We know our favourite South Indian actors from their on stage names. But do we actually know their real name? Let’s see each of them one by one.
Shivaji Rao Gaekwad
He is mainly known for his acting in Tamil Cinema. He used to be a bus conductor in Bangalore Transport Service before he started acting and his real name is Shivaji Rao Gaekwad.
Konidela Siva Sankara Vara Prasad
He was born in Mogalthura, a small village near Narsapur, West Godavari. His original name is Konidela Siva Sankara Vara Prasad and he was also an NCC cadet.
He is best known for his work in Tamil cinema and his real name is Venkatesh Prabhu.
Venkata Satyanarayana Prabhas Raju Uppalapati
Baahubali actor was born as Venkata Satyanarayana Prabhas Raju Uppalapati. He made his debut in 2002 with the drama film Eshwar.
5.) Mahesh Babu:-
He was born Mahesh Ghattamaneni but he changed his stage name to Mahesh Babu. he made his debut as a leading actor with the movie Rajakumarudu in the year 1999.
6.) Jr. NTR:-
Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao Jr.
He made his debut in 2000 with the film Ninnu Choodalani. He is popularly known for his work in Telugu cinema and his real name is Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao Jr.
7.) Kamal Hassan:-
He is one of the popular faces down south. He has won many awards including nineteenth Filmfare Award and four National Film Awards. He was born as Parthasarathy Srinivasan.
8.) Rana Daggubati:-
He is not only an actor but also a producer, visual effects co-ordinator and photographer. He was born as Ramanaidu Daggubati to Telugu film producer Daggubati Suresh Babu.
9.) Pawan Kalyan:-
Konidela Kalyan Babu
He is the younger brother of popular actor turned politician Chiranjeevi. He made his acting debut in 1966 with a Telugu film called Akkada Ammayi Ikkada Abbayi.
He is one of the famous actors in Indian cinema, who has also worked as a producer and telivision presenter. His real name is Saravanan Sivakumar.
Muhammad Kutty Ismail Paniparambil
Mammootty was born as Muhammad Kutty Ismail Paniparambil. Mammootty’s debut was in the 1971 film Anubhavangal Paalichakal, directed by K.S. Sethumadhavan.
12.) Ravi Teja:-
Ravi Shankar Raju Bhupatiraju
Teja began his professional career as a lead actor with New Kosam in 1999 and went on to be starred in films such as It Sravani Subramanyam. He was born as Ravi Shankar Raju Bhupatiraju.
Joseph Vijay Chandrasekhar
Vijay is among the most popular celebrities in the South Indian film industry. He was born Joseph Vijay Chandrasekhar.
Kennedy John Victor
Vikram made his debut in the 1990 film En Kadhal Kanmani. He is among the most decorated actors in Tamil Cinema. He was born as Kennedy John Victor.