This list contains information about celebrities who are Hindu, loosely ranked by fame and popularity. Several famous actors, musicians, important figures, and athletes practice Hinduism. Some of these celebrities were born into Hindu households while others converted later in life. One famous musician claimed that giving the middle finger was a religious act in tribute to a Hindu goddess.
Who is the most famous person who is Hindu? Julia Roberts tops this list. Roberts converted from Christianity to Hinduism around the time that she was filming the 2010 film Eat, Pray, Love. George Harrison converted from Christianity to Hinduism in the mid-1960s. After he died in 2001, his ashes were scattered in the Ganges and Yamuna rivers in India. Jerry Garcia also had his ashes spread into the Ganges River.
M.I.A., born Mathangi Arulpragasam, attended Hindu and Catholic convent schools when she was growing up in Sri Lanka. She claimed that her infamous Super Bowl middle finger was a tribute to the Hindu Goddess Matangi whose symbol is the middle finger.Do you think that being Hindu helps these celebrities to succeed in their careers? Featuring American actresses and new converts, this list has it all. Share your thoughts in the comments section.
Birthplace: Smyrna, Georgia, United States of America
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Age: Died at 41 (1926-1967)
Birthplace: Hamlet, North Carolina, United States of America
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Birthplace: England, London
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Age: Died at 58 (1943-2001)
Birthplace: Liverpool, United Kingdom
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