Converting to Islam or to any other religion is no more a rarity. Love can make it happen. This has been witnessed many times. And our Bollywood industry is filled with such elite illustrations where many Bollywood celebrities got converted to Islam.
Today, people are liberal to think and so they are free to practice any religion they wish to without being judged.
Here is the list of popular Bollywood celebs who converted to Islam for personal or any other reason.
Bollywood Celebs Converted to Islam
Dharmendra & Hema Malini
The evergreen Bollywood couple, Dharmendra and Hema Malini, converted to Islam to be able to get married. This is because when Dharmendra fell in love with Malini during the shooting of Sholay, he was already married to Parkash Kaur.
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As our Hindu regulations did not allow a second marriage, Dharmendra and Hema Malini both converted to Islam and changed their names to Aisha Bi R. Chakravarty and Dilawar Khan Kewal Krishna.
Born in a Hindu family, the award-winning actress Sharmila Tagore converted to Islam when she fell in love with Indian Muslim cricketer, Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi. She changed her religion in order to marry Khan.
Despite the fact Tagore felt pressure to get converted to Islam before marrying Nawab Pataudi, her daughter-in-law, Kareena Kapoor Khan, didn’t feel the same. She did nothing before marrying Muslim actor, Saif Ali Khan.
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Being born in a Sikh-Muslim family, Amrita made her debut in Bollywood in 1983 with Betaab. She gave many hits movies to the industry like Sunny, Mard and Saaheb.
Amrita got converted to Islam just before her marriage to actor Saif Ali Khan. Yes, Amrita Singh is Saif Ali Khan’s first wife.
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However, after thirteen years of marriage, they divorced in 2004. But, what is more, interesting is that Saif’s current wife and famous actress Kareena Kapoor has not converted to Islam after her marriage.
A.R. Rahman (Allah-Rakha Rahman)
Music composer, singer-songwriter, and music producer, AR Rahman was born in a Hindu family name AS Dileep Kumar. However, he converted to Islam later.
This superb Golden globe award winner was introduced to Qadiri Islam when his younger sister was severely ill. He was enchanted by the ideals and values of the religion.
His mother, who belonged to an Islamic family before her marriage, was influenced by Sufism.
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Born to a Hindu father and an Anglo-Indian mother, Ayesha Takia’s marriage happened to her longtime boyfriend Farhan Azmi.
The actress got converted to Islam before marrying Farhan in an Islamic Nikah ceremony. Though she never publicly announced her conversion but media sources have claimed that she converted to marry Farhan. The couple has a son named Mikail Azmi.
The former Bollywood actress who played the lead in films like ‘Aashiq Awara’, ‘Tirangaa’, ‘Krantiveer’, ‘Sabse Bada Khiladi’ and the blockbuster ‘Karan Arjun’ suddenly disappeared from the screen.
Only to later hear that she has embraced Islam after tying the knot with her boyfriend Vicky Goswami in 2013.
After getting entangled in a few legal controversies it was reported that she is currently settled with her husband in Nairobi, Kenya.
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