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

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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

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