9 Bollywood celebs who changed their names only to get better opportunities in the industry
Changing the name is pretty trendy in the world of fame. Some celebrities go for this because their name is difficult to pronounce. Some decide to change their mind because they have no other options since their name is already taken. Some just never liked their names and they finally got the chance to change it! Whatever the reason might be. So many people believe that your name can help you with your luck in the industry and the celebrities on this list for sure have the same idea!
Here is a list of the celebrities who changed their name for better luck!
1. Karisma Kapoor
Karisma Kapoor who was born on the 25th of June 1974 is known for the unique portrayal of women in India and she is one of the most popular and highly-paid actresses in Indian movie industry. She is known as one of the most beautiful actresses of the nation. She is the receiver of so many awards such as National Film Award and Filmfare Awards. She is one of the actresses that went through a lot in the industry to get to where she is right now. Karisma Kapoor’s previous name was Karishma Kapoor.
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2. Rani Mukerji
Rani Mukerji who was born on the 21st of March 1978 is a famous Indian actress. She achieved a tremendous success for her performance is the touching movie Black in which she portrayed a deaf and blind woman. She is one of the actresses who has been using her voice to talk about issues women and children face. She won the Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress for movies Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, Yuva and No One Killed Jessica and the Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actress for Black. Rani Mukerji’s previous name was Rani Mukherjee.
3. Sonam Kapoor
Sonam Kapoor who was born on the 9th of June 1985 is an Indian actress. She is one of the most popular and highest-paid celebrities in India. She is the daughter of Anil Kapoor. Sonam has received so many awards such as Filmfare and National Film Award. She supports the event and is raising awareness of breast cancer and LGBT rights. She also is quite known for her sense of fashion and has been addressed as one of the most fashionable celebrities. Sonam Kapoor’s previous name was Sonam A. Kapoor.
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4. Kareena Kapoor
Kareena Kapoor was born on the 21st of September 1980 and she is the owner of many awards such as six Filmfare Awards. She is known for speaking her mind and being assertive. She has her own clothing line with Globus. She began cooperating with UNICEF to advocate the education of girls and increase quality based education in India in January 2014. She has also participated many charity events. Kareena Kapoor’s previous name was Kareina Kapoor.
5. Ajay Devgn
Ajay Devgn who was born on the 2nd of April 1969 is an Indian actor, producer, director and most importantly our Kajol’s husband. He is known as one of the most popular actors in India and has won so many awards such as two National Film Awards and four Filmfare Awards. The movie Once Upon a Time in Mumbai was a huge success, and Ajay Devgan acting was praised many times for this movie. Ajay Devgan’s previous name was Ajay Devgn.
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6. Riteish Deshmukh
38-year-old Riteish Deshmukh was born on 17th of December 1977. Deshmukh studied at G D Somani Memorial School and got an architectural degree from Kamla Raheja College of Architecture, Mumbai. For a year he practiced that with an overseas architectural firm and ever since his return, he’s been designing. He is an owner of an India-based architectural and interior designing firm. Ritesh Deshmukh’s previous name was Riteish Deshmukh.
7. Hrithik Roshan
Hrithik Roshan was born on the 10th of January 1974. He is the son of the famous Indian filmmaker Rakesh Roshan. He has won so many awards such as six Filmfares. The turning point in his career was when he played in the movie Koi... Mil Gaya which granted him two Filmfare Awards, Best Actor and Best Actor by Critics. He also was praised by so many people for acting as a thief in 2006, 2008 and 2010! He is currently one of the most loved celebrities in India. Hrithik Roshan’s previous name was Rithik Roshan.
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8. Vivek Oberoi
Vivek Oberoi who is an Indian film actor was born on the 3rd of September 1976. Before being an actor, the star was running a family business, a chain of Medical stores. He was lucky enough to be spotted by the director of New York University when he was attending a workshop there to complete his degree in acting. He received the Red and White Bravery Award for helping to rebuild a village that was destroyed by the tsunami in 2006. He is also the spokesperson for World Health Organization. Vivek Oberoi’s previous name was Vivek Oberoi.
9. Suniel Shetty
Suniel Shetty who was born on 11th of August 1961 is an Indian actor who has acted in more than 110 films, producer, and entrepreneur. We mostly know him for his actions films. He is known as a hero! He won the award for Best Villain in 2001 in the Filmfare Award for his impeccable performance in the movie Dhadkan. He also is the captain of the Mumbai Heroes Celebrity cricket team. He owns a black belt in Kickboxing. Suniel Shetty’s previous name was Sunil Shetty.
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