From Deepika Padukone to Rani Mukerji: Bollywood actresses who haven’t changed their surname post marriage

Here’s taking a look at all the women of Bollywood who out of choice, decided to stick to their own name and surname post marriage. Deepika Padukone, Rani Mukherji are among the many who belong to this club.

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From Deepika Padukone to Rani Mukerji: Bollywood actresses who haven’t changed their surname post marriage

Back in the day, almost every woman would change her name, surname post marriage. They accepted it as a tradition that needs to be followed without any questions. But nowadays, it’s all out of choice and no woman can be forced to change her name, surname without her consent. Women today have in fact, started paying closer attention to this name-changing tradition. While some of them still like to add their husband’s name, surname after marriage, quite a number of women have begun to retain their maiden names even after tying the knot. Also Read-Nia Sharma New House PHOTOS: Step inside Diva’s house with all-white interiors, modern chandeliers and beautiful view of Mumbai skyline

Talking about Bollywood celebs, there are both kind of married women – the ones who have willingly changed their surname and the ones who continue to go with their original name. Today, we will be focusing on the married actresses who proudly carry their maiden name even after getting married to their significant other who has a different surname. Also Read-Jennifer Winget’s Best Looks: A look at the star’s personal style


Deepika Padukone, who is married to Ranveer Singh, could have added his surname to her name but she contineus to be referred to as Deepika Padukone. Anushka Sharma didn’t change her name to Anushka Sharma Kohli after getting married to Virat Kohli.

Here, scroll down to find out all those actresses who chose to not change their surnames post marriage.

Bollywood actresses who did not change their surname post marriage-

Deepika Padukone

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In her very first interview after getting married to Ranveer in 2018, Deepika was asked if she would change her surname. And the actress had very casually replied saying why should she be changing her surname. Instead, Ranveer can be referred to as “Ranveer Singh Padukone.” Well, her answer was enough to put it out loud and clear that she’s never going to change her surname. Also Read-Ranveer Singh: “Ek pyaara sa ghar ho, jisme meri wife aur mere bacche khush aur swasth rahe”

Twinkle Khanna

Twinkle Khanna is Mrs Funny Bones and her witty responses are always on point. If anyone’s wondering why didn’t she choose to change her name to Twinkle Kumar after getting married to Akshay Kumar, here’s your answer. During a Twitter chat, a netizen asked her,  “Why Twinkle Khanna u r Kumar got it?” And she gave a befitting reply saying, “A lot of people bring this up, though not as stridently as this gentleman-Khanna it will always be #MarriedNotBranded” Also Read-When Shilpa Shetty claimed Akshay Kumar used and dropped her; “It was entirely his fault”


Anushka Sharma

Although Anushka Sharma never preached or talked about being a feminist, she definitely is a believer of one’s identity. She will be completing 4 years since being Virat Kohli’s wife but she has chosen to not change her name to Anushka Kohli or Anushka Sharma Kohli. Also Read-THROWBACK: Anushka Sharma Performing Emotional Scenes In Her Acting Class

Vidya Balan

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Soon after Vidya Balan got married to Siddharth Roy Kapur, she was in the spotlight with people guessing if she would now change her name to Vidya Sidharth Roy Kapur. However, Vidya had shut down the speculations in a rather honest way. “I don’t know who said that (I am changing my name to Vidya Balan Roy Kapur.) I remain Vidya Balan. I think Sid (Siddharth) and I, both feel that since he will remain Siddharh Roy Kapur and not become Siddharth Balan Roy Kapur, I will remain Vidya Balan and not become Vidya Balan Roy Kapur.” Also Read-SidNaaz Fans Trend “Shehnaaz Kaur Gill Shukla” After THIS Video Of From ‘Honsla Rakh’ Goes Viral, Watch

Soha Ali Khan

It’s been 6 years since Soha got married to Kunal Kemmu but she has chosen to not give up her maiden name. Although, their daughter Inaaya goes by the name – Inaaya Naumi Kemmu, Soha’s social media handles still are Soha Ali Khan or Soha Ali Khan Pataudi.


Rani Mukerji

Rani Mukherji is another actress who didn’t change her surname after marrying producer, Aditya Chopra on April 21, 2014. She proudly uses her own surname. During the trailer launch of her film, Mardaani, Rani had shared that she loves her name and will change it when she will admit her kids in school. She had said, “I love my name and I will keep to that. For my films people know me as Rani Mukerji and they will always know me by that name. Personally, when I admit my children in school that time there will be change of surname. But for my fans it will always remain Rani Mukerji.” Also Read-Samantha Ruth Prabhu said THIS about rumours of her having affairs, not wanting a baby and more post split with Naga Chaitanya; See Here

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