Here, we bring you a list of actors who changed their names to enter the glamorous world cinema:
1. Salman Khan:

The real name of our favourite Sallu Bhai is Abdul Rashid Salim Salman Khan. Before joining Bollywood, Salman dropped of his first name. The reason is not known but Salman is quite cool and short. Isn’t it?

2. Katrina Kaif:

Kat’s real name is Kate Turquotte. She decided to change her name to Katrina because she felt it sounds more Indian and was easy to pronounce as well. Her move did work. Hats off to the beautiful damsel for making the smart move!

3. Mallika Sherawat:

Born as Reema Lamba in Haryana, she created the screen persona of Mallika Sherawat using her mother's maiden family name. She used her mother's name because of the support she received from her, and changed her first name to avoid being confused with other actresses with similar names. Mallika changed her name for Khwahish (2003), her first major solo release.

4. Kishore Kumar:

A multi talented Bollywood personality, singer, actor, composer, producer, screenwriter, scriptwriter, and director–Kishore Kumar’s real name was Abhas Ganguly. He changed his name when he started his career as a chorus singer at Bombay Talkies in 1940’s, where his older brother Ashok Kumar used to work.

5. Akshay Kumar:

The ‘Khiladi’ of Bollywood, Akshay Kumar’s real name is Rajiv Hari Om Bhatia. The Punjabi munda Rajiv Bhatia has also worked as a chef and waiter in Bangkok. His name was changed from Rajiv Bhatia to Akshay Kumar by Pramod Chakravorty, the director of ‘Deedar’ (1992) on the first day of the film's shoot.

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