11 Indian Celebrities Converted to ISLAM

11 Indian Celebrities Converted to ISLAM


  • Purpose with this article is just to share information and not to stir any controversy . Let me put it straight here ,I Do respect and love all religions equally.
  • I strongly believe that all religions teach us love and compassion only.
  • “Your religion is for you and my religion is for me “

“Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind.” 


1: AR Rahman:

  • Oscar Won Indian music composer and singer.
  • He born as Hindu and later converted to Islam.
  • His name changed from  Dileep to Rahman.
  • Even though he born to Hindu family , Rahman has this inclination towards atheism at first later he converted to islam and became ardent theist.

His comment about his conversion:  “Its not dramatic as it sounds ,my family was isolated and when Sufism concepts influenced me and started believing Islam”

2: Kamala Surayya 

  • Born as Hindu to famous higher caste family.
  • Malayalam writer Kamala,(pen name Madhavikkutty), one of India’s best known 20th century poet converted from Hinduism to Islam in year 1999.
  • Her name Changed from Madhavikkutty to Kamala Surayya.

NB: The reason behind Kamala Surrayyas’s conversion to Islam : If you want to know more details about her conversion , You can refer this book “The love Queen of Malabar” written by Merilly. (The book is bit convtroversial)

3: Dharmendra

  • Famous Bollywood celebrity and And father of Suunny deol.
  • Even though he converted to Islam, as per the sources he is not practicing Islam.
  • The reason behind Dharmendr’s Conversion : To marry Hemamalini he converted to Islam.

4: Yuvan Shankar Raja:

  • Indian music composer and Son of famous musician Ilayaraja .
  • Converted to Islam recently.

5: Mamta Kulkarni

  • Former Bollywood Actress.
  • her Husband also converted to islam and they are now living in nairobi ,kenya.
  •  Mamta’s husband Vicky Goswami was arrested in Arab Emrites (UAE) in drug smuggling case. He was sentenced for 25 years but he was released in November 2012. Some media reports mentioned that his sentence was reduced due to model conduct. His conversion to Islam was also one of main reason of reduction.
  • Goswami converted to Islam and got married with Mamta Kulkarni when he was in prison.

6: Mahesh Bhatt

  • Indian Film director and producer.
  • He converted to ISLAM to marry Soni Razdan with out divorcing his first wife.
  • As per the reports Mahesh is not practicing Islam.

7: Hema Malini

  • Famous Bollywood celebrity and mother of Isha deol.
  • Hema fell in love with her co-star Dharmendra and they married in 1980,before marriage they both converted to ISLAM.
  • But Hema remains a strong  Hindu practitioner.

8. Sharmila Tagore

  • She married Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi, the Nawab of Pataudi and former captain of the Indian cricket team, in a Nikkah ceremony held on 27 December 1969.
  • Converted to Islam and took on the name Ayesha Sultana.
  • They had three children: Saif Ali Khan (b. 1970), Saba Ali Khan (b. 1976),[20] a jewellery designer, and Soha Ali Khan
  • (Begum Ayesha Sultana) – Bollywood film actress


  • Famous south Indian actress revealed On 30 May 2014  through  press club meeting about her conversion to Islam religion.
  • Changed her name to MG Rehima.
  • Rehimas Father is Hindu and mother is Christians.
  • She started following Islam since 2010 but revealed now only.

Rehimas Comments :  “I was started my career in cinema from child artist, completed 70 films in Cinema Industry. I have done with your full support. The word thanks word is not enough for your affections”. She added, “I don’t convert for the reason of love or money, I am not such a person. I like Islamic principles so that I converted to Islam. I will intimate about my marriage to media once arranged by parents and I really thanks to my dad cause of his full support. I am not convinced to change my name but I have changed my name is M.G.Raheema (M – Maruthi Raj (father), G-Gracy (mother)). Hereafter I won’t act in the film, it gives some pain but I don’t change my mind”


 10.Amrith Singh :

  • EX-wife of Bollywood actor Saif ali khan.
  • Amrith brought up as sikha and later converted to Islam.

11.Hans Raj Hans :

  • Indian singer.
  • The Pak media claims the singer converted while he is on a trip to their country. The singer, who is a Sikh by birth. But his son has rubbished the news

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