On 30th May 2014 south actress Monica has been converted to Islam religion and announced that she had quit acting. In few images she appeared in Islam's traditional costume burka. She has changed her name to MG Rehima, after the conversion.
However, the reason behind her conversion of religion is unveiled.
Monica first screened the industry as a child artist in Tamil cinema and has acted in more than 50 films. She also acted in other languages such as Telugu, Malayalam and Kannada. She had won Tamil Nadu State Award as a best child actor for her performance in Vijaykanth starrer En Aasai Machan and fame in some Tamil movies like Azhagi, Imsai Arasan 23m Pulakesi and Silandhi.
In 2011, she changed her name for Malayalam film industry as Parvana
Lastly, she appeared in Jannal Oram- a Tamil movie, which was directed by Karu Pazhaniappan, had Parthiban, Vimal, Vidharth, Poorna and Manisha Yadav in the lead roles and released on November, 2013.
Presently, Monika or MG Rehima is busy with the tight shooting shedule of Naran, Kannigapuram Sandippil and Amaran, which may the climax of the actress film industry.