How much you know about your Indian celebrities? This article will actually surprise you! As we are going to tell you about some international celebrities whose roots are actually from India. Here we go!
1) Norah Jones
The worldwide jazz, traditional vocal pop, and a little bit of country blues and contemporary folk singer. She was born on March 30, 1979, in Brooklyn New York. She is the daughter of an internationally known sitar player, Ravi Shankar. Her birth name is Geetali Norah Jones Shankar.
2) Ben Kingsley
The lead star of famous biopic Gandhi (1982) is of Indian descent. His father was from Gujarat, India, which makes him half-Indian and half-British. His birth name is Krishna Pandit Bhanji. He changed his name because he felt that having a name that was difficult to pronounce can make hurdles to get work in film industry.
3) Samantha Jade
The winner of X-Factor Australia, Samantha Jade Gibbs is born on April 18, 1987, in Perth, Australia. She’s an Aussie singer, songwriter, and actress. Her father, Kevin Gibbs is of Anglo-Indian descent.
4) Avan Jogia
One of the rising stars of Hollywood, Avan was born on February 2, 1992, in Vancouver, Canada. His father is a British Indian expatriate, who immigrated to Canada, and his mother is of English, Welsh and German descent.
5) Zuleikha Robinson
Zuleikha Robinson was born on June 29, 1977, in London, United Kingdom. She is a famous actress and singer. She was brought up in Thailand and Malaysia by an Indian mother and an English father.
6) Erick Avari
Erick Avari was born as Nariman Eruch Avari in Darjeeling, West Bengal, India, into an old Parsi-Zoroastrian family. He was on April 13, 1952. Erick is an Indian-American actor who is known for his parts in science-fiction productions. His great-grandfather is Jamshedji Framji Madan who’s one of the pioneers of the Indian film industry during the early 20th century.
7) Jay Sean
British-Indian RnB singer comes from a Sikh-Punjabi family. His real name is Kamaljit Singh Jhooti. Not many of his fans know of his Indian genes, however, his fans in the UK are very well aware of it.