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Changing names is definitely not a new trend in Bollywood. Most celebrities change their names in order to make a unique identity. And why not, after all, their names are like brands that they introduce to the world. So, are you curious to know the real names of Bollywood celebrities you admire?
Check their real names here.
Here are the Real Names of Bollywood Celebrities
1. Akshay Kumar
The real name of Akshay Kumar is Rajiv Hari Om Bhatia. But he was so influenced by Kumar Gaurav’s Character, Akshay in the film Aaj and changed his name accordingly.
2. Saif Ali Khan
The real name of the Nawab of the Bollywood industry is Sajid Ali Khan. No one knew it before the marriage certificate of Saif and Kareena was aired on the internet.
3. Kiara Advani
The glamour queen of Bollywood, Kiara Advani had also changed her name from Aaliya Advani. As Alia Bhatt was already a well-established actress in Bollywood, Salman Khan advised Kiara to change her name for better recognition.
4. John Abraham
John Abraham is one of the most popular celebrities in Bollywood whose real name is Farhan Abraham.
5. Preity Zinta
The real name of Preity Zinta is Preetam Zinta Singh. But before entering the film industry, she changed her name for an attractive entry.
6. Amitabh Bachchan
Amitabh Bachchan’s father is so inspired by the phrase “Inquilab Zindabad” and named him Inquilab. But after a suggestion of a poet Sumitranandan Pant, he named him Amitabh Bachchan.
7. Ajay Devgn
The real name Ajay Devgn is Vishal Devgan. He had also changed his surname’s spelling from “Devgan” to “Devgn” because of numerology.
8. Katrina Kaif
Katrina Kaif is the most popular and beautiful actress of the last decade. But her real surname is not Kaif. She used to live with her mother in childhood and is known as Katrina Turquotte. Later, she adopted her father’s surname “Kaif” after moving to India.
9. Tiger Shroff
The birth name of Tiger Shroff is Jai Hemant Shroff. But his father Jackie Shroff used to call him Tiger because he bite like a tiger when he was a kid. So, he adopted this name to introduce himself in Indian cinema.
10. Shilpa Shetty
The parents of Shilpa Shetty firstly named her Ashwini Shetty. But after a suggestion from an astrologer, her mother decided to name her Shilpa.
11. Ayushmann Khurrana
The real name of Ayushmann Khurrana is Nishant Khurrana. But he changed it before making his debut in Bollywood.
12. Sunny Leone
Not only in Bollywood, but Sunny Leone is also the brand name at the international level. But do you know that she is a Panjabi girl whose real name is Karenjit Kaur Vohra?
Late Bollywood actress Sridevi is the best actress of her time. Before making her debut in the film industry, she was known as Shree Amma Yanger Ayyapan. But later she made it short and famed as Sridevi.
Bhanurekha Ganesan is the real name of the popular actress Rekha. But she decided to go with only Rekha before entering the industry.
The real name of Govinda is Govind Arun Ahuja. But after the suggestion of a numerologist, he changed his name from Govind to Govinda.
16. Sunny Deol
The on-paper name of Angry man of Bollywood is Ajay Singh Deol. Sunny was just his nickname and he decided to enter in the film industry with it.
Tabu is one of the longest-serving actresses in Bollywood who appears in the movie till now. Her real name is Tabassum Hashmi Khan.
Rajnikanth is the most reputed superstar in the south film industry but has also delivered several hit movies in Bollywood. Millions of the people in India worship and love the name Rajnikanth. But do the people know his real name is Shivaji Rao Gaekwad.
19. Rakhi Sawant
Rakhi Sawant is the most controversial actress in Bollywood. Everybody knows her name across India. But her real name is Neeru Bheda.
Madhubala is an extreme example of sheer beauty that literally take your breath away. Undoubtedly, she was the most beautiful actress of her time. Her real name was Begam Mumtaz Jehan Dehelvi. But after her first movie, she changed her name.