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The Bollywood Stars Who Changed Their Names for Success


Some Bollywood actors have changed their original names in order to achieve fame and success. Stars such as Ajay Devgn, Saif Ali Khan, and Tiger Shroff have changed their names for their professional careers.

These actors changed their name to be more successful in the Hindi film industry.

It is true several Bollywood actors have changed their name to get success and fame. Yes, you read that right! Several stars achieve the milestone and win hearts with their performances, while others fail to make a name for themselves. The actors then change their names in order to try their luck in the industry. Ajay Devgn, Saif Ali Khan, Tiger Shroff, Aamir Khan, and many other actors have adopted new names to promote their careers. The move seems to have been successful for them.

Sunny Doel


Sunny Deol used to be known as Ajay Singh Deol, but changed his name.

Nana Patekar


Nana Patekar is a successful actor, writer, and director in the industry. Vishwanath Patekar was born in 1951.

Ajay Devgn


Hottest Hindi movie star Ajay Devgn goes by Vishal Devgan in most films, but in English films he goes by Ajay Devgn and drops the ‘a’ from his surname.

Ayushmann Khurrana


Ayushmann Khurrana was born Nishant Khurrana, but he changed his name to Ayushmann Khurrana. The actor is now ruling hearts with his performances in Badhaai Ho.

Bobby Deol

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Sunny Deol’s brother Bobby Deol also changed his name from Vijay Singh Deol and seems to be ruling the industry with his acting talent.

Akshay Kumar

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One-time film actor Akshay Kumar was originally known as Rajiv Hari Om Bhatia, but he changed his name and made a living for himself as an actor.

Annu Kapoor


Pukar was the real name of actor and TV personality Annu Kapoor, but he adopted a new name to establish himself in the industry.

Saif Ali Khan


Sajid Ali Khan was Saif Ali Khan’s real name, but the actor added cool quotient to his cool image.

Jackie Shroff


Jai Kishan Kakubhai Shroff, Tiger Shroff’s father, was born as Jai Kishan Kakubhai Shroff, but adopted his stage name.

Tiger Shroff


Actor Tiger Shroff, or Jai Hemant Shroff’s, birth name was originally changed to Tiger Shroff. It suits him well.

Chunky Panday


Fans of Chunky Panday may not be aware that the actor is actually Suyash Pandey.

Vivek Oberoi


Suresh Oberoi’s son Vivek Oberoi’s original name was Vivekanand Oberoi, but he shortened it.

Ashok Kumar

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Former legendary actor Ashok Kumar was born Kumudlal Ganguly; he was the elder brother of Kishore Kumar.

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