Did You Know Jamshad Cethirakath Is The Real Name Of This South Indian Actor?

Venkatesh Prabhu has had a tremendous year at the box office, don’t you think? Oh, wait! you probably have never heard of him. As a matter of fact, you know this actor and he is one of the most popular actors in the country. And he is not the only actor who has adopted a catchier stage name. Still confused? Let me help break it to you.

1. Venkatesh Prabhu – Dhanush

Yes, Mr. Venkatesh Prabhu goes by the more popular name Dhanush. Just like his father-in-law Rajinikanth, the Raanjhanaa and Maari star changed his name before entering the film industry.

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2. Jamshad Cethirakath – Arya

Kollywood’s heartthrob changed his name rather drastically to appeal to the audience. Jamshad or Arya, he will definitely not go unnoticed for sure. Right, ladies?

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3. Karthika Menon – Bhavana

Mollywood actress Bhavana famous for movies like Chronic Bachelor, Swapnakoodu and Honey Bee was born Karthika Menon but chose the stage name Bhavana for her career. Ith bhayangara bhavana aayi poyalo, ente bhavane!

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4. Diana Mariam Kurian – Nayantara

This beautiful south actress probably didn’t want fans to call her DMK, no? Okay, bad joke.

Nayantara Actor

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5. Muhammad Kutty Ismail Paniparambil – Mammootty

The actor sure made a wise decision to use a shorter name.

Mammootty Actor


6. Vikram

Kennedy John Victor, naam toh nahin suna hoga! Yes, that’s Tamil superstar Vikram’s real name.

Vikram Actor

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7. The Konidela brothers – Chiranjeevi and Pawan Kalyan

The eldest son of the Konidela family was named Konidela Siva Sankara Vara Prasad and the youngest was named Konidela Kalyan Babu. Both Tollywood superstars sure knew their long names won’t work in the industry and very smartly shortened it.

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Do you know of any other actors who did the same? Comment below and let us know.

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