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You Might Don’t Know These Nicknames Of Hollywood And Bollywood Stars. Check Them Out.

Has anyone addressed you by your silly nickname? Of course, it usually happened in childhood. And as we are growing up, we have to live with the most embarrassing truth, the nicknames that were given by one of your close ones.

Nickname: This has the capability to destroy your life by all means. Listed among the most destructive weapons in the world, if fallen into wrong hands, nicknames have been listed more destructed weapons.
In the real world, the real names are hard to pronounce and not easily remembered by the people.

And the problem arises when the names shortened without the person’s consent. Maybe, it’s cool or cute nickname which suits your personality. Not only does the common man but also the celebs have the nicknames which are more popular than their real names

Here are some of the Indian and international celebrities nicknames are used instead of real names you never know!

Bipasha Basu

This bong bombshell is called Bonny at home by her family and close friends.

Alia Bhatt

This cute little girl who stole many hearts in her debut movie ‘Students of The Year’ Nicknamed as ‘Paul’ at her home.

Shraddha Kapoor

Daughter of Shakti Kapoor also was not spared by the ‘Nickname’ catastrophy. This added much of her furiousness as she was named by her childhood buddy Varun Dhawan, who nicknamed her Chirkoot.

Shahid Kapoor

Shahid somehow got stuck with one of the girlier nicknames – Sasha. (One of us here at NLC can feel the pain)

Sonam Kapoor

The statuesque actress was often teased by her father Anil Kapoor for her height and lovingly called Giraffe by him.

Priyanka Chopra

Though, Abhishek Bachchan started calling her Piggy Chops lovingly, her original nickname used to be Mimi (after Mimi Rodgers) or Mithu.

Ranbir Kapoor

His grandfather, Raj Kapoor used to call him Ganglu; he is generally called Dabbu by everybody else in the family.

Varun Dhawan

This handsome Bollywood hunk is also known as Pappu in his inner circle. (No, not the one you are thinking)

Kangana Ranaut

The Queen of controversies and the elegant and feminine actress was nicknamed Arshad.

Anushka Sharma

Her nickname is just a shortened version of her real name. It’s Nushie.
International celebrities

Katy Perry

The “Dark Horse” singer was born Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson — she used her mother’s maiden name to avoid confusion with actress Kate Hudson

Michael Keaton

The Birdman actor could have shared a name with another famous actor — he was born Michael Douglas.


The “West Coast” singer’s real name is Elizabeth Grant, but that’s not nearly as chic as Lana, right?


Fox was born with the same first and last name that he uses publicly — it’s only his middle initial that changed. Fox was actually born Michael Andrew Fox, but, according to Cracked, switched out the initial because the Screen Actors Guild didn’t allow duplicate names.


The eternally-youthful actress’ face may never change, but her name did — her real name is Demetria Guynes. She changed it to Moore when she married singer Freddy Moore and kept his name after the divorce.


Joaquin Phoenix’s cool first name is totally legit, but his last name is not. He was originally born Joaquin Rafael Bottom.




The “Starships” singer was born Onika Tanya Maraj


The Fast and the Furious star’s real name is actually quite lovely — it’s Mark Sinclair Vincent.


The Dark Knight actor was born Maurice Joseph Micklewhite. He got the last name Caine from the 1954 Humphrey Bogart film The Caine Mutiny.

By: Rinki Chauhan

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