10 Shocking and Surprising Facts About Your Favourite Bollywood Celebrities


So you think you know your celebs? Well, think again! We bring you these ten little-known facts about your favourite Bollywood celebrities!

Shah Rukh Khan

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In school, Shah Rukh Khan was nicknamed ‘Mail Train’ because he was a very fast runner and won plenty of races. He was also a great hockey player and was pretty good in academics too. Truly, King Khan!

Aishwarya Rai

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Aishwarya Rai had plans to become an architect, even enrolling at Rachana Sansad Academy of Architecture, but later left her education to pursue a career in acting.  We sure are glad she chose acting

Irrfan Khan

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Irrfan Khan has been a vegetarian since childhood. Apparently Irrfan Khan’s father used to jokingly say that he (Irrfan)was a ‘Brahmin born in the family of Pathans”!

Amitabh Bachchan

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In 1982, while filming a fight scene in ‘Coolie’, Amitabh Bachchan suffered a near fatal intestinal injury, leading to several months of hospitalisation. Due to this incident the film’s ending was changed. Initially, BigB’s character was supposed to die, but after the incident, the ending was modified to keep BigB’s character alive. This was because the director of the movie Manmohan Desai felt it would be inappropriate to kill off Amitabh Bachchan’s character after the actor had managed to fight off death in real life.

Aamir Khan

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Aamir Khan first appeared on screen as a child actor in ‘Yaadon Ki Baarat’. Okay, wasn’t at all aware of this!

Salman Khan

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Salman Khan suffers from Trigeminal Neuralgia, a facial nerve disorder which causes unbearable pain and is commonly called the ‘suicide disesase’. This disease is characterized by episodes of sudden unbearable pain on one side of the face.

Priyanka Chopra

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During her teens, Priyanka Chopra lived with her Aunt in USA for three years, attending schools in New York, Massachusetts, and Iowa. One of the things that initially got Priyanka Chopra interested in attending school in the US was that there were no uniforms.

Deepika Padukone

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Deepika Padukone was born in Copenhagen, Denmark and moved to Bangalore with her family when she was a year old.. We are really glad to have you in India!

Sonam Kapoor

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As a teenager, Sonam Kapoor struggled with weight issues ” I was unhealthy, I had bad skin, and I had hair growing on my face!”. We’ve got to admire the fact that she overcame her weight issues to become the stunning actress she is today!

Kareena Kapoor

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Kareena Kapoor’s name is derived from ‘Annna Karenina’, A novel that her mother read while she was pregnant with her. And that my friends would be the answer to the question: How can you connect Kareena Kapoor to Leo Tolstoy?

We hope you enjoyed reading these little known facts about your favourite Bollywood celebs!

Which one surprised you the most? Let us know!

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