Why these actors changed their names?

What’s in a name? Just about everything! That’s precisely why celebrities don’t mind changing their birth names. From not finding the name unique enough, to making an attempt to draw good fortune and avoiding sharing it with other popular names, the list of reasons is unending, it seems. From Jiah Khan, Katrina Kaif, Rekha to Akshay Kumar and John Abraham, all these celebrities have re-invented themselves by changing their names.

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Nafisa Khan, who committed suicide recently, changed her name to Jiah. The new name was inspired by Angelina Jolie-starrer ‘Gia’. When asked what promoted her to take the decision, the actress had said in an interview that she didn’t want to change as a person. But by being in the limelight, she couldn’t have averted the inevitable. So the new name was just an attempt to preserve her real self.

Feature celebrities portrayed in the photo feature are

  • Jiah Khan
  • Shilpa Shetty
  • Katrina Kaif
  • Akshay Kumar
  • John Abraham
  • Rekha
  • Ajay Devgn
  • Mallika Sherawat
  • Govinda
  • Rajinikanth

Read more via Here’s why Jiah Khan, Shilpa Shetty, Katrina Kaif changed their names|Movies News Photos-IBNLive.

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