Did You Know The Real Names Of Your Favourite Bollywood Stars?

Changing their screen name from their real name in the Bollywood industry is a practice which is happening since the time the movies began becoming popular. Our favourite Bollywood actors are not known by their real name in the industry but the name they create for themselves.

There are a number of reasons to change their names – some reasons might be numerological. We know that Dilip Kumar’s real name was Muhammed  Yusuf Khan or Manoj Kumar’s real name was Harikrishna Giri Goswami.

Here are some lesser-known ones:

1) Meena Kumari:

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The ‘Tragedy Queen’ of the Bollywood industry, who ruled it from the 1950’s till the 60’s, was known to everyone by screen name ‘Meena Kumari’, but in real life, her name was ‘Mahjabeen Bano’.

2) Johnny Walker:

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This legendary comedian of the Bollywood industry was known by the name of ‘Johnny Walker’, but his real name was ‘Badruddin Jamaluddin Kazi’.

3) Rekha:

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One of the highly talented actresses the gorgeous Rekha has acted in around 180 films but this is not her real name. Her real name is ‘Bhanurekha Ganesan’.

4) Katrina Kaif:

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One of the leading actresses currently in the Bollywood industry, she does not hail from India, she is British and her real name is also not ‘Katrina Kaif’. The actresses real name is ‘Katrina Turquotte’ and she changed it before she entered the Bollywood industry.

5) Amitabh Bachchan:

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One of the oldest and extremely talented actors in the industry till now, Amitabh Bachchan has acted in more than 190 films. His fans worship him. He has a career of more than 45 years in the industry. The real name of this angry young man is ‘Inquilab Srivastava’.

How many of these did you already know?

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Samyak Sheth
Samyak Sheth

A traveller and journalist who views the world wearing multi-coloured goggles. He believes that life is to live not to survive.

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