From Dilip Kumar to Tiger Shroff, Shocking list of B’wood celebs who changed their name before making debut
The trend of changing names continues in Bollywood, I bet you never knew that these celebs have some other name.Author : Shagun
Shakespeare quoted “What’s in the name”. This made people believe that name had nothing to do with life in general. But the question is if name does not matter then why did these Bollywood celebrities change their name before making their debut in the Hindi film industry.
Names might not affect people in general, but in showbiz, names are literally everything. Rishi Kapoor, in his book “Khullam Khulla: Rishi Kapoor Uncensored” had revealed the real names of stars of the Kapoor family including his father Raj Kapoor.
From Dilip Kumar, Guru Dutt and Dev Anand to Amitabh Bachchan and Tiger Shroff numerous Bollywood celebrities have changed names. Here’s a list revealing the real names of your favorite stars.
Dilip Kumar- Born as Mohammed Yusuf Khan, the actor had changed his name to Dilip Kumar before making a debut in Indian Cinema. The actor passed away at the age of 98 on July 7, 2021, today.
Raj Kapoor- Rishi Kapoor, in his book mentioned that his father Raj Kapoor’s real name is Srishti Nath Kapoor.
Shammi Kapoor- Shamsher Raj
Guru Dutt- Vasant Kumar Shivshankar Padukone
Mithun Chakraborty- Gorango Chakraborty
Ajay Devgan- Vishal Devgan
Akshay Kumar- Rajeev Bhatia
Sridevi- Sri Amma Yanger Ayyappan
Rajinikanth- Shivaji Rao Gaikwad
Amitabh Bachchan- Inquilab Srivastava
Salman Khan- Salman Khan is the shorter version of actor’s name. His full name is Abdul Rashid Salim Salman Khan.
Rekha- Bhanurekha Ganeshan
Preity Zinta- Preetam Singh Zinta
The trend of changing names still continues in Bollywood, I bet you never knew that these celebs have some other name.
Hrithik Roshan- Hrithik Nagrath
Ranveer Singh- His full name is Ranveer Singh Bhavani.
Prabhas- Baahubali star Prabhas' full name is Venkata Satyanarayana Prabhas Raju Uppalapati.
Shilpa Shetty- Ashwini Shetty
John Abraham- Farhan Abraham
Katrina Kaif- Katrina Turquotte
Tiger Shroff- Jai Hemant Shroff
Sunny Leone- Karenjit Kaur Vohra