The Bollywood Real Names Quiz

Okay, let’s see how many of these you can work out. Use Google if you would like to – I can’t stop you anyway.

1. He had a “Dutt” embedded in his real name, but conveniently dropped that part for his screen-name. He however played a character in a film – who had his “real name”. The film was rehashed into the recent YRF’s Bachna Ae Haseeno. Which actor, which film?

2. His reel-name made people think he was a Bengali, but this filmmaker was actually from Karnataka. He shares his surname with a leading actress of today. Who? And his real name?

3. Who the hell is Basavalingaiah Hiremath?

4. He was born as Dileep Kumar and married Saira Bano. Who?

5. Actor A couldn’t use his real name in films as the first name was already taken up by Actor B. Actor B’s real name was Yudhisthir. Who were A and B?

Posted by Manish on January 5, 2009 in In Bollywood,Deshwa,Hindi Music,Quizzes


1 Padma { 01.05.09 at 10:07 am }

5. Sunil Dutt actor A and Balraj Sahni actor B
4. Yusuf Khan
3. A Bollywood singer among oher things, I mean a singer also sang in bollywood
1. Dev Anand (Teen Devian) not Dutt but Dutta hehe (sticking out tongue at you manish)
2. not too sure. are you thinking of benegal??? no cant be since no actress by the name some Rai???? no idea

2 Anshu { 01.05.09 at 10:10 am }

Haven’t yet got 1, but here are the rest.
2. Guru Dutt. Real name: Vasanth Kumar Shivashankar Padukone
3. Bappi Lahiri .. when he sang those awful songs .. auwa auwa and koi yahaan naache naache… which incidentally we all adored when we were kids
4. AR Rehman, I presume
5. A is Sunil Dutt aka Balraj Dutt and B is Balraj Sahni

Wait till I get 1… hungry now

3 Anshu { 01.05.09 at 10:32 am }

Well took this long since I haven’t seen Bachna…. and had no idea of the plot

Padma is right about 1. It is Devdutt Anand and he used his real name in Teen Deviyan

4 Padma { 01.05.09 at 10:46 am }

yes agree with anshu on bappi lahiri and ar rahman

5 Anshu { 01.06.09 at 9:47 am }

For starters, here’s an easy one: Who the hell is Nirmala Sadhu?

6 Manish { 01.06.09 at 9:50 am }

Nirmala Sadhu: I had to look up the wiki – had no idea she had this name.

Why don’t you devise a quiz and mail it across? I’ll then put it up.

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