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Famous Hindu converts

You can easily find a list of celebrities who have converted to Hinduism but this list is a little different. This list includes only those who have not only converted to Hinduism but have taken up its cause. This list is just a small token of appreciation for their work towards Hinduism, Bharat and its civilization.

David Frawley

David Frawley is an American writer, teacher, and practitioner of Ayurveda, yoga, and Vedic astrology. He has written over 60 books on these subjects. Frawley is also the director of the American Institute of Vedic Studies in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

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David Frawley (Vamadeva Shastri) is the director of the American Institute of Vedic Studies in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Some books written by David Frawley:

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François Gautier

François Gautier was born in Paris, France. He was South Asia correspondent for Le Figaro, one of France’s leading newspapers and writes columns for Indian newspapers: the ‘Ferengi’s column” in the Indian Express, then the “French Connection” column in the Pioneer, as well as regular contributions for Rediff., New Indian Express, Times of India blogs, etc.

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Francois, who is married for 30 years to Namrita, shuttles between Pune and Delhi. He is building a Museum of (real) Indian History in Pune (


Some books written by Francois Gautier:

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Jeffrey Armstrong (Kavindra Rishi)

Jeffrey is a relationship expert, philosopher, practitioner and teacher of the Vedas for over 40 years. Prior to his teaching he had a successful career as an executive in Silicon Valley and spent five years in an ashram as a brahmachari (monk).

He is a sought after guest expert on TV and talk radio. For 15 years, he was a corporate executive in Silicon Valley, and a speaker for Fortune 500 companies and was was written about regularly in USA Today, the Wall Street Journal, LA times, San Jose Mercury News, Discover Magazine, CNN, Stern and many others.

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Jeffrey has recently published “a radical translation of Gita”. You should definitely check it out.


Some books written by Jeffrey Armstrong:

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Maria Wirth

Maria Wirth is a German and came to India on a stop over (that’s at least what she thought) on her way to Australia after finishing her psychology studies at Hamburg University. She visited the Ardha Kumbha Mela in Haridwar in April 1980 where she met Sri Anandamayi Ma and Devaraha Baba, two renowned saints. With their blessing she continued to live in India and never went to Australia.

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However, when in recent years, she noticed that there seemed to be a concerted effort to prevent even Indians (and the world) from knowing how valuable this ancient Indian heritage is, she started to point out the unique value of Indian tradition also in English language and shares them on her blog.


She dived into India’s spiritual tradition, sharing her insights with German readers through articles and books.
For long, she was convinced that every Indian knows and treasures his great heritage.

Books written by Maria Wirth

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Renee Lynn

Activist & Author. Voice to Save India from Secularism. Patriot to Save America from Radical Left. Founder at Voice For India. India Icon Awardee.

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Renee fell in love with Indian culture when she paid a visit to the country, later on, she converted to Hinduism. She runs “Voice for India”.

This list is by no means complete. Your help is required to keep this list updated. If you know someone who we have not included in the list. Please let us know in the comments below.

Tulsi Gabbard

Tulsi Gabbard is an American politician and military veteran who has served in the Hawaii House of Representatives since 2002. She is a member of the Democratic Party and was a vice-chair of the Democratic National Committee from 2013 to 2016. In February 2019, Gabbard announced her candidacy for President of the United States in 2020.

Gabbard was born in Leloaloa, American Samoa, the fourth of five children of Carol (née Porter) and Mike Gabbard. Her mother is of English descent, and her father, who was born in Fagatogo, American Samoa, is of Samoan and European descent. Gabbard was raised in Hawaii. She is a Hindu.

Gabbard served in the Hawaii House of Representatives from 2002 to 2004, and again from 2006 to 2012. In 2002, she became the youngest legislator in the nation at 21 years old. She was also the first Hindu legislator in the United States.


For the uninformed, this is not a list for western validation. But a token of appreciation and a way to bring their work to the notice of our readers.

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