid Hollywood actresses known for her significant role in Pirates of the Caribbean.

  1. Steven Spielberg

Steven Spielberg

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Steven Spielberg is a well-known director and producer famous for making sci-fi and adventure films. He was also diagnosed with dyslexia during his childhood. Now, he is considered one of the best filmmakers to give Hollywood many blockbuster movies.

  1. John Lennon

John Lennon

John Lennon, Credits: Wikimedia.org


John Lennon, one of the brightest stars in the domain of popular music and co-founder of The Beatles, was a dyslexic child. Being dyslexic didn’t hamper his passion for music.

  1. Henry Ford

Henry Ford

Henry Ford, Credits: Wikimedia.org


Henry Ford, the founder of the Ford Motor Company was a business and engineering genius. This dyslexic child left no stone unturned in revolutionizing the motor industry. He is truly an inspiration to all the people.

  1. Henry Winkler

Henry Winkler

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Henry Winkler who was diagnosed with celebrities with dyslexia during his childhood also had difficulty solving numerical. He is now a famous actor, director and author. He has proved that learning differences can’t get in the way of your dreams.

  1. Whoopi Goldberg

Whoopi Goldberg

Whoopi Goldberg, Credits: Wikimedia.org


Whoopi Goldberg is a famous actress and a wonderful comedian. She was diagnosed with dyslexia when she was just a child. She struggled a lot in her studies and faced bullying. Her classmates used to call her dumb, and when she complained about it to her mother, she used to ask her-not to listen to them. Goldberg believed her mom’s word and grew up to become a comedian and talk-show host.

Dyslexic kids are creative and outside the box thinkers. Kids with dyslexia should try to learn and live with the condition while making the best of it!

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