Avan Jogia

by ethnic on June 2, 2010

Birth Name: Avan Tudor Jogia

Place of Birth: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Date of Birth: February 9, 1992

*Gujarati Indian (father)
*English, Welsh, some German (mother)

Avan Jogia is a Canadian actor, singer, activist, and director.

His father is of Gujarati Indian descent. His mother has English, Welsh, and some German, ancestry. Some of Avan’s mother’s family moved to Canada from the United States, where they lived for many generations. Avan has said that he speaks “a little bit of French and a little bit of Gujarati”.

Avan’s brother, Ketan Jogia, is a music producer.

Avan’s paternal grandparents were Ramanlal Jogia and Sharda Lodia.

Avan’s maternal grandparents were Hugh Adney Tudor (the son of Adney Jennings/Jenning Tudor and Lucille/Lucile Marie Jorden). Avan’s great-grandfather Adney was the son of Edward Emerson Tudor and Pearl Dorothy Reed. Lucille was the daughter of James Daniel Jordan and Lula Belle File.

Avan’s maternal grandmother was Edith Marjory/Joan Griffiths/Griffith. Edith was born in London, England.

Sources: Just Jared interview with Avan Jogia – http://www.justjared.com

Genealogy of Avan Jogia – https://www.geni.com

Obituary and genealogy of Avan’s maternal great-grandfather, Adney Jennings/Jenning Tudor (focusing on his own father’s side) – http://www.findagrave.com

Genealogy of Avan’s maternal great-great-grandfather, Edward Emerson Tudor (focusing on his own mother’s side) – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com

Obituary of Avan’s maternal great-grandmother, Lucille/Lucile Marie (Jorden) Tudor – http://www.findagrave.com

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{ 25 comments… read them below or add one }

cwm85 August 11, 2015 at 8:46 pm

I think he looks mostly white…

neiltennant August 19, 2015 at 8:22 am

with those eyes and skin ? no chance

at first glance without looking up his ancestry i thought INDIAN !

he could even pass for full indian

qutsflyd September 20, 2015 at 10:07 pm

You obviously haven’t been to Spain or South Italy and France. He’s a male version of Penéope Cruz.
He does look exotic, but spanish-exotic

anen87 November 15, 2016 at 4:46 pm

Uhm sorry but no. The only way he can be from Spain is as a gypsy. btw rumor has it penelope cruz is part gypsy…

xoxo October 29, 2015 at 6:26 am

He looks 100% Indian to me.

neiltennant April 25, 2017 at 10:03 am

yes he does

he could be full INDIAN

Krowl July 9, 2016 at 5:56 am

European and Indian are the same race. They’re just different types of Caucasian. ‘White’ just means light skin, it’s a description more than a race onto itself.

fuzzybear44 July 10, 2016 at 12:43 am

What about all those people of India, that are not Caucasian(of which there are many)

sparkles180 August 11, 2015 at 7:21 pm

Hes so hot! He looks indian or mexican though, I never knew he was part white.

xoxo July 30, 2015 at 9:54 pm

He looks mostly Indian.

Katz July 20, 2015 at 8:23 am

If there’s any place in the world he’d blend in without question, it would be amongst Kurds, Persians, Pashtuns, etc.

He pretty much fits the standard stereotype of the Iranid people, (albeit slightly swarthier and with a straighter nose.)

cwm85 July 20, 2015 at 4:42 am

Looks spanish. Definitely could see him in spain blending in. I can also see him blending in south or central mexico.

Katz July 20, 2015 at 8:10 am

I could see him blending into a Gypsy population of Spain, not as much as an ethnic Spaniard. Even the darkest of Spaniards such as Antonio Banderas and Penelope Cruz have more Mediterranean features and olive tones to their skin rather than brown undertones like him.

He could blend into most parts of Latin America much better, but I think only at first glance or as an exception. He doesn’t have a particularly ‘Native American’ look beyond the complexion/hair/eye color.

California July 12, 2015 at 5:29 am

He wishes he looked like Johnny Depp. I don’t see any resemblance whatsoever.

shobohunter September 12, 2014 at 6:56 pm

He look Indian. More Indian then
Hrithik Roshan ..Hrithik Roshan is 100% Indian.
Not Turkish people look 100% European. and
I can spot a Persia in India.
Btw- and wtf is Persian
Persia is not a race..

Shawn August 29, 2014 at 4:28 pm

he pretty much looks like a standard Med and could pass in Southern Europe, Turkey, Levant, Iran, and lot of Middle Easterners from those countries could conceivably pass in Southern Europe too

i’d probably guess him as Turkish or Persian first, but if he told me has Spanish or Greek I’d believe him too

a lot of Indian/Euros mixes look fully white due to all Indians pretty much being structurally Caucasian and having significant Caucasian admixture, especially North Indian/Euro mixes

Your Mom August 7, 2014 at 11:47 am

He Looks Ambiguous. Could Pass Easily In Any Latin American Country.

Shawn August 29, 2014 at 4:25 pm

he doesn’t look Latin American, all Latinos i’ve met look Native admixed or Negroid too

he could pass as white Latino

undashing August 6, 2014 at 11:01 pm

No he is not white. He looks like typical Indian.

M May 31, 2015 at 1:00 am

Can’t you read? His mother is white, he’s half white.

ShawntheGod July 27, 2014 at 3:51 am

He looks Middle Eastern, kinda Persian looking.

I guess he could pass as white tho…

Check7t July 5, 2014 at 4:44 am

Lol, some people say he looks white, some say he doesn’t. He looks like a typical Mediterranean Caucasian to me, could pass in Iberia, Italy, or Greece, but he looks distinctively Iberian to me.

He would fit perfectly in Spain, so yes he looks white to me.

a June 28, 2014 at 8:05 pm

of course he doesn’t look white,she looks exactly what he is,half-white and half-indian,get over it folks

a June 29, 2014 at 7:16 am
Marseille June 20, 2014 at 4:11 am

Yes he does look white, agree with the poster below me.

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