Celebrities often change their names after entering the entertainment world. Sometimes, fans give them nicknames that become so popular that the celebs have to adopt the name as their professional name. And sometimes they are called by their best-played character’s name. Let’s see some such celebrities.
1. Masanori Taki
Masanori Taki is a Japan-based actor and a member of the pop group, Denki Groove. On 8th April 1967, he was born in Shizuoka, Japan. His real name is Masanori Taki, but professionally he is known by his stage name Pierre Taki.
2. Noriyuki Makihara
Noriyuki Makihara is famously called Mackey, a nickname given by his fans. He is a Japan-based pop singer and songwriter. On 18th May 1969, he was born in Osaka, Japan.
3. Shigeaki Miyazaki
Shigeaki Miyazaki changed his name to Aska. He is a Japan-based singer and songwriter. On 24th February 1958, he was born in Fukuoka, Japan.
4. Noriko Sakai
Noriko Sakai is professionally known by her stage name Nori-P. She is a Japan-based singer and actress. On 5th February 1987, she was born in Fukuoka, Japan.
Rei is an 18-year-old Japanese singer. She is a member of the K-pop group IVE. She changed her name from Naoi Rei to Kim Rei when she moved to Korea for her musical career.
6. Rei Yasuda
Rachel Rodes, professionally known by her name Rei Yasuda is an American-born Japanese actor, singer, and model. She has a Japanese background. In 2013, she debuted as a solo singer under Sony Records.
Giselle is a rapper and a member of the famous K-pop girl group Aespa. Her lesser-known real name is Uchinaga Aeri. She changed it into Giselle when she started auditioning for K-pop groups. She was born into Japanese- Korean family, as her father hails from Japan.
8. Abe Haruno
Abe Haruno is professionally known by her stage name Haru. On 21st February 2000, she was born in Miyagi, Japan. After shifting to Korea, she changed her name. She is a member of the girl K-pop band Nature.
9. Akiyama Kokona
Akiyama Kokona changed her name to Cocona after shifting to Korea for her musical career. On 7th December 2005, she was born in Japan. She is a rapper, singer, and member of the K-pop group XG.
10. Kuno Canaco
Kuno Canaco is a singer and a member of the K-pop group Lalary. On 1st November 1994, she was born in Tokyo, Japan. She changed her name to Cana after shifting to Korea.