Thailand is a country in South East Asia. It is mainly known for its exotic beaches and rich culture. As many East Asian countries like Japan and Korea have dominated the music and entertainment industry in the past decade, South Asia has also come into the light. Many people now show interest in East Asian and South Asian culture. Many Thai and Indonesian Stars are being recognized worldwide.
In Thailand, changing their name is common. Many people change their name, as in Thailand, they say that changing one’s name can change one’s fortune. However, many people who don’t change their name opt for a nickname or stage name.
Here are some Thai stars and their real names:
1. Lisa Manobal
Lalisa Manobal, known as Lisa, is a Thai rapper, singer, and dancer. She is a part of the YG entertainment group Blackpink in South Korea. Lisa was born in Thailand on March 27, 1997. Lisa’s birth name is Pranpriya, a Thai name that originated from the two Thai words “Praan,” which means “soul,” and “Priya,” which means “beloved.” When She was 13, she changed her name from Pranpriya to Lalisa on a fortune-teller's advice.
Sorn was born in Thailand on November 18, 1996, is a Thai singer based in South Korea and is part of Cube Entertainment’s girl group CLC (vocalist) and was the winner of the first season of K-pop star Hunt in 2011, she is known for her stage name Sorn, but her real name is Chonnasorn Sajakul.
3. Mario Maurer
Mario Maurer was born in Thailand on December 4, 1988, is a Thai actor and model. He began his modeling career at 16. He is best known for his role in First love(2010) and Pee Mak(2013). He is mainly known as Mario Maurer but, his birth name is Nutthawuth Maurer.
Kunpimook Bhuwakul is known for his stage name BamBam is a Thai Rapper, Singer, and songwriter part of JYP Entertainment’s boy band GOT7 (vocalist) and is based in South Korea. He was thirteen when he joined GOT7 and is the second-youngest member.
Chittaphon Leechaiyapornkul is known for his stage name, Ten. He was born in Thailand on February 27, 1996. He is a Thai singer and dancer based in South Korea and China. He debuted in the South Korean boy band NCT in 2016. Furthermore, he is the leading dancer and vocalist of the band.
6. Mike Angelo
Mike Angelo is a famous Thai actor, singer, model, and musician. He was born in Thailand on December 19, 1989. His real name is Pirath Nitipaisalkul. But, he is known for his stage name Mike Angelo. He is known for his roles on “Mr. Swimmer” and “My little princess” television shows. He is also known for his musical duo “Golf and Mike”(Thai pop duo).
Minnie is a Thai singer, songwriter, and actress based in South Korea. She was born in Thailand on October 23, 1997. Her real name is Nicha Yontararak, and she is known for her stage name Minnie. She is a member of the South Korean girl group (G)I-DLE under Cube Entertainment and is the main vocalist. She debuted in May 2018.
Natty is a Thai solo singer based in South Korea and is currently under Swing Entertainment. Natty was born in Thailand on May 30, 2002. Her real name is Anatchaya Suputhipong. She is best known for being a contestant on Mnet’s girl group survival programs Sixteen and Idol. She debuted as a soloist for her single “Nineteen” in May 2020.
Taew is a Thai actress based in Thailand working for TV Channel 3. She was born in Thailand on February 6, 1989. Her real name is Natapohn Tameeruks. But is known for her stage name Taew. She is also an author and an architect.
Ninja is a singer and dancer based in Thailand. He was born in Thailand on June 15, 1997. His real name is Jarukit Khamhongsa. He is a member of the T-pop boy band 4mix under Khaosan Entertainment and is the leading dancer.