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What Mallika has in common with Mandakini

It seems almost impossible to begin a discussion on names without invoking Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet, but the plain and simple Bollywood fact is that a screen name makes a significant difference to a performer's career.

Here's a look, then, at ten actresses who changed their names for the silver screen, with mixed results:

Mallika Sherawat

Born Reema Lamba, she changed her name with both confidence and prescience, choosing the name because it means 'Empress.' Sherawat is her mother's maiden name. Not that there's anything wrong with the name Reema, but the way she towers over industry standards makes the Mallika name perfectly appropriate.

Also Read: How well do you know Mallika?


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