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Did you know Kareena Kapoor was almost named Siddhima? – Times of India

Did you know Kareena Kapoor was almost named Siddhima? - Times of India

The Begum of Bollywood Kareena Kapoor Khan is popularly called Bebo, much like her family who have unique nicknames for each other. While Kareena’s sister Karisma has her nickname Lolo, their father Randhir Kapoor goes by the name Daboo informally. Similarly, Kareena and Karisma’s late uncles, Rishi Kapoor and Rajiv Kapoor were fondly called Chintoo and Chimpu by their family members.

Talking about the quirky names of the Kapoor, did you how the ‘Jab We Met’ actress was not named Kareena initially? Back in 1980, the actress was born almost a week after her uncle Rishi Kapoor was blessed with his first child, Riddhima Kapoor Sahni. To this, Bebo’s grandfather Raj Kapoor decided to name Rishi and Randhir’s daughters as Riddhima and Siddhima respectively, inspired by the names of Lord Ganpanti’s two wives as both were born around the Ganesh Chaturthi.

However, it’s believed that it was Kareena’s mother Babita Kapoor who named her newborn daughter Kareena instead of…

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