Welcome back to Humor Nation. Today we are counting down the popular Bollywood celebrities who changed their religion. Some of them did it to be united with the love of their life while some did it for money.
So Take A Look At 13 Bollywood Celebrities Who Changed Their Religion!
1. Sharmila Tagore
One of the most iconic and legendary actresses of the Indian film industry is Sharmila Tagore. She has worked in popular Hindi movies such as Aradhana, Kashmir Ki Kali, An Evening in Paris. She married the Indian cricketer Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi, the Nawab of Pataudi. The marriage took place in a typical Nikah ceremony which was held on 27 December 1969. Prior to the ceremony, she converted to Islam and changed her name to Begum Ayesha Sultana Khan.
2. Nargis Dutt
While most of the people on the list are women who converted to Islam upon marrying the love of their life. But Nargis Dutt who fell in love with Sunil Dutt who saved her life on the sets of Mother India. After marrying Fatima Rashid became Nargis Dutt. She embraced Hinduism. From her union with Sunil Dutt, three children were born; Sanjay, Namrata, and Priya.
3. A.R Rahman
Allahrakka Rahman known professionally as A. R. Rahman, is one of the greatest Music Composer that Indian film industry has ever seen. This singer and music producer was born on 6 January 1967 as A. S. Dileep Kumar. He converted to Islam at the age of 23 because he found his faith in Allah. As a result, he changed his name to Alla-Rakha Rahman.
4. Hema Malini and Dharmendra
Dharmendra and Hema Malini’s love affair generated a lot of buzz when they started dating each other. But Dharmendra was married to Prakash Kaur in 1954. With Prakash Kaur, he has 4 children, Sunny Deol, Bobby Deol, Vijeta Deol, and Ajeeta Deol. But on the sets of Tum Haseen Main Jawan, he fell for Hema Malini. The two wanted to marry each other, but Dharmendra’s first wife won’t give him divorce. As a result, the duo converted to Islam to get married.