Top 20 Religious Leader celebrities in India
Here is the latest list of the world's top 20 Religious Leader celebrities [Updated June 27, 2022].
Ted Haggard was born
on June 27, 1956
He stepped down from the New Life Church after being alleged of drug use and engaging in sexual relations with a male prostitute.
Net Worth 2020: $200 Thousand
Rajneesh was born
on December 11, 1931
He and his American followers created an Oregon-based spiritual community known as Rajneeshpuram. The community fell under intense scrutiny when some of its members were accused of launching bioterror attacks.
Ram Mohan Roy was born
on May 22, 1774
He founded the Anglo-Hindu School in 1822 and the Vedanta College in 1826.
Salary 2020: 6.1 lakhs
Swami Vivekananda was born
on January 12, 1863
in Kolkata, India.
He helped to introduce the practice of yoga to the West.
Guru Gobind Singh was born
on December 22, 1666
He is responsible for the creation of the so-called "Five K's," the five articles of faith he commanded Khalsa Sikhs to wear at all times.
Ravi Zacharias was born
on March 26, 1946
During the Vietnam War, he conducted Evangelical missionary work with members of both the Viet Kong and the United States military. He later began a ministry in Ontario, Canada.
Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh was born
on August 15, 1967
In 2001, he founded the disaster relief agency Shah Satnam Ji Green S Welfare Force Wing. He has also worked as an actor, and in February 2015, appeared in the film MSG: The Messenger.
Asaram Bapu was born
on April 17, 1941
He was widely criticized following remarks he made about the New Delhi gang rape case in 2012.
Avatar Puri was born
on December 18, 1999
He was given the Gold Award by the IAYP in 2017.
Guru Tegh Bahadur was born
on April 1, 1621
He penned many hymns that came to be included in Sikhism's religious text, the Guru Granth Sahib.
George Alencherry was born
on April 19, 1945
He is a member of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith and the Congregation for the Oriental Churches.
Chinmayananda Saraswati was born
on May 8, 1916
It was not until the late 1940s that he abandoned his previously skeptical stance and embraced both the Hindu faith and a life as a spiritual leader.
Anandamayi Ma was born
on April 30, 1896
Many hospitals and ashrams were established in her name in places like the Naimisha Forest.
Meher Baba was born
on February 25, 1894
As a spiritual master, towards the end of his life he did not speak and chose to communicate without words.
Pramukh Swami Maharaj was born
on December 7, 1921
As President of BAPS -- a position he took at the young age of twenty-nine -- he was a strong advocate of peace and understanding between members of different religions.
Sakyong Mipham was born
on May 1, 1962
He has written four immensely successful books throughout his life, including The Shambhala Principle: Discovering Humanity's Hidden Treasure.
Sathya Sai Baba was born
on November 23, 1926
He established a free specialty hospital in Bangalore to help the poor in 2001.
Dr. Zakir Naik was born
on October 18, 1965
in Mumbai, India.
He has been referred to as the rockstar of tele-evangelism of modern Islam.
Gaur Gopal Das was born
on December 24, 1973
He gave a Ted Talk in January of 2017.
John Birch was born
on May 28, 1918
His death resulted in the establishment of a right-wing, anti-communist organization called the John Birch Society.