Celebrities Famous People You Didn't Know Were Sikh  

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Over 20 million follow the religion worldwide, but did you know there are many celebrities who are Sikh? While not as well known as more mainstream religions, especially in Western culture, some notable singers, actors, politicians, writers, and models practice Sikhism. Famed Indian-Canadian poet Rupi Kaur, who boasts millions of followers online, was raised Sikh. Model Sunny Leone was born to Sikh parents. These, and other celebs, are helping to shine light worldwide on a traditionally overlooked religion! 


Did you know that so many famous people were Sikh? Take a look at this list to learn more! 

Sunny Leone is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People You Didn't Know Were Sikh
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Sunny Leone was reportedly born to Sikh parents.

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Profession: Pornographic actor, Businessperson, Nude Glamour Model, Adult model, Actor, + more

Credits: The Virginity Hit, Debbie Does Dallas ... Again, Busty Cops, Ragini MMS 2, Shootout at Wadala, + more

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#7 on Rotaval

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Preet Bharara is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People You Didn't Know Were Sikh
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Former U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara's father is Sikh and his mother is Hindu.

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Profession: Politician, Lawyer

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Gurinder Chadha is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People You Didn't Know Were Sikh
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Bend It Like Beckham director Gurinder Chadha's paternal grandfather was Sikh.

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Profession: Film Producer, Screenwriter, Actor, Film Director

Credits: Bend It like Beckham, Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging, Bride and Prejudice, Paris, + more

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Rupi Kaur is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People You Didn't Know Were Sikh
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Rupi Kaur


Poet Rupi Kaur was raised Sikh. 

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