Changing names is a common practice among Nepali artists for a better name or for good luck. Some astrologers suggest a different names for the success in their career. For example, Bhuwan KC changed his name to a 7-lettered Bhuwann before the release of his movie ‘Sathi Ma Timro‘. It’s a different story, the movie didn’t do well in theater. Actress Binita Baral had also changed her name to Beenita (7-letters) on the suggestion of an astrologer. The result of the change in names were not that exciting. But, that won’t deter people from changing names. Others change to a better sounding names like Shova to Nandita, Radheshyam to Ramit, Nawaraj to Nawal and so on.
A video slideshow of change in names of Nepali actresses:
A photo slideshow of the actors who have changed their names:
We had compiled a list of actresses who had changed their name when they entered the Nepali movie industry. This post incorporates male actors and some additional female actresses who had changed their name to a new name.
Here is the list of male actors who have changed their name in the Nepali film industry:
- Real name of Rose Rana is Saroj Thapa. Originally from Puythan, Rose changed his name to start businesses including restaurant business.
- Real name of Nikhil Upreti is Dinesh Upreti.
- Real name of Dinesh Sharma is Jayaram KC
- Real name of Samrat Bastola is Giridhari Bastola
- Real name of Surbir Pandit is Keshav Pandit
- Real name of Ramit Dhungana is Radheshyam Dhungana
- Real name of Aryan Sigdel is Harikrishna Sigdel
- Real name of Suraj RD is Suraj Ramdas
- Real name of Nawal Khadka is Nawaraj Khadka
- Real name of NB Maharjan is Nanibabu Maharjan
- Real name of of CP Lohani is Chidambar Prasad Lohani
- Real name of Shital KC (the Rajesh Hamal look-alike actor) is Shiva Sunuwar
The Real names of female actors (actresses) are:
- Real name of Karishma Manandhar is Bunu KC. She changed it to Karishma KC and then after the marriage it changed to Karishma Manandhar.
- Real name of Sumina Ghimire is Mina Ghimire.
- Dipsikha Shahi had changed the name to Sikha Shahi. She also calls herself Darshan Shahi.
- Real name of Nandita KC is Shova KC
- Real name of Usha Poudel is Rukminikumari Poudel
- Real name of Garima Pant is Kamala Pant
- Real name of Kristi Mainali is Mina Khatri
- Real name of Mausami Malla is Bishnumaya Thakuri
- Real name of Melina Manandhar is Sunita Manandhar
- Real name of Sirjana Basnet is Sunita Basnet
- Real name of Saranga Shrestha is Sharada Shrestha
- Real name of Pooja Chand is Radhika Pariyar
- Real name of Kriti Bhattarai is Sukriti Bhattarai
- Real name of Poojana Stri is Poojana Pradhan
- Real name of Yuna Upreti is Yamuna Upreti
- Real name of Jiya KC is Jamnuna KC
- Real name of Hisila Maharjan is Hirashova Maharjan (Rajamati of ‘Rajmati’)
- Real name of Ranju Lamichane is Ranjana Lamichhane (Sweety of ‘Tito Satya’)
- Real name of Jeshika Khadka is Jyoti Khadka
- Real name of Sunita Khadka is Shristi Sharma
- Real name of Gitanjali is Gita Sunuwar (second wife of Chhabi Raj Ojha)
- Real name of Megha Pokharel is Bimala Pokharel
- Real name of Prerana Sharma is Bishnumaya Pariyar
This post is the update of a 2011 version of similar post: The post was based on moviesnepal. (I have removed the post now and redirect it to this post.