There’s a perfectly good reason why celebrities dump their real names.
Sometimes a birth name lacks that showbiz pizazz needed for stardom.
There are many Hollywood and Bollywood celebrities who have shunned their original names, cultivating a unique persona with the help of a stage name.
Such as Salman Khan (Abdul Rashid Salim Salman Khan), Katrina Kaif (Kate Turquotte), Akshay Kumar (Rajiv Hariom Bhatia), Reese Witherspoon (Laura Jeanne Reese Witherspoon), Katy Perry (Kathryn Hudson) and many more!
But wait, did you know, some of our stars also changed their real name before stepping into the industry!
Just like our desi girl MAYA ALI!
Yes, you heard it right! We don’t know the reason behind why she changed her name but we love her stage name even more! 🌟
Maya will be next seen in a pakistani feature film #TeefaInTrouble, opposite Ali Zafar!
Stay tuned to People Pakistan for more updates!