Salman Khan, Amitabh Bachchan, Akshay Kumar, other celebs that used their real names for film roles!

Apr 28, 2018, 19:30 IST
  • Salman Khan, Amitabh Bachchan, Akshay Kumar, other celebs that used their real names for film roles!

    Salman Khan: In Sanam Bewafa (1991), the story of lovers caught between their warring families, the superstar's character name is Salman Khan, a Pathan

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    Amitabh Bachchan: He portrayed a character named Amitabh, an educated taxi driver, in the Bollywood drama Kasauti

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  • Salman Khan, Amitabh Bachchan, Akshay Kumar, other celebs that used their real names for film roles!

    Divya Bharti: The late actress portrays Divya in the 1992 romantic saga Shola Aur Shabnam, which also stars Govinda

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  • Salman Khan, Amitabh Bachchan, Akshay Kumar, other celebs that used their real names for film roles!

    Aamir Khan: Much before earning the sobriquet of Mr. Perfectionist, this Khan starred as Aamir in Raakh (1989), a revenge thriller about a normal young man who is forced to turn criminal

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  • Salman Khan, Amitabh Bachchan, Akshay Kumar, other celebs that used their real names for film roles!

    Tina Munim (now Ambani): In the cult classic Karz, she is Monty’s (Rishi Kapoor) love interest Tina, whose character has a childish innocence

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  • Salman Khan, Amitabh Bachchan, Akshay Kumar, other celebs that used their real names for film roles!

    Rekha: She has played characters with her real name in numerous films. They comprise Raampur Ka Lakshman, Kahani Kismat Ki, Do Anjaane, Karmayogi and Kali Ghata

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  • Salman Khan, Amitabh Bachchan, Akshay Kumar, other celebs that used their real names for film roles!

    Amjad Khan: The late actor portrayed the much-loved character of inspector Amjad Khan in the cult classic Qurbani

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  • Salman Khan, Amitabh Bachchan, Akshay Kumar, other celebs that used their real names for film roles!

    Abhishek Bachchan: Junior B’s character name in Bol Bachchan is Abbas Ali, but Prithviraj Raghuvanshi (Ajay Devgn) refers to him as Abhishek Bachchan since Abbas lies to him about his name. Pic/ Santa Banta

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  • Salman Khan, Amitabh Bachchan, Akshay Kumar, other celebs that used their real names for film roles!

    Prem Chopra: Can we ever forget this dialogue from Bobby – "Prem naam hain mera, Prem Chopra"?

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  • Salman Khan, Amitabh Bachchan, Akshay Kumar, other celebs that used their real names for film roles!

    Sudeep: He plays a multi-millionaire industrialist Sudeep, who is also a womaniser, in Makkhi

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  • Salman Khan, Amitabh Bachchan, Akshay Kumar, other celebs that used their real names for film roles!

    Vidya Balan: She is Vidya, a gynaecologist, in Paa and also Auro's (Amitabh Bachchan) mother. In Kahaani, her character is again given her real name. This time she is a software engineer. Pic/ Santa Banta

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  • Salman Khan, Amitabh Bachchan, Akshay Kumar, other celebs that used their real names for film roles!

    Sushmita Sen: In her debut flick Dastak, she reprises herself, playing Miss Universe Sushmita Sen!

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  • Salman Khan, Amitabh Bachchan, Akshay Kumar, other celebs that used their real names for film roles!

    Urmila Matondkar: She joined the David Dhawan-Govinda combo in Kunwara, playing Urmila, who falls in love with Chi Chi's character in the movie

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  • Salman Khan, Amitabh Bachchan, Akshay Kumar, other celebs that used their real names for film roles!

    Ajay Devgn: He has played a character named Ajay in a number of films, including his debut Phool Aur Kaante. Other movies starring him as Ajay include Suhaag, Gundaraj, Ishq, Zakhm, Apaharan and U Me Aur Hum. Pic/ Santa Banta

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  • Salman Khan, Amitabh Bachchan, Akshay Kumar, other celebs that used their real names for film roles!

    Karisma Kapoor: The elder of the Kapoor sisters, she plays Karisma in the 1993 film Muqabla, and also in the forgettable horror flick Papi Gudia (1996)

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  • Salman Khan, Amitabh Bachchan, Akshay Kumar, other celebs that used their real names for film roles!

    Akshay Kumar: In the 2007 comedy Welcome, Khiladi Kumar’s character name is Rajiv. Akki was born Rajiv Hari Om Bhatia. He used his adopted name Akshay in the action flick Khiladiyon Ka Khiladi. Pic/ Santa Banta

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  • Salman Khan, Amitabh Bachchan, Akshay Kumar, other celebs that used their real names for film roles!

    Aamna Sharif: In her debut film Aloo Chaat, Aamna retains her real name for her character of a Muslim girl living in America. Pic/ Santa Banta

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  • Salman Khan, Amitabh Bachchan, Akshay Kumar, other celebs that used their real names for film roles!

    Bobby Deol: Very early in his career, this Deol portrayed the character of Bobby in the love story Aur Pyaar Ho Gaya (1997), opposite Aishwarya Rai. The film is still remembered for it melodious music

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  • Salman Khan, Amitabh Bachchan, Akshay Kumar, other celebs that used their real names for film roles!

    In television...

    Ram Kapoor: He is business tycoon Ram Kapoor in Ekta Kapoor's popular show Bade Achhe Lagte Hain

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  • Salman Khan, Amitabh Bachchan, Akshay Kumar, other celebs that used their real names for film roles!

    Mona Singh: She plays the loving, caring, sacrificial housewife Mona Singh in the family drama Kya Huaa Tera Vaada

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Salman Khan, Amitabh Bachchan, Akshay Kumar, Rekha and other Bollywood and Television actors often retained their real names for certain on-screen characters. Some have used their actual surnames too!

 

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