These 10 Bollywood Superstars Are Not Known By Their Real Names

Even the greatest actor to have ever been born in the country had to change his name to cater to the unspoken norms of the time. Did you know Dilip Kumar’s real name is Mohammad Yusuf Khan?


There are many who adopted a screen name before entering the glamour-infused industry named Bollywood. The name game in Bollywood is very critical. Superstars have become bransd. Each superstar has a different aura about them. Bollywood superstars have changed their names for various reasons. We know you know Ajay Devgn’s real name is Vishal and Rajiv Bhatia is Akshay Kumar.

We present to you 10 superstars who aren’t known by their real names:

#1 Amitabh Bachchan

amitabh bachchan

The living legend’s real name is Inquilab Srivastava. He changed his name before entering Bollywood.

#2 Madhubala


The iconic diva’s name is actually  Mumtaz Jehan Dehlavi.

#3 Katrina Kaif

Katrina Kaif

The beauty was known as Kate Turquotte before she entered Bollywood.

#4 Sridevi


The name of the timeless beauty was Shree Amma Yanger Ayyapan.

#5 Saif Ali Khan

Saif Ali Khan

The son of Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi was actually named Sajid Ali Khan.

#6 Meena Kumari

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The iconic actress was called Mahjabeen Bano.

#7 Mithun Chakraborty

Mithun Chakraborty

Our very own disco dancer was originally called Gouranga Chakraborty.

#8 Johnny Walker

Johnny Walker

The legend of comedy movies used to be called Badruddin Jamaluddin Kazi.

#9 Dilip Kumar

dilip kumar

Not many know that the superstar’s name is Muhammed Yusuf Khan.

#10 Rekha


The one whose beauty is aging backward was called Bhanurekha Ganesan.

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