There are many actresses in the film industry who are beautiful and talented but they have changed their names before venturing in the field of movies. There is no denying the fact that the screen name should be catchy and easy to remember for the audiences and this is the biggest reason why many actors and actresses prefer to change their names before starting their Bollywood career.
Here is the list of 7 Bollywood Actresses Who Changed Their Names For A Successful Filmy Career:
1. Reema Lamba:
Reema Lamba didn’t change her name until she made her Bollywood debut but as there was another actress with this name (Reema), she decided to change it. She chose to go with Mallika as first name because in her opinion, she was no less than a queen and she kept Sherawat as her surname as she wanted to pay tribute to her mother for the love and support that she gave. This is how Mallika Sherawat, one of the hottest and boldest actresses of all times, got her screen name.
2. Kat Turquotte:
The beautiful actress decided to change her name before starting her Bollywood career but her first name has become her nickname in the Indian movie industry. Yes, we are talking about the famous actress Katrina Kaif who is now married to Bollywood actor Vicky Kaushal.
3. Preetam Singh:
If we talk about the name, then it seems to be the name of a Punjabi or Sikh man but in reality, this is the name of a very beautiful, bubbly and chirpy girl who may have stopped acting but she is still seen on cricket grounds supporting her IPL team. Yes, we are talking about Preity Zinta who changed her name because she felt that the name given to her by parents was too masculine for her.
4. Ashwini Shetty:
This actress believes in astrology and she changed her name even before she started doing modeling. From working in movies to taking part in an international reality show to judging the dance reality shows, this actress has done a lot in her career. Yes, you have guessed it correct, we are talking about none other than Shilpa Shetty.
5. Begum Mumtaz Jehan Dehlavi:
She was one of the most beautiful actresses that we have seen in Hindi movies and she was one of the highest paid actresses of 1950s and 1960s. We are talking about the actress whom we all know as Madhubala, she acted in 60 movies in her career including Mughal-e-Azam in which she played the character of Anarkali. Unfortunately, she departed from the world at the age of 36 due to her medical conditions.
6. Ritu Chaudhary:
Ritu Chaudhary made her Bollywood debut with Subhash Ghai directed movie and the famous director believed that the actresses whose names start with “M” are lucky for him so he asked Ritu to change her name and now we know her as Mahima Chaudhary. She made her Bollywood debut with 1997 released “Pardes” for which she also won the Filmfare Award for Best Debut (female).
7. Shree Amma Yanger Ayyapan:
This talented and beautiful actress is not with us anymore but she is still alive in our hearts because of her movies. We are talking about the late actress Sridevi who started her acting career as a child artist at the age of 4 yrs. Other than Hindi, she has also worked in Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam and Tamil movies and she was one of the highest paid actresses of her times.
Did you know the real names of these actresses earlier?