There are several stars of Bollywood who don’t use their original names. But this doesn’t mean their original is not good, some of them have been famous for their stage name while others were given the challenge to change the name for becoming more captivating. Here is the list of top 10 Bollywood stars and their real names.
3. Amitabh Bachchan
The living legend of Bollywood, Amitabh Bachchan was named Inquilab by his father, but after Sumitranandan Pant’s suggestion, he changed it to Amitabh. His pen name is “Bachchan“, and real surname is Srivastava.
5. Katrina Kaif
Bollywood’s gorgeous “Kat” or Katrina Kaif’s original name is Katrina Turquotte. The beautiful lady changed it when she entered the showbiz industry. She said that “Turquotte” might be tough for her fans to spell and pronounce.
6. Salman Khan
Can you tell me the real name of hot actor of Bollywood, Salman Khan? Well, the Dabangg star’s real name is Abdul Rashid Salim Salman Khan. The actor made his stage name as Salman Khan.
South’s legendary star Rajnikanth‘s birth name is Sivaji Rao Gaekwad. He changed his name when he started his movie career since a long. He was helped by filmmaker K Balachander to change the name and it proved to be lucky for him.
8. Akshay Kumar
Akshay Kumar has long been known for his superb acting and action in Bollywood. He has been a versatile performer. Akshay Kumar‘s real name is Rajiv Hari Om Bhatia. Well, that doesn’t sound as interesting as ‘Akshay Kumar’. What do you say?
10. Ajay Devgn
Bollywood’s Singham Ajay Devgn‘s real name is Vishal Devgn. It is a little known fact for his fans. Ajay chose ‘Ajay Devgn’ when he started his Bollywood career. We love him nonetheless. (Source)