Stars who changed their names!

  • If you check the credits of Big B's debut film, Saat Hindustani, then you'll realize he was actually known as Amitabh Srivastav before he became Amitabh Bachchan.
    If you check the credits of Big B's debut film, Saat Hindustani, then you'll realize he was actually known as Amitabh Srivastav before he became Amitabh Bachchan.
  • Before she got the taste of showbiz as Shilpa Shetty, the leggy lass was called Ashwini Shetty. She changed her name for numerological reasons.
    Before she got the taste of showbiz as Shilpa Shetty, the leggy lass was called Ashwini Shetty. She changed her name for numerological reasons.
  • Katrina's real surname is Turquotte. On Jackie Shroff's wife Ayesha's advice, she replaced her last name with Kaif, to let people pronounce her full name without any difficulties.
    Katrina's real surname is Turquotte. On Jackie Shroff's wife Ayesha's advice, she replaced her last name with Kaif, to let people pronounce her full name without any difficulties.
  • Akshay Kumar's original name was Rajiv Hari Om Bhatia, who was a struggling chef before he entered the film industry. His new name has worked wonders for his career.
    Akshay Kumar's original name was Rajiv Hari Om Bhatia, who was a struggling chef before he entered the film industry. His new name has worked wonders for his career.
  • This hottie from Haryana was known as Reema Lamba. Since there were already few actresses with the same name, she opted for Mallika Sherawat; Sherawat being her mother's maiden name.
    This hottie from Haryana was known as Reema Lamba. Since there were already few actresses with the same name, she opted for Mallika Sherawat; Sherawat being her mother's maiden name.
  • Seems like John Abraham didn't find his original Parsi name, Farhan, interesting enough to grab everyone's attention.
    Seems like John Abraham didn't find his original Parsi name, Farhan, interesting enough to grab everyone's attention.
  • Would you believe that veteran glamour queen Rekha was known as Bhanurekha Ganesan! She changed her name to Rekha, so that it could stay with her fans for longer.
    Would you believe that veteran glamour queen Rekha was known as Bhanurekha Ganesan! She changed her name to Rekha, so that it could stay with her fans for longer.
  • Veeru Devgan named his son Vishal Veeru Devgan. But, just before Vishal was set to enter the film industry, he rechristened himself as Ajay. In 2009, he dropped the letter 'A' from his last name.
    Veeru Devgan named his son Vishal Veeru Devgan. But, just before Vishal was set to enter the film industry, he rechristened himself as Ajay. In 2009, he dropped the letter 'A' from his last name.
  • Though his parents gave him the name, Govind Arun Ahuja, he simplified it by naming himself Govinda
    Though his parents gave him the name, Govind Arun Ahuja, he simplified it by naming himself Govinda
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If you check the credits of Big B's debut film, Saat Hindustani, then you'll realize he was actually known as Amitabh Srivastav before he became Amitabh Bachchan.

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