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Celebrities Who Practice Hinduism 

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Updated June 14, 2019 190.6k views 26 items

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.

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Julia Roberts is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Celebrities Who Practice Hinduism
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Julia Roberts converted from Christianity to Hinduism around the time that she was filming the 2010 film Eat, Pray, Love.

Born: 1967-10-28

Age: 51

Birthplace: Smyrna, Georgia, United States of America

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John Coltrane is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Celebrities Who Practice Hinduism
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John Coltrane was raised in a Christian household, but he explored many different religions, including Hinduism and Zen Buddhism. He was said to have been consulting a Hindu meditative healer near the end of his life to help him treat his liver cancer.

Born: 1926-09-23

Age: Dec. at 41 (1926-1967)

Birthplace: Hamlet, North Carolina, United States of America

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M.I.A. is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Celebrities Who Practice Hinduism
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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.

Born: 1975-07-18

Age: 43

Birthplace: England, London

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George Harrison is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Celebrities Who Practice Hinduism
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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.

Born: 1943-02-25

Age: Dec. at 58 (1943-2001)

Birthplace: Liverpool, United Kingdom

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