Have you ever find your favoriate Bollywood Celebrity is actually having Different Name ?
Well, in Mega Bollywood Industry, this is very common. I came across a lot of actors, actresses who are having different name. I knew few of them with there real names like Akshay Kumar, Ajay Devgn and Mallika Sherawat.
But today, I was wondering how much Bollywood Stars are having such different names. And after doing a lot of research, I found there are lots of High Profiled Celebrities who are known to world because of there Second Names but actually, there real names are very different.
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1. Amitabh Bachchan
Amitabh Bachchan, for this Bollywood Superstar, I will say “sirf naam hi kaafi hai” . And yeah, in reality, Amitabh Bachchan has achieved all the pillars of success in Bollywood industry that today’s Celebs can’t imagine even. The Actor ruled over Bollywood Industry in high young age and still ruling.
He was named “Inqilaab” by his father Harivanshrai Bachchan. Amitabh’s father named him this name by getting inspired from the slogan during the Independence struggle. Later ‘Inquilaab’ was changed to Amitabh which means “The light that would never go off”.
2. Akshay Kumar
I think, you know this guy . The real action hero of Bollywood Industry, Akshay Kumar has done a lot of successful movies. He is evergreen hero of Bollywood industry have millions of fans around the world.
Akshay Kumar’s actual name is Rajiv Hari Om Bhatia. It was due to his name change which led his life to success. Just after changing his name from Rajiv Hari Om Bhatia to Akshay Kumar, he got his first break in Bollywood.
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3. Ajay Devgn
Don’t know the previous titles but the actor is known as “Singham” after doing the same name Bollywood Blockbuster. He is very experienced, very popular and a cool guy in Bollywood. The actor has done several successful movies. Talking about the recent news, he did funny role in SOS (Son of Sardar) and now, he is coming with the movie Himmatwala.
Ajay Devgn has not changed his first name, he changed his last name from “Devgan” to “Devgn”. His mother asked him to do so. Well, it doesn’t affect his Bollywood Career much.
4. Mahima Chaudhary
Her original name being Ritu Chaudhary, she got her name changed to Mahima after her first Bollywood debut. Now, the actress is known as Mahima Chaudhary.
5. Katrina Kaif
Having this actress in this list may be a strange thing for you but yeah, Katrina Kaif has also changed her name. Before entering Bollywood, she acted in some southern movies.
However, the lights of success shone on her as she changed her original name Kat Turquotte to Katrina before entering the showbiz.
6. Malika Sherawat
The Hottest Bollywood Actress, Malika Sherawat is having her real name “Reema Lamba”. How strange, the actress has changed both First name and family name too. But there is a story behind this thing.
There is a confusion due to another actresses named Reema around the Bollywood so Malika decided to change her name. She also started using Sherawat, her mother’s maiden name, as a symbol of the love and support her mother provided her.
7. Riteish Deshmukh
The trend of playing around alphabets of names is an interesting thing in Bollywood. Riteish Deshmukh was having his real name as Ritesh Deshmukh, he added the alphabet “i” after ‘e’ in his first name.
Fortunately, it works for the guy. Just after adding “i”, his film “Masti” becomes a huge hit, followed by some other Bollywood movies.
There are still many…
- Rajesh Khanna was born Jatin Khanna
- Sunil Dutt was born Balraj Singh Dutt
- Jeetendra was born Ravi Kapoor
- Dharmendra was Dharam Singh Deol
- Dilip Kumar was Yusuf Khan
- Madhubala was born Mumtaz Jahan Dehlavi
- Vishal Veeru Devgan was Ajay Devgn’s original name
…and the list goes on and on
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Saurabh’s View : At the end, I’ll say, there is not any substitute to Hard Work. Things depends, goes positive according to your hard work. All those Celebrities who have changed there name and got huge success were continue to do hard work that’s why they are successful and known around the world.