South Stars Who Changed Their Real Names

South Stars Who Changed Their Real Names Tamil Article
We have heard of Bollywood stars change their real names to some other name for the screen like Akshay Kumar and Mallika Sherawat. Down in the south industry, many stars have changed their names and opted for different names. Scroll down to know about them.
 
 
 
Muhammad Kutty Ismail Paniparmbil is his real name. Well, we thank god that he changed it. Otherwise, it would have taken us ages to memorize it. Mammootty has earned a lot of fame, and people are very much fond of his name.
 
 
 
Konidela Siva Sankara Vara Prasad. Well, we would just say that the new name suits him a lot more than his original name. The actor thought that if he keeps a simple name for himself it well help him in the industry and  yes it worked. He is one of the mega stars of the south industry.
 
 
 
Konidela Kalyan Babu was the original name of this star. But like his brother, this star decided to change his name to something that would be more known and that is how he became Pawan or his fans fondly call him as powerstar or gabbar.
 
 
 
Shivaji Rao Gaekwad. He upgraded his Marathi name to the Tamilian name of Tamilian name of Rajinikanth just like he upgraded his post from a bus conductor to the biggest superstar of south industry. People worship him in south and his has the biggest fan following. No wonder the name did wonders to him.
 
 
 
Venkatesh Prabhu Kasthuri Raja was the original name of this star. Though he had names of two stars of south industry, yet he decided to change it and named himself Dhanush. He has created a mark for himself in the south industry as well as in the Bollywood film industry.
 
'Nayantara'
 
 
Diana Mariam Kurian was the name of this beauty. This conversion of name did not happen just by choice, but because she converted her religion from Christianity to Hinduism. And she chose this beautiful name that does justice to her beautiful eyes.
 
 
 
Saravanan Sivakumar was the original name of this hunk and he changed it to Suriya as he believed that it would help him in being more successful. And of course, he is. The actor has many number of hit movies to his credit in the Kollywood industry.
 
 
 
Kennedy John Victor is the original name of this star. He is a celebrated artist in the south industry. He chose for a more common name to help him garner success. If you ask us Kennedy name itself is successful.
 
 
 
This star was originally named Amar. He then changed his name to Jiiva. We wonder why he did that because both the names have the similar meaning only. He is known to bring life to the characters he portrays. Justified enough for his name.
 
 
 
This beauty was originally named Karthika Menon but she believed that changing her name to Bhawana would make her on-screen presence more powerful. And yes it did. She is the ruling queen of Mollywood industry.