The Real Names And Stage Names Of Popular Bollywood Celebs

Blog By Helma  |  04-03-18

Take a look at the pre-fame names of famous celebrities

Amitabh Bachchan-Inquilaab

Amitabh Bachchan-Inquilaab

The superstar of Bollywood was initially named Inquilaab. On fellow poet Sumitranandan Pant's suggestion, his father Harivansh Rai changed his name to Amitabh.


John Abraham-Farhan

John Abraham-Farhan

John's real Parsi name is Farhan. But he went with John, the name given to him by his father.


Ranveer Singh-Ranveer Bhavnani

Ranveer Singh-Ranveer  Bhavnani

The hottest hunk on the Bollywood currently, the funny and quirky Ranveer Singh was known as Ranveer Bhavnani. He adopted a different surname to suit contemporary Bollywood.


Tiger Shroff-Jai Hemant Shroff

Tiger Shroff-Jai Hemant Shroff

Tiger shroff was known as Jai Hemant Shroff before entering Bollywood. He changed His name to Tiger because in his childhood he use to scratch and bite so his father calls him Tiger and it became his known name.


Mithun Chakraborty-Gouranga Chakraborty

Mithun Chakraborty-Gouranga Chakraborty

The man who taught the world how to be a disco dancer is actually Gouranga Chakraborty. God alone knows if Mithun would have become such a legend had he kept his complicated first name.


Jackie Shroff-Jaikishan Kaku Bhai

Jackie Shroff-Jaikishan Kaku Bhai

The macho man of Indian cinema was originally called as Jaikishen Kaku Bhai. Thank the almighty he changed his name to jackie or else it wouldn't suit his macho personality.


Hrithik Roshan-Hrithik Nagrath

Hrithik Roshan-Hrithik Nagrath

India’s answer to the Greek gods, the handsome hunk’s real name is Hrithik Nagrath. Roshan is the name of his grandfather, which was adopted later by members of the family.


Anushka Shetty-Sweety Shetty

Anushka Shetty-Sweety Shetty

This South Indian beauty was born as Sweety Shetty but goes by her stage name Anushka. This clearly seems to have worked in her favour, considering her successful career.


Nagma-Nandita Arvind Moraji

Nagma-Nandita Arvind Moraji

This yesteryear glamour queen was born as Nandita according to her passport, but later officially changed it to Nagma.


Rekha-Bhanurekha

Rekha-Bhanurekha

The yesteryear actress was earlier called Bhanurekha Ganesan by his father, she later changed it to Rekha.








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