What’s there in a name?
Ask this to a Bollywood actor and they might end up saying “everything”. From Salman Khan to Kareena Kapoor, our favorite stars are quite obsessed with their screen names. While one can’t fail to notice the “Prem” and “Rahul” trend, there are names like “Pooja” and “Rohit” that are gaining immense popularity in the B-town. Let’s have a look.
- Amitabh Bachchan
After when the fierce persona of Vijay Deenanath Chauhan (in Deewar) took the big screen by a storm, it became Amitabh’s favorite name as well. Later, he used it in movies like Don, Kaala Patthar, Dostana, and Agneepath.
- Shahrukh Khan
SourceYou are going to see SRK playing the charismatic character of Rahul for the years to come. He used the screen name in movies like Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, Dil Toh Pagal Hai, Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham, Chennai Express, etc.
- Salman Khan
SourceEvery time Salman wanted to play a romantic lead, he took the assistance of his inevitable screen name – Prem. From movies like Pyaar Kia and Hum Aapke Hai Kaun to Andaaz Apna Apna and No Entry, the name was featured plenty of times. He even used it recently in Prem Ratan Dhan Paayo.
- Ajay Devgan
SourceUnlike other actors, Ajay used his real name in a lot of movies. The name certainly went well with the intensity of his character in movies like Phool Aur Kaante or even U Me Aur Hum.
- Kareena Kapoor
SourceNo, it’s not “Beebo”, but “Pooja” that won Kareena’s heart. She used it as a screen name in movies like Tashan, Jeena Sirf Mere Liye, Mujhe Kuch Kehna Hai, and of course, Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham.
- Hrithik Roshan
SourceWhen Hrithik played the role of “Rohit” in Kaho Na Pyaar Hai, he had no idea that the name would end up defining his career for the next decade. He used the same name in movies like Koi Mil Gaya and Aap Mujhe Ache Lagne Lage.
- Saif Ali Khan
SourceSaif loved his screen name “Raja” during the initial phase of his career. The name was featured in movies like Bullet Raja, Tu Chor Mein Sipahi, Udaan, and Aao Pyaar Karien.
- Akshay Kumar
SourceAkshay Kumar is often associated with “Raj” due to his iconic portrayal of characters having the same name in movies like Aitraaz, Andaaz, Khiladi, Zulmi, and a lot more.
- Karishma Kapoor
SourceNot just Kareena, even Karishma loved the screen name Pooja. She used it in plenty of movies like Biwi No.1, Suhaag, Saput, Aashiq, Aatish, etc.
- Madhuri Dixit
SourceThough Madhuri has played plenty of defining characters like Mohini and Chandramukhi, it was Madhu that made her a household name. The screen name was featured in movies like Dil, Raja, Pratikar, Jeevan Ek Sangharsh, and more.
- Sunny Deol
SourceThe name “Arjun” is connected to Sunny Deol’s childhood and he followed it by giving the same name to his characters in movies like Lakeer, Zor, Dacait, Teesri Aankh, and a lot more. And yes, who can forget the remarkable Arjun Pandit?
From Raj to Raja, which name stood out from the list? Let us know in the comments below.