Talking about the real names of some contemporary and yesteryear actors
Shakespeare asked:- What’s in a name?
The Bollywood actors’ community if present during Shakespeare’s age would have collectively answered “Everything”!
After all, they do change to better names to earn them name, fame and money. Many specimens are there in the industry.
Apart from sounding better or purely for luck reasons, some actors changed their name only to make it easy for their fans to remember.
Real Name of Amitabh Bachchan is Amitabh Srivastav
Real Name of Rekha is Banurekha Ganesan
Real Name of Jeetendra is Ravi Kapoor
Real Name of Priety is Preetnam Singh Zinta
Real Name of Govinda is Arun Ahuja
Real Name of Mahima Chaudhry is Ritu Chaudhry
Real Name of Jackie Shroff is Jaikisan Shroff
Real Name of Sunny Leone is Karenjit Kaur Vohra
Real Name of Akshay Kumar is Rajiv Bhatia
Real Name of Shilpa Shetty is Ashwinin Shetty
Real Name of Ajay Devgan is Vishal Devgan
Real Name of Katrina Kaif is Katrina Turquotte
Real Name of Shakti Kapoor is Sunil Kapoor
Real Name of Mallika Sherawat is Reema Lamba
Real Name of Rajnikanth is Shivaji Rao Gaikwad
Real Name of Meena Kumari is Mahjbeen Bano
Real Name of Dilip Kumar is Yusuf Khan
Real Name of Madhubala is Mumtaz Dehlavi
Well, the list goes on with so many of our favorite stars undergoing name change, to enhance their chances of being loved, remembered, being immortalized in the hearts and minds of their fans.
Honestly, we don’t mind. After all, what’s in a name? Whatever their real names are, we truly love them for entertaining us thoroughly!