When Shah Rukh Khan Revealed His Childhood Name Was Abdur Rehman: ‘Mujhe Ajeeb Sa Laga’

Throwback to the time when Shah Rukh Khan revealed his childhood name to be Abdur Rehman. The actor had mentioned it was given by his maternal grandmother

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When Shah Rukh Khan Revealed His Childhood Name Was Abdur Rehman: ‘Mujhe Ajeeb Sa Laga’
Did you know Shah Rukh Khan’s first name was ‘Abdur Rehman’? However, the name never got registered and his late father then named him Shah Rukh Khan which has now become an iconic name. Giving a little back story of the name, in an old interview with Anupam Kher, Khan revealed his childhood name was Abdur Rehman that was given to him by his maternal grandmother. He even revealed that the name was not registered anywhere but his grandma wanted him to take the name.

In the conversation with Khan, Anupam Kher asks him if he knows someone with the name ‘Abdur Rehman’. To which, SRK replied, “I don't know anyone but my maternal grandmother had named me Abdur Rehman in childhood.” Kher asked if he got surprised to hear his name. Shah Rukh said, “Hann mujhe kaafi hayraani huyi. Hann matlab kahi register nahi huwa lekin woh chahti thi ki mera naam Abdur Rehman rahe. Mujhe ajeeb sa laga abhi aap socho Baazigar starring Abdur Rehman in and as kuch jamta nahi. Shah Rukh Khan in and as Baazigar zada better sound karta hai (Yes, I'm quite surprised. The name wasn't registered anywhere but she wanted me to accept the name, Abdur Rehman. I felt weird. Just imagine Baazigar starring Abdur Rehman in and as. It wouldn't sound good. Shah Rukh Khan in and as Baazigar sounds better,)” 

He even mentioned that his cousins used to tease him. Khan recalled, “They would say, 'when you get married we'll sing Abdur Rehman ki main Abdur Rehmaniya.' Some old song.” FYI, the Zero actor revealed the meaning of his current name and he explained that Shah Rukh means 'prince-like face’.


Meanwhile, on the professional front, Shah Rukh Khan will next be seen in YRF’s spy drama, Pathan along with Deepika Padukone and John Abraham. Reportedly, he also has Rajkumar Hirani’s offer and South director Atlee’s action flick. ALSO READ: Shah Rukh Khan Says ‘Ab Toh Bahut Saari Movies Hi Aayengi’ After Fan Asks Him To Release Dance Number Instead Of Movie


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