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Salman Khan advised Kiara Advani to change her name from Aaliyah, here’s why

Kiara Advani revealed that her first name was Aaliya, but she changed it before coming to Bollywood because of Salman Khan.


Kiara Advani celebrates her 29th birthday today, but many may not know that her original name is Aaliya Advani. The ‘Indoo Ki Jawani’ actress once revealed that she changed her name before coming to Bollywood and the reason is none other than Bhaijaan of Bollywood-Salman Khan and it has a connection with Alia Bhatt.

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In an episode of Voot’s “Feet Up with the Stars Season 2”, hosted by Anaita Shroff Adajania, Kiara Advani stated: “Aaliya is my first name. Salman Khan suggested me to change it because of Alia Bhatt because there can’t be two actresses with the same name in Bollywood.”


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“He suggested the change, but Kiara is the name that I chose. Now even my parents have started to call me Kiara,” added the ‘Kabir Singh’ actress. Salman Khan also guided the actress during her initial days in Bollywood.

She began her career in 2014 with the film ‘Fugly’, later, Advani achieved critical acclaim for her performance in the 2016 sports biopic ‘M. S. Dhoni: The Untold Story,’ Netflix anthology film ‘Lust Stories’ (2018). She gained further success starring in films like the Telugu political thriller ‘Bharat Ane Nenu’ (2018), the Hindi romance ‘Kabir Singh’ (2019), and the Hindi comedy ‘Good Newwz’ (2019).

On the work front, the actress will be seen next in ‘Shershaah’ opposite Sidharth Malhotra, ‘Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2’ with Kartik Aaryan, Tabu and ‘Jug Jug Jeeyo’ alongside Varun Dhawan, Neetu Kapoor, and Anil Kapoor.

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