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Pictures: Bollywood stars who changed their names


William Shakespeare once said - What's there in a name? But for our Bollywood stars a name is everything as it can break or make their careers. There are many actors who changed their names before making their debut in the dream world of B-Town.

Jiah Khan, who committed suicide on last Monday, had also changed her name. Jiah's real name was Nafisa Khan. But after seeing Angelina Jolie's movie Gia, at the age if 16, she changed her name.

Many Bollywood actors change their names because of the numerology factor. They try to experiment with their fate by deleting or adding alphabets from the name.

However, the trend of changing names is not new. Yesteryear actor Dilip Kumar, also known as the tragedy king of Bollywood was originally known as Muhammad Yousuf Khan. But the legendary actor changed his name to Dilip Kumar before he made his film debut. 

Click on the slider to know about other B-Town stars who changed their name.

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