5 Bollywood Actresses Who Changed Their Religion To Marry Other Caste Lovers

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Love is blind. It knows no color, caste, creed or religion. While orthodox people in the Indian society are still holding onto the strings of same caste marriages, Bollywood actresses have shown that they have risen above these meek affairs. There are many Bollywood actresses who not only had interfaith marriages but also changed their religion for their love. This post is dedicated to compliment those actresses who proved that love transcends all and religion is but just an earthly thing that can be overpowered by the power of love. So, here is a list of all those Bollywood actresses who changed their religion to marry other caste lovers.

 

  • Ayesha Takia

Ayesha Takia married her boyfriend Farhan Azmi, hotelier by profession, on March 1 2009. It was a typical nikaah ceremony with all the muslim traditions and rituals. Ayesha did not hesitate from changing her religion from Hinduism to Islam to marry her other caste boyfriend.

 

  • Sharmila Tagore

Sharmila Tagore was in the peak of her career when she fell in love with Mansoon Ali Khan Pataudi, the Nawab of Pataudi. She changed her religion to Islam to marry her other caste lover. She became Begum Ayesha Sultana to marry Mansoor.

 

  • Nargis Dutt

The late veteran actress Nargis Dutt was one of the first Bollywood female to have changed her religion for her love. Being a muslim, her religion could not stop her from falling in love with a Hindu boy Sunil Dutt. She changed her religion to Hindu and adopted the name Nirmala Dutt to marry her lover Sunil Dutt.

 

  • Nagma

Nagma is a popular South Indian actress who is also a popular name in the Bhojpuri film industry. In 2008, Nagma changed her name religion from Hinduism to Christianity. However, her change of religion was not for any lover, but for her love for Jesus Christ.

 

  • Amrita Singh

Amrita Singh is another Bollywood actress who did not shy away from changing her religion for her love. Being a Sikh, Amrita converted into Islam to marry her lover Saif Ali Khan.

 

Bonus:

Dharmendra is one of the very few actors who changed their religion to marry his love Hema Malini. He changed his religion from Sikhism to Islam so that he could marry Hema Malini as Islam allowed him second marriage without having to divorce his first wife Prakash Kaur.