Most celebrities do not use their real name and become famous by choosing a screen name. Some celebrities also change their religion for various reasons. However, several celebrities have converted to different religions in order to find peace and a spiritual awakening.
It is not only common in Hollywood where celebrities like Julia Roberts, Michael Jackson, Richard Gere, Tom Cruise and Madonna to name a few changed their religions. Even in Bollywood, a lot of celebrities have converted to religions like Islam. Many Indian celebrities have converted to Islam for many reasons. It is either beliefs or marriage that has made these celebs convert from Hinduism to Islam.
Indian celebrities like Sharmila Tagore, Mamta Kulkarni, Dharmendra, A R Rahman and Amrita Singh to name a few have converted into Islam. Take a look...
Indian Celebrities Who Converted To Islam:
When Sharmila Tagore married Nawab Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi, she converted to Islam. She also took a new name as Begum Ayesha.
The 90s hit bombshell Mamta Kulkarni is one of the Indian celebrities who converted to Islam. Her husband, Vicky Goswami also converted to Islam.
The Jat man was born Hindu. However, to marry his lady love Hema Malini, he converted into Islam. Dharmendra was already married to first wife, Prakash Kaur, he was not eligible for second marriage as per Hindu Marriage Act. So, he converted to Islam so as to tie the knot with Hema.
A R Rahman
The talented artist was born to a Muslim mother and Hindu father. He remained an atheist in his growing years. However, he embraced Islam after reaching adulthood.
Amrita Singh was born to a Sikh-Muslim family. However, before tying the knot with Saif Ali Khan who is a Muslim, Amrita converted to Islam.
Hans Raj Hans
The famous Indian singer who have given hits like Dama Dum Mast Kalander, Aaja Nachle and Dil Tote Tote Ho Gaya was a Sikh by birth. However, according to the reports, he converted to Islam as he found interest in the religion while studying Islamic literature.