What is the difference between the real world and the world of our cinema – hardly anyone knows that the real name of the country’s most respected actor, Amitabh Bachchan, who is biggest superstar of Indian cinema, is ‘Inquilab’. Actually, ‘Bachchan’ is neither a name nor a caste-subspecies. It was just ‘Bachchan’, the literary name of Amitabh’s father – Harivansh Rai Shrivastav, which he named after his family members. But very few people know that Harivansh Rai Srivastava had named his eldest son ‘Inquilab’, which today is known by the name of Amitabh Bachchan by the whole world. The name – Inquilab was suggested by Harivansh Rai Shrivastav friend poet Sumitranandan Pant, which was kept. But later for school admission, Father Harivansh Rai Shrivastava changed the name of Inquilab to Amitabh Shrivastav in school admission form. Very soon after, Amitabh also dropped his surname Shrivastav and changed to Bachchan, in the literary genealogy of his Babuji Harivansh Rai Shrivastav ‘Bachchan’.
Real Names Of Famous Indian Personalities
Name change comes because of some issues. Someone seems crying for giving importance to his name in a poster of a cinema, then one complains about the name of the heroine after writing his name. Someone had to change the name due to the difficulty coming from having their Muslim name, so someone had to resort to another name because of being too long name and indecent. But, when the personality becomes famous, the new name is its identity.
Did you forget the real name, of famous comedian Johnny Walker, it is true that he forgot his real name and his relatives too. Everyone knew that their real name is Johnny Walker. But the real thing is that Johnny Walker’s real name was Badruddin Jamaluddin Kazi.
Similarly, famous comedian Johnny Lever real name is John Rao Prakash Rao Janumala. Johnny was working at Hindustan Lever Ltd, and at company function he mimicked a few senior officers. and from that day on, the workers (friends) kept his name ‘Johny Lever’. When he later joined the industry, he decided to keep the name.
‘Pran Krishan Sikand’ was the real name of Pran of the best villain actor ever made in Indian cinema.
Sanjeev Kumar‘s real name, was ‘Haribhai Jariwala’.
The superstar we all know as Dilip Kumar is actually Pakistan-born named ‘Yusuf Khan’. When he came in films, he changed his name to Dilip Kumar.
Ravi Kapoor, a beautiful boy who supplies imitation jewellery for heroines working in Bollywood movies, when Film Producer – V Shantaram took him as hero in his film ‘Geet Gaaya Pattharon Ne’, become the famous superstar ‘Jitendra’ to the world.
Got born in a Tamil-Iyengar family, the real name of the super star Kamal Haasan is ‘Parthasarathi’, but no one knows.
‘Farhan’ is the real name of John Abraham, the child of Malayali father and Parsi mother.
Well now, fight master Veeru Devgan may have forgotten the fact about Ajay Devgan that he had never named his son as a ‘Vishal Devgan’. Actually when in casting of film ‘Phul aur kaante’, the film was huge until the casting, but before working in the film when he got Ajay Devgan’s badge, he became a hit, and since then he is known by the same name.
When the fate of ‘Rajiv Hari Om Bhatia’, while working in a hotel in Bangkok, hit the name of the child, he began to shine under the name of Akshay Kumar in our cinema.
The famous star of his time, Shammi Kapoor, was so successful that thousands of people in the country kept their children’s name in their name. But nobody was aware that he is named after his children, the real name of that hero is ‘Shamsher Raj Kapoor’.
The real name of south superstar Rajinikanth is ‘Shivaji Rao Gaikwad’.
For two decades, the famous star Saif Ali Khan, husband of film actress Amrita Singh, was named after his father Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi as ‘Sajid Ali Khan Pataudi’, but he is known as Saif Ali Khan in the film world. Although his name is still written in his passport as Sajid Ali Khan Pataudi, and these days he is also registered in government papers by the same name as Kareena Kapoor’s husband.
The full name of Salman Khan is ‘Abdul Rashid Salim Salman Khan’.
Govinda‘s real name is ‘Govind Arun Ahuja’.
Madhubala, the most beautiful actress of Indian cinema her real name was, ‘Begum Dehlavi’.
The long actress of our cinema ‘Rekha‘ has become a very big artist despite her small name, while her real name is ‘Bhanurekha Ganoshan’.
Hrithik Roshan is India’s answer to the Greek gods, the handsome hunk’s real name is Hrithik Nagrath. Roshan is the name of his grandfather, which adopted later by members of the family.
Who knows about Mallika Sherawat, who came out of Haryana with sixteen goodies, her real name is ‘Reema Lamba’. Lamba is the surname of Mallika’s father, but Mallika, who has a rebel against father, has got rid of Lamba surname, she has become a widow by renaming her mother from Reema to her mother’s nickname.
Sunny Leone‘s name is known as ‘Karenjit Kaur Vohra’.
Similarly Preity Zinta‘s original name is ‘Pritam Zinta Singh’.
Katrina Kaif was born in the city of Katrina in Hong Kong. So their name was ‘Katrina Turquotte’. But on the recommendation of Jackie Shroff’s wife Ayesha Shroff, she left her nickname and kept Kaif.
Before working in his first film ‘Pardes’, Mahima Chaudhary named ‘Ritu Choudhary’. But at that time people believed that Subhash Ghai’s superheroes of films like Madhuri Dixit and Manisha Koirala are from the first letter of ‘M’. So she considered Ritu as the lucky she herself, and Since then, they are known by the same name.
Shilpa Raj Kundra‘s real name is ‘Ashwini Shetty’.
Ranveer Singh known as Ranveer Bhavnani. He adopted a different surname to suit contemporary Bollywood. Shahid Kapoor’s real name is Shahid Khattar.
Similarly, before coming to Ajit cinema, Hameed Khan and Ashok Kumar’s name ‘Kashi Ganguly’ her brother Kishore Kumar‘s real name was ‘Abhas Kumar Ganguly’.
Everyone knows Annu Kapoor, but no one knows his original name ‘Anil Kapoor’.
In the same way, the lyricist was unknown to Lalji Pandey, the full name was named ‘Chandragupta Shrivastav’ of Lord Abhaji Palav and Chitragupta.
Sunny Deol, who is usually a hot-tempered patriot/officer in films, was named ‘Ajay Singh Deol’ by his parents.
Similarly, Bobby Deol real name is ‘Vijay Singh Deol’.
Mithun Chakraborty, the Indian Dancer real name is ‘Gouranga Chakraborty’. Shortly called as Mithun Da.
Danny Denzongpa, changed his name from ‘Tshering Phintso Denzongpa’.
Tabu, One of the most talented actors the country has ever produced, the name Tabu is an abbreviation of ‘Tabassum Hashim Khan’
Dev Anand, bollywood superstar real name was ‘Devdutt Pishorimal Anand’
The name of Dadasaheb Phalke, the biggest name of our cinema, is also not a real name. He was originally ‘Dhundiraj Govind Phalke’.
Jackie Shroff, the macho man of Indian cinema originally christened ‘Jaikishen Kakubhai’.
There is no particular reason behind changing these names. But the name that has given identification becomes the identity of the cast by going ahead. However, sometimes these changes made to make their identity easier, and never have to make themselves lucky. And once the name goes, then it takes the same identity and existence.