4 Bollywood Actresses Who Were Born Muslim But Shot To Fame Immediately After Adopting Hindu Names!

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11:23 am 6 Jun, 2018


For decades, Bollywood actresses have been winning hearts of millions of people with their powerful acting and beautiful looks. These actresses have left a lasting impression on the minds of people, all thanks to their talent. Many of them have been known by their on-screen names.

At the same time, there have been some actresses who changed their names to establish their identity in the industry. In this story, we will list some of the actresses who were born Muslim but adopted Hindu names and immediately shot to fame. Take a look:

1. Madhubala




A top-notch actress of the 1950s and 1960s, Madhubala had a huge fan following. Her real name was Mumtaz Begum but she changed it to Madhubala as soon as she stepped into the world of Indian cinema. She became a household name in 1947 with film ‘Neelkamal’.

2. Reena Roy



Known as the heroine of Bollywood superstar Jeetendra, Reena Roy is also Muslim. Her real name is Saira Ali. The actress who debuted in the world of films in 1972 with ‘Zaroorat’ changed her name from Saira Ali to Reena Roy right after stepping into Hindi films.

3. Tabu



One of the finest actresses of Indian cinema, Tabu too is Muslim. Her real name is Tabassum Fatima Hashmi. She stepped into films in 1985 with ‘Hum Naujawan’ and gave a number of hit films after that.

4. Manyata Dutt




Third wife of Bollywood superstar Sanjay Dutt, Manyata Dutt too has a Muslim origin. She had gained fame in the glamour world with her item song in film ‘Gangajal’. According to a report by Amarujala, she had changed her name from Dilnashin Shaikh to Manyata for her career in Bollywood films.