Monica is a famous Tamil actress who is predominantly seen in Tamil movies, along with few stints in the Tamil television world as an anchor and television show host. Actress Monica recently hogged the limelight for her controversial conversion to Islam due to her marriage. The actress got married to Chennai based entrepreneur-turned-producer, Malik. Monica is the daughter of a Hindu father and Christian mother who are settled in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. Monica is her screen name, but her real name is Rekha Maruthiraj, and has taken the names of Parvana and MG Rahima upon her conversion to Islam.
She was born on August 25, 1987, in Kerala, India, and completed her studies from Chennai, before joining the Tamil films as a child artiste. ‘
’, ‘Avasara Police’, and ‘Uncle Bun’ are some of the popular Tamil movies in the early 90’s where Monica acted as a child artiste, and in that year, she took up the name of Paravana in order to act in the Malayalam films. She acted in the movies as an adult heroine from the year 2001 to 2014, and in best known for her acting performances in films like- Imsai Arasan, , Silandhi, and 23m Pulikesi. Monica also had a rather short stint with Tamil television. She, for a brief period of time, appeared in many television and reality shows as a guest judge, anchor and host, which became very popular and were usually aired on the leading Tamil television channel, Sun TV. Before her marriage, she announced in a press meeting that after her marriage, she won’t act in films anymore.
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Monica is a South Indian film actress, who appears prominently in Tamil films. She has been working in the South Indian film industry for almost twenty-six years now. She got her first break in the year 2000. As a child actor, she appeared mostly as supporting cast in films. She was born as Rekha Maruthiraj in Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu, India. Being a child actor, she worked in cinemas like Avasara Police, Uncle Bum (Malayalam), Bramma Chanti (Telugu), , Pandiya and Sakkarai Devan. She also played a child actor in the 1994 film, En Aasai Machan, for which she won the Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Child Actor. Then she appeared in 1995 in the movie, Sathi Leelavathi and Chellakannu, in which she played the role of younger Chandra. She efficiently essayed the role of young
in the film, ‘Indira’. Other films in which she played as a child actor include Iruvar, Pasamulla Pandiyare, and 1998 film, ‘Moovendhar’.
When she turned thirteen years old, she started getting noticed as an actress, rather than as a child actor. Even as a supporting actress with very less screen timing, she delivered impressive performances. She finally was offered to play female leads in many films. Out of all her motion pictures, she is recognized because of her powerful performances in films like Imsai Arasan 23am Pulikesi and Azhagi. Her original name is Rekha Maruthiraj, but she adopted the name Parvana for the Malayalam cinema. Later, she kept her name as Monica for her Tamil and Telugu films.
In May 2014, Monica took a decision to change her religion and convert to Islam, which gave rise to many controversies. She held a press meeting to clarify the rumors arising, because of her decision to convert to Islam. She explained in the press meet that the reason behind her decision was the attraction and fondness she had for the Islamic principles and not for any selfish purposes. She further clarified that Islam is a religion of peace, indeed, and women rights are considered important. She also disclosed that her parents are openly and willfully supporting her decision, and are also planning to get her married. Even though she accepted Islam as her religion, she was not prepared to adopt any other name. However later, she changed her name to M.G. Rahima, where M. denotes Maruthi Raj, her father, and G. represents Gracy, her mother.
Finally, Rahima tied the knot with Malik, who belongs to Madurai, Chennai. Malik and Rahima are family friends. Malik is an entrepreneur, and is into the business of import and export. After tying the knot, she announced in 2014 that she will quit acting.
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Born in Tirunelveli, a city in Tamil Nadu in India on 25 August,1987,Monica is a popular Indian actress who has mostly worked in Telugu language films. Monika is the daughter of Gracy and Raj Maruthiraj. Monika used to rule the Tamil industry and gave hits like ‘Azhagi’ and ‘Silandhi’. Rekha Maruthiraj is her original name, and she has both the ancestry of Hindu and Christian. Monika has also worked in Malayalam and Tamil movies and has more than 70 movies to her credit.
Monika stepped into the film industry as a child in the 90’s. She started out by doing short roles and then appeared in the pivotal roles. Her first film was Avasara Police 100 which revolved around an honest man who faced charges of dishonesty and was sent to jail. This movie had a rating of 7 on IMDb. After this movie, she appeared in several films as a child actor including ‘
’, En Aasai Machan, Manju Virattu, and several others. In the starting of 2000’s, she appeared in movies like Love Channel, Maa Alludu Very Good, ‘Daas’, and much more.
In Azhagi, she played the part of younger Dhanalkashmi, and the film was a love story which is very emotional as it portrays both the aspects of village life and urban city. In the year 2006, Monika played the part of Vasantha Sundari in Chimbu Deven’s film, Imsai Arasan 23rd Pulikecei. This movie revolved around the story of a Dravidian leader, and the film consisted of both the historic and comic elements.
Silandhi is another movie in which played a prominent role and the flick centered on a couple who goes on their honeymoon and resides in a secluded place which was said to be haunted. Monika also worked in Muthukku Muthaaga, which hit the theaters in the year 2011. This movie narrated the tale of two partners who had to bring up five children through a lot of difficulties, and when they grow up, the family relationships get strained. Monika essayed the character of Annamayil in this movie which had a rating of 7 on IMDb.
In the year 2014, the beautiful actress changed her religion to Islam, and she revealed this in a press conference. According to Monika, her parents were fully supportive of her decision and she didn’t do this for money and publicity. Monika even adopted a Muslim name, M.G. Raheema. After adopting Islam as her religion, she quit acting and was last seen in the movie,
. Monika tied the knot with an entrepreneur, Malik, in the year 2015.
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Monica, born in Mumbai, India is a film actress who features in Hindi and Tamil films. She debuted in 1999 with K.S. Ravikumar’s film Minsara Kinna opposite co-star Vijay. The film was of a romantic thriller genre. Monica was not the first choice for it rather she got the role by a chance. Simran, a famous Tamil actress, was first offered the role of ‘Ishwarya’ but because of her prior commitments she had to opt out of the project and subsequently Monica got the chance to play the leading lady. “Minsara Kinna” was not a massive hit at the box office but earned average reviews from the viewers. Monicka got mixed reviews from the critics and the viewers of the film for her acting.
After this, Monica could not get any more roles. So, out of unemployment, she was forced to act in a Hindi low-budget adult film named “Kama Sundari.” Later, she was able to bag a supporting role in Mithun Chakraborty’s film “Meri Pratigya.” Monicka’s last appeared in the movie “Shikaar” where she was dancing to an item number.
Monica or Monika is an actress from India. Her childhood name was Rekha Maruthiraj. She has mainly worked in the Tamil language. She has also worked as a child actor during the time of the 1990s. Most of the time, she has done supporting roles. Later on, in the late 2000s, she started getting lead roles. She is popular for the films like Imsai Arasan 23 M Pulikesi, Azhagi, and Silandhi. In the year 2012, for Malayalam films, she has changed her name to Parvana. In the year 2014, she changed her name from Parvana to M.G. Rahima and got converted to Islam. In the same year, she made the official announcement of quitting acting. It was on 30th of May in the year 2014 that she got converted to Islam. In an interview, Monika said that she didn’t convert to Islam for money or love. She has done so because she likes the principles of Islam. His Dad is very supportive and supported her in every decision she took. Her father name is Maruthi Raj, and her mother name is Gracy. Her mother is a Christian, and her father is a Hindu. Monika can speak three languages including Tamil, Kannada, and Malayalam.
Monica was born on 25th of August in the year 1987. Currently, she is 29 years old. She was born in Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu in India. She is also known with the names Rekha, M.G. Rahima, and Parvana. She came into the field of acting in the year 1990 and worked till 1995 as a child actor. After a gap of six years, she came back in the year 2001 and worked until the year 2014. His husband name is Malik. In the year 2015, Monika got married to Malik who is an Entrepreneur based in Chennai. Malik was born in Madurai. Malik’s father is a close friend of Monika’s father. Malik is an exporter and importer of Electronic goods.
Monika has worked in many movies like Uncle Bun which was released in the year 1991, Avasara Police 100 released in the year 1990, Chanti released in the year 1991, Bramma released in the year 1991, Pandiyan released in the year 1993, and much more. In all these films, Monika has worked as a child actor. She has also worked in a movie named “En Aasai Machan” which was released in the year 1993. For this movie, she has also won Tamil Nadu State Film Award in the category of Best Child Actress.
is a former actress who has worked in Tamil Cinema, in movies like Azhagi, Imsai Arasan 23m Pulikesi, and Silandhi. She has also done a lot of movies as a child actor, some of them include Avasara Police 100, Uncle Bun, Bramma, Chanti, Endrum Anbudanm, Pandiyan and Moovendhar.
She left her acting career after getting converted to Islam and also changed her name from Rekha Maruthiraj to M.G. Rahima; she gave the reason to convert is that she always liked Islamic principles and hasn't taken this step or either money or love. She is married to a Dubai businessman, Malik.