Norah Jones

by ethnic on December 27, 2007

Birth Name: Geetali Norah Shankar

Place of Birth: Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.

Date of Birth: March 30, 1979

*Bengali Indian (father)
*English, Scottish, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish (mother)

Norah Jones is an American singer, songwriter, pianist, and actress. Her father was Indian musician Ravi Shankar (Robindro Shaunkor Chowdhury), who was born in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India. Her mother, Sue Jones, is American, and has English, Scottish, and Scots-Irish/Northern Irish ancestry.

Norah has two children with her husband.

Norah’s paternal grandparents were Shyam Shankar and Hemangini Devi.

Norah’s maternal grandfather was Delwin Edward Jones. Delwin was born in Oklahoma.

Norah’s maternal grandmother was Norma Jean Stevenson (the daughter of Clarence Edward Stevenson and Fannie R. Dockery). Norma was born in Oklahoma. Clarence was the son of Ralph Douglas Stevenson and Alice Louisa Huston. Fannie was the daughter of Harrid Calvert “Calvin” Dockery and Luetta E. “Lula” McCoy.

Source: Genealogy of Norah Jones (focusing on her father’s side) –

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madman June 9, 2016 at 12:05 am
Adrian1Cram February 26, 2016 at 11:59 pm

damn she’s hot!

cwm85 October 24, 2015 at 3:25 am

Nope. Indian and English

Devotion October 24, 2015 at 3:13 am

Thought she was a Maori

visokozen October 19, 2015 at 6:45 am

Shes English. Alot of english are mixed.

ashash September 27, 2015 at 2:50 am

Pretty Indian woman.

Ajaxfan October 24, 2015 at 2:53 am

She is only half Indian, remember?

Gurrl October 24, 2015 at 5:13 pm

“Only” half? That’s a huge portion of her ancestry which contributed to her look. Pretty half Indian.

Connerfromvine August 25, 2015 at 12:20 pm
sparkles180 August 17, 2015 at 2:08 am

Shes super pretty and she looks part native or latina.

hesh123 August 6, 2015 at 1:08 am


neiltennant August 3, 2015 at 2:15 pm

disappointed she is not partly african american

hmmm ok

she is good looking but i think also very feminist and critical

cwm85 August 3, 2015 at 9:00 pm

Disappointed she isn’t part african? Why?

midori29 March 21, 2018 at 8:44 am

@Nieltenant actually many Bengalis get very dark and some look East African mixed. A portion small of their dna is melanesian and thats from anchient Africa. Also there are blacks negritos in Asia (people ignore this fact). Hispanica are just mixtures too of Asia, Europe and Africa.
Melanesians part of South Asian dna .

*This is documented and you can look it up

More black Bengalis

M June 9, 2015 at 6:54 am

She is pretty and reminds me of Michelle Rodriguez, only Norah is prettier and less manly.

Natasha October 14, 2010 at 1:09 pm

Jones is a Welsh name.

katie October 5, 2010 at 3:06 am
s April 10, 2010 at 5:07 am

very beutifull

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