Place of Birth: Capitol Hill, Seattle, Washington, U.S.
Date of Birth: September 10, 1989
*Bengali Indian (father)
*Italian (maternal grandfather)
*Dutch, Irish, English (maternal grandmother)
Sanjaya Malakar is an American singer. He was a finalist on the sixth season of the singing competition series American Idol.
Sanjaya’s father, Vasudeva Malakar, a Bengali Indian, was born in Vrindavan, India. Sanjaya’s mother is American-born, of Italian descent on her own father’s side and of Dutch, Irish, and English ancestry on her own mother’s side.
Sanjaya’s maternal grandparents are Joseph Paul Recchi, Sr. (the son of John Recchi and Mary R. Cilfone or Pretare) and LoHua Myrle Odekirk (the daughter of Heber Lawrence Odekirk, Sr. and Esther Margaret Dean). Joseph was born in Washington state, to Italian parents. LoHua was born in Utah, with Dutch, Irish, and English ancestry.
Source: Obituary of Sanjaya’s maternal great-grandfather, Heber Lawrence Odekirk, Sr. – http://www.findagrave.com
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