Religion can be one of the most sensitive aspects of a person’s life. You will find numerous people around you who would have changed their religion for different reasons. In fact, there is a tribe of celebrities who have undergone religion conversion to attain spirituality while for others it was purely for love!
Let’s have a look at the celebrities from Hollywood as well as Bollywood who converted their religion:
1- Sharmila Tagore changed to Islam post her marriage and changed her name to Begum Ayesha.
2- To marry Dharmendra, Hema Malini changed to Islam and changed her name to Aisha. Dharmendra also changed his religion so that he can marry her without having to divorce his first wife.
3- Born to a Hindu father and a Muslim mother, A.R.Rehman was an atheist. Later he became a muslim and changed his name from Dileep Kumar to Allah Rakha Rahman.
4- Salma Khan after her marriage with Salim Khan changed to Islam.
5- Born to a Hindu dad and Muslim mom, Nagma chose Christianity.
6- Nayantara converted to Hinduism when she was in a relationship with Prabhu Deva.
7- Divya Bharti converted to Islam to marry Sajid Nadiadwala and became Sana Nadiadwala.
8- Dharmendra converted to Islam to marry Hema Malini without divorcing his first wife.
9- Hazel Keech took Sikhism post her marriage to Yuvraj Singh and became Gurbasant Kaur.
10- Mahesh Bhatt converted to Islam before marrying Soni Razdan.
11- Nargis converted to Hinduism post her marriage to Sunil Dutt and became Nirmala Dutt.
12- Amrita Singh converted to Islam from Sikhism to marry Saif Ali Khan.
13- Saroj Khan converted to Islam before her marriage to B. Sohanlal.
14- Richard Gere converted to Buddhism.
15- Julia Roberts was so influenced by Hinduism when she visited India to shoot for Eat, Pray And Love, that she converted to Hinduism from Christianity.
16- Orlando Bloom converted to Buddhism.
17- Tom Cruise converted from Christianity to Scientology.
18- Madonna took up Judaism.
19- John Trevolta converted to Scientology from Christianity.
20- Katie Holmes also took Scientology post her marriage to Tom Cruise.
21- Micheal Jackson converted to Islam.
22- Snoop Dog also converted to Islam.