List of malayalam actress changed their name and their original name

Diana Mariam Kurian- She adopted her stage name Nayantara . She followed the suggestion of Sathyan Anthikad. She had also made it her official name later. In 2011 she converted into Hinduism.

Karthika Menon- Karthika Menon following suit changed her original name into Bhavana. She did it during her first film since there are already some highly established actresses in that name.

Rekhitha Kurup- Rekhitha Kurup  changed her original name and adopted the screen name of Bhama. She did it as her director Lohithadas did not like her name. She made the change during the filming of her first film Nivedyam.

Kavitha Ranjini- The popular actress Urvashi’s original name was Kavitha Ranjini. She later changed her name into Urvashi, finding the later more suitable.

Dhanya Nair- Dhanya Nair too changed her name into Navya Nair. Her first director Sibi Malayil told her that Dhanya was a common female name hence unsuitable for the image of an actress.

Saraswathi Devi- Sharada is a National award winning Malayalam actress. Her original name was Saraswathi Devi. Her name was changed to Sharada consequently upon her producer’s insistence.

Clara- Clara alias Sheela was a top star of Mollywood industry. She changed her name into Sheela feeling the name Clara inappropriate for films.

Maheshwari- Maheshwari  joined the popular drama company KPAC she changed her name into Lalitha.

Asha Kelunni Nair- Asha Kelunni Nair changed her stage name into Revathi following the suggestion of her first director Bharathiraja. He thought the name Asha was a misfit for a South Indian actress.

Ashwathy Kurup- Ashwathy Kurup was the original name of Parvathy Ashwathy Kurup. She changed her screen name taking a cue from her directors.

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