MUMBAI: Bollywood Superstars are among most known celebrities on earth, they live in the hearts of their fans and admirers, some of them are even worshipped like demigods. However, there are innumerable Bollywood celebs who have shunned their original names to pursue a career in the glamour world. Given below are name of top ten Bollywood Celebs whose real names will leave you in a shock!
- Salman Khan
Starting with Bollywood’s Dabang Khan who stole millions of heart across the globe. The movie star’s actual name is Abdul Rashid Salim Salman Khan, which was trimmed for the sake of a celluloid career.
- Akshay Kumar
Guess what the ‘Khiladi’ Kumar’s identity would have been, before he hogged the limelight with his box office successes? It was Rajiv Hariom Bhatia, didn’t expect that, did you?
- Saif Ali Khan
The Nawab’s original name is Sajid Ali Khan. Had he retained the name, don’t you think it wouldn’t have been much different from that of the famous maker of movies like ‘Housefull’? That was a smart move by the dashing Saif.
- Sunny Leone
The adult movie star, who is now a rage across the nation and a favorite amongst Bollywood filmmakers, is of Punjabi descent. Her original name is Karanjit Kaur Vohra, a fact which took many fans by surprise.
- Amitabh Bachchan
Amitabh Bachchan was born in Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, in north central India. His father Harivansh Rai Bachchan was a Hindi poet and his mother Teji Bachchan was a Punjabi Sikh from Faisalabad, Punjab. Bachchan was initially named Inquilaab, inspired by the phrase Inquilab Zindabad popularly used during the Indian independence struggle.
- Ranveer Singh
Ranveer Singh, the sizzling hot hearthrob started off his career as a Delhite in his debut ‘Band Baaja Baaraat’ in 2010 and grabbed the ‘Filmfare Best Male Debut Award’.Ranveer Singh’s full name is Ranveer Singh Bhavnani. He dropped his surname Bhavnani, since as he felt that the name was too long and it was not a saleable commodity.
- Hrithik Roshan
The Greek God like physique actor,Hrithik Roshan, son of film director Rakesh Roshan. His original name is Hrithik Nagrath.
- Shahid Kapur
The ‘Jab We Met’ star seems to have longing with Kapurs similar Bollywood’s long relationship with the Kapur surname could be one of the reasons why Shahid could have adopted the name.
- Katrina Kaif
Katrina Kaif, British-Indian film actress and model.Katrina Kaif’s real name is Katrina Turquotte. Turquotte is her mother’s surname.
- Preity Zinta
Preity Zinta was born into a family from Rohru in Shimla district, Himachal Pradesh. Preity Zinta’s real name is Preetam Singh Zinta.