December 11, 2023Republic Entertainment Desk

Kiara Advani to Sunny Deol: Actors who changed their names before Bollywood debut

Kiara Advani’s real name is Aaliya Advani. She changed the name to avoid a clash with Alia Bhatt.

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Katrina Kaif was Katrina Turquotte. She used her mother’s surname initially. But after moving to India, she adopted her father’s surname, Kaif.

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Tiger Shroff’s name is Jai Hemant Shroff. His father Jackie Shroff, would call him Tiger out of affection as he would bite like a tiger when he was a kid.

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Late actress Sridevi’s original name was Shree Amma Yanger Ayyapan.

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Sunny Deol’s real name is Ajay Singh Deol. But the actor decided to go with his nickname Sunny in Bollywood.

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John Abraham’s real name is Farhan Abraham, but later the actor later changed it to John.

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Akshay Kumar was born with the name Rajiv Hari Om Bhatia. But he was inspired by Kumar Gaurav’s character, Akshay, in the film Aaj and changed his name.

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Ajay Devgn’s real name is Vishal Devgn. He also changed his surname spelling from Devgan to Devgn because of numerology.

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