Whenever we talk about Bollywood artists, we think of how easy their life actually is. Looking at their glamorous life, we think they have so much money that they can get everything in the world, but we never think of their hard work and the difficulties they face in their life. There are many celebrities in Bollywood who have overcome many hurdles to achieve success and some even had to change their religion because of love. Some celebrities even went one step ahead and also changed their name after conversion.
Let’s have a look at the Bollywood celebrities who changed their religion-
1) Nargis Dutt
A famous actress of her time Nargis did not compromise with love. To marry her love interest Sunil Dutt, Nargis changed her religion from Muslim to Hindu and on 11th March 1958, the couple bound together in holy matrimony. Nargis even changed her name, along with her religion and became Nirmala Dutt.
2) Amrita Singh
Amrita Singh belonged to a Sikh family, but she changed her religion to marry Saif Ali Khan and converted to Islam. But even after this change, her marriage lasted only for 13 years, and both of them got divorced.
Dharmendra was born as Dharma Singh Deol. When he fell in love with Hema Malini, he was already married to Parkash Kaur and she didn’t deny to divorce him. According to the Hindu Marriage Act, he could not marry Hema Malini without divorcing his first wife. Hence in 1979 Dharmendra, as well as Hema Malini, converted to Islam and he changed his name to Dilawar Khan Kewal Krishn and she changed her name to Ayesha BR Chakraborty and then both of them got married.
4) Ayesha Takia
Ayesha was born in a Hindu family. She married her boyfriend Farhan Azmi, who is a Muslim. They were married according to the Islamic rites, which also included a celebration ceremony. Although Ayesha has not said anything about the change of religion till date, media has claimed that she converted to Islam to marry Farhan.
5) A.R. Rahman
Oscar award winner A R Rahman’s earlier name was A S Dilip Kumar. He was an atheist in his childhood, but he started believing in Islam. Therefore, in 1989 he converted to Islam and changed his name to Al Raakha Rahman.
6) Hazel Keech
Hazel Keech fell in love with Indian cricketer Yuvraj Singh and on November 30, 2016, they both tied the knot. After the marriage, Hazel adopted the Sikh religion and changed her name to ‘Gurbasant Kaur’.
7) Mamta Kulkarni
Mamta Kulkarni converted to Islamic religion in order to marry her longtime boyfriend Vicky Goswami. Vicky Goswami was imprisoned in the UAE and after their marriage, Vicky got released from prison in November 2012.
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