South Indian actress Monika appeared as a child artiste, heroine and character artists in many Telugu and Tamil films isn’t a Hindu anymore. She became a Muslim by accepting the decision to follow Islam changing the name to MG Rahima. Popular filmography of Monika is included with Suhasini Maniratnam’s directorial venture Indra and also a path breaking film Azhagi.
Monika’s parents Maruti Raj and Gracy were also at the press meet conducted by Monika announcing the decision. “I am converted to Islam not on monetary concerns. I am strongly inspired towards the Islamic tenets which I read in books. I am also quitting acting in films and will be entering into wedlock soon. I promised to announce my wedding plans soon,” Monika said.