Gabrielle Anwar

by ethnic on October 21, 2010

Place of Birth: Laleham, Middlesex, England

Date of Birth: 4 February, 1970

*Indian, Ashkenazi Jewish (father)
*English (mother)

Gabrielle Anwar is a British actress. She is the daughter of Tariq Anwar, a film producer and editor, and Shirley Hills, an actress.

Gabrielle’s father was born in Delhi, in India, to an Austrian Jewish mother and an Indian father. Gabrielle’s mother is English.

Gabrielle’s paternal grandparents are Rafiq Anwar and Edith Reich (the daughter of Otto Reich and Else Enter).

In a 2010 interview, she said:

“Considering my lineage, I am surprised no one has offered me work in a Hindi film yet”.


photo by Joe Seer /

{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

Polly Sanders December 18, 2013 at 7:49 pm

Lisa, Gabrielle Anwar is 25% Indian- NOT half. Her father is half Indian & half Austrian Jewish. Her mother is English.

Dee March 12, 2011 at 7:45 pm

Sorry make that Austrian Jewish mother….


levangelista36 July 23, 2012 at 10:30 pm

She’s a quarter Indian, a quarter Austrian Jewish, and half English. She’s basically biracial.

Dee March 12, 2011 at 7:44 pm

Her father was born in Delhi in India to an Indian father and an Austrian mother. Her mother is English.


D March 8, 2011 at 8:59 am

Tariq Anwar is Indian-born but of Persian descent.

a February 21, 2012 at 10:44 am

her father was half/Indian, half Austrian Jewish, not Persian

Lisa November 9, 2010 at 6:13 pm

She’s half Indian, not Persian. Her father is a producer by the name of Tariq Anwar.

Previous post:

Next post: