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10 Bollywood Stars Who Changed Their Names To Get Success

We all admire the Bollywood stars for their style and personality. But many of us don't even know that these stars changed their real names before stepping into the film industry.
These famous celebrities changed their names to achieve fame and success in Bollywood.
Check out these 10 Bollywood celebrities who changed their names to enter showbiz.

10 Bollywood Stars Who Changed Their Names To Get Success

10 Bollywood Stars Who Changed Their Names To Get Success

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1) Katrina Kaif

1) Katrina Kaif

Katrina Kaif aka Kat is one of the most wanted actresses in Bollywood. Her real name is Kate Turquotte. Kat changed her name for making a career in the Indian film industry.

2) Akshay Kumar

2) Akshay Kumar

This 'Singh is Bling' fame actor has been in the film industry for three long decades. His real name is Rajiv Bhatia. This 'Khiladi' actor also changed his name for Bollywood.

3) Sunny Leone

3) Sunny Leone

The real name of this porn star turned Bollywood actress is Karanjit Kaur Vohra. She changed her name before stepping into the porn industry and has been using the same name in Bollywood as well.

4) Saif Ali Khan

4) Saif Ali Khan

The real name of Saif Ali Khan is not known by many people. When Saif filed for his marriage application, it was disclosed that his original name is Sajid Ali Khan.

5) Sunny Deol

5) Sunny Deol

The real name of this 'Gadar' fame actor is Ajay Singh Deol. He has used this name in few Bollywood movies as well. The original name of his younger brother Bobby Deol is Vijay Singh Deol. Both the actors changed their names to enter showbiz.

6) Preity Zinta

6) Preity Zinta

The real name of this dimple actress is Preetam Zinta Singh. Well, it was a good enough idea to change her name for Bollywood.

7) Salman Khan

7) Salman Khan

This Dabang star is recognized worldwide for his appealing look and superhit movies. The original name of Sallu bhai is Abdul Rashid Salim Khan.

8) Mallika Sherawat

8) Mallika Sherawat

The original name of Mallika Sherawat is Reema Lamba. She changed her name to avoid any confusion with any other actresses of similar names in Bollywood.

9) Ajay Devgan

9) Ajay Devgan

Ajay Devgan is a leading actor and successful director in the Indian film industry. His original name is Vishal Devgan. This versatile actor also changed his name for achieving success in Bollywood.

10) Rajnikanth

10) Rajnikanth

The real name of this South Indian actor is Sivaji Rao Gaekwad. Director K.Balachander advised him to change his name and Rajnikanth proved quite lucky for this superstar.
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