It is a well-known fact that lot of people have made minor or major alteration in their names before stepping in B-town. Either because of their astrological beliefs or suggested by filmmakers to acquire pleasant name, specially one which the audience don’t forget that easily. Acknowledging that, here’s a list of famous Bollywood celebrities whose birth names totally varies from the names they got after entering in film industry.
Actual names of these 8 B-town Stars –
Big B aka ‘Mahanayak’ was named as Inquilab Srivastava by his parents, persuaded by the phrase “Inquilab Zindabad”. His father, Harivansh Rai Bachchan, later changed it to Amitabh.
Sir Rajnikanth’s original name was Shivaji Rao Gaikwad. He used to work as a bus conductor before getting into film industry and it was the director K Balachander who rebaptized him. His film Sivaji The Boss was actually him reflecting on to times of yore.
The Bollywood Diva’s actual name is Alia but she decided to replace it as Kiara because at the time of her debut, Alia Bhatt was already at peak of her career so to avoid any confusion , the actress preferred changing her name to Kiara. Her Instagram user name is still “Kiara Alia Advani”.
The multiskilled actress was asked to shorten her name from Tabassum Hashmi Khan to Tabu.
The “Ragini MMS 2” actress’s actual name is Karenjit Kaur Vohra, but later she Americanized it to Sunny Leone due to remunerative industry she worked in.
The actual name of Akshay aka Khilaadi is Rajiv Hari Om Bhatia. Promod Chakravorty , director of his first movie “ Deedar” later changed it to Akshay Kumar probably because he thought his name lacked secularism.
The actress was initially named as Katrina Turquotte but Ayesha Shroff advised her to change it to Katrina Kaif so that it will be easier for the Indian audience to pronounce and it’ll be memorable as well.
Just like his father, the talented actor changed his name from Jai Hemant Shroff to Tiger Shroff, while our Jackie chan aka Bidu’s original name is Jai Kishan Kakubhai.