7 Bollywood stars who chose to keep their mother's surname

The Bollywood industry thrives on having some powerful surnames like the Kapoors and the Khans who reign over the industry. But there are some artists who decided to break the norms of the age-old tradition and decided to use their mother's surname. So here are 7 Bollywood stars who chose to keep their mother's surname -

7 Bollywood stars who chose to keep their mother's surname 7 Bollywood stars who chose to keep their mother's surname Source : Press

Being Indians, most of us know what the importance of a "surname" is. It's like an identity confirming tool which decides which region and religion you belong to. The Bollywood industry thrives on having some powerful surnames like the Kapoors and the Khans who reign over the industry.

But there are some artists who decided to break the norms of the age-old tradition and decided to use their mother's surname. So here are 7 Bollywood stars who chose to keep their mother's surname -

The Sen Sisters - Raima and Riya Sen are born to Bharat Dev Varma, and Moon Moon Sen. Their father was from the royal family of Tripura. Being from the royal family, their official papers carry the surname, Dev Varma, but on-screen, they choose to have their mother's surname, Sen. But still fortune did not favor the sisters and both were not successful in Bollywood.

Imran Khan - Imran Khan was born in the USA to Anil Pal and Nuzhat Khan. His father was a software engineer, and his mother had film background as she was the daughter of the director-producer Nasir Hussain, sister of director-producer Mansoor Khan and cousin of actor Aamir Khan. After Imran's parents got divorced, his mother moved to Mumbai and Imran decided to replace 'Pal' with his mother's surname, Khan.

Lisa Haydon - The Shaukeen's actress was born in Chennai to a Tamilian father, Venkat and an Australian mother, Bernadette Maria Haydon and uses her mother's last name. Although the reason behind it is not clear, some say that as soon as she was born the family had to fly to Australia, when she shared her mother's passport and later didn't want to change it.

Mallika Sherawat - Not many people know, but the Murder actress real name is Reema Lamba. When she was thinking about a stage name, she thought of having her mother's last name as she received a lot of support from her mom. Hence, Mallika Sherawat.

Konkona Sen Sharma - Konkona Sen Sharma has told in an interview that people get confused that 'Sen Sharma' is her father's and husband's surnames. But then she cleared the doubt that she loves her parents Mukul Sharma and Aparna Sen equally and hence uses both their surnames.

Aditi Rao Hydari - Aditi Rao Hydari was born in Hyderabad to Ehsaan Hydari and Vidya Rao and the Fitoor actress belongs to two royal families. She explained her decision of using both Hydari and Rao in her name beautifully. She said, "I wanted to keep both, as my mom has brought me up, but my father is also a part of me".

Sanjay Leela Bhansali - Sanjay Bhansali was born to father D.O. Bhansali and mother, Leela Bhansali. But later, as a tribute to his mother, he adopted his mother's name as his middle name and started calling himself as Sanjay Leela Bhansali.

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