Mona Chopra aka Sherlyn Chopra aka Menka . Seems a lot of confusion regarding Mona Chopra’s actual name. Some say its Sherryl, some think its Menka and others say its Mona. Her actual name is not Mona but Sherlyn. Mona happens to be her nick name. However, in the upcoming film Red Swastik, she will be credited as Menka since the director , Vinod Pande , felt the name Mona was too common. But in all her other films she will be credited as Mona. Whats in a name as Shakespeare very rightly wrote ‘ A rose by any other name would smell as sweet.’ She is inspired by Angelina Jolie with her performance in Gia .