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Five Bollywood actors who are overly attached to one onscreen name

Vineeta Kumar | Updated on: 25 October 2015, 2:13 IST

What's in a name? Well, for our Bollywood actors, there seems a lot.

Call it a mere coincidence or their self-stated lucky charms, there are many Bollywood actors who share a special affinity with certain screen names. Take a look these five Bollywood superstars who never shied away from repeating their screen names.

Karisma Kapoor - Sapna

Karishma Kapoor as Sapna in Dulhan Hum Le Jayenge

She has probably portrayed the widest variety of roles in Bollywood. However, many of Karishma Kapoor's on screen characters have one common factor - the name Sapna. These are the films where she played Sapna:

  • Deedar (1991)
  • Hum Saath Saath Hai (1999)
  • Jaanwar (1999)
  • Chal Mere Bhai (2000)
  • Dulhan Hum Le Jayenge (2000)

Amitabh Bachchan - Vijay

Amitabh Bachchan as Vijay

He is the only Vijay Dinanath Chouhan and superstar of the film industry. In a career spanning across 53 years, Amitabh Bachchan has done everything from tragedy, action to romance and thrillers. While many of his characters have acquired an iconic status, most of his cult roles carried the name Vijay. Which ones are those? Check them out here:

  • Zanjeer (1973)
  • Roti Kapda Aur Makaan (1974)
  • Deewaar (1975)
  • Hera Pheri (1976)
  • Don (1978)
  • Trishul (1978)
  • Kaala Patthar (1979)
  • Great Gambler (1979)
  • Shaan (1980)
  • Dostana (1980)
  • Do Aur Do Paanch (1980)
  • Shakti (1982)
  • Akhree Raata (1986)
  • Shahenshah (1988)
  • Agneepath (1990)
  • Akayla (1991)
  • Ek Rishtaa (2001)
  • Aankhen (2002)
  • Nishabd (2007)
  • Rann(2010)

Salman Khan- Prem

Salman Khan as Prem in Hum Aapke Hai Koun

Since the beginning of his Bollywood career, if there's one screen name that Salman Khan is closely associated with, it's Prem. While he was essentially deemed as an action hero, Salman Khan's portrayal of a romantic lead in his films has become synonymous with the name Prem. Here's the list:

  • Maine Pyar Kiya (1989)
  • Andaaz Apna Apna (1994)
  • Hum Aapke Hai Koun (1994)
  • Judwaa (1997)
  • Hum Saath Saath Hai (1999)
  • Biwi Number 1 (1999)
  • Chal Mere Bhai (2000)
  • Kahin Pyaar Na Hi Jaaye (2000)
  • Maine Pyar Kyu Kiya (2005)
  • No Entry (2005)
  • Partner (2007)
  • Marigold (2007)
  • Ready (2011)
  • Prem Ratan Dhan Payo (2015)

Kareena Kapoor - Pooja

Kareena Kapoor as Pooja in K3G

Ever-so-gorgeous Kareena Kapoor Khan comes across as a confident, bold, modern, fearless woman and someone who can shoulder some kick-ass attitude. And she packaged all these characteristics in one onscreen name - Pooja. These are the 'Pooja' films:

  • Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham (2001)
  • Mujhe Kuch Kehna Hai (2001)
  • Jeena Sirf Mere Liye (2002)
  • Main Prem Ki Deewani Hoon (2002)
  • Tashan (2008)
  • 3 Idiots (2009)

Shah Rukh Khan - Raj/Rahul

Shah Rukh Khan as Raj in DDLJ

On screen, he is either Raj or Rahul. Apart from his signature 'open-armed' style, the other staple in his romantic roles is his name. And the actor has not got one but two favourite on screen names to suit most of the characters. Here are his Rahul/Raj films:

  • Raju Ban Gaya Gentleman (1992) - Raj
  • Darr (1993) - Rahul
  • Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (1995) - Raj
  • Yes Boss (1997) - Rahul
  • Dil Toh Pagal Hai (1997) - Rahul
  • Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1998) - Rahul
  • Baadshah (1999) - Raj
  • Mohabbatein (2000) - Raj
  • Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham (2001)- Rahul
  • Chalte Chalte (2003)- Raj
  • Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi (2009) - Raj
First published: 25 October 2015, 2:13 IST
 
Vineeta Kumar @VineetaKumar_09

Vineeta brings Bollywood fun and intricate showbiz details to Catch/Speed News. She has worked with IndiaTV, Zee News, and is here to provide Catch readers with the best of 'quality entertainment'. A Delhi girl, Vineeta pursued BMMMC from I P College for Women, Delhi University, and craves to know more all the time. When she is not indulging in a serious cinematic discussion over a film she just watched, Vineeta is either reading a fantasy book or polishing her artistic skills.

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