These Muslim Bollywood Actors Adopted A Hindu Screen Name

From Rekha to Akshay Kumar Bollywood has witnessed several actors changing their name. There are several actors in Bollywood. While some changed it to look a little more attractive, others changed it to avoid any clashed with another star.

There are actors who were a Hindu and changed their name to some another Hindu names. In the same way, there were Muslim Bollywood actors who changed their name to Muslim names. However, there were few such Muslim actors who adopted a Hindu name.

Without further ado, we”ll take you to the list of Muslim Bollywood actors who changed their names to Hindu names.



Madhubala was considered as the epitome of beauty. Her original name was Mumtaz Jehan Dehlavi. She was born in a Pashtun family. She adopted the name Madhula for Bollywood.

Dilip Kumar


The legendary actor Dilip actor was known as the tragedy king. He was born as Muhammad Yusuf Khan in a Pathan family in Peshawar, Pakistan. When he was working at script department of Bombay Talkies he met top actress Devika Rani. It was Devika who advised him to change his name to Dilip Kumar.



 Ajit was one of the dreadful actors of Bollywood. His original name was Hamid Ali Khan. When he was working for the film ‘Bekasoor’  director, K Amarnath bestowed him with a shorter name “Ajit”.

Johnny Walker


Johnny was one of the most adorable comedians of Bollywood. His original name was Badruddin Jamaluddin Kazi. He breathed his list at the age of 82.

Meena Kumari


Meena Kumari who has done over 90 films was one of the grreates actors of 90s. She was born as Mahjabeen Bano in a Sunni Muslim family. In 1939 Director Vijay Bhatt rechristened her as Baby Meena. From then the lengendray actress was known as Meena Kumari.



Jagdeep is a Muslim by birth. His real name is Syed Ishtiaq Ahmed Jaffery. In 1951  on the behest of director Bimal Roy he changed his name to Jagdeep.



Sanjay was a renowned actor and director of 60’s, 70’s and 80’s. x Sanjay’s real name was Shah Abbas Khan. He was born in a Ghaznavi Pathani Muslim family.  Sanjay became an actor and director of repute in the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s.