Actors come and go, but the world remembers those who make a name for themselves! Be it the Sallu Bhai or Shahrukh Khan, each name carries its own lineage! But, do you know, the celebrities have to change their name, mostly because of the tinsel town’s demand? Let’s find out the real names of some of these celebrities!
1. Salman Khan
The heartthrob of the tinsel town, the Bhaijaan Salman Khan was named Abdul Rashid Salim Salman Khan, which was trimmed for the sake of a career in films.
2. Jackie Shroff
The macho man of the tinsel town was originally christened Jaikishen Kaku Bhai. But we’re glad to know him as Jackie Shroff! Aren’t we?
3. Priety Zinta
The dimple-cheeked beauty of Bollywood was named as Preetham Singh Zinta, by her parents, but rightly so, she chose to be called Preity!
4. Hrithik Roshan
Touted as India’s answer to the Greek gods, Hrithik Roshan’s real name is Hrithik Nagrath. Roshan is the name of his grandfather, which was adopted later by members of the family.
Only a few people know that this brilliant actor is Govind Arun Ahuja off the screen!
6. Katrina Kaif
Hailing from the land of Queens, this diva is one of the sexiest actresses in the celluloid world. Before becoming a hotshot in India, she was known as Kate Turquotte.
7. Dilip Kumar
Known for his memorable roles in flicks like ‘Devdas’ and ‘Mughal-E-Azam’, Dilip Kumar was Muhammed Yousuf Khan, prior to becoming a phenomenal Bollywood actor.
8. Ranveer Singh
Bajirao fame Ranveer Singh holds the real name, Ranveer Bhavnani. He adopted a different surname to suit contemporary Bollywood. Looks like he didn’t wanted to pull off a Bhavani!
9. Nana Patekar
One of the finest veteran actors of the celluloid, Nana Patekar is Vishwanath Patekar off-screen.
10. Sanjeev Kumar
The fame of Sholay, also known as “Thakur”, late Sanjeev Kumar was known as Haribhai Jarivala off-screen.
So, how many of them did you knew already!?