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Nicknames are an important aspect of Indian culture. Despite the fact that many of the nicknames are offensive, they represent a family’s affection for their child. Yes, nicknames are simply a more affectionate way of addressing a loved one. It’s a symbol of our individuality bestowed upon us by our family or close friends. Bollywood celebrities are not immune to this technique. Yes, Bollywood celebrities’ nicknames are as odd as anyone else’s.

For even though they are celebrities throughout the world, they are just someone’s daughter or son or a friend at home. So we have a Bebo Kareena Kapoor, Lolo Karisma or Rajesh Khanna as Kaka, and Baba Sanjay Dutt. These are some well-known Bollywood celebrities’ nicknames.

However, many more Bollywood celebrities have nicknames that are unknown to their admirers. Yes, you’ll be amused to learn what Alia Bhatt, Varun Dhawan, and a slew of other celebrities are addressed as at home.

Here are some Bollywood celeb’s nicknames that are truly unique:
Alia Bhatt-Aloo

As a child, the actress was rather fat, therefore her friends and relatives affectionately referred to her as ‘Aloo.’ Many people at home still refer to the Gangubai Kathiawadi actress by this moniker.

Ranbir Kapoor-Raymond

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Though most of the Kapoor family have nicknames like Chintu, Dabboo, Bebo and Lolo. Ranbir Kapoor seems to have escaped the tradition. However, mother Neetu Kapoor has a rather unusual nickname for Ranbir. She feels he’s ‘Raymond’ because he’s a ‘complete man’.

Varun Dhawan-Pappu

Many fans refer to the handsome actor as VD. He is known as Pappu at home. Pappu reminded him of a Mexican drug lord, he said during the marketing of Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania.

Hrithik Roshan-Duggu

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At home, the Greek God of Bollywood is known as ‘Duggu.’ He was given this name by the Roshans, but his supporters began to refer to him as Duggu over time.

Aishwarya Rai-Gullu

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Many people call Aishwarya Rai Bachchan Aishwarya Rai Bachchan Aishwarya Rai Bachchan Aishwarya Rai Bachchan Aishwarya Rai Bachchan Aishwarya Rai Bachchan Aishwarya Rai Bachchan Aishwarya Rai Bachchan Aishwarya Rai Shrima Rai, her sister-in-law, shared the news during an Instagram ‘Ask Me Anything’ (AMA) session. At home, she claims, Aishwarya is just Gulu Maami.

Anushka Sharma-Nushki

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When Anushka was a child, her parents nicknamed her Nushkeshwar. However, the name was subsequently abbreviated to ‘Nushkie.’ Virat Kohli disclosed Anushka’s nickname during one of his Instagram Q&A sessions.

Priyanka Chopra-mithu mimi

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Abhishek Bachchan dubbed the Global star PeeCee or Piggy Chops. However, few people are aware that her family members referred to her as Mithu. However, because she struggled to pronounce it correctly when presenting herself, it was eventually altered to Mimi.

Shahid Kapoor-Sasha

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Shahid Kapoor’s close friends and family refer to him as “Sasha.” Mkira Rajput, on the other hand, loves to call him by a variety of nicknames, ranging from ‘Shadoo’ to ‘Tommy,’ his on-screen name in the film Udta Punjab.

Akshay Kumar-Raju

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Rajiv Bhatia, Akshay Kumar’s true name, is well-known among his fans. ‘Raju,’ a shortened version of Rajiv, is how his family and close friends refer to him.

Arjun Kapoor Fubu

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His pals dubbed him ‘Fubu’ after the Bhoot Police star. As an overweight teen, Arjun said that it was one of the only manufacturers that created football shirts that he could fit into.

Kapil Sharma-Tony

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Kapil Sharma has been dubbed Kapu, Kapil, and Comedy King by his co-stars and admirers. His family, on the other hand, refers to him as ‘Tony.’

Shraddha Kapoor-Chimdi, rani shraddhs

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At home, Shraddha is known by three nicknames: Chimdi, Rani, and Shraddhs. The last one is a condensed version of her full name. Rani denotes a queen, whereas Chimdi denotes a bird.


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