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08-18-2009, 06:20 AM #1
\★\ Real names of Bolly Actresses /★/
Shilpa Shetty: It is Shilpa Shetty’s top secret that was hidden until now. The leggy lass’s real name is not Shilpa. It’s Ashwini. Ashwini Shetty is how Shilpa is named on legal documents like passport or election card.
Speaking to a news daily, Shilpa has admitted that her real name is Ashwini. The actress also revealed that her name was changed for numerological reasons when she was just a teenager.
However the actress added that she is not used to being called Ashwini and loves Shilpa as her name.
Presently Shilpa is hosting the second season of the reality show ‘Bigg Boss’.
The reality show where she was very cordial towards Jade Goody (her tormentor from ‘Celebrity Big Brother’) and expressed her shock and dismay when Goody bowed out of the reality show after being diagnosed with cancer.
Nisha Kothari: It's official. Priyanka Kothari is back to her actual name even though her screen name was Nisha Kothari for a long time.
Her screen name was used for films like ‘Sarkar’, ‘James’, ‘The Killer’, ‘Shiva, ‘Ram Gopal Varma Ki Aag’ and most recently ‘Go’.
She has always been Priyanka, that's her real name. Her bills, passport, every other identity document has listed as Priyanka. It's just that in the industry she was rechristened Nisha.
However, she was never happy to be called by a different name. It's so odd when all these years you have been called by one name and suddenly you are required to respond to a different name.
Over the years industry has known her as Nisha. Does she feel the transformation to Priyanka would be smooth sailing?
Tabbu: Her start of the carrier was not so good as she did some unfamous role which were not showcasing her talent.
Her claim to fame came from the movie ‘Chandni Bar’, where she played the bar girl, who was profusely brought in the bar dancers.
She won a national award for that movie made by Madhur bhandarkar who is famous for making women oriented movies.
Tabbu is born in Hydrabad in November 4, 1970, AP, India and has worked in many fraternity like Tamil and Telgu movies, in which she has won many acting skills critics from the audience and criticizer's.
The real name of one of the most prolific actress in Indian cinema and also the most underappreciated by film industry, her full name as Tabassum Hashmi Khan.
Mahima Chaudhary: Mahima Chaudhry was a model before she became an actress. She was overshadowed by Aishwarya Rai in a ‘Pepsi commercial’.
Her first breakthrough performance where she won rave reviews was ‘Pardes’ (1997) as Ganga, the love interest of two men, Shah rukh Khan and Apoorva Agnihotri.
She was chosen to be the female lead among 3000 applicants who auditioned for ‘Pardes’ (1997). Her career was launched by Subhash Ghai who launched the career of Madhuri Dixit and Manisha Koirala.
She changed her name from Ritu Chaudhary to Mahima Chaudhary since Subhash Ghai has a superstitious belief of launching big careers with actresses whose name start with 'M'.
She won rave review for her first performance in ‘Pardes’ (1997) as a village girl who still values her cultures.
Rambha: She oozes oodles of oomph. The girl, with a cherubic smile and a sex appeal which leaves her male fans panting for breath, is one who loves every moment of the attention she gets.
And she's brutally honest when she says she thoroughly enjoys being called a 'sex bomb'. The seductive Rambha who is known for her steamy dances and pelvic gyrations in films.
Her very first film, in which she plays a naughty girl teasing Vineet, became a big hit. The film Sargam ran for nearly a year, fetching her award.
In Telugu, Rambha was introduced by director EVV Satyanarayana who made Aa Okkati Adakku. In fact, he was the one who gave Rambha her name. Until then she was known by her original name Vijayalaxmi.
More films happened, and Rambha made a name for herself not only in Tamil and Telugu films but also in Bollywood. And she is mighty pleased with herself.
Mallika Sherawat : Her Original Name is Reema Lambha
Birthday: 24 Oct, 1972, Height: 5'6".
Hair Color: Black, Birth Place: India.
Marital Status: Divorced, Ex-Spouse: Captain Karan Singh Gill - Jet Airways pilot.
Languages: Hindi, English, Favourite Dish / Recipes: Non-greasy food.
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