Numerology seems to be very important to a few of our Bollywood celebs. Many Celebs in Bollywood were seen saying goodbye to their old names and choosing to go ahead with a much popular stage name before debuting in Bollywood. And it certainly works for a few of them, check out our list of Bollywood celebs who had their names changed before venturing into the glam world.
Katrina Kaif: Our very own Indian Barbie Katrina Kaif who worked in various South films before entering Bollywood, grew up in London as Kate Turquotte. On finding her interest in modelling she changed her name for her career in Bollywood.
Salman Khan: Salman Khan who began his career with a supporting role in Biwi Ho To Aisi, soon got his first break in Sooraj Barjatya’s Maine Pyaar Kiya and came to be known as Prem. With time he came to be known as Sallu Bhai, Bhaijaan, Tiger, Chulbul Pandey, and more. But Salman’s actual name is is Abdul Rashid Salim Khan.
Saif Ali Khan: The heir to the title of Nawab of Pataudi, Saif Ali Khan was originally named Sajid Ali Khan, but after finding his career in Bollywood, e took to his stage name to be recognised as Saif Ali Khan.
Akshay Kumar: Akshay Kumar, who hails from Delhi was known as Rajiv Bhatia. He began his career in Bollywood with the film Saugandh and made a breakthrough with his film Khiladi. Apart from the action genre, he is also famous for comedy, drama, films with a social message and so on.
Ajay Devgn: Ajay Devgn was originally known as Vishal Devgan, but had his name changed before getting into Bollywood. Ajay who began his career with his film Phool Aur Kante in 1991, is known for his action, family drama and comedy films. He also happens to be the most versatile actor in Bollywood.
John Abraham: John Abraham’s real name is Farhan Abraham, who entered Bollywood with that name. The name John surely suits his personality and even fetched him fame and popularity.
Tiger Shroff: The son of Jackie Shroff, Tiger Shroff, had his name changed just like his dad. Tiger Shroff’s real name is Jai Hemant Shroff, but sure Tiger sounds cooler and peppier.
Ranveer Singh: Ranveer Singh Bhavnani left out his last name before he entered Bollywood. This Sindhi boy is always hight on energy and breathes life into every character he plays on the screen.
Amitabh Bachchan: Amitabh Bachchan was named Inquilab Srivastava at birth and grew up to be a freight broker in Calcutta. He after a few years moved to Mumbai to try his luck in Bollywood and the rest is history!