9 Famous TV Actors Who Changed Their Name

Rashami Desai

She is best known for playing the character of Tapasya Raghuvendra Pratap Rathore in a popular TV show, Uttaran. She was born as Divya Desai and it was her mother who changed her name to Rashami after consulting a professional numerologist.

Raqesh Vashisth

He is a well known TV and Bollywood actor who is known for his movies such as Tum Bin and Dil Vil Pyar Vyar. He made his TV debut in 2005 with a daily soap opera Saat Phere - Saloni Ka Safar as Neel. According to some media websites, his real name is Rakesh Bapat and he changed it on the request of his mother. 

Karanvir Bohra

This actor is popularly known for his roles in TV shows such as Kasautii Zindagii Kay, Dil Se Di Dua... Saubhagyavati Bhava, Shararat, Naagin 2 and Qubool Hai. He was born in Jodhpur to a Marwari family, who named him as Manoj Bohra. But, he wanted to change his name and opted for Karanvir as his first name.

Anita Hassanandani

She is popularly known for her role of Shagun Arora in the TV show Ye Hai Mohabbatein. She changed her name from Natassha Hassanandani to Anita Hassanandani, as she felt Anita is a common name and it would help her gain popularity.

Ayushmann Khurrana

He started his career with TV reality show MTV Roadies in 2002 and rose to fame after winning this show. Later, he appeared as an actor and gained popularity with his Bollywood movies such as Vicky Donor and Dum Laga Ke Haisha. But, did you know that his original name is also Ayushman Khurana? Well, he just added few extra letters in his name in the hope of getting good luck.

Gauahar Khan

She gained popularity after her stint in the TV reality show Bigg Boss. But, many of you wouldn't know that before entering in the house she added an extra letter 'a' to her name Gauhar Khan so that it can bring her some good luck. And, looks like it worked out really well for her.

Nia Sharma

She is one of the most popular TV actors in the industry. She changed her name from Neha Sharma to Nia Sharma. Since she found her name really common so she decided to change it.

Mahhi Vij

She is popularly known for playing the role of Nakusha in the TV show Laagi Tujhse Lagan and Nandini in Balika Vadhu. According to a media website, she was originally named as Mahi Vij but after consulting a numerologist, she added an extra letter 'h' to her name.

Tia Bajpai

She started her career by appearing in a few television serials and shows like Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Challenge 2005 and made her Bollywood debut with the film, Haunted 3D. Her original names is Twinkle Bajpai and it was Vikram Bhatt who suggested her to change her name. 

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