Top Ten Bollywood Celebrities Whose Real Name Will Surprise You

Let us know about those film stars who have changed their real names to so that it suits according to the atmosphere of B-town.

[1] Salman Khan

Salman Khan is the eldest son of screenwriter Salim Khan. He was born on 27 December 1965 in Indore with the real name as Abdul Rashid Salim Salman Khan. This long name was trimmed to Salman Khan for the sake of his film career. He started his acting career in 1988 with a supporting role in the film ‘Biwi Ho To Aisi’.

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[2] Jackie Shroff


Kakubhai Haribhai Shroff, the father of Jackie Shroff was a Gujarati while his mother Rita Hurinnisa was from Kazakhstan. He was born on 1 February 1957 as Jai Kishan Kakubhai Shroff but we are happy to know him as Jackie Shroff. He made his acting debut in 1982 with Dev Anand’s movie Swami Dada.


[3] Preity Zinta

Preity Zinta is the daughter of Late Durganand Zinta who was an officer in the Indian Army. She was born on 31 January 1975 in Shimla. This beautiful actress was named as Preetham Singh Zinta by her parents but she has chosen to be called Preity Zinta. She played the role of SRK’s fiancée in her debut film Dil Se (1988).

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[4] Hrithik Roshan

Hrithik Roshan

Hrithik Roshan, the son of actor and filmmaker Rakesh Roshan, was born on 10 January 1974 in Mumbai. His real name is Hrithik Nagrath Roshan, where Roshan is the name of his grandfather that is adopted later as sir name by the family members. Hrithik is well-known for his dancing skills and his first movie in a leading role was Kaho Naa… Pyaar Hai (2000).


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[5] Govinda

Govind Arun Kumar Ahuja, now known as Govinda was born on 21 December 1963 in Mumbai. He is a brilliant actor, comedian, and a former politician. He is the son of former actor Arun Kumar Ahuja and singer-actress Nirmala Devi. Govinda made his Bollywood debut in 1986 with the film ‘Ilzaam’ which was a box office success.

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[6] Katrina Kaif

Katrina Kaif is one of the hottest actresses in the world. She was born on 16 July 1983 in Hong Kong. Mohammed Kaif,  a British businessman of Kashmiri descent is the father of Katrina Kaif while Susanna is her mother. Before coming to India she was known as Kate Turquotte. She made her Bollywood debut in in 2003 with the film Boom.


[7] Dilip Kumar

Dilip Kumar was born on 11 December 1922 in Peshawar. We know him for his memorable roles in the films like ‘Devdas’ and ‘Mughal-E-Azam’. Before becoming a Bollywood actor he was known as Muhammad Yusuf Khan. He has the record of winning 8 Filmfare Awards for Best Actor. His first film was Jwar Bhata in 1944.

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[8] Ranveer Singh


Ranveer Bhavnani is the real name of Ranveer Singh who got recognition with the film Bajirao. He was born on 6 July 1985 in Mumbai and his parents are Jagjit Singh Bhavnani and Anju Bhavnani.His first movie is Band Baaja Baaraat (2010) for which he won the Filmfare Award for Best Male Debut.


[9] Nana Patekar

One of the finest actors of Indian cinema, Nana Patekar is Vishwanath Nana Patekar off-screen. He was born on 1 January 1951 in Murud-Janjira. His parents are Dinkar Patekar and Sanjanabai Patekar. His debut film was Gaman (1978). Nana Patekar is well-known for his role in the super-hit movie Parinda(1989).

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[10] Sanjeev Kumar

Late Sanjeev Kumar, also known as Thakur from the film Sholay was known as Harihar Jethalal Jariwala off-screen. He was born on 9 July 1938 in Surat and died on 6 November 1985 in Mumbai. He was a noted film actor whose debut film was Hum Hindustani (1960). He won the two National Film Awards for Best Actor for his roles in the films Dastak (1971) and Koshish (1973).

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