Shakespeare once said, “What’s in the name?“
It seems our celebs took it seriously, they changed their real names to get famous, successful or few start a fresh life.
Kat’s real name is Kate Turquotte. She changed her name to enter showbiz. She though Turqotte might be difficult for her fans to remember or even pronounce. How thoughtful Katrina
Reema Lamba is the real name of Mallika. To start a new life and forget her past she changed the name.
Abdul Rashid Salim Khan is the real name of Salman Khan. We don’t need any reason of why the name was changed. Salman is short and cool. Isn’t it?
The legendary South Indian actor, The Rajnihanth was born with the name, Sivaji Rao Gaekwad. Director K. Balachander gave Sivaji Rao the name Rajnikanth, which also proved lucky for him.
Like other film stars, Farhan Abraham changed his name to JOHN and this name proved lucky for him too.
To be in the porn industry, her real name would have been a big problem. So she changed her real name from Karenjit Kaur Vohra to Sunny Leone.
The dimple star was born with a name Preetam Zinta Singh. Do you need any explanation, why she changed the name?
Amitabh father kept name Inquilab but after Sumitra Nandan Pant suggestion it was changed to Amitabh.
Rajiv Hari Om Bhatia, Yes that’s the real name of Akshay. Once upon a time a waiter changed his name and career and now the Whole World knows him
Ravi Kapoor, more famously known as Jeetendra.
Mahima was launched as Ritu Choudhary in Pardes. She has taken a break from movies and enjoying motherhood these days.
Saif Ali Khan
Marriage application filed by Saifreena at Bandra court disclosed that Saif’s real name is Sajid Ali Khan
Ashok Kumar opted for a different name for his Bollywood career and changed his name from Kumudlal Kanjilal Ganguly.
Mithun’s real name is Gouranga Chakraborty. He ruled the Bollywood during 1980’s. These days young talent calls him DADA.
Dilip Kumar’s real name is “Muhammad Yusuf Khan, He changed is name after entering in film Industry.
Sunny Deol’s real name is “Ajay Singh Deol”, you can see he use his real name in many movies like in Ghayal his name was Ajay.
There are few more actors who changed their real name for their fans, like Boby Deol real name is Vijay Singh deol, Ajay Devgn real name is Vishal devgn, now its becoming a trend in Bollywood to have a different name. Source