Ever wondered what would happen if you change your name from Sharma to Sheikh or from Khan to Kapoor? Give it a thought. We take our names for granted without even realising the fact that our name is a part of us.
Some of us like our names, some of us don't. There have been various instances when people have changed their names simply because they didn't like them. But some people had to opt for a new name because their profession demanded it.
Having a catchy, unique and easy to understand name has become a parameter for being a cool or a desirable person.
We have listed 11 celebrities who changed their Muslim names and are known by Hindu names.
Take a look.
Actor Hamid Ali Khan was known by his stage name Ajit. He had starred in successful films as a lead character and had a massive fan following.
The tragedy queen of Bollywood Meena Kumari was born as Mahjabeen Bano, she also had a pseudo name Naaz.
Badruddin Jamaluddin Kazi was popularly known as Johnny Walker and he had acted in about 300 films. Isn't it a big accomplishment?
Nimmi was born as Nawab Banno in Agra. Her mother happened to be a singer and she was named Nawab by her grandfather.
Sanjay Khan or Shah Abbas Khan is a famous actor, director, and producer and is also actor Fardeen Khan's father.
Born as Khurshid Akhtar in Lahore, Shyama is a former Bollywood actress who is known for some of her noteworthy performances in films like Aar Paar and Barsaat Ki Raat.
Actor Arjun who is known for playing the role of Arjun in the epic Mahabharat TV serial was born as Firoz Khan but he changed his name due to the popularity that his show and character had.
Legendary actor, producer and activist Muhammad Yusuf Khan, who is also known as Tragedy King, is considered a legendary actor.
Jagdeep is the screen name of Syed Ishtiaq Ahmed Jafri. A fine actor who has been praised a lot for his comic roles.
Actor Zakaria Khan was known as Jayant but Zakaria was his real name.
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