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Here we bring you a list of actors that changed their real names to a different one:

1. Abdul Rashid Salim Khan known as Salman Khan

The Bhai Jaan of Bollywood changed his screen name to Salman Khan from Abdul Rashid Salim Khan. Salman Khan is the eldest son of screenwriter Salim Khan and his first wife Salma Khan.

Salman Khan real name Abdul Rashid Salim Khan

2. Inquilaab Shrivastava known as Amitabh Bachchan

Amitabh Bachchan was originally named “Inquilab Shrivastava”. Inspiration behind his name was the phrase Inquilab Zindabad which was popularly used during the Indian Independence struggle.

Amitabh Bachchan real name Inquilaab Shrivastava
Deccan Herald

3. Venkata Satyanarayana Prabhas Raju Uppalapati known as Prabhas

Famous as Bahubali, Prabhas real name is Venkata Satyanarayana Prabhas Raju Uppalapati. He actually uses as a very short name in his real life so as to be recognized clearly. We really thank you from our heart for doing so.

Prabhas real name Venkata Satyanarayana Prabhas Raju Uppalapati
News Nation

4. Shivaji Rao Gaekwad known as Rajnikanth

Rajinikanth was born as Shivaji Rao Gaekwad in a Marathi family settled in the then Bangalore. Rajinikanth was the fourth child of Jijabai and Ramoji Rao Gaekwad and was named after Maratha warrior ruler Chhatrapati Shivaji.

Rajnikanth real name Shivaji Rao Gaekwad
Outlook India

5. Rajiv Bhatia known as Akshay Kumar

Akshay Kumar real name was Rajiv Bhatia till he decided to come in the industry. Being one of the most successful actors in the Bollywood industry he is globally known as the Akshay Kumar.

Akshay Kumar real name is Rajiv Bhatia
Deccan Herald

6. Haribhai Jariwala known as Sanjeev Kumar

One of the oldest actors of the industry, Haribhai Jariwala changed his named to Sanjeev Kumar. He has played major role in movies as an old man but in real life he couldn’t even lived for 50 years. Born in a Gujarati family in Surat, Sanjeev Kumar challenged the best actors of the Bollywood at that time in serious and grave roles. He was a man of dignity and was much respected in the B-Town. His decided to change his name to Sanjeev Kumar when Saawan Kumar Tak offered him a role in Naunihal.

Sanjeev Kumar real name Haribhai Jariwala

7. Bhanurekha Ganeshan known as Rekha

Bhanurekha Ganesan well known as Rekha, is an Indian film actress. Famed for her skills and talent, Rekha is considered as one of the most elegant and acknowledged actresses in Indian cinema. Once she got criticized of her inappropriate figure and brown skin. She not only changed her personality but left no stones upturned to be the best in the town. And now it seems that her beauty is ageless.

Rekha real name Bhanurekha Ganeshan
Hindustan Times

8. Mallika Sherawat known as Reema Lamba

This controversy queen is famous for doing bold movies, Mallika Sherawat also changed her name after becoming part of the Bollywood industry. Her real name was Reema Lamba. Her name Mallika means the ruler and Sherawat is the original last name of her mother.

Mallika Sherawat real name Reena Lamba
Short Biography

9. Ajay Devgan known as Vishal Devgan

The Singham of the B-Town, Ajay Devgan’s original name was Vishal Devgan. Apart from a talented actor he is also a director and film producer. He is widely considered as one of the most versatile and significant actors of the industry.

Ajay Devgan real name Vishal Devgan

10. Badruddin Jamaluddin Kazi famous as Johnny Walker

Johnny Walker has all the credits for the funniest roles one can do in the Indian film industry. His real name is Badruddin Jamaluddin Kazi. Before he came to Bollywood he lived his earning by working as a bus conductor and was entertained passengers with his witty jokes. Luckily he impressed a famous actor and scriptwriter Balraj Sahni who offered him a role as a comedian in his film. Impressed by his acting skills he got many roles and gradually got famous as Johnny Walker.

Johnny Walker real name Badruddin Jamaluddin Kazi

11. Abhas Ganguly known as Kishore Kumar

Kishore Kumar Bollywood’s most skilled singer, also an actor, lyricist, composer, producer, director, screenwriter and scriptwriter – played many roles in his singing career. Born in Khandwa, MP, Abhas ventured into films and Bombay after his older brother Kumudlal – later Ashok Kumar – became an actor. He changed his name when he started his career as a chorus singer at Bombay Talkies.

Kishore Kumar real name Abhas Ganguly

12. Uma Devi Khatri known as Tun Tun

Indian cinemas’s first woman to be called as a comedian was Uma Devi Khatri, commonly known as Tun Tun. She began her career in Bollywood as a playback singer and ended up being an iconic actress. She gave big hits and her songs got much famous and were much praised by the public. She did her first debut movie, Babul with Dilip Kumar and Nargis. To be known according to the filmy world, Dilip Kumar changed her name from Uma Devi Khatri to Tun Tun.

Tun Tun real name Uma Devi Khatri

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