Not many know that Anushka Shetty’s original name is Sweety Shetty. However she was unhappy with the name as her schoolmates and college mates used to tease her with that name. And when entering into film world, she thought of changing her name and named herself ‘Anushka’. Ask her who gave idea of that name. “I named myself Anushka but don’t know where I had it. Later I came to know that it is a name of star in Indian mythology,” she adds.
During the shoots of her first flick ‘Super’, Anushka hadn’t reacted if someone on the sets called by her name Anushka. It took a while for her to adjust to new name. Needless to say that now Anushka’s name ring a bell with her on-screen name. She is awaiting for the release of her upcoming films Rudhramadevi and Baahubali.