That was the Fascinating American Celebrities who follow Hinduism

That was the Fascinating American Celebrities who follow Hinduism

Updated on September 09, 2022 15:24 PM by Andrew Koschiev

Hinduism is the third largest and the oldest of all religions globally around 1 billion people following the religion. For them, Hinduism is considered not only the oldest religion but also the way of life they follow regularly.

The culture has attracted many people worldwide. The teachings of Hinduism have attracted them worldwide. Some celebrities like Apple's Steve Jobs and Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg visited India around spirituality.

Also, many holly wood stars have followed Hinduism after learning about the culture. Religious teachings are like conveying 'faith.' Sometimes, the faith would change based on the circumstances. We have seen that religious teachings are always only to convert to other religions, but for some, a change has happened since the olden days.

Only you can change what you believe; rather, you shouldn't inspire others. Shouldn't you do so? Some notable Americans on the list were not born Hindu but followed Hinduism. Let's take a look at those Americans who became Hindus.

Kelli Williams

Kelli Renee Williams is a famous American actress. She is known for playing some of the best roles, like Lindsay Dole on the legal drama The Practice, psychologist, and many of the characters like expert Dr. Gillian Foster on Lie to Me and Jackie Clark on 'Army Wives.

The actress liked Hinduism's teachings and was converted to the religion when she married her husband, Ajay Sahgal, in 1996.

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Satsvarupa dasa Goswami

Satsvarupa was born and brought up in the 79-year-old Satsvarupa das Goswami, who is playing the major discipline as a senior disciple of Bhaktivedanta Swami. He was the founder of the most renowned organization in the states, theInternational Society for Krishna Consciousness; It was a well-known society for the people in the West as the Hare Krishna movement.

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Satyananda Stokes

Satyananda Stokes was an American who had practiced Christianity for long days. Later, he became a British Indian who got an opportunity to settle in India. Also, he got an opportunity to take part in the Indian Independence Movement actively. He had a greater inspiration towards Hinduism and got influenced by Hindu culture though he started following Hinduism.

Even today, his excellence was well-known for introducing apple cultivation to Himachal Pradesh in India. He is one actively taking part in apple cultivation, where apples are today the major horticultural export crop.

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Julia Roberts

Julia Fiona Roberts, who had been practicing Christianity, has converted to Hinduism. Julian Roberts is a Popular American actress and also a producer. She carved out a reputation for herself in the film industry as a leading lady in the Hollywood industry after starring in the best romantic comedy film Pretty Woman, which grossed $464 million worldwide.

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Krishna Das

Krishna Das is known as the "chant master of American Yoga." He feels Yoga is the best Medicine for all diseases. Krishna followed Christianity before converting to Hindu. Das was an American vocalist known for his performances of Hindu devotional music kirtan, where he would conduct music shows and perform music activities.

He has released 17 albums so far 17 albums since 1996. And, He also performed at the 2013 Grammy Awards, and he got many more opportunities to perform his album 'Live Ananda' he was also nominated his album nominated for the 2013 Grammy Award for Best New Age Album.

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The Great Musician John Coltrane

John was a jazz saxophonist and composer. Early in his career, he was a great music lover and worked in the bebop and hard bop idioms. John is the one who helped pioneer the effective use of modes and was at the spearhead of free jazz, where He converted to Hinduism along with his second wife, identified as Alice Coltrane.

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David Frawley, the Hindu teacher

David Frawley converted to Hinduism. David is an American Hindu teacher and also a Hindutva activist where h e has written several books on topics ning the Vedas, Hinduism, Yoga, Ayurveda, and Vedic astrology.

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Renee Lynn born in a Christian family

Renee Lynn is a public figure, activist, and published author, the greater columnist, and she is behind the "Voice for India" in making the goals and activities of the culture. Renne was born and raised in New Jersey and was known for her Christian family. They do worship Christ.

Renee fell in love with Indian culture and how they were submerged into the culture when she visited the country; later on, she converted to Hinduism and started promoting it in the USA.

Alfred Ford

Alfred Ford is also known by his other name Ambarish Das after converting to Hinduism. How many of us know? Many of us don't know that he is the heir to the Ford family fortune and is from a well-versed foreign culture.

Alferd is the great-grandson of legendary business magnate Henry Ford – the founder of the Ford Motor Company. After understanding the culture and following Hinduism, he changed to Hinduism. 

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Geoffrey Giuliano to Jagannatha

Geoffrey Giuliano is an American author, radio personality, and film actor. Geoffrey is very much known for his biographies of the Beatles members: John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and the musician Pete Townshend.

In 1997, after following Hinduism, he changed his legal name to "Jagannatha Dasa."

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Sylvester Stallone

The movie 'Rambo' made Hollywood actor Sylvester Stallone popular in India. It is a different story that Sylvester came in contact with Hinduism. Sylvester's son dies. Then they realized that their child's soul was all around them.

A priest then advised him to donate 'Pind.' After that, Sylvester came to Haridwar with his family and donated Pind. Since then, Sylvester has come to believe in Hinduism.

Hugh Jackman

Hollywood actor Hugh Jackman has a strong belief in Hinduism. He has said in many interviews that he was fascinated by Hindu mysticism. After that, he started reciting the Upanishads, Bhagwat Gita. Hugh Jackman was born a Christian. But they practice good things in all religions.

Jackman also wrote 'Om Parmar Manmar' in Sanskrit on his wedding ring.

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Angelina Jolie

Popular Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie often visited India. After coming here, she felt the civility of Indian culture. Angelina loved some of the concepts in Buddhism. Not only that, she studied Buddhism and began to practice that religion.

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Robert Downey Jr

After 'Iron Man, Hollywood star Robert Downey Jr. became very popular in the entire cinema world. Robert has converted to Buddhism. It is also associated with ISKCON's Hare Krishna movement. Robert is a Jew by birth. But he is greatly influenced by Buddhism and Hinduism. Robert is also a staunch supporter of Yoga and is practicing it.


Famous pop singer Madonna is not only famous for her songs but also her western lifestyle. Recently, she openly stated that she was very close to Hinduism and Indian culture. Madonna often wears Hindu attire and attends Aarti at the temple.

Russell Brand

The famous comedian Russell brand is also heavily influenced by Hinduism, spirituality, and meditation. Russell is married to Katy Perry in Rajasthan, according to Hindu rites. Her marriage was very popular at that time.

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