Bollywood Stars Who Adopted Stage Names


Ajay Devgn's original name is Vishal Veeru Devgan, but he found success with his stage name.

Ajay Devgn

Kiara Advani chose the name Kiara because Alia Bhatt was already famous under the name Alia Advani.

Kiara Advani 

Akshay Kumar's real name is Rajiv Hari Om Bhatia, which he adopted after playing a character with that name in his first movie.

Akshay Kumar

John Abraham's real name is Farhan Abraham, a fact not widely known.

John Abraham

Shilpa Shetty's original name is Ashwini Shetty, but she is known by her stage name.

Shilpa Shetty

Chunky Pandey's real name is Suyash Sharad Pandey, but he is recognized by his stage name.

Chunky Pandey

Saif Ali Khan's real name is Sajid Ali Khan, though he is commonly known as the Nawab of Pataudi.

Saif Ali Khan