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Here are 6 Indian Actresses who converted to Islam for marriage

There are some celebs who have sacrificed their religion to get their love without caring about their reputations, fame, or stardom.

Pritinanda Behera




New Delhi: While reading a story or a romantic novel, we imagine ourselves getting into the shoes of the main characters and living dreamy life.

The term “Love”, its definition, its power, its sufferings, and its consequences, and everything that is written or is shown in the movies are dreamy to experience in the real life. But people in some cases do experience and live a dreamy life beyond its consequences.  There are some celebs who have sacrificed their religion to get their love without caring about their reputations, fame, or stardom.

Following is the list of some Indian actresses who converted to Islam for marriage:


1. Sharmila Tagore

In the era of 1967 and 1968, the story of the love birds- Sharmila Tagore and Nawab Pataudi Mansoor Ali Khan was very popular. The couple got married on 27 December 1968. Reportedly, Sharmila Tagore has accepted Islam and changed her name to Begum Ayesha Sultana to marry her love. The pair have three children- Saba Ali Khan, Saif Ali Khan, and Soha Ali Khan.

2. Amrita Singh

Hailing from a Sikh family, Bollywood actress Amrita Singh also had a religious conversion before marrying the love of her life Saif Ali Khan. However, according to the reports, they have parted ways apart after 13 years of married life. The couple had two children – Ibrahim Ali and Sara Ali Khan. Saif Ali Khan is now married to Kareena Kapoor Khan and had a child named Taimur Ali Khan.

3. Hema Malini

The popular actress from the 90s  is said to have changed her religion along with her husband Dharmendra to get married. Both the artists were originally from Hindu backgrounds and since according to Hinduism no one can marry twice, they took the major step of changing their religion. Reportedly, Dharmendra was already married.

The couple changed their names to Dilawar Khan Kewal Krishn and Aisha Bi R Chakravarty respectively and got married in 1979.

4. Ayesha Takia

Actress Ayesha Takia and her family had a dynamic change in terms of religion. Ayesha Takia’s mother belongs to an Anglo-Indian background while her father follows Hinduism. Ayesha, on the other hand, converts herself into a Muslim to get married to Farhan Azmi.

5. Dipika Kakar Ibrahim

The ‘Sasural Simar Ka’ fame Dipika Kakar Ibrahim first got married to Raunak Samson, a pilot. However, they got separated within a very short duration in 2015.

She then falls in love with Shoaib Ibrahim, her co-star on the sets of Sasural Simar Ka itself. The couple got married after she accepted Islam and changed her name to Faiza.

6. Rakhi Sawant

Rakhi Sawant is the most recent addition to the list. After attaching ‘Fatima’ to her name, she wedded her boyfriend, Adil Khan Durrani. She further openly acknowledged that she converted to Islam to get married to her businessman boyfriend Adil.