Bollywood celebs changed their name due to several reasons. Some changes or some changes are simply due to astrological beliefs to look unique or memorable. In both ways, these artists have come on the list of a few celebrities who have changed their names to become famous in the industry.
Our favorite TV celebs also changed their names for the unique sound. Here, we have created a list of artists who have changed their names to become popular in the industry.
1. Rashmi Desai
Rashmi Desai played the iconic ascetic Raghuvendra Pratap Rathore in the TV serial Uttarayan. Little do you know that his real name was Divya Desai.
Sources said that it was her mother who changed her name from Divya to Rashmi after consulting a professional numerologist.
2. Rakesh Vasistha
Rakesh Vasistha is a popular TV actor who has also done one or two Bollywood films. The actor has been a part of films like Dil Will Pyar Vyar and Tum Bin.
He started his TV career in the serial Saath Tere – Saloni Ka Safar where he played the role of Neil. His real name is Rakesh Bapat and he changed his name at the request of his mother.
3. Karanvir Bohra
Karanvir Bohra is famous for playing a gray character in TV shows like Dil Se Dua… Saubhagyavati Bhava, and Kasauti Zindagi Khai.
The actor was born in a Marwari family in Jodhpur and his name was Manoj Bohra. When he started working in the industry, he changed his name to Karanvir.
4. Anita Hasanandani
Anita Hasanandani gained fame by playing the role of Shagun Arora in the TV serial Yeh Hai Mohabbatein. Her real name was Natasha Hasanandani which she changed to Anita Hasanandani.
He talked about changing the name and he made it clear that Anita is a generic name and people are easy to remember.
5. Ayushman Khurana
Ayushmann Khurrana used to appear in TV serials and reality shows before becoming a Bollywood star. He started his TV career in 2002 with MTV Roadies.
He gained immense popularity as an actor in Bollywood films by doing Vicky Donor and Andhadhun. However, he has added a few extra letters to his name after consulting his astrologer father as a stroke of good fortune.
6. Gauhar Khan
The big reason for Gauhar Khan becoming a household name in the industry is the TV reality show Big Boss. Little do you know that Gauhar has added an additional A to his name to make Gauhar Khan.
He did so after consulting an astrologer and it seemed to be good for him.
7. Nia Sharma
Nia Sharma is very popular for her bold screen presence. She has a huge Instagram family and is often in the limelight for her fashion sense.
She changed her name from Neha Sharma to Nia Sharma because she feels that Neha is very common for the industry.
8. Mahi Vij
Mahi Vij rose to fame after the challenging character of Nakusha in the hit TV series Lagi Tujhse Lagan and Nandini in Balika Vadhu.
In an interview with media websites, his original name was Mahi Vij, which he changed after adding an additional letter ‘H’ to his name after consulting an numerologist.
9. Tia Bajpai
Teeya Bajpai started her acting career in a pair of television serials. She also starred in Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Challenge in 2005 and made her debut in Bollywood, with the film Haunted 3D.
Little do you know that his real name was Twinkle Bajpai, which he changed after getting suggestions from Vikram Bhatt.
10. Vibha Anand
Vibha Anand is a famous television actress best known for playing the role of Sugam Shyam Singh in the hit serial Balika Vadhu, and as Subhadra in the Mahabharata.
He stars as Ananya Thakur in Begusarai and Navya Naveli in the MTV youth program KC Yeh Yaariyan. He also changed his name from Vibha to Vibha.
11. Skill Hell
Hunar Hale’s real name was Hunar Hali. She is famous for the lead role of Nandini in Ek Boond Ishq, Aditi Jaiswal in Chaal – Sheh Aur Maat, and Lovely in Thapki Pyar Ki.
12. Pooja Banerjee
Pooja is one of the most common names in India. Even if you search Google for Pooja Banerjee, it will show you two profiles. This is why Pooja Bose changed his name to Pooja Banerjee.
He is very well-known among Indian audiences for playing the role of Vrinda in the show Tujh Sang Preet Laga Sajna.
13. Kishwar S. Merchant
Kishwar Merchant changed its name to Kishwar Merchant two years ago. He changed his name from ‘A’ to ‘E’ and added an additional ‘T’ to his surname Merchant. The actress feels that the change has worked in her favor.
14. Gaurav Chopra
Television actor Gaurav Chopra added an additional ‘A’ to his surname. He clarified that his mother had suggested it. After changing his name, he reported that he had received several offers from the industry.
15. Ridhima M. Tiwari
The actress has changed her name several times from Shweta and Ridhima with Ridhima. He told that he had to face struggle due to his very name.
He consulted his guru and named himself Ridhima. Later, he changed it again by adding some extra letters.
16. Wahabaj Dorabji
Vahbbiz Dorabji changed his name by removing the extra from B from his name. He did a cameo role in Pyaar Kiya Yeh Ek Kahaani. Vahbbiz appeared in the popular show Bahu Hamari Rajni Kant, where she portrayed the character of Maggie Cant.
Actress Daljeet Kaur recently changed her official name to Deepa and announced this on Instagram. She posted her selfie and captioned it, “Intro” DEEPA “to those who love me and want to join me” – followed by the hashtag – a # deepa # #deepaandjaydon # jadonanddeepa # ”.