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 was reportedly born to Sikh parents.
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, + moresee more on Sunny Leone
Former U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara's father is Sikh and his mother is Hindu.
Profession: Politician, Lawyersee more on Preet Bharara
Bend It Like Beckham director Gurinder Chadha's paternal grandfather was Sikh.
Profession: Film Producer, Screenwriter, Actor, Film Director
Credits: Bend It like Beckham, Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging, Bride and Prejudice, Paris, + moresee more on Gurinder Chadha
Poet Rupi Kaur was raised Sikh.