When you hear the name Julia Roberts, what comes to mind? An Academy Award-winning actress? Isn’t that the pretty face in movies like Pretty Woman, Erin Brockovich, and Eat, Pray, Love? But what if I tell you that she is also a Hindu devotee?
Julia Roberts Wiki
Before going into details let us know some basic facts about her.
|Real Name||Julia Fiona Roberts|
|Birthday||28 October 1967|
|Age||54 Years (as in 2022)|
|Born In||Smyrna, Georgia, United States|
|Hometown||Smyrna, Georgia, United States|
|Famous As||For her movie “Pretty Woman” (1990)|
|Debut Movie||Satisfaction (1988)|
|Debut TV||Crime Story (1987)|
|Father||Walter Grady Roberts (1933- 1977)|
|Mother||Betty Lou Bredemus (1934- 2015)|
|Sister||Lisa Roberts Gillan, Nancy Motes|
|Boyfriend, Affairs, and More|
|Affairs/Boyfriends||Daniel Day-Lewis (1995), Ethan Hawke (1996), Benjamin Bratt (1998), George Clooney (2000)|
|Ex-husband||Lyle Lovett (m. 1993; div. 1995)|
|Husband Name||Daniel Moder (m. 2002; present)|
|Son Name||Henry Daniel Moder, Phinnaeus Moder|
|Daughter Name||Hazel Moder|
|School||Fitzhugh Lee Elementary School; Griffin Middle School|
|High School||Campbell High School|
|College||Georgia State University (did not complete)|
|Physical Stats & More|
|Height||175 cm (in feet inches- 5′ 9″)|
|Weight||55 kg (in pounds- 121 lbs)|
Yes, this story is over 11 years old, but there is an interesting backstory to how Julia Roberts, born into a Catholic mother and Baptist father household, came to embrace Sanatan Dharma.
What drew her to such a cult? What happened to make her believe that many of their questions could be answered in this religion, that she could find inner peace, and that she had the courage to openly embrace this sect? Not only will you be overwhelmed by the path you will take as readers, but you will also be drawn to the peace and glory of Sanatan Dharma, which the entire world knows as Hinduism.
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Julia Roberts was born on Saturday, October 28, 1967, to Betty Lou Bredemus and Walter Grady Roberts, and she has ancestors from the United Kingdom, Germany, and Sweden. Her childhood was filled with adversity; her parents divorced when she was five years old, and her father died five years later from cancer.
Her mother married a man named Michael Motes, who had been unemployed for a long time, and Julia Roberts, an indecent and abusive man, when she was five years old. After a while, her mother was forced to divorce Michael, admitting that the marriage was one of the worst mistakes of her life.
Despite her humble beginnings, Julia persevered and strived to make a name for herself. Julia, who had previously played minor roles in films, made her feature film debut in 1989 with the role of a diabetic woman in Steel Magnolias, for which she received an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actress. However, Julia rose to prominence with the 1990 film Pretty Woman, which made her name a household name.
She had to wait another ten years for her first Best Actress Oscar, which she received for her role as a forceful agitator in Erin Brockovich.
Julia Roberts had established herself as a great actress by 2010. Her powerful performance wowed both the critics and the audience. To demonstrate her versatility, she agreed to appear in the film ‘Eat, Pray, Love,’ for which she toured India. Julia discovered her fascination and attraction to Sanatan Dharma at this point.
During this visit, she was drawn to a portrait of a spiritual guru, Lakshmi Narayan Sharma. For your information, Laxmi Narayan Sharma is also known as Neem Karauli Baba, whose glory was known not only in India but throughout the world.
Steve Jobs, the former CEO of Apple Inc., was eager to meet him. Although Neem Karauli Baba passed on to the next world in 1973, his glory drew Julia to Sanatan Dharma. It didn’t take long for Julia Roberts to embrace and love Hinduism while incorporating eternal practices like yoga into her daily routine after discovering this Baba’s favorite deity, Pawanputra Hanuman.
The famous fashion magazine Elle, of which Julia was the cover girl at the time, put its stamp on the matter, putting all doubts to rest. ‘The entire Roberts Moder family visits the temple to pray, chant, and celebrate life,’ they say. ‘In this sense, I am unquestionably a true Hindu,’ she said.
Interestingly, after converting to Hinduism, Julia Roberts’ children were given Hindu names by Swami Dharam Dev at Ashram Hari Mandir in Pataudi: Lakshmi for her daughter, Ganesha for her son Phineas, and Henry was named after Krishna Balarama.