Avan Jogia

Jogia in 2011, Helga Esteb / Shutterstock.com

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 grandfather Hugh was born in Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada. Avan’s great-grandfather Adney was born in Calgary, Alberta, and was the son of Edward Emerson Tudor and Pearl Dorothy Reed. Lucille was born in Illinois, U.S., and 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


Curious about ethnicity

175 Responses

  1. cwm85 says:

    I think he looks mostly white…

  2. sparkles180 says:

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

  3. xoxo says:

    He looks mostly Indian.

  4. Katz says:

    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.)

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