We all are excited for Christmas these days. Here is the list of some Top Indian Christian Celebrities. In India we find unity in diversity, We can find different people having different belief over religion, which is what makes India different from other countries.
- Johnny Lever
Johnny Lever is Christian by birth. He was born in a telugu Christian family and given the birth name John Prakash Rao Janumala. He had worked in almost three hundred films with having 3 filmfare awards in his bag pack. He is definitely one of the best comic artist in the Industry.
Lever is Christian by religion, while being asked about his religion he said, “It was God’s will. I had always been a religious person, but one incident changed my life. My son was diagnosed with throat tumour. I was helpless and turned to God for help. I stopped working in films and spent all my time praying for him. Ten days later, when he was taken for a test, the doctors were surprised because the cancer had vanished. It was the beginning of a new life for me.”
- John Abraham
John was born into the mixed religion family where his father was a Malayali Syrian Christian from Kerala and mother was Irani from Gujrat. from making debut with JISM (2003), He is well educated and had worked in almost fifty films in his career. He is also having several Filmfare nominations in his charming career. Abraham considers himself a spiritual person.
Talking about spirituality and religion John once said in an interview, “My father is a Christian and mom (Phiroza) is Parsi Irani, so there was never a religion I was forced to follow. I hope and wish that anyone who goes to the Mount Mary church and Bandra Fair prays with faith and self-belief, and that they will get all they ask for.”
- Thalapathy Vijay
Joseph Vijay Chandrasekhar, popularly known as Thalapathy Vijay is the highest paid actor in Tamil Cinema. He is Christian by religion. He has done 62 films as lead and won numerous awards. Professionally he is not only an actor but earned fame in stage of dancing and playback singing too. Vijay is born Christian married to his fan who is Hindu.
Helen Ann Richardson, Known as Helen. She is born Christian. Awarded with Padma Shree, she had done legendary roles in her Bollywood career. Aged 82, she is now the second wife of screenplay writer Salim khan. Before getting her Lifetime achievement award she had appeared in almost 700 films in the Industry. She was the most popular dancers of her time.
- Mary Kom
Mangte Chungneijang Mary Kom, popularly known as Mary Kom is an Indian amateur boxer, politician and member of parliament (Rajyasabha). She holds record of becoming World Amateur Boxing Champion for 6 times in history. She was born in a Christian Baptist family, where she was the eldest of three siblings. She also had a tattoo of church cross in her right arm.
Talking about religion Mary once said, “Whenever I am in Manipur, in my village Kangathei, I visit our church. Everyone needs to believe in something, be it temples, mosques or gurdwaras. What I want to achieve in my life, I have to pray for that. Day or night, whenever, wherever we get some time, pray, even if it is a minute of worship”
Asin Thottumkal, is an Indian actress worked in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu film Industry. She had worked in almost hundreds of the film receiving 3 Filmfares. She popularly gained fame in Bollywood through his debut film Ghajini which was remake of telugu film with the same name. She is a born Catholic Christian belonging to the Syro-Malabar rite. Asin got married to Micromax founder and director Rahul Sharma in a Christian wedding ceremony followed by Hindu rituals.
- Genelia D’Souza
Genelia, Indian film actress and model who has appeared in many Telugu, Hindi, Tamil, Kannada and Malayalam films. Debuting from “Tujhe Meri Kasam” in 2003, she established herself in Telugu film Industry.
In an interview Genelia talking about her Religion and belief said, “I keep a Novena every Wednesday at St. Michael’s Church in Mahim.” She is married to a Maharashtrian Hindu family and still adheres to her maiden faith. She is married to Ritesh Deshmukh.
- Vikrant Massey
Vikrant Massey, Indian actor famous for his roles in Mirzapur and Chhapak. He is too a Christian by birth. Born on 1987 to Jolly and Meena Massey, He went to St. Anthony’s High School in Versova for junior studies. His father is Christian while his mother comes from Sikh family.
Talking about Christmas Vikrant said, “I was not able to celebrate Christmas last year with my family in Mumbai due to a busy shooting schedule, so I am really looking forward to being with them this year. I have fond memories of the festival from childhood. As kids, my brother and I would excitedly wake up on Christmas day at 6.30 am and go to the famous Cathedral Church of Mumbai with the rest of the family”