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Here's why Shilpa Shetty’s changed her name

Published Dec 7, 2014, 5:56 am IST
Updated Mar 30, 2019, 8:45 am IST
Shilpa Shetty
 Shilpa Shetty
Mumbai: Did you know that Shilpa Shetty’s real name is Ashwini? It was apparently her mother Sunanda Shetty, who is also an astrologer, who decided to rename her “Shilpa” in the 90s because it carried better prospects for her daughter according to numerology. In fact, all of Shilpa’s legal documents such as her passport and education certificates, carry the name “Ashwini” on them.
While the mother’s intuition worked well for Shilpa, it didn’t quite do the same for her little sister Shamita. It seems, Shamita was originally offered the heroine’s role in Lagaan (played by Gracy Singh) but she turned it down since making a debut in a glossy Yash Raj Film, Mohabbatein as opposed to a village belle opposite Aamir Khan seemed like a more lucrative idea to Mrs Shetty.


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