Surprising Real Names of our Favorite Celebrities!

Our favorite celebrities are pretty superstitious it seems. They thought if they changed their name the would get more successful, famous and powerful. Well, We exactly don’t know what their life would have been had they not changed their names but they definitely have made it huge with a different, simpler and easy to remember name. 

So today, we are going to share a list of Bollywood celebrities who changed their real name and modified a little bit before making an appearance on the Bollywood screen:



Katrina was a British model. Her real name is ‘Katrina Turquotte’ where Turquotte is her mother’s surname. Reports said that Salman Khan suggested her to change it to Katrina Kaif to make it sound more Indian.


 In 2010, Ranveer made a debut with ‘Band Baaja Baaraat‘. His full name is ‘Ranveer Singh Bhavnani’ but dropped Bhavnani from the name as he felt it was a long name to call.



John Abraham is an Indian film actor, producer, and a former model. In 20013, he made his debut film with “Jism”. His persian name is ‘Farhan Abraham’ but his father named him John Abraham.



 He was 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 for Indian independence. But after Sumitra Nandan Pant suggested it was chnaged to “Amitabh”. 


This action hero’s real name is “Rajiv Hari Om Bhatia’. He was a waiter back then, On suggestion of his friend ,he tried his luck in modelling ,and after getting  success there, he changed his name from Rajeev Om Bhatia to Akshay Kumar. 



Saif’s real name is “Sajid Ali Khan”. Shocking, right?Saif Ali khan is also called us ‘chote Nawab of Pataudi’. It was disclosed during the application he was signing during his marriage in the Bandra Court. 


This beautiful actress’s real name is “Karenjit Kaur Vohra”.   She made the headlines in 2012, when she did pole dance in the famous reality show “Bigg Boss”.she joined the adult film industry at the age of 19, and in 2001, she changed her name to”Sunny Leone”on advise of Bob Guccione. 



This fitness freak started his career with a movie named “Heropanti” in 2014. His real name is “Jai Hemant Shroff”.He was born on 2march,1990 and officially changed his name to Tiger when he debuted in movies. During an interview with his famous father “Jackky Shroff” He revealed that Jai was given the name “Tiger” because as a kid, he used to bite a lot. Whenever he got angry he used to bite peoples arms and legs.  



This light eyed actor was named “Hrithik Nagrath” by his father. He was the father of the actor and film director ‘Rakesh Roshan’ But his father soon changed it to “Hrithik Roshan” before he entered the industry.


This legendary South Indian Actor was a bus ticket conductor named “Shivaji Rao Gaekwad“. Director K. Balachander gave Shivaji Roa this name and look how lucky it has proved to be! Rajnikant was born on December12,1950 in Karnataka ,India .

 Preity Zinta


This dimpled star was named “Preetam Singh Zinta” by her parents but she soon changed it to Preity as she thought that resembled her more.  Preity  Zinta is  an Indian film actress.Preity Zinta says she was ‘named  Preetam’ by her soldier co-star Bobby Deol while they were filming and her name  was always Preity.                                                                                                  What do you think?