All individuals are known by their names which is their identity. There are few exceptions who do not attach their surnames to get recognition in the world. We have many celebrities in Bollywood who got to fame simply by their names. The celebrities from the film industry can cross any length to become popular. Many celebrities have done that and it seems that changing their names proved to be very fruitful for them. Well, we know many celebrities by their first name but we are not aware about their last name.
Here are few celebrities from the B-Town who chucked their surnames and made it big in Bollywood:
The most loved actor of Tollywood, the Thalaiva of the film industry whose films run merely by his name and people get official holiday during the release of his film. Yes, we are talking about South Superstar Rajnikanth. It is not known to many, but his real name is Shivaji Rao Gaikwad. Well, changing his name to Rajnikanth has surely made him the Boss of the film industry.
Govinda who is known as the dancing legend of Bollywood is not his full name. His birth name is Govinda Arun Ahuja. He has surely become a legend with his first name ‘Govinda’ as he removed his middle and last name when he made his entry to Bollywood.
The eternal beauty, Rekha has never ever highlighted her surname from the day she came into the film industry. The beautiful actress was born to a Tamil superstar Gemini Ganesan and Telugu actress Pushpavalli. There’s a sad story behind she not putting her surname. Rekha’s father never accepted her as his daughter; hence she never acknowledged his surname.
- Ranveer Singh
The heartthrob of Bollywood, the current sensation Ranveer Singh made his debut in Bollywood with Band Baaja Baaraat. Many are unaware of his full name. His full name is Ranveer Singh Bhavnani. The actor chopped of his last name to make his identity simpler. Well, rest can be seen how he is flying high with success with his films.
The evergreen actress Kajol has been a part of many iconic films of the industry. The DDLJ actress was always addressed as Kajol and not Kajol Mukherjee which was her surname before getting married to Ajay Devgn. The actress till now is addressed by her first name Kajol.
Sridevi, the ageless beauty who is also tagged as the first female superstar of India is born with some other name. Her real name is Shree Amma Yanger Ayyapan. Well, it is good that the actress changed her name before entering in the glamour world. The name Sridevi has surely created history in Bollywood.
The veteran actor Jeetendra is born with some other name. The chairman of Balaji Telefilms not only removed his surname but he changed his entire name from Ravi Kapoor to Jeetendra to make big in the Hindi Film Industry.
The veteran actress and Salman Khan’s step mother Helen has Anglo-Burmese origins. She was born as Helen Jairag Richardson. The legendary actress before making her career into films decided to keep her name short. It seems that her first name has given a big boost in her career.