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Bollywood entertainment :::: Real names of Indian actors

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They say what's in a name? Well, our Bollywood stars believe there is a lot to it! Many believe it is their name that connects better with the followers. Indian film industry is flooded with actors who prefer to use a different stage name, some for a numerological purpose, others just to have an easier name for fans to remember. And if you thought this trend of rechristening oneself before entering movies was some decades-old trend, wait until we tell you who all from the contemporary actors were born with different names. Scroll on to see the real names of actors.
Slide 2 of 28: We agree Amitabh Bachchan's name has a lot of weight. But, if he kept his real name - 'Inquilab Srivastava', do you think there would've been a lot more weight to it?
We agree Amitabh Bachchan's name has a lot of weight. But, if he kept his real name - 'Inquilab Srivastava', do you think there would've been a lot more weight to it?
Slide 3 of 28: Salman Khan is a shorter version of his actual name - Abdul Rashid Salim Salman Khan.
Salman Khan is a shorter version of his actual name - Abdul Rashid Salim Salman Khan.
Slide 4 of 28: Does Bhanurekha Ganeshan sound better for her?
Does Bhanurekha Ganeshan sound better for her?
Slide 5 of 28: We all know Rajinikanth, who rules Tamil cinema was born in Maharashtra. His real name is Shivaji Rao Gaekwad. Interestingly, Anil Kapoor used the name Shivaji Rao in his 2001 hit film Nayak.
We all know Rajinikanth, who rules Tamil cinema was born in Maharashtra. His real name is Shivaji Rao Gaekwad. Interestingly, Anil Kapoor used the name Shivaji Rao in his 2001 hit film Nayak.
Slide 6 of 28: She sounds too delicate as Preity Zinta. But what about Preetam Singh Zinta?
She sounds too delicate as Preity Zinta. But what about Preetam Singh Zinta?
Slide 7 of 28: Baahubali star Prabhas uses a short version of his actual name - Venkata Satyanarayana Prabhas Raju Uppalapati. Can we thank him for doing that, please?
Baahubali star Prabhas uses a short version of his actual name - Venkata Satyanarayana Prabhas Raju Uppalapati. Can we thank him for doing that, please?
Slide 8 of 28: Madhubala, one of the most beautiful female actors Bollywood has ever had, had a rather heavy name too.
Madhubala, one of the most beautiful female actors Bollywood has ever had, had a rather heavy name too.
Slide 9 of 28: Mithun Chakraborty isn't his real name!
Mithun Chakraborty isn't his real name!
Slide 10 of 28: The lady superstar of Tamil films, Nayanthara's real name is Diana Mariam Kuriyan.
The lady superstar of Tamil films, Nayanthara's real name is Diana Mariam Kuriyan.
Slide 11 of 28: Katrina Turquotte came to Bollywood from London and reportedly on the advice of Ayesha Shroff (Jackie Shroff's wife), she changed her surname to Kaif to make it easier for the Indian audience.
Katrina Turquotte came to Bollywood from London and reportedly on the advice of Ayesha Shroff (Jackie Shroff's wife), she changed her surname to Kaif to make it easier for the Indian audience.
Slide 12 of 28: The real 'He-Man' of Bollywood, Dharmendra's actual name is Dharam Singh Deol and that's where his children get the surname from.
The real 'He-Man' of Bollywood, Dharmendra's actual name is Dharam Singh Deol and that's where his children get the surname from.
Slide 13 of 28: She might have got a film made on her life titled The Dirty Picture starring Vidya Balan, but Silk Smitha's real name is Vijayalakshmi Vadlapati.
She might have got a film made on her life titled The Dirty Picture starring Vidya Balan, but Silk Smitha's real name is Vijayalakshmi Vadlapati.
Slide 14 of 28: Govinda is just a shorter version of Govind Arun Ahuja.
Govinda is just a shorter version of Govind Arun Ahuja.
Slide 15 of 28: The man of tragedy films, Guru Dutt is an icon today. How would it be if he used his real name - Vasanth Kumar Shivshankar Padukone? And well, he is nowhere related to Deepika Padukone!
The man of tragedy films, Guru Dutt is an icon today. How would it be if he used his real name - Vasanth Kumar Shivshankar Padukone? And well, he is nowhere related to Deepika Padukone!
Slide 16 of 28: All through the promotions of her films, her fellow actors and directors call her Sweety and thus we know what Anushka Shetty's real name is.
All through the promotions of her films, her fellow actors and directors call her Sweety and thus we know what Anushka Shetty's real name is.
Slide 17 of 28: He was given the name of Farhan Abraham at birth by his mother, and his father called him John. He stuck to John Abraham when debuting in films.
He was given the name of Farhan Abraham at birth by his mother, and his father called him John. He stuck to John Abraham when debuting in films.
Slide 18 of 28: The master of comedy, Johnny Lever is John Prakasa Rao Janumala in reality.
The master of comedy, Johnny Lever is John Prakasa Rao Janumala in reality.
Slide 19 of 28: Yesteryear diva and late actor Sridevi's real name was Shree Amma Yanger Ayyapan.
Yesteryear diva and late actor Sridevi's real name was Shree Amma Yanger Ayyapan.
Slide 20 of 28: Dhanush's parentage controversy might still be lingering, but we know for sure what his real name is.
Dhanush's parentage controversy might still be lingering, but we know for sure what his real name is.
Slide 21 of 28: Yesteryear superstar Dev Anand's name was never this easy.
Yesteryear superstar Dev Anand's name was never this easy.
Slide 22 of 28: We would've loved Tabassum Hashmi Khan if Tabu had retained her real name.
We would've loved Tabassum Hashmi Khan if Tabu had retained her real name.
Slide 23 of 28: Chunky Pandey is known to tickle our funny bones. But guess what his real name is? It is Suyush Sharat Chandrakant Deshpandey.
Chunky Pandey is known to tickle our funny bones. But guess what his real name is? It is Suyush Sharat Chandrakant Deshpandey.
Slide 24 of 28: Akshay Kumar had to give away his real name Rajiv Hari Om Bhatia which later inspired the name of his production banner - Hari Om Entertainment.
Akshay Kumar had to give away his real name Rajiv Hari Om Bhatia which later inspired the name of his production banner - Hari Om Entertainment.
Slide 25 of 28: Ashwini Shetty became Shilpa Shetty after her astrologer mother thought this name change would bring her more luck in films.
Ashwini Shetty became Shilpa Shetty after her astrologer mother thought this name change would bring her more luck in films.
Slide 26 of 28: Like father, like son... After Jai Kishan Kakubhai preferred to do films as Jackie Shroff, his son Jai Hemant Shroff choose Tiger Shroff.
Like father, like son... After Jai Kishan Kakubhai preferred to do films as Jackie Shroff, his son Jai Hemant Shroff choose Tiger Shroff.
Slide 27 of 28: Tamil cinema heartthrob Saravanan Sivakumar uses a stage name of Suriya. We would've loved him even if he hadn't changed his name, right?
Tamil cinema heartthrob Saravanan Sivakumar uses a stage name of Suriya. We would've loved him even if he hadn't changed his name, right?
Slide 28 of 28: Sunny Leone had to change her name from Karenjit Kaur Vohra to suit her work profile.
Sunny Leone had to change her name from Karenjit Kaur Vohra to suit her work profile.

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