From Salman Khan to Ranveer Singh,10 Bollywood actors who changed their names before entering the tinsel town

10 Bollywood actors who changed their names before entering B-Town & numerology seemed to have favoured them.
From Salman Khan to Ranveer Singh,10 Bollywood actors who changed their names before entering the tinsel townFrom Salman Khan to Ranveer Singh,10 Bollywood actors who changed their names before entering the tinsel town
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It is rightly said that besides hard work and talent, luck plays a game-changer in the path of success. No matter how much the scientific mind ridicules it, numerology seems to be an important factor leading to name and fame and our B-Town celebs acknowledge it too! 

In the history of Bollywood, there have been many actors who bid goodbye to their real names, taking over popular stage names before they appeared on the screen. For most of them it worked wonders, so let's look at a list of B-Town actors who changed their names before entering the glam industry.

Salman Khan

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Spending time with the most loving, loyal and selfless species.

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Let's start with the handsome hunk of Bollywood - Salman Khan. The actor began his career as a supporting actor in Biwi Ho To Aisi. He got his big break in Sooraj Barjatya's Maine Pyaar Kiya which became a blockbuster of those times. Coming to be known as Prem, the actor's posters were found in the wardrobes of all Bollywood buffs. With time he became Sallu Bhai, Bhaijaan of Bollywood, Tiger, Chulbul Pandey, and the list goes on... But actually Dabangg Khan's real name is Abdul Rashid Salim Khan.

Katrina Kaif

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

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After the handsome hunk of Bollywood, we have the barbie doll of B-Town. Katrina Kaif did many films in the South before she placed her foot forward in Bollywood. The actress was born and brought up in London as Kate Turquotte, after which she found interest in modeling and changed her name for her career in the tinsel town.

Saif Ali Khan

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

@jeep #jeep

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Carrying forward the legacy of his family, Saif Ali Khan became heir to the title of Nawab of Pataudi. Saif was originally named Sajid Ali Khan but finding his career in acting, he took to his stage name to be recognised as Saif Ali Khan in Bollywood.

Akshay Kumar

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

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Seen as synonymous for Khiladi, Akshay Kumar hails from Delhi as Rajiv Bhatia. The actor kickstarted his career in Bollywood with Saugandh before making his breakthrough with the suspense thriller Khiladi after which he went on to feature in 8 films of the Khiladi franchise. Apart from action, Akshay aced in comedy, drama, films with a social message and now the actor needs no further introduction.

Ajay Devgn

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

From the #VaddiSharaban shoot. Check out the song if you haven't already, link in bio.

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Did you know? Ajay Devgn's real name is Vishal Devgan, which the actor changed for his career in the showbiz. Ajay began his filmy career with Phool Aur Kante in 1991. The actor transitioned from action to family dramas to comedy and now he is counted among one of the most incredible and versatile actors in Bollywood.

John Abraham

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Keeping it simple!! : @avigowariker #schoolbuddies #bombayscotishschool

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Not many people know that John Abraham's real name is Farhan Abraham. The actor came by the name of John which suited his personality and fetched him popularity and fame in no time. John appeared in a number of comedies towards the beginning of his career and later went on to do action-packed films like Shootout at Wadala, Satyamev Jayate, Batla House and many more.

Tiger Shroff

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Pic Courtesy - @ruchitrajguru . #baaghi3

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Now speaking of the millennial actors, we can't imagine Tiger Shroff as Jai Hemant Shroff but that's what the actor's real name is! Just like his father Jackie, the actor changed his name to Tiger because it sounds peppier and cool!

Ranveer Singh

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

!!! @itsrohitshetty

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Ranveer Singh Bhavnani dropped his last name as he made his way into Bollywood. Being a Sindhi boy, Ranveer is always extravagant and high on energy. The actor stirred the silver screen with his debut performance itself in Maneesh Sharma's Band Baaja Baaraat. Be it any role, Ranveer gives a 10 on 10 performance in any film. Bajirao or Khilji, Ranveer breathes life into every character he plays on the screen.

Sunny Leone

Karenjit Kaur Vohra turned into Sunny Leone after spending her childhood in Canada. The actress was born to Sikh Punjabi parents in Sarnia, Ontario. While her brother was called Sunny, the actress took up his pet name as she started working in the adult industry post which she appeared in Bigg Boss season 5 hosted by Salman Khan and got her first break in Bollywood as director Mahesh Bhatt signed her for Jism 2 while she was on the show.

Amitabh Bachchan

Bigg B was a common man named Inquilab Srivastava when he was a freight broker in Calcutta. After spending a few years in the city, he went on to the city of dreams, Mumbai in order to try hi stance at Bollywood and the rest is history! Be it at a national level or internationally, the man needs no introduction now.

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Most of these are pathetic attempts to sound cooler as stars. Like they know names like Akshay or Ajay are more mainstream for the public. But like Ranveer Singh IS his real name. And Tiger is his pet name, just like Jackie is.

Inquilab Srivastav? Who could have thought

Tigers pet name is tiger since childhood

Salman khan actual name is Abdul Rashid Salim Salman Khan

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