Changing names is certainly not a new fad in Bollywood. After all, it is primarily the name of the artist that gives them an identity and introduces them to their audience.
Here is a list of Bollywood celebrities who have changed their names:
1. The real Saif Ali Khan Last name is Sajid Ali Khan. Well, no one knew until a copy of his marriage certificate to Kareena surfaced on the internet.
2. Katrina Kaif was Katherine Turquotte. She first used her mother’s surname. But after moving to India, she adopted her father’s surname, Kaif.
3. Tiger Shroff’s name is Jai Hemant Shoff. His father, Jackie Shroff, called him Tiger out of affection because he bit like a tiger as a child.
4. The real Kiara Advani Last name is Aliya Advani. It was Salman Khan who advised Kiara to change her name for better recognition.
5. Ayushmann Khurrana was appointed Nishant Khurrana at birth.
6. Shilpa Shetty’s original name is Ashwini Shetty. But she his mother, Sunanda Shetty, later changed her name to Shilpa.
7. Akshay Kumar was born as Rajiv Hari Om Bhatia. But he was inspired by Kumar Gaurav’s character Akshay in the film Aaj and changed its name.
8. Ajay Devgn’s real name is Vishal Devgn. He also has amended the spelling of his last name from ‘Devgan’ to ‘Devgn’ because of numerology.
9. Late actor Sridevi’s original name has been Shree Amma Yanger Ayyapan.
10. Amitabh Bachchan was appointed Inquilaab Srivastava. However, it was later changed to Amitabh, on the suggestion of the famous Indian poet Sumitranandan Pant.
11. The real Sunny Deol Last name is Ajay Singh Deol. But the actor decided to go with his nickname Sunny.
12. The Real John Abraham Last name is Farhan Abraham, and the actor later changed him to John.
13. The evergreen beauty that Rekha was appointed Bhanurekha Ganesan, but before entering the industry, she decided to just go with Rekha.
14. Preity Zinta’s name was Preetam Zinta Singh. And before entering the industry, she changed it to Preity Zinta.
15. Govinda’s real name was Govind Arun Ahuja. But he changed it to Govinda as suggested by his numerologist.
16. Sunny Leone’s real name is Karenjit Kaur Vohra.
17. Tabu or Tabassum Hashmi Khan, you cannot ignore how adorable and talented she is.
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