Renowned Indian celebrities are most commonly known for altering their real names or their spelling as a stepping stone to success in the Hindi film industry popularly known as Bollywood.
There can be many reasons for this be it numerology or a producer’s decision. However, some of these real names alterations are known to many. For example, it’s known to many that Akshay Kumar’s actual name is Rajiv Hari Om Bhatia and Katrina Kaif was born Katrina Turquotte.
But as we all know, celebs are full of surprises. And so, we’ve got you some other Indian celebrities whose real names you might not be aware of.
Real names of 10 Indian celebrities that you may not know
Bahubali fame Prabhas has achieved success and superstardom, unlike any other Indian Bollywood celebrity. With blockbusters like the Baahubali franchise, Prabhas has inspired millions throughout the country.
Surprisingly, it’s a lesser-known fact that one of the biggest stars of our country is named Venkata Satyanarayana Prabhas Raju Uppalapati.
Ranveer Singh is a powerhouse of B-Town. His energy is something next level and his acting skills are enough to make everyone crazy. Another secret fact about the Cirkus actor is that his full name is Ranveer Singh Bhavnani.
It’s been a long time since Shilpa Shetty is seen in Bollywood movies. However, when she was trying to make it in the industry back then, an astrologer advised Shetty’s mother that her real name i.e. Ashwini should be changed to Shilpa to bring her more luck in her career.
Kiara Advani has stolen the hearts of millions across the country in a very short time since she entered the industry. Her character of Preeti in Kabir Singh made her quite the household name. However, many people don’t know that Kiara Advani’s actual name is Alia Advani. Reportedly, Salman Khan advised her to change it to not be overshadowed by Alia Bhatt.
In this article, we told you that Prabhas is among those Indian celebrities who changed their real names. However, an even lesser-known fact is that his Baahubali co-star is also sailing in the same boat. According to reports, Anushka’s real name is Sweety Shetty. The report further suggests, her co-stars, directors, and producers still refer to her as Sweety.
One of the most legendary Indian celebrity veteran actors Amitabh Bachchan. apart from his onscreen presence, even his voice has gravitas. However, it seems like the actor’s father Harishvansh Rai Bachchan had an idea about that. He had previously named his son Inquilaab Srivastava, after the patriotic slogan “Inquilaab Zindabad”. However, his name was later changed to Amitabh Bachchan.
Tabu is one of the most popular actresses in Bollywood and she is known for her astonishing acting skills. Many people are still unaware of the fact that her real name is Tabassum Hashmi Khan.
John Abraham is all set to feature in Shah Rukh Khan and Deepika Padukone starrer Pathaan next month. And you will astound to know that John’s real name is Farhan Abraham. He chose to replace it with John as that is what his father used to call him.
Jackie Shroff aka Bidu has a style that no other Indian celebrity can match. However, his real name is Jai Kishan Kakubhai Shroff. The actor’s son also sails in the same boat.
Preity Zinta is known as the #WomanCrushWednesday. And we’ve been loving seeing a lot more of her now that IPL is about to be back. However, a basic detail you may not know about this dimpled actress is that her actual name is Preetam Zinta Singh.