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9 Bollywood celebs who chucked their surname for reasons unknown
His sons and daughters proudly flaunt their heavy-weight Punjabi surname 'Deol' with their names, but Dharmendra Paji is only known as Dharmendra and not Dharmendra Deol.
Beautiful dancer from the good old days, Helen, has always been Helen for us. She never carried her father's surname nor her husband's!
We know Ekta Kapoor and Tusshar Kapoor, but do we know their father as Jeetendra Kapoor? The answer is NO, as the veteran actor never used his surname in the film industry.
'Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge' star, Kajol, has always been 'Kajol' and never addressed as Kajol Mukherjee, which is her paternal surname. Nor did she attach her husband's surname Devgn to her name. That is why the it was a big news when the 'Dilwale' credits had her name as Kajol Devgn because it was for the first time that she had used her surname.
Rajinikant is 'The Thalaivaa' of the film industry, but his real name is Shivaji Rao Gaikwad. Well, he sure knows the power of his name and the rest does not matter to him!
The epitome of beauty, Rekha, never ever mentioned her surname from the time she stepped into the glamor industry. She was born to Tamil superstar Gemini Ganesan and Telugu actress Pushpavalli, but her father never acknowledged her as his daughter. Hence, she didn't acknowledge his surname.
Sridevi's real name is Shree Amma Yanger Ayyapan and we are glad that she changed her name while making an entry in Bollywood.
The 'Cheeni Kum' actress, Tabu, reduced her name to a four letters word when she made her Bollywood debut. He real name is Tabassum Hashmi, but for B-Town folks, she is sweet and charming Tabu.
Dancing legend, Govinda, is not just Govinda in real life. His full name is Govind Arun Ahuja, but he dropped his middle and the last name and restrained himself to being just Govinda.