Everyone knows music maestro AR Rahman was called Dileep Kumar before he converted to Islam at the age of 21.
And that the Bollywood superstar’s real name is Yusuf Khan. But the double Oscar winner and the matinee idol actually have more in common than just their own names—their spouse’s names. While Rahman’s wife is called Saira Babu, Dilip Kumar is married to sixties’ heartthrob Saira Banu. What’s in a name, huh? Well, two Oscars, superstardom, incredible sums of money, et al. Time to rethink Shakespeare, guys.