Many people have changed their names to make it huge in their careers. You can call it superstition or whatever you may like but the fact is that these celebrities made it huge with a different name other than their real names.
Lots of celebrities picked up a new star like name for their debut in Bollywood. Here is a list of Bollywood celebrities who changed their real name before making an appearance on the Bollywood screen.
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Born in Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, Amitabh Bachchan was initially named 'Inquilaab', derived from the phrase 'Inquilab Zindabad' which was very popularly used during the struggle of Indian independence.
Hrithik Roshan, you may call him 'Greek God' in terms of his physique was named as 'Hrithik Nagrath' by father Rakesh Roshan, film director.
The real name of Shashi Kapoor was 'Balbir Raj Prithviraj Kapoor'. Popularly known for his acting, one of the best of his times. He has also worked as film director in Indian cinema.
Ranveer Singh, Band Baaja Baaraat fame made his debut in 2010. His full name is 'Ranveer Singh Bhavnani' but dropped Bhavnani from the name as he felt it was a long name to call.
Rekha was born in Chennai and she crossed every limit of popularity via her acting and looks. Rekha's original name is 'Bhanurekha Ganesan'. But she chose to go with Rekha.
John Abraham, an Indian film actor, producer and a former model is amongst the most sexiest celebrities. His Persian name is 'Farhan Abraham' but his father named him John Abraham.
Katrina Kaif was initially a British model. Her real name is 'Katrina Turquotte' where Turquotte is her mother's surname. But she changed it to Katrina Kaif to make it sound more Indian.
The real name of Govinda is 'Govind Arun Ahuja'. He did most hit films in his times. A local Punjabi guy made a name for himself in this widespread Bollywood industry.
Preity Zinta, born in Himachal Pradesh, known for his cute and bubbly acting in Bollywood and one can't forget her dimples. Preity Zinta's real name is 'Preetam Singh Zinta'.
Jackie Shroff was born in Maharashtra and made a name in Bollywood because of his gangster style acting mainly. His birth name is 'Jaikishen Kakubhai Shroff'.
Karenjit Kaur Vohra. Surprised???