5 South Indian Actresses Who Accepted a Different Religion

Several Indian celebrities have changed or followed different religions over the years due to religious views or reasons. About South Indian actresses, here is a list of actresses from the industry who have Accepted different religions:


Nayanthara dubbed the “Lady Superstar of South Indian Cinema,” was born to Malayali Syrian Christian parents. On August 7, 2011, she reportedly converted to Hinduism at the Arya Samaj Temple in Chennai. Diana Mariam Kurien is Nayanthara’s real identity.


Jyothika, who was born Sadanah to a Punjabi father and a Muslim mother, is known to have mixed religious beliefs. There is no information regarding her legal conversion to another religion available. Her half-sister is actress Nagma, who married actor Suriya according to Hindu traditions.

Khushbu Sundar

As Nakhat Khan in a Muslim family, Khushbu converted to Hinduism after marrying filmmaker Sundar C. and now goes by the name Khushbu Sundar.


Nagma converted to Christianity after discovering his devotion in 2007. She is well known for her Telugu films Allari Alludu, in which she co-starred with Nagarjuna Akkineni, and Gharana Mogudu, in which she co-starred with Chiranjeevi. Nandita Arvind Morarji is her birth name.


Monica was the daughter of a Hindu father and a Catholic mother. She later converted to Islam and changed her name to M.G. Raheema. She admitted that she liked the principles of Islam and thus converted to it.

Besides these actresses, many other actors and actresses in Indian cinema have converted to various religions.

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Written by Shraddha Diwan

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