bollywood celebs who changed their names

Bollywood actors are quite dedicated to their art and will go the extra mile to boost it. If they are hit by any impediment to their successful career they are known to take measures to straighten it. It is no secret that just like the common man celebs too have faith in Astrology and Numerology. A number of Bollywood Celebs have changed names too for luck.

Yes, many Bollywood celebs who have faith in numerology have even changed their names to boost their luck on the career front. Over the years, many prominent names in the industry have made slight tweaks to their names and surnames to give a push to their career graph.

Here is a list of Bollywood celebs who changed their names:

Rani Mukerji


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Rani Mukerji was the reigning queen of Bollywood back in the 90s and early 2000s. But somewhere in between she made small changes to her name. So from Rani Mukherjee, she changed it to  Rani Mukerji.

Ajay Devgn


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The Singham of Bollywood was earlier known as Ajay Devgan. But though the actor does not directly believe in numerology, he made a modification to his name on the request of his family. Ajay made a change to his surname from Devgan to Devgn back in the year 2009.   After the change in his surname, he has given superhit movies such as Golmaal 3, Singham, Singham Returns, Drishyam, Golmaal Again and Raid and more.

Irrfan Khan

The Piku actor was known for his acting abilities but he too changed his name from Irfan Khan to Irrfan Khan. It is believed that after adding an extra ‘r’, he received some really good career opportunities.

Ayushmann Khurrana


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Another actor who changed his name for the sake of good luck is Ayushmann Khurrana. The actor was initially called Ayushaman Khurana but he later on added an extra ‘n’ and an ‘r’ to his name. His career graph too moved up post his name change.

Rajkummar Rao


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Rajkummar Rao was initially known as Rajkumar Yadav, he added an extra m to his name and completely dropped his last name to become Rajkummar Rao.  But the change was better for him as he has got some good projects and has also carved a niche for himself in Bollywood.

Suniel Shetty


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Veteran actor Suniel Shetty was earlier known as Sunil Shetty. His name change was quite recent. It is believed that he also did it for numerological reasons.

Karisma Kapoor

Karisma Kapoor tasted most of her success and prominence in the 1990s.  Just like Rani Mukerji she too remove the H in her name and from Karishma Kapoor she rechristened herself as Karisma Kapoor.

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