Bollywood Stars Who Changed Their Names Before Entering B-Town

All of us get influenced by Bollywood and B-Town celebrities in one way or others. We get impressed by their dressing sense, lifestyle, charisma and even with their names as well. There are many fans who have changed their names or name their kids on the names of their favourite Bollywood stars. But, there are many Bollywood celebrities who changed their names or added or removed alphabet from their names to get the good luck or success in Bollywood. There are many stars who changed their names, just to taste the success in the B-Town. There are many B-Town stars who are icons and rules the Bollywood but changed their name after entering Bollywood to get a huge success. Here are some Bollywood celebrities who changed their names after entering B-Town for success.

Saif Ali Khan: He is one of the most successful actors of Bollywood. He is known for his adorable looks and style.  He entered Bollywood with Yash Chopra’s movie “Parampara” in the year 1992. He is the son of veteran actress Sharmila Tagore and late cricketer Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi. His original name is Sajid Ali Khan, but before entering the Bollywood he changed this name to Saif Ali Khan. On his marriage registration papers with Kareena Kapoor, he used his original name Sajid Ali Khan.  

Mahima Chaudhary: This beautiful actress made her entry in Bollywood by working with one of the most talented and successful directors of Bollywood Subhash Ghai. Her debut movie was Pardes, directed by Subhash Ghai in 1997. She also received Filmfare Award in the category of the Best Female Debut for the same movie. She changed her name before entering the B-Town. Her real name was Ritu Chaudhary. She has delivered many hit movies in Bollywood.

Shilpa Shetty: Yes, you read it right. This gorgeous B-Town diva changed her name much before starting her Bollywood career. Her original name is Ashwini Shetty. The main reason behind changing her name was numerology, as her name was not believed to be too apt for her success. She entered Bollywood with the movie Baazigar in 1993, which was one of the superhits of that time.

Ajay Devgn: He is one of the most versatile and talented actors of Bollywood. He started his career with the movie “ Phool Aur Kante” in the year 1991. He has worked in almost all types of movies like comedy, action, thriller, drama and serious cinema as well. We are aware of his Ajay Devgn. But, this “Singham” fame superstar has dropped an alphabet “A” from his surname to get the success in Bollywood.  His original surname is Devgan, not Devgn. But, this is not the only thing which he changed in his name, actually, his original name is Vishal Devgan, but he changed his name to Ajay Devgn before entering Bollywood.

Preity Zinta: She is one of the most beautiful and bubbly actresses of Bollywood. She is from a small town of Himachal and now known as one of the most successful actresses of Bollywood. She is very popular for her cool attitude and fun loving nature. Like other many film stars, this chirpy and gorgeous diva has changed her name from Preetam Zinta Singh to Preity Zinta. Well, that’s really a nice choice of name!

Ranveer Singh: The hottest and successful actor of Bollywood Ranveer Singh, the icon for youth, also made changes in his name to taste the success in Bollywood. This handsome hunk made the changes in his surname instead of changing his original name to become successful in Bollywood. His original surname is “Bhavani” not just “Singh”, but before entering Bollywood he dropped Bhavani from his surname and spell his name Ranveer Singh not as Ranveer Singh Bhavani, as he mentioned that “Bhavani” is too long to pronounce and spell.

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