Katrina Kaif, Nayanthara, And More India  Actresses Have Different  Birth Names!

Entertainment  June 1, 2023

Kiara Advani

Kiara Advani's real name is Alia Advani, and she also uses this name in her Instagram bio along with her changed one.

Katrina Kaif 

Katrina changed her surname from Turquotte to Kaif. Katrina was born in Hong Kong, and lived in different countries before settling in London.


Nayanthara's birth name is Diana Mariam Kurian. She changed her name to her current one when she converted to Hinduism.

Mallika Sherawat 

Mallika Sherawat's real name is Reema Lamba, and she changed her name when she came to Bollywood.


Tabu's real name is Tabassum Fatima Hashmi, and she shortened it to Tabu as her stage name.

Shilpa Shetty

Shilpa Shetty's real name is Ashwinin Shetty, and she got it changed because as per numerology.

Anushka Shetty

Anushka Shetty's real name is Sweety Shetty, and as per a Buzzfeed report, she changed it because it sounded very childish.

Bhumika Chawla 

Bhumka Chawla' changed her name from Rachna Chawla to her current one.


Rekha shortened her real name from Bhanurekha Ganesan, and her parents' names are Gemini and Pushawali Ganesan.

Reena Roy 

Reena Roy was born as Saira Ali, and she is considered one of the versatile actresses of the 70s and the 80s.

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