Akshay Kumar Reveals Why He Changed His Name

Akshay Kumar’s original name was Rajiv Hari Om Bhatia which he changed at the start of his career

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While promotions of his upcoming film Naam Shabana are in full swing, Akshay Kumar was asked by a fan why he changed his name.

Akshay Kumar, born Rajiv Hari Om Bhatia, revealed what made him do this.

Source: indianexpress

 “No one has ever asked me this question. My first film was Aaj (1987) which was directed by Mahesh Bhatt and starred Kumar Gaurav. The name of Gaurav’s character was Akshay. I had a 4.5-second role in it and I would only observe Gaurav and his acting. I don’t know what happened but one day I just went to the court and got my name changed.”

Khiladi Kumar says, although he was not a very successful person at that time, he got visiting cards with the name ‘Akshay Kumar’ printed, and went looking for work.


 “I don’t know why I changed my name .... I just went to the Bandra East court and got it done. Main kuchh bhi nahi tha us time pe phir bhi maine visiting card banwaye. Then I went out to get work, time was in my favour, and I got films after that”.

Well, whether we know him as Akshay or by any other name, we still love this man!

Information Source: hindustantimes

Title Image: storypick

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Sumaiya Sheikh (WRITER)

Sumaiya believes in expressing her thoughts with the sword of words. This management lover handled 30 and 100 volunteers for All India Interschool Personality Contest in 2013 & 2016 respectively, by Oxford Speakers’ Academy. A chatterbox, she also hosted three shows at All India Radio. This compotator represented KKSU in the inter-university debate competition - Indradhanushya.