List of converts to Islam from Hinduism

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This is a list of some converts to Islam from Hinduism.

Name Notes Refs.
Muhammed Yusuf Khan Born Maruthanayagam Pillai; converted to Islam; later served as Commandant for the British East India Company troops [1]
Kabir Suman Formerly known as Suman Chattopadhyay; a Hindu-Brahmin who converted [2]
Kamal Dasgupta Bengali Singer, converted and married another maestro, Firoza Begum. Changed name to Kamal Ali after conversion. [3][4][5][6]
Jalaluddin Muhammad Shah Son of Raja Ganesha; introduced Islam to many Hindus after his conversion [7]
Yuvan Shankar Raja Indian musician [8]
Baba Shadi Shaheed Sufi saint [9]
Malik Maqbul Formerly known as Yugandhar [10]
Malik Kafur Commander of Alauddin Khalji, born as Hindu eunuch slave [11]
Steven Vikash Chand Arrested in the 2006 Toronto terrorism arrests [12]
Malikussaleh Originally Mara Silu; changed his name to Malikussaleh after his conversion [13]
Parameswara Convert who changed his name to Iskandar Shah [14]
Dhoondia Wao Opponent of the British East India company; took up the name Malik Jahan Khan after his conversion [15]
Kamala Das Poet, Novelist, Short Story Writer [16]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Yusuf Khan: the rebel commandant by Samuel Charles Hill
  2. ^ ‘I followed my heart’, Deccan Chronicle, archived from the original on January 2, 2011
  3. ^ "Shafin memorizes his father". Daily Sun (Bangladesh). Retrieved 14 May 2017.
  4. ^ GHOSH, BISHWANATH. LONGING BELONGING: AN OUTSIDER AT HOME IN CALCUTTA. Westland. ISBN 9789384030605. Retrieved 16 May 2017.
  5. ^
  6. ^ "Other side of 'Love Jihad'- List of renowned Hindus who had a Muslim wife". The Siasat Daily. Retrieved 17 May 2017.
  7. ^ N. Hanif, Biographical Encyclopaedia of Sufis: South Asia, p. 320
  8. ^ Celebrities who converted to Islam
  9. ^ Encyclopaedia of Religion and Ethics - Volume 11, p. 72
  10. ^ Iqtidar Alam Khan, Historical Dictionary of Medieval India, p. 88
  11. ^
  12. ^ A convert who wanted to spread the faith The Globe and Mail — June 7, 2006
  13. ^ Perlak Sultanate
  14. ^ Douglas Bullis, Beyond the Monsoon
  15. ^ Mohibbul Hasan, History of Tipu Sultan, p. 271
  16. ^ Writer Kamala Das kicks up a storm with her remarks on Lord Krishna, conversion to Islam