Interesting Story as how Kedarnath Bhattacharjee became Kumar Sanu


Very often people change their names for various reasons. Changing names happen mostly in entertainment industry where people keep unique and catchy names. In Hindi film industry we have seen many actors who changed their names e.g. Dilip Kumar, Sanjeev Kumar, Ajay Devgan and many others.

One another famous person who changed his name in Hindi film industry is singer Kumar Sanu. His actual name was Kedarnath Bhattacharya. There’s an interesting story behind the reason as why Kedarnath Bhattacharya aka Kumar Sanu needed to change his name.

Singer Kumar Sanu shared the story as why he changed his name. He was talking to a media source and shared the following.

My father, Pashupatinath Bhattacharjee christened me Kedarnath. Personally I never liked the name. So when I was training under Kalyanji-Anandji, they told me, “you have a great voice, but the major negative is that you are a Bengali.” People at the time had a certain image about Bengali singers because of their peculiar accent. So they suggested I resort to Kumar. And since, Sanu was my pet name, I was christened Kumar Sanu.

Though the name Kumar Sanu looks attractive but the truth is people are better known for their work and behavior.

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