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Features |  24 Aug 2018 15:39 |  By RnMTeam

Musicians and their pseudonyms

MUMBAI: Musicians are known by the music they compose and present. However, their names still continue to be the identity. While most of the singers and music composers have retained their original names, some have taken pseudonyms or abridged versions of their names. Below are the famous musicians with their actual names.

A R Rahman: We all know him as Mozart of Madras but his real name is Dileep Kumar which was changed to Allah Rakha Rahman and further abridged to A R Rahman.

Anu Malik: The hit churning music composer of 90Æs and composer of some of the finest tunes in Hindi Movies, Anu Malik was originally named as Anwar Sardar Malik.

Badshah: The famous rapper and stylish singer Badshah's real name is Aditya Prateek Singh Sisodia but he is popularly known as Badshah. Giving full justice to his pseudonyms, Badshah continues to be the undisputed king of rapping in India.

Honey Singh: The man who changed the face of Indian music ever since his entry in the field is actually Hirdesh Singh.

Lata Mangeshkar: While this will be restricted to the Marathi Music lovers, Anand Ghan is the pseudonym taken by the Nightingale of India, Lata Mangheskar. She composed music for two Marathi films under this name.