MUST READ! These Bollywood celebrities changed their religion

From Dharmendra to Hazel Keech, here is the list of Bollywood actors who changed their religion.

MUMBAI: Over time, we have seen some amazingly talented people making their names in the industry. From Dilip Kumar to Amitabh Bachchan, legendary actors have made a strong mark in Bollywood with their efforts. Well, having said, that we have also come across many celebrities who have changed their religion for their professional or personal reasons.

So today, let's take a look at Bollywood stars who have changed their religion.

1. AR Rahman

Legendary music composer A R Rahman who is popular not only in India but also across borders has changed his religion. A.R. Rahman was born a Hindu, but he and his family converted to Islam in 1988, and at that time, he changed his name from A.S. Dileep Kumar to Allah Rakha Rahman.

2. Amrita Singh

The first wife of Saif Ali Khan, Amrita Singh is no doubt one of the most talented actresses we have in Bollywood. She was born a Sikh, but she had changed her religion to Muslim to marry Saif Ali Khan. The couple were married for 13 years before they parted ways.

3. Dharmendra

Dharmendra was married even before entering the film industry. In order to marry his love interest, Hema Malini, Dharmendra converted to Islam and changed his name to Dilawar Khan. As per sources, though he converted to Islam, he doesn’t practice it.

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4. Sharmila Tagore

Sharmila Tagore is known for her work in Hindi and Bengali cinema. She was one of the highest paid actresses of Indian cinema. Sharmila fell in love with the famous cricketer Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi. She had to convert to Islam to marry Mansoor. She converted and took on the name Ayesha Sultana.

5. Hema Malini

Hema Malini converted to Islam along with husband Dharmendra to get married after they fell in love during the shooting of Sholay in 1975. They decided to convert to Islam.

6. Hazel keech

One of the most beautiful talents of Bollywood is Hazel Keech, the actress who was seen in the movie Bodyguard along with Salman Khan. The British born star changed her name to Gurbasant Kaur (Sant Balvinder Singh) after marrying Yuvraj, thereby adopting Sikhism.

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