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Bollywood actresses who changed their identity for fame

Their  whole life revolves around their name. Sometimes even director of the movies suggest them to change their name as their real name does not go with their screen presence.

Saima Siddiqui

Saima SiddiquiBy Saima Siddiqui

Published on 8 Sep 2019 11:33 AM GMT

Bollywood actresses who changed their identity for fame
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Lucknow: William Shakespeare once said, “What’s in a name?” but if we talk about celebrities, then for them, the name is everything. Their whole life revolves around their name. Sometimes even director of the movies suggest them to change their name as their real name does not go with their screen presence.

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Talking about Bollywood, numerous actresses have changed their real name before entering into the world of stardom. Have a look at some of them -

Katrina Kaif

Katrina Kaif is one of the highest-paid actresses of the Bollywood industry. Her original name was Katrina Turquotte. However, she changed it to Katrina Kaif because she thought it would get easier for people to pronounce her name.

Sunny Leone

Sunny Leone, is a Canadian-born Indian-American model and actress. She was originally called Karenjit Kaur Vohra but changed it to Sunny Leone when she entered the adult film industry.

Shilpa Shetty

Shilpa Shetty is a successful Bollywood actress, producer, businesswoman, and dancer, but not many people know that her real name is Ashwini Shetty. The actress changed her name on the advice of her mother’s astrologer who told them that doing so would bring her fame and luck.

Mallika Sherawat

Mallika was born to a Jat family in Haryana. Reema Lamba was her original name, but she adopted the name ‘Mallika’ to avoid confusion with other actresses named Reema. ‘Sherawat’ is her mother's maiden name and she used it because of the support her mother provided her.

TABU

Bollywood actress Tabu who is known for her versatile performances in Hindi and Telugu cinema, her real name is Tabassum Fatima Hashmi. However, the actress is popularly acknowledged as Tabu.

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