In the world, as people adopt various religions, there are also many individuals who decide to leave their religion for various reasons. Some notable celebrities have also gone through such religious transformations. Here are some examples.
Tillakaratne Dilshan, a renowned cricketer and former captain of the Sri Lankan team, was born as Tuvan Mohammed Dilshan into a Muslim family. He was the son of a Muslim father and a Buddhist mother. Despite his Muslim upbringing and even achieving Quranic knowledge, Dilshan’s passion for cricket led him to adopt Buddhism, following the advice of his coach.
Jain Javadd Malik
Zayn Malik, a British singer and former member of the popular boy band One Direction was raised in an Islamic household. He used to read the Quran and perform Namaz with his father. However, in interviews, Zayn Malik stated that he no longer identifies as a Muslim and now considers himself an atheist.
Javed Akhtar is a poet of Urdu literature and also a social activist. This means they keep raising voices for the people from time to time. He is the biggest artist of Urdu poetry. Their children are Farhan and Zoya Akhtar, both of whom have made their careers in Bollywood. But the interesting thing is that his birth and upbringing were Muslim but now in many interviews, Zayn Malik, a British singer and former member of the popular boy band One Direction, was raised in an Islamic household. He used to read the Quran and perform Namaz with his father. However, in interviews, Zayn Malik stated that he no longer identifies as a Muslim and now considers himself an atheist.
Nargis Dutt was a very capable artist. Nargis married an actor who worked with her, whose name was Sunil Dutt. It is believed that a fire broke out on a set of Nargis, Sunil Dutt saved Nargis’s life by playing at his own risk. This was the thing that became the reason for their marriage. Sanjay Dutt is one of his three children. Nargis changed her religion as soon as she got married. And also kept the name from Nargis to Nirmala Dutt.
Fatima Sana Shaikh
Fatima became famous with Aamir’s film Dangal. And after this, she has also got many big films. Fatima Shaikh’s mother is a Kashmiri Muslim and her father is a Kashmiri Hindu. She was raised according to Muslim and that’s why her name is Muslim. But she has now become an atheist and has cleared this in an interview as well. Now she doesn’t believe in any religion.
She was the most loved actress in Bollywood from the ’70s to the ’80s. Parveen Babi was more famous for her bold scenes in that decade. She was born into a Muslim family and used to follow Islam very strictly. Guruji whose name was U.G Krishnamurthy was a devotee and later she converted to Christianity leaving Islam.
Taslima is a very famous writer. She was born in Pakistan. Brought up in a Muslim family, elder Taslima holds a degree in MBBS. But with time her views changed. Her books and statements angered Muslims in her own country. Nasreen’s anti-Muslim book’s widespread ban and her subsequent expulsion from her own country indicate its controversial and divisive nature. It used to live in Europe and America for many years but since 2004 it is living in India.