The number of Hindu celebrities in Hollywood might surprise you. 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 households who practice the Hindu religion, while others converted later in life.
Who is the most famous person who is Hindu? Julia Roberts converted from Christianity to Hinduism around the time that she was filming the 2010 film Eat, Pray, Love. A bunch of famous Hindus are musicians. George Harrison converted from Christianity to Hinduism in the mid-1960s. Other famous followers of Hinduism include M.I.A., Kal Penn, and Jerry Garcia.
The Great Gatsby author J.D. Salinger converted to Hinduism in 1952. Alternative medicine advocate and author Deepak Chopra uses his Hindu background to teach the importance of a mind-body relationship. Read on below for more information on 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
- Birthplace: Smyrna, Georgia, United States of America
Russell Brand practices Hinduism, and he is a vocal advocate of Transcendental Meditation. His 2010 wedding to Katy Perry was a traditional Hindu ceremony in Rajasthan, India.
- Born: 1975-06-04
- Birthplace: Essex, England, UK
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
- Birthplace: England, London
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
- Birthplace: Liverpool, United Kingdom