The Bollywood industry has not only been led by famous actors and actresses but has a major contribution from renowned supporting artists as well. And despite their brilliant contributions to the industry, there are still various artists who are only known by their character names instead of their real names! Surprising, right!? Following this, we have created a list of some popular sidekicks of Bollywood and their real names. Let’s have a look:
Rajendranath Zutshi famous for Lagaan
While you might not be able to recognize the actor by his tongue-twisting last name, the actor Rajendranath Zutshi has been one of the brilliant actors of the Bollywood industry whose appearances in various Bollywood blockbusters can be considered as the major reason behind the success of these films. Our very own Ismail from Lagaan, despite having appeared in other classics like 1920, Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak, Chachi 420, etc. Rajendranath is still not remembered for his real name.
Snehal Dabi famous for Chander Krishnakant Khote
This actor became famous for his appearance in the role of Chander Krishnakant Khote, a hilarious gangster from the film Satya. While he has also been loved for his other performances like in Welcome, probably giving the perfect explanation to make a family of 6 out of 3 people, Lol. Despite delivering impeccable performances as a supporting actor in various films, the actor was not able to make himself recognized by his actual name.
Nitesh Pandey famous for manager roles
The Bollywood actor Nitesh Pandey shot to prominence following his assisting roles of a manager and secretary in brilliant films like Om Shanti Om and Khosla Ka Ghosla. While the actor has been much more famous for his television works and appearances, he was loved for his supporting roles in various movies as well including Dabangg 2, Shaadi Ke Side Effects, Mickey Virus, etc.
Deep Dhillon famous for Inspector Sharma in Ghayal
The Bollywood actor who is primarily known for his villainous yet negative roles in most of the films, this actor was still not able to be recognized by his original name. Famous for playing the Pak Colonel in the Bollywood blockbuster – The Hero: the love story of a spy, he caught the attention of the audience. The actor has also made appearances in films like Humshakal and Maine Pyar Kiya along with various Bollywood classics.
Jeetu Verma famous for Jojo D’Costa
“Are yeh to breaking news Hai”, remember his quirky looks and dumb personality in the movie Tarzan: The Wonder Car? Well, the Bollywood actor Jeetu Verma has been one of the prominent actors of the Bollywood industry who have appeared in various prominent side roles that garnered him immense popularity amongst the fans. However, while we still remember the series of characters played by the actor and still remember him by his character’s names, the real name of the actor is Jeetu Verma. He was even loved for his performance in the Bollywood classic Soldier, where he portrayed the character of Jojo that became highly famous for its different looks.
Mahavir Shah famous for Villainous roles
Famous for being a classic villain to the Bollywood industry, this veteran actor is still remembered by the fans for his performance in films like – Hatyakand, Judwaa, Yes Boss, Phir Bhi Dil Hai Hindustani, etc. and talking about his performance in the Shahrukh Khan starer, Phir Bhi Dil Hai Hindustani the cruel character played by the actor added to the success of the film. However, despite delivering such brilliant performances and becoming an indispensable part of the industry, his original name remains unknown to many.
Now supporting the actor will cause you dizziness following the fact that most of us would not be able to recognize this actor unless we see his picture. Having appeared in films like Mujhse Shaadi Karogi, Chupke Chupke, Badshah, 36 China Town, etc. we still could not memorize the real name of this classic supporting actor. The real name of the actor happens to be the Dinyar Contractor who has not only entertained us all as an actor but also as a comedian.
The actor recently made headlines for the great physique maintained by him even at the age of 71 years! By making appearances as a sidekick in brilliant movies like Baghban, Fanaa, Ghulam, Soldier, Krrish, Bajrangi Bhaijaan, etc. this actor has continued to entertain the audiences for ages. Right after the actor became famous for his masculine personality and various pictures of him took over the internet, it was then that his real name caught the attention of the people.
His perfect timing of ruining everything in the Bollywood blockbuster Welcome was indeed hilarious. Yes, if he wouldn’t have come running to Uday and informing him about winning a court case, Sanjana would have easily gotten married. However, the film had more comical elements for the audiences and this character became one of the most loved ones from the film. Despite being an active part of both the film and television industry, the actor Adi Irani was not able to be recognized by his original name. Adi has appeared in various brilliant movies like Chori Chori Chupke Chupke, Baazigar Pyar To Hona Hi Tha, along with working in various television series like Durga, Kasautii Zindagii Kay, CID, etc.
“Ye Zinda Hain”, probably one of the dialogues that became a popular meme material and took over the internet was of the character Payal Ghungroo from the movie welcome. Played by Supriya Karnik, the actress is still remembered by the fans with a variety of supporting roles performed by the actress throughout her career.
Kurush Deboo famous for Rustom in Munnabhai MBBS
Popularly address as Rustom by his fans, thanks to the variety of characters played by the actor amongst which we as fans could only paint the picture of him as a person who holds great contribution for helping Munna Bhai to seek admission in the prestigious college run by Dr. Asthana in the film Munna Bhai MBBS. While we still think that his character name Rustom suits more to the actor rather than his real name, most of us might not know that the actor is named Kurush Deboo in real life.