11 Bollywood actors and their real names: Revealed
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Many Indian actors choose not to use their real names on the screen. Sometimes they choose a different name, to make it unique. It helps them to gain popularity. Sometimes factors like luck, also matter here. Today we are going to reveal the real name of some of the popular Indian celebrities. You may know everything about your favourite star, but this information may give you a small shock. Let’s give it a look-
1. Amitabh Bachchan
Amitabh Bachchan was born to the poet Harivansh Rai Bachchan. Before his birth, his family has almost decided to name him Inquilab. After his birth, he was addressed as Amitabh Srivastava. Later his father changed their surname to Bachchan to conceal any indication of caste.
2. Akshay Kumar
Actor Akshay Kumar was born in Canada. Though it is not new information, most of us already know it. His actual name is Rajiv Hari Om Bhatia. After the release of his first film ‘Aaj’, he changed his name. In his first film, where he played a cameo, the name of the lead actor was Akshay.
3. Saif Ali Khan
The real name of Saif Ali Khan is Sajid Ali Khan Pataudi. In an interview, this information got revealed by his wife Kareena Kapoor Khan.
4. Kiara Advani
The initial name of Kiara Advani is Alia Advani. She changed her name upon the suggestion of Salman Khan. On Instagram, her id is named @kiaraaliaadvani.
5. Raj Kumar Rao
Raj Kumar Rao was born Raj Kumar Yadav. In Rajasthan, Yadav and Rao, both surnames are the same family name.
6. Kartik Aaryan
The real name of Kartik Aaryan is Kartik Tiwari. Aaryan was his middle name. He wanted to change his name to Kartik Aaryan because it sounded better.
7. Ayushmann Khurrana
Ayushmann Khurrana’s actual name is Nishant Khurrana. He changed his name according to astrology. He also changed the spelling of his name.
The popular 90’s star Govinda has changed his name almost six times. His real name is Govind Arun Ahuja.
9. Katrina Kaif
The real name of Katrina Kaif is Katrina Turquotte. It is her mother’s surname. After entering Bollywood, she changed her surname to Kaif. It sounded better and is easy to pronounce.
10. Shilpa Shetty
The real name of Shilpa Shetty is Ashwini Shetty. Her mother Sunanda Shetty changed her name according to the luck belief in numerology.
11. Hrithik Roshan
Hrithik Roshan’s actual surname is Nagarath. The family uses the surname Roshan to honour a legacy.
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