Birth Name: Jeremy Coleman
Place of Birth: Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England, U.K.
Date of Birth: 26 February, 1960
Ethnicity: English, about one quarter Kashmiri Indian
Jaz Coleman is a British musician, composer, singer, songwriter, and record producer. He is the lead singer and keyboardist of the rock band Killing Joke.
Jaz is the son of Gloria H. (Pandy) and Ronald A. Coleman, who were school teachers. His father has English ancestry, and his mother is of half Indian and half English descent. Jaz has three children.
Jaz’s maternal grandfather was John C. Pandy (the son of Mangal Pandey). Mangal was a soldier who led an insurrection against the British in 1857. Jaz has also said that his grandfather John was the first prime minister of India’s brother, making Jaz himself the great-nephew of India’s first prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru.
Jaz’s maternal grandmother was named Bertha A. Stevens.
Jaz is often described as having a half Bengali Indian mother. Given that Jawaharlal Nehru had Kashmiri Indian ancestry, this is probably not the case.