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James Wan

by stlucas on May 13, 2017

Place of Birth: Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia

Date of Birth: February 27, 1977

Ethnicity: Chinese Malaysian

James Wan is a Malaysian-born Australian film director, screenwriter, and producer.

James was born in Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia, of Chinese descent. He was raised in Australia and is an Australian citizen.

James has stated:

I was born in Malaysia and grew up in Australia. I moved there when I was about 7. Language-wise, my mom and dad’s dialect, they’re pretty obscure. It’s Chinese, but not your traditional Chinese, like Cantonese or Mandarin. It wasn’t something that I got to use very much growing up. We eventually just spoke English around the house.

Source: http://sea-globe.com

Photo by Joe Seer/www.bigstockphoto.com

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Michelle Ang

by stlucas on May 9, 2017

Place of Birth: Christchurch, New Zealand

Date of Birth: October 17, 1983 or 1984

Ethnicity: Chinese Malaysian

Michelle Ang is a New Zealand film and television actress. She was born in Christchurch, New Zealand, and was raised in Wellington, New Zealand. Michelle’s parents moved from Malaysia to New Zealand. They are of Chinese ancestry.

Sources: http://www.nzonscreen.com
http://www.etonline.com

Photo by kathclick/www.bigstockphoto.com

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Bajrakitiyabha

by Manila on May 7, 2017

Place of Birth: Bangkok, Thailand

Date of Birth: 7 December, 1978

Ethnicity: Thai, some Chinese and Mon

Bajrakitiyabha is a Thai diplomat and a member of the Chakri dynasty.

She is the daughter of the King of Thailand Vajiralongkorn and his first consort, Soamsawali.

Bajrakitiyabha’s paternal grandfather was Bhumibol Adulyadej (who was the King of Thailand, the son of Mahidol Adulyadej and Srinagarindra). Mahidol was the son of Chulalongkorn (also known as Rama V) and Savang Vadhana. Srinagarindra was the daughter of Chu Chukramol and Kham Chukramol.

Bajrakitiyabha’s paternal grandmother is Sirikit (the daughter of Nakkhatra Mangkala, 2nd Prince of Chanthaburi, and of Bua Snidvongs). The 2nd Prince of Chanthaburi was the son of Kitiyakara Voralaksana, 1st Prince of Chanthaburi, and of Princess Apsarasaman Devakula. Bua was the daughter of Sadan Snidvongs and Bang Bunyathon.

Bajrakitiyabha’s maternal grandparents are Adulakit Kitiyakara (the older brother of Sirikit) and Princess Bandhu Savali Yugala (the daughter of Prince Bhanubandhu Yugala and Soiraya Snidvongs). Bhanubandhu was the son of Yugala Dighambara, Prince of Lopburi, and of Princess Chalermkhetra Mangala. Soiraya was the daughter of Suvabandhu Snidvongs and Yisun Mangkarabandhu.

Sources: Genealogies of Bajrakitiyabha – https://www.geni.com
https://en.wikipedia.org

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Dipangkorn Rasmijoti

by Manila on May 7, 2017

Place of Birth: Bangkok, Thailand

Date of Birth: 29 April, 2005

Ethnicity: Thai, some Chinese and Mon

Dipangkorn Rasmijoti is a prince of Thailand, a member of the Chakri dynasty and heir presumptive to the throne of Thailand.

He is the son of the King of Thailand Vajiralongkorn and his third consort, Srirasmi Suwadee.

Dipangkorn’s paternal grandfather was Bhumibol Adulyadej (who was the King of Thailand, the son of Mahidol Adulyadej and Srinagarindra). Mahidol was the son of Chulalongkorn (also known as Rama V) and Savang Vadhana. Srinagarindra was the daughter of Chu Chukramol and Kham Chukramol.

Dipangkorn’s paternal grandmother is Sirikit (the daughter of Nakkhatra Mangkala, 2nd Prince of Chanthaburi, and of Bua Snidvongs). The 2nd Prince of Chanthaburi was the son of Kitiyakara Voralaksana, 1st Prince of Chanthaburi, and of Princess Apsarasaman Devakula. Bua was the daughter of Sadan Snidvongs and Bang Bunyathon.

Dipangkorn’s maternal grandparents were Aphirut Suwadee and Wanthanee Koet-amphaeng.

Sources: Genealogies of Dipangkorn Rasmijoti – https://www.geni.com
https://en.wikipedia.org

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Norodom Sihamoni

by Manila on April 6, 2017

Place of Birth: Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Date of Birth: 14 May, 1953

Ethnicity: Khmer, with some amounts of French, Corsican, and Chinese

Norodom Sihamoni is the King of Cambodia, having served in the position since 14 October, 2004.

Sihamoni’s father, Norodom Sihanouk, also served as the King of Cambodia, from 24 April 1941 to 2 March 1955, and from 24 September 1993 to 7 October 2004. Sihamoni’s mother, Norodom Monineath (Paule Monique Izzi), is of half French-Corsican descent.

Sihamoni’s patrilineal ancestry can be traced back to his 20th great-grandfather, Trosok Peam (Ponhea Chey), a cucumber gardener who ruled Khmer Empire from 1336 to 1340 after assassinating his predecessor, Jayavarman IX.

Sihamoni’s paternal grandfather was Norodom Suramarit (the son of Norodom Sothearos and Norodom Phangangam). Sothearos was the son of Ang Voddey (later Norodom of Cambodia) and Bossaba Yem. Phangangam was the daughter of Norodom of Cambodia and of Bopha Nuon.

Sihamoni’s paternal grandmother was Sisowath Kossamak (the daughter of Sisowath Monivong and Norodom Kanviman Norleak Tevi). Monivong was the son of Ang Sar (later Sisowath of Cambodia) and Van. Kanviman was the daughter of Norodom Hassakan and Sao Sambhat.

Sihamoni’s maternal grandparents were Jean-François Izzi and Pomme Peang (the daughter of Peang and Ouk). Jean-François was a French banker, of Corsican descent. Ouk was of part Chinese descent.

Source: Genealogy of Norodom Sihamoni – https://www.geni.com

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