Over the years, many popular Kollywood actresses have changed their real names to suit the cine industry. While some names are given by their first director, some of them alter their original name to sound more media-friendly and glamorous.

Today, let's take a look at the actresses who changed their birth name after kickstarting their acting career.

Real Name: Diana Mariam Kurian

Real Name: Tamanna Bhatia

Anushka Shetty
Real Name: Sweety Shetty

Real Name: Priya Vasudev Mani Iyer

Real Name: Helen Nelson

Real Name: Suhasini Rajaram

Real Name: Shree Amma Yanger Ayyapan

Meera Jasmine
Real Name: Jasmine Mary Joseph

Silk Smitha
Real Name: Vijayalakshmi Vadlapati

Real Name: Asha Kelunni Nair

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