Ever Wondered Why These Muslim Actors Adopted Hindu Screen Names? 

Let's know their real names.   

Ever Wondered Why These Muslim Actors Adopted Hindu Screen Names? 
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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.      

Madhubala

Madhubala

Renowned actress Madhubala was born as Mumtaz Jehan Dehlavi. The actress died on February 23, 1969, after a prolonged illness.   

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Ajit 

Ajit 
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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.  

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Meena Kumari

Meena Kumari
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The tragedy queen of Bollywood Meena Kumari was born as Mahjabeen Bano, she also had a pseudo name Naaz. 

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Johnny Walker

Johnny Walker
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Badruddin Jamaluddin Kazi was popularly known as Johnny Walker and he had acted in about 300 films. Isn't it a big accomplishment?    

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Nimmi 

Nimmi 
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Nimmi was born as Nawab Banno in Agra. Her mother happened to be a singer and she was named Nawab by her grandfather.  

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Sanjay Khan

Sanjay Khan
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Sanjay Khan or Shah Abbas Khan is a famous actor, director, and producer and is also actor Fardeen Khan's father.  

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Shyama 

Shyama 
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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.  

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Arjun 

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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.

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Dilip Kumar 

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Legendary actor, producer and activist Muhammad Yusuf Khan, who is also known as Tragedy King, is considered a legendary actor.   

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Jagdeep 

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Jagdeep is the screen name of Syed Ishtiaq Ahmed Jafri. A fine actor who has been praised a lot for his comic roles. 

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Jayant

Jayant
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Actor Zakaria Khan was known as Jayant but Zakaria was his real name. 

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