Siva Kaneswaran

by madman on March 7, 2016

"The Wanted" Visit New.Music.Live. In Toronto On April 3, 2012

Birth Name: Siva Stephen Michael Kaneswaran

Place of Birth: Dublin, Ireland

Date of Birth: November 16, 1988

*Sri Lankan Tamil (father)
*Irish (mother)

Siva Kaneswaran is an Irish singer, songwriter, actor, and model. He was a member of the boy band The Wanted, along with Max George, Jay McGuiness, Tom Parker, and Nathan Sykes.

Siva’s father is of Sri Lankan Tamil ancestry, and his mother is Irish.

On Twitter, Siva stated:

I was born in Ireland so my nationality is Irish. But my heritage is half Irish half sri Lankan :)

In an interview with the magazine Tamil Culture, Siva said:

I grew up in Ireland and had a strong Irish upbringing but my Tamil heritage is just as important. It reminds me of where my dad’s family comes from and to respect their traditions and pass their importance to my kids.

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neiltennant June 13, 2016 at 8:21 am

He looks 100 percent SRI LANKIAN

there was a british boyband in the 90s with a sri lankian member who had the same face

plus he reminds me of my best friend 1995-97 who was also of this descent

Gurrl April 12, 2016 at 12:20 am

The zayn malik of his band i guess.

phaedra April 24, 2016 at 12:10 am

Who is also half South Asian and British/Irish.

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