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Quiz: Guess the real names of these stars

Last updated on: October 26, 2009 10:13 IST

Guess the real names of these stars

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What's in a name, you ask? Well, a lot actually.

 

While some are born with catchy names, others not so lucky, have taken matters in their own hands. Like Mallika Sherawat, for instance, whose real name is far removed from Mallika as possible. Try this quiz and see how well you know your stars.

 

We get back to Mallika whose real name is:


a) Reema Lamba
b) Seema Sherawat
c) Sheena Lamba


Image: Mallika Sherawat

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Ajay Devgn

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Ajay Devgn has dropped an 'n' from his surname. Turns out his real name is:

a) Vishal Devgan
b) Rahul Devgan
c) Vijay Devgan


Image: Ajay Devgn

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Mandakini

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One reason we still remember Mandakini is her waterfall act in Ram Teri Ganga Maili. But did you know that she also responds to her real name which is:

 

a) Leela Roy
b) Meera Roy
c) Yasmeen Joseph


Image: Mandakini

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Akshay Kumar

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This one is easy. So much has been written about Akshay Kumar, that his real name is sure to pop out somewhere. Still unsure? Maybe these names can jog your memory:

 

a) Rajiv Hari Om Bhatia
b) Dilip Bhatia
c) Raj Bhatia


Image: Akshay Kumar

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Mahima

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Mahima Chaudhry bowled us with her beauty and performance in Pardes. And just when we're getting used to knowing her as Mahima, it emerged that she was born

 

a) Riya Chaudhry
b) Ritu Chaudhry
c) Raima Chaudhry


Image: Mahima

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Nana Patekar

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What! Nana is not Patekar's name, we hear you ask. Well, it is: 

 

a) Rajendra Patekar
b) Rajnikant Patekar
c) Vishwanath Patekar


Image: Nana Patekar

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Madhubala

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Madhubala's classic beauty is legendary. What you probably don't know is that her real name is:

 

a) Razia Sultan
b) Mumtaz Jehan Begum Dehlavi
c) Farida Begum


Image: Madhubala

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Jeetendra

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Did you know that Jeetendra aka the Jumping Jack who is ageing gracefully was born:

 

a) Ravi Kapoor
b) Arun Kapoor
c) Rajiv Kapoor


Image: Jeetendra

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Mithun

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You maybe forgiven for thinking Mithun's real name is Jimmy. Because his real name can't possibly be one of these tongue twisters now, can it?

 

a) Rajanikanta Chakraborty
b) Benoybhushan Chakraborty
c) Gouranga Chakraborty


Image: Mithun

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Johnny Lever

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Looks like funny man Johnny Lever is having the last laugh. But we don't mind as long as he doesn't go back to his real name, which is:

a) Mark Rao
b) Tony Rao
c) John Rao


Image: Johnny Lever

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