A celebrity isn’t a real celebrity unless they have things named after them. Some of these are famous – a well known Swiss beauty spot is locally called Chopra Lake after Bollywood director Yash Chopra and Melba toast was named after opera singer Dame Nellie Melba. Here are 15 other things named after celebrities.
1.In 2013, Eid goat sellers in Delhi named their best goats after Shah Rukh Khan and Salman Khan. Salman’s fans also renamed a cafe after him in Turkey when he was shooting for Ek Tha Tiger in 2012. Meanwhile, A New York-based organisation has named a lunar crater after Shah Rukh.
2.Legendary actor-filmmaker Raj Kapoor has a street named after him in the city of Brampton, Canada. The street is called the ‘Raj Kapoor Crescent’
3.Holland has named a species of tulip after the world’s most beautiful woman, Aishwarya Rai.
4.A restaurant in Mumbai serves a dish named Sanju Baba Chicken named after Sanjay Dutt. The dish reportedly came into existence after the Bollywood actor visited the place and and suggested a recipe to the owner who christened it after the actor.
5.A Mumbai bakery named a mango-blueberry cake after Sonam Kapoor because she orders it so often.
6.Bollywood actress Mallika Sherawat became the first Bollywood star to have a milkshake named after her. The ‘Mallika Shake’ joined the ranks of shakes named after Hollywood stars Kim Kardashian, Miley Cyrus, David Beckham and Paris Hilton.
7.Yesteryear star Jeetendra had a thali named after him at a five star hotel in Chennai.
8.Telugu star-politician Chiranjeevi has a dosa named after him at a Hyderabad chain. Needless to say, it’s much in demand.
9.A R Rahman has a street named after him in Markham, Ontario, Canada called the ‘Allah-Rakha Rahman St’.
10.Hot Doug’s in Chicago sells a spicy sausage called “The Salma,” and a less spicy version called “The Keira” named after actresses Salma Hayek and Keira Knightley.
11.In January 2013, a rare type of house fly found in Australia was named after Beyonce.
12.In October 2012, scientists named a genus of ferns that carries the DNA sequence GAGA (guanine, adenine, guanine, adenine) after Lady Gaga.
13.Harrison Ford has a species of spider and one of ants named after him, called Calponia harrisonfordi and Pheidole harrisonfordi respectively.
14.Fans of Madhuri Dixit have named a star in the Orion constellation after her.
15.In 2005, the kilometre-long road that is the only one that leads to the Shirdi temple, was named after Manoj Kumar.