Changing or altering names in Bollywood’s TV and film industry is not uncommon. Most of the actors that change their names do so to be exceptionally successful in their careers, to stand out or they do so on the advice of their relatives or mentors. Now, we are not sure if changing your name can bring you success but these actors are the perfect examples that this might be true.
⮚ Akshay Kumar
Akshay Kumar is one of the most famous and successful actors of Bollywood. What many people do not know is that he changed his name from Rajiv Bhatia to Akshay Kumar. It is believed that he has done this solely for his career in the film industry.
⮚ Salman Khan
The actor who has done many blockbusters and hosts the TV show Bigg Boss has changed his name to Salman Khan from Abdul Rashid Salim Khan.
⮚ Ayushmann Khurrana
Ayushmann Khurrana too altered his name by adding extra letters in his name for good luck and after delivering blockbuster movies recently, seems like this worked in his favor.
⮚ Rashami Desai
Rashami Desai, a famous TV actress and has appeared in serials as well as TV shows also changed her name. Her actual name was Divya Desai but reportedly it was changed after her mother consulted a professional numerologist.
⮚ Hrithik Roshan
The actor altered his name from Rithik to Hrithik by adding an ‘H’ to his name. Hrithik turned out pretty strong at this name changing game which can be seen in the success of his movies and all the love he receives from people worldwide.
⮚ Sonam Kapoor
Not a lot of people know but Sonam Kapoor altered her name as earlier she used to write her name as ‘Sonam A. Kapoor’ but later struck-off the ‘A’ and since then she has been the reigning fashion queen of Bollywood.
⮚ Rajkummar Rao
This actor has slowly been getting his due in the industry. He changed his name from Rajkumar Yadav to Rajkummar Rao by changing his surname and changing the spelling of his first name by adding and ‘M’ to his first name. He has also delivered many blockbuster movies and one of them being India’s official entry to the Oscar awards.
⮚ Ajay Devgn
One of the most talented actors of Bollywood, Ajay Devgn changed the spelling of his last name by removing the letter ‘A’ from ‘Devgan’. After the name change, he has delivered a number of blockbusters such as Singham, Golmaal series. Surely this has worked well for him.
⮚ Katrina Kaif
A very successful model and actress of Bollywood, Katrina Kaif changed her name from Kate Turquotte after she came to India . She changed her name specifically for her career in Bollywood and this was definitely a very great decision.
⮚ Dilip Kumar
Also known as the “Tragedy King“ of Bollywood changed his name from ‘Muhammad Yusuf Khan’ to Dilip Kumar after entering Bollywood.
⮚ Anita Hassanandani
Anita Hassanandani changed her name from Natassha to Anita because according to her Anita is a common name and more memorable and it will be easier for people to recognize her.
⮚ Sunny Deol
Sunny Deol is one of the most popular actors of the Hindi cinema and he changed his name from Ajay Singh Deol to Sunny Deol upon entering Bollywood.
⮚ Karanvir Bohra
Karanvir Bohra received fame after playing the grey characters in TV shows like Dil Se Di Dua… Saubhagyavati Bhava, and Kasautii Zindagii Kay. His real name is Manoj Bohra and he changed it to Karanvir after starting his showbiz career.
⮚ Gauahar Khan
Gauahar became famous after doing the show “Bigg Boss”. She added an extra ‘A’ in her name after consulting an astrologist and she believes that it was worked well for her.
⮚ Preity Zinta
Hailing from Himachal Pradesh , Preity Zinta was just a small-town girl and changed her name from Preetam Zinta Singh to Preity Zinta.
We’re not sure if this really works or not but one thing is for sure, some things are just too big of a coincidence.