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Just how many times has SRK been named Raj? We'll tell you!

Last updated on: December 03, 2015 17:25 IST

Bollywood stars, more often or not, are remembered by their screen names especially when they have been lucky for them.

No wonder, Shah Rukh Khan is back as Raj in Rohit Shetty's big budget film Dilwale.

His pal Salman Khan also loves being called Prem in his movies. And here's how well the name has treated him!

But do you know how many times King Khan has played Raj on the big screen?

Do you know which onscreen name is synonymous to Amitabh Bachchan?

Well, let's take a look...

Shah Rukh Khan as Raj

Shah Rukh Khan

Image: Shah Rukh Khan as Raj in Dilwale

While SRK plays Raj in his upcoming film Dilwale, this screen name became popular after the SRK-starrer Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge became a blockbuster.

Shah Rukh has used this screen name in eight films -- Raju Ban Gaya Gentleman, DDLJ, Baadshah, Mohabbatein, Chalte Chalte, Heyy Babyy, Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi and of course, Dilwale.

 

Salman Khan as Prem

Salman Khan

Image: Salman Khan as Prem in Prem Ratan Dhan Payo

Ever since Salman made his debut as a leading hero with Maine Pyar Kiya, he is fondly known as Prem.

While filmmaker Sooraj Barjatya gave this screen name to Salman, it was latter's shy lover boy image which made Prem iconic. Though other actors have used this name as well, no one has managed to play Prem as effortlessly as our very own Bhai.

No wonder, he has used this screen name in 13 filmsMaine Pyar Kiya, Andaz Apna Apna, Hum Aapke Hain Koun...!, Judwaa, Deewana Mastana, Biwi No 1, Sirf Tum, Hum Saath Saath Hain, Chal Mere Bhai, Kahin Pyaar Na Ho Jaye, Partner, No Entry, Ready, Marigold and Prem Ratan Dhan Payo.

 

Amitabh Bachchan as Vijay

Amitabh Bachchan

Image: Amitabh Bachchan as Vijay in Agneepath

Apart from 'angry young man', the Big B has one more screen name to his credit -- Vijay.

Amitabh Bachchan has starred in more than 20 movies as Vijay. Yes, you heard that right!

While Agneepath, Zanjeer and Deewaar are easy to guess, the other films where Bachchan Sr has been named Vijay are Aankhen, Roti Kapda Aur Makaan, Shahenshah, Aakhree Rasta, Shakti, Shaan, Dostana, Do Aur Do Paanch, Kaala Patther, The Great Gambler, Don, Hera Pheri, Akayla, Trishul, Ganga, Nishabd, Ek Rishtaa: The Bond of Love and Rann.

 

Ajay Devgn as Ajay

Ajay Devgn

Image: Ajay Devgn as Ajay in Phool Aur Kaante

Ajay Devgn likes being called Ajay in his movies as well.

He made his debut with Phool Aur Kaante, where his character was named Ajay.

He went on to use it 10 more times: Dil Hai Betaab, Jung, Ishq, Suhaag, Gundaraj, Zakhm, Hindustan Ki Kasan, You Me Aur Hum, Haqeeqat and Apaharan.

 

Sunny Deol

Sunny Deol

Image: Sunny Deol as Arjun in Arjun Pandit

Sunny Deol, on the other hand, loves being called Arjun.

He's done six films so far, where his character has been named Arjun: Arjun Pandit, Zor, Dacait, Teesri Aankh: The Hidden Camera, Lakeer - The Forbidden Lines and Kaise Kahoon Ke Pyaar Hai.

 

Akshay Kumar as Raj

Akshay Kumar

Image: Akshay Kumar as Raj in Aitraaz

Not just Shah Rukh Khan, Akshay Kumar likes being called Raj as well, and has often used it in his films.

Whether it was in Suhaag, Khiladi or Aitraaz, the name Raj worked wonders for Akshay.

Akshay has played Raj seven times so far. The list also includes Zulmi, Andaaz, Haan Maine Bhi Pyaar Kiya Hai and Dosti: Friends Forever.

 

Karisma Kapoor as Pooja

Karisma Kapoor

Image: Karisma Kapoor as Pooja in Biwi No. 1

This B-town beauty has used Pooja as her screen name in eight films: Biwi No 1, Saajan Chale Sasural, Saput, Aashiq, Khuddar, Haan Maine Bhi Pyaar Kiya Hai, Aatish and Suhaag.

Her sister Kareena likes to use this name too, and has used it in four films, most famously in Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham. Remember Poo?