Bollywood celebrities who changed their names

bollywood celebrities who changed their names

There are a lot of quotes that are so popular like ‘What’s in the name?’ said William Shakespeare. It is proved by the Indian celebs, who change their name after entering Bollywood.  Another quote is ‘The man is known by his deeds, not by name’ so popular in India. There are a lot of example of Bollywood stars who have changed their name and they are very renowned today.

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Gouranga Chakraborty

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Today, he is known as Mittun Da. Before entering in Cinema industry, he was known as Gouranga Chakraborty.

Preetam Singh Zinta

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Formerly, she is recognized by the Preetam Singh Zinta. But when she turned to Bollywood, she thought that her name is so long, after that he changed her name as Preity Zinta.

Ranveer Bhavnani

ranveer singh

Ranveer Singh hides his real Ranveer Bhavanani. He uses Ranveer Singh on screen as he does not like his surname.

Vishal Devgan


Vishal Devgan is former name of dynamic actor of Bollywood, Ajay Devgan. He changed his name because V alphabet comes in last, therefore he used A alphabet in his name.

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Abdul Rashid Salim Salman Khan

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Salman Khan is big name of the Bollywood today. Many people don’t know his former name, Abdul Rashid Salim Salman Khan unless his fans. He wanted a shorter name of his long name.

Mohammed Aamir Hussain Khan

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Alike Salman khan, Amir Khan had also a long name. That is reason he went with a shorter version of his name.

Farhan Abraham

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A little bit people know that John Abraham is half Parsi Baba and his parsi name is Farhan. But when he came in Bollywood, he changed his real name to John Abraham.

Katrina Turquotte

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Before entered in Bollywood, she was called as Katrina Turquotte as she used surname of his mom Torquotte. But after envoled in movies he used surname of her father, Kaif.

Rajiv Hari Om Bhatia

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Earlier, Akshay kumar was known as Rajiv Hari Om Bhatia. When he debuted in film he changed his name. Today he is called as Akky also.

Inquilab Srivastava

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When, Amitabh Bachchan was worn he was named as Inquilab Srivastava, but he turned to film he used his father’s surname, Bachchan and changed his first name Inquilab to Amitabh.


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