Birth Name: Fareed Rafiq Zakaria
Place of Birth: Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Date of Birth: January 20, 1964
Ethnicity: Konkani Indian
Fareed Zakaria is an Indian-American journalist and author. He works for CNN and The Washington Post. He has hosted the show Fareed Zakaria GPS since 2008. Fareed is a Muslim.
Fareed is the son of Fatima and Rafiq Zakaria. Fatima was previously a writer and editor on the newspaper The Sunday Times. Rafiq was an Indian politician, Islamic scholar, and author.
Fareed’s father had occasionally said that he has Turkish and/or Central Asian ancestry, although Fareed always regarded these claims as untrue.
Freed is married to jewelry designer Paula Throckmorton Zakaria, with whom he has three children.
A DNA test taken by the project CNN Roots (2014) stated that Fareed’s genetic ancestry is:
*85% South Asia
*2% East Asia
*<1% Central Asia
*<1% European Jewish
*<1% Iberian Peninsula
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