The story of her last name is interesting. When she was an infant, her family had to travel Australia. The toddlers were not allowed to have their passports, so she shared her mother’s passport. Since then, she uses her mom’s surname. Her father’s last name is Venkat and is a South Indian while her mother is an Australian.
Konkona Sen Sharma
The middle name is her mother’s and the last name is her father’s. She says she love her parents and feels proud to have both their surnames. Often, her middle name was confused with her Dad’s and last name with her husband.
Not only has she used her mother’s surname but also her mom’s maiden name as her original name. Her actual name was ‘Reema Lamba’, but her love towards her mommy pursued her to stick to Mallika Sherawat, as she believes it is her lucky charm.
He loves her parents but feels proud to own her mother’s name. Nuzhat Khan, was his mom, and Anil Pal was his Father’s name. After they had divorced, he decided to take up ‘Khan’ as his surname, and he legally inherited it.
Aditi Rao Hydari
Her story of the last name is interesting as she was born a princess, and has the strongest family background. Her Nanaji J. Rameshwar Rao was the Wanaparthy King, and her Dadaji was the Prime Minister of Nizam. So, she feels her obligation to continue both of their last names.
These two beautiful actresses feel proud to own their Mother’s last name. Though their Bollywood career did not prove to be fruitful, but they are popular for breaking the norms and not following the age-old tradition of using Father’s surname.
Sanjay Leela Bhansali
You will be surprised to know that the maker of the films
and Ram Leela uses his mother’s name as his middle name. In an interview, he said that he loves his mom and feels proud to have it in his name.
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
We need more women like her; she has a set a great example after inheriting both her husband and mother’s surname. She provides inspiration to other women who fear to shed their patriarchal last name for matrimony.
Kareena Kapoor Khan
She respects her matrimonial and patriarchal names. She belonged to Kapoors and now belongs to Nawab, the strongest and royals families: a great initiative indeedvby this woman to forward her family name.
Her mother’s name was
and father’s Mian Ehsan-Ul-Haq. After she was married to
, she did not change her surname and followed her mother’s always. It is great to see how she broke the stereotypes during that time.