10 Celebrities Who Changed Their Name for Bollywood

Salman Khan- Abdul Rashid Salim Salman Khan

Salman Khan was born in Indore on 27 December 1965, He is eldest son of Salim Khan and was named as Abdul Rashid Salim Salman Khan, but for Bollywood same is changed to shorter version Salman Khan.

Obviously no one wants to call Salman Khan as Abdul Rashid Salim Salman Khan.

Akshay Kumar- Rajiv Hari Om Bhatia.

Akshay Kumar was born in Amritsar Punjab on 9th September 1967, he went to Bangkok to learn martial arts and later returned to India and Struggled to become a successful actor.

Now we realize that it is better we now know Rajiv Hari Om Bhatiya as Akshay Kumar.

Saif Ali Khan-Sajid Ali Khan

Sajid Ali Khan was born in New Delhi on 10 August 1970, his father is former Indian Cricketer Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi and Actress Sharmila Tagore. I don’t think it made any difference if he did not changed his name for fame.

Katrina Kaif-Katrina Turquotte

Katrina Kaif was born in Hong Kong on 16 July 1983, her real name is Katrina Turquotte, her father name was Mohammed Kaif, Katrina claims that her father has nothing to do with her name as she is not in touch with him.

She claims that for simple pronunciation and Indian connect she changed her name to Katrina Kaif.  

Sunny Deol-Ajay Singh Deol

Sunny Deol, the man of good times is elder son of famous actor Dharmendra. We always remember Sunny Deol for his role in Border, Gadar and many others. Sunny Deol is his stage name and his real name is Ajay Singh Deol.

Rajesh Khanna-Jatin Khanna

Rajesh Khanna was born in Amritsar Punjab on 29 Dec 1942, he is regarded as first Super Star of Indian Cinema, he had a very unique personality and owned MG sports car during his struggling days of cinema.

When Jatin Khanna decided to enter into films, his uncle asked him to change his first name to Rajesh.

Dilip Kumar – Muhammad Yusuf Khan

Dilip Kimar was born as Muhammand Yusuf Khan at Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan on 11 December 1922, he changed his name on the advice of Devika Rani, she was an actress and owner of movie studio Bombay Talkies, also known as first lady of Indian Cinema, She casted Dilip Kumar in Jwar Bhata.

Dev Anand – Dharamdev Pishorimal Anand

Dev Anand was a one of the most popular Indian actor, he was born in Punjab on 26 September 1923, and his real name was Dharamdev Pishorimal Anand. He died in London at the age of 88 on 3 Dec 2011.

Jackie Shroff – Jai Kishan Kakubhai Shroff

Alright guys so actual name of our very own Jackie Shroff is Jai Kishan Kakubhai Shroff. He was born on on 1st Feb 1957, his father was a Gujarati Astrologer to Dhirubhai Ambani, and his mother was Muslim Uyghur from China, who later migrated to India.

Jackie had an elder brother who drowned to death in front of him while saving somebody else’s life, back then Jackie was just 10 yrs old. Name Jackie was given by a friend when they were in school, and Subhash Ghai took this name and launched him in movie ‘Hero’.

Mallika Sherawat- Reema Lamba

Reema Lamba was born in Hisar Haryana on 24 October 1976, Reema Lamba chaged her name to Mallika to avoid duplicity of name with another actress Reema and adopted mother Madian name Sherawat, as she supported in her career.


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