Restaurants, roads, stars: 19 things named after Bollywood celebrities

Updated: 03 November, 2020 12:56 IST | Nikita Wagh
  • Prithvi theatre

    Prithvi theatre, one of the oldest theatres in Mumbai, is named after the legendary Prithviraj Kapoor. One of Mumbai's best-known theatres was built by Shashi Kapoor and his wife Jennifer Kapoor in memory of Prithviraj Kapoor, Shashi's father, who had dreamt of having a "home" for his repertory theatre company. Shashi Kapoor was the managing trustee, and now, the daily affairs are looked after by Kunal Kapoor (trustee) with a small but efficient team.

  • Salman Khan Cafe

    Cafe Del-Mar in Turkey was renamed Salman Khan Cafe in 2012. While shooting for 'Ek Tha Tiger' in Mardin, Salman along with the rest of the crew would often visit the place since it was close to the shooting location. Apparently, the actor suggested a lot of changes in the cafe, and the makers ended up liking his ideas.

  • The Aishwarya Rai Bachchan Girls College

    In 2005, a breed of tulips in the Netherlands was named 'Aishwarya Rai.' Not only this, a college for underprivileged girls, which was being set up in Daulatpur village in Uttar Pradesh in 2012, was also named as 'The Aishwarya Rai Bachchan Girls College'.

  • Raj Kapoor Crescent

    Legendary actor-filmmaker Raj Kapoor has a street named after him in the city of Brampton, Canada. The street is called the 'Raj Kapoor Crescent'.

  • Lunar crater Shah Rukh Khan

    A New York-based organisation has named a lunar crater after Shah Rukh Khan. Following the honour, SRK joined the list of distinguished personalities like C V Raman, Vikram Sarabhai, and Homi Bhabha, who have craters named after them.

  • Dendrobium Amitabh Bachchan

    In 2004, an orchid in Singapore was named 'Dendrobium Amitabh Bachchan'. The Bollywood legend was in the city as part of an awards function. In addition, a waterfall is also named after the megastar. Amitabh Bachchan Falls lies on the road connecting Chungthang to Yumthang Valley in North Sikkim.

  • Orion constellation Madhuri Dixit

    Fans of Madhuri Dixit-Nene have named a star in the Orion constellation after her in 2012. The certificate presented by her fans to Madhuri reads, "A celestial body in the sky above has been named in honour of Madhuri Dixit-Nene and is officially located in the constellation Orion."

  • Dilip Kumar chilli pickle

    Can you believe that Dilip Kumar had a chilli pickle named after him? Given that in the 1960s, Dilip Kumar was a heartthrob of many women, the makers of the pickle-making company came up with this unique concept. The tagline of the product was: The taste of your tongue is packed in this bottle.

  • Manojkumar Goswami Road

    Very few know that it was veteran actor Manoj Kumar's movie Shirdi Ke Sai Baba (1977) that actually changed the image of Shirdi and made it what it is today by spreading its name all across the world. In 2006, the Shri Saibaba Sansthan Trust Shirdi honoured Manoj Kumar by renaming the 'Pimpalwadi Road' in Shirdi as 'Manojkumar Goswami Road'. This kilometre-long Pimpalwadi road is the only road that leads to the Shirdi Sai Baba Temple.

  • The Mohd Rafi Chowk

    Even singer Mohammed Rafi has a street in his honour. The Mohd Rafi Chowk is located in Bandra, Mumbai.

  • Zeenat Aman perfume

    During her heydays, actress Zeenat Aman had a perfume named after her. The perfume made by a French company wanted a product reminiscent of India.

  • Sanju Baba Chicken

    A restaurant, Noor Mohammadi Hotel, in Mumbai, serves a dish named 'Sanju Baba Chicken', named after Sanjay Dutt. Sanjay Dutt is a patron of this eatery (also famous for its nalli nihari, which is the actor's favourite dish there) since 1986, and the actor first shared his special chicken recipe with restaurant owner Khalid Hakimi and his chefs in 2010.

  • Orion constellation Shahid Kapoor

    On his 31st birthday, Shahid Kapoor's fans named a star located in the Orion constellation after the actor.

  • Size Zero pizza inspired by Kareena Kapoor

    A popular Italian joint in Delhi introduced a pizza named Size Zero pizza inspired by Kareena Kapoor.

  • Kishore Kumar park

    On the occasion of Kishore Kumar's 82nd birth anniversary in 2011, the Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) set up a park near the Tollygunge tram depot and named it after the versatile singer. The park is also utilised as a resting place for technicians and junior artists.

  • Jeetendra thali

    'Jumping Jack' Jeetendra had a thali named after him at a five-star hotel in Chennai.

  • Rajesh Khanna park

    A park in Sarvapriya Vihar in Delhi was named after the late superstar Rajesh Khanna in 2012.

  • Dev Anand college

    In 2011, a social organisation in Dharamsala demanded the renaming of the Government PG College after legendary Bollywood actor Dev Anand, who had studied there in 1938-39.

  • Dara Singh building in Ravindra Jain Music Academy

    The Ravindra Jain Music Academy, which was constructed in Bhopal, had a section of the building named after late wrestler-actor Dara Singh in 2012. He had donated Rs 10 lakh to the academy in 2008 when he was an MP.

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About The Gallery

It's thespian Prithviraj Kapoor's birth anniversary on November 3. Did you know Mumbai's popular Prithvi Theatre is named after Prithviraj Kapoor? Salman Khan has a cafe named after him in Turkey while fans of Madhuri Dixit have named a star in the Orion constellation after her. Similarly, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan has a flower named in her honour. Read on to find out more!

First Published: 29 May, 2019 12:00 IST