Top Bollywood celebrities who changed their real names before getting into Movies
When it comes to Bollywood movies, everything has to look and sound dramatic, including the names. So even though Shakespeare may have said “what’s in a name”, it seems name really matters in Bollywood.
No wonder so many actors (male and female) changed their real names to something which goes with the image of a star.
While most of you would probably be aware that veteran actor Dilip Kumar is not a Hindu, but a Muslim in real life, not many of you would probably know that Amitabh Bachchan’s real name is Inquilab Srivastava.
Here we take a look at the to Bollywood celebrities who changed their names before getting into Bollywood.
Dilip Kumar (Real Name Muhammad Yusuf Khan)
Amitabh Bachchan (Real Name Inquilab Srivastava)
Rajinikanth (Real Name Shivaji Rao Gaikwad)
Mithun Chakraborty (Real Name Gauranga Chakraborty)
Akshay Kumar (Real Name Rajiv Hari Om Bhatia)
Salman Khan (Real Name Abdul Rashid Salim Khan)
Aamir Khan (Real Name Mohammad Amir Hussain Khan)
Ranveer Singh (Real Name Ranveer Bhavnani)
Saif Ali Khan (Real Name Sajid Ali Khan)
Ajay Devgan (Real Name Vishal Devgan)
Govinda (Real Name Govind Arun Ahuja)
John Abraham (Real Name Farhan Abraham)
Sunny Deol (Real Name Ajay Singh Deol)
Bobby Deol (Real Name Vijay Singh Deol)
Here are the leading ladies who changed their names.
Katrina Kaif (Kate Turquotte)
Sunny Leone (Real Name Karenjit Kaur Vohra)
Rekha (Real Name Bhanurekha Ganesan)
Preity Zinta (Real Name Preetam Zinta)
Mallika Sherawat (Real Name Reema Lamba)
Mahima Chaudhary (Real Name Ritu Chaudhary)
Know of any other actor who changed his/her name before getting into the industry? Please let us know.