Bollywood where “everything is there in the name” having a name that stands out along with your acting skills is a must! We often think a name has nothing to do with our life in general but only celebrities know how important it is to have a name as unique as them. Celebrities are often asked to change their names from directors before making their film debuts on the big screen. Get ready to get surprised as we bring to you the real names of your favorites in the movie industry!
1. Ajay Devgan
Ajay Devgan who was originally named “Vijay” changed his name to Ajay as when he entered there were already too many stars named Vijay.
2. Ashok Kumar
Popularly known as Ashok Kumar in bollywood was formely named as Kumudial Ganguly but he chose to change his name as he found it funny and nonprofessional.
3. Mithun Chakraborty
Can u imagine Mithun Chakraborty being named anything else other than his name to surprise all of you he was named Gouranga Chakraborty and he changed his name because the latter seemed appealing to him.
4. Mahima Chaudhary
A popular name is the movie industry, Mahima Chaudhary was previously known as Ritu Chaudhary when she was into modelling but she later chose to change her name to Mahima as it sounded unique.
5. Ayushmann Khurana
This might come as shocker but Ayushmann Khurana has changed his name not just once but twice, he was formerly known as Nishant Khurana but chose to change his name for good will.
6. Annu Kapoor
During his big debut in the film “Tejaab” Annu Kapoor decided to change his actual name that was Anil Kapoor as there was an already popular actor with the same name and he didn’t want any confusions.
7. Bobby Deol
Bobby Deol who is one of the popularly known Deol brothers was formerly known as Vijay Singh Deol changed his name to Bobby as it seemed trendier.
8. Dilip Kumar
Imagine the name of the most iconic actor as Muhammad Yusuf Khan doesn’t fit, right? Maybe that’s the reason he decided to change his name to Dilip Kumar as it seemed unique and different!
9. Chunkey Pandey
The only name that would ever suit a personality as chunky and insane as him would be Chunkey Pandey but he was named Suryash Sarad Pandey and he changed his name before his first film released.
10. Jackie Shroff
Originally named as Jai Kishan Kakubhai Shroff changed his name to Jackie Shroff as he found his old name to be old fashioned and weird.
11. Saif Ali Khan
The Nawab of the Nawabs was originally named Sajid Ali Khan before he changed his name to Saif Ali Khan before his first big screen appearance.
12. Kay Kay Menon
One of the most loved actors was formerly known Krishna Kumar Menon until he decided to change his name to Kay Kay Menon as it sounded better to him and personally speaking we all here for it too!
13. Johnny Lever
Johnny Lever has a very story for his name being changed from John Prakash Rao Janumala to what is it now it all started with him performing in a stage show organized in his father’s office where everyone started calling him Johnny Lever.
14. Vivek Oberoi
Vivek Oberoi who was known as Vivekananda which is also same as the famous Indian Monk Swami Vivekananda, he decided to change his name as he was doing action and romantic genres in movie and didn’t want defame Swami Vivekananda.
15. Sunny Deol
Sunny Deol famous for his most heavy dialouge literally was formerly named Ajay Singh Rathod which he later changed to Bobby Deol.
16. Tiger Shroff
Do you ever randomly sit and wonder why would anyone name their kid Tiger? Well, they didn’t Tiger Shroff was originally named Jai Hemant Shroff until his name was changed to Tiger as it was his childhood nickname and suited his aggressive and action roles.
17. Nana Patekar
The Legendary actor Nana Patekar was named Vishwanath Patekar until he decided to change his name Nana Patekar as it suited his role and personality in the showbiz better!