We all have nicknames given by our family and friends which are definitely embarrassing but still we are referred by these names any place and anywhere.
Sometimes people usually adopt their nickname as their real names just to shorten their real name or make a name as suited to their persona, like that of Western artist or rappers who keep a second name as a stage name.
Well, nickname thing is not just common between commoners but also among the celebrities. We have often seen celebs referred as their stage name and not by their actual name. This is quite commonly seen among actors and actresses. While some of it may already be known to the whole media, many are reserved only for their friends and family. The whole nickname process comes either from an incident that took place long ago or because it just suits their persona more.
So here, let’s take a look at celebrities and their nicknames out of which some are really cute while some are very funny.
- Priyanka Chopra
The actress has a number of nicknames which she got from her co-stars and by the media which includes Piggy Chops, PeeCee. However, the actress is referred as Mithoo back home by her family members. She is also called by as Mimi, inspired after the famous French diva, Mimi Rogers.
- Kareena Kapoor and Karisma Kapoor
Their nicknames have become quite famous among the fans as well as the media. Kareena and Karisma’s father fondly named his darling daughters Bebo and Lolo due to his love for the Italian actress Gina Lollobrigedia.
- Alia Bhatt
The bubbly actress who is also a hottie now was once just too cute. We all must have seen Alia’s childhood pics where she was looking all kinds of cute and chubby. She is fondly called Aalu at home, owing to her obsession with the vegetable.
- Shah Rukh Khan
The king of Bollywood is ruling hearts with his handsomeness but even he couldn’t escape from having a nickname fondly given by his friends and colleagues. SRK is sweetly referred as Lucky Ali, all thanks to his dear friend and Bollywood actress Juhi Chawla.
- Varun Dhawan
The handsome actor of Bollywood is one of the current heartthrobs of the nation. Hailing from a filmy family, Varun has got a perfect nickname from his family and friends who fondly call him Pappu.
- Akshay Kumar
Akshay Kumar is the ultimate Khiladi Kumar of Bollywood owing to his love for action. The actor’s real name is Rajeev Bhatia; however, his friends fondly call him Raju.
- Sonam Kapoor
The fashionista of Bollywood is known for her bubbly looks when she was quite small. Apart from being healthy, Sonam was also very tall due to which her father Anil Kapoor lovingly called her Giraffe.
- Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
Aishwarya is fondly referred as Ash by the media. However, the former Miss World has also a cute nickname given by her family members. The actress is fondly referred as Gullu. Isn’t that cute?