Monica converted to Islam, changed her name to M.G. Raheema

Published Jun 1, 2014, 4:20 am IST
Updated Apr 1, 2019, 4:31 am IST
M.G. Raheema decided not to act in films henceforth
M.G. Raheema    (Photo: DC)
 M.G. Raheema (Photo: DC)

Kochi: The beautiful actress who has worked in 70 films have converted to Islam on May 30, 2014. Formerly known as Monica, Raheema converted to Islam due to appreciation for Islamic way of life.

She conducted a press meet at the RKV Studio where she said, “I started my career in cinema as a child artist, completed 70 films in cinematic industry. I have done it with your full support. The word thanks is not enough for your affections”.


She added, “I didn’t convert for the reason of love or money, I am not such a person. I like Islamic principles, so I converted to Islam. I will intimate about my marriage to media once arranged by my parents and I really thank my dad for his full support. I was not convinced to change my name but finally, I have changed my name to M.G. Raheema (M – Maruthi Raj (Father), G-Gracy (Mother)). Hereafter, I won’t act in films”