Erick Avari

by stlucas on April 21, 2017

Birth Name: Nariman Eruch Avari

Place of Birth: Darjeeling, West Bengal, India

Date of Birth: April 13, 1952

Ethnicity: Parsi Indian

Erick Avari is an Indian-born American television, stage, and film actor.

Erick is the son of Eruch Avari. His family is Parsi-Zoroastrian. One of his great-great-grandfathers was Jamshedji Framji Madan, one of the pioneers of film production in India.


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Sakina Jaffrey

by stlucas on April 21, 2017

Birth Name: Sakina B. Jaffrey

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

Date of Birth: February 14, 1962

Ethnicity: Indian (including Punjabi)

Sakina Jaffrey is an American actress.

Sakina is the daughter Madhur (Bahadur) and Saeed Jaffrey. Sakina’s father was born to a Punjabi Muslim family in Malerkotla, Punjab. Sakina’s mother was born to a Kayastha Hindu joint family in Civil Lines, Delhi. They are both actors.

Sakina’s paternal grandparents were Hamid Hussain Jaffrey and Hadia Begum Imam (the daughter of Khan Bahadur Fazle Imam and Fizza).

Sakina’s maternal grandparents were Lala Raj Bans Bahadur (the son of Rai Bahadur Raj Narain) and Kashmiran Rani.

Sources: Genealogy of Sakina’s paternal grandmother, Hadia Begum Imam –

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Dileep Rao

by stlucas on April 18, 2017

Birth Name: Dileepan S. Rao

Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, United States

Date of Birth: July 29, 1973

Ethnicity: Kannada Indian

Dileep Rao is an American actor. He was born in Los Angeles, California, to Indian parents.

Dileep’s father was born in Karnataka, India, with origins in Maharashtra. Dileep’s mother is from Bellary, Karnataka.

Dileep is fluent in Kannada.


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by ethnic on April 4, 2017

Birth name: Jahseh Dwayne Onfroy

Place of Birth: Plantation, Florida, United States

Date of Birth: January 23, 1998

Ethnicity: Afro-Jamaican, Syrian, Italian, Indian

XXXTENTACION AKA Young Dagger Dick, is an American rap artist. In an interview on 103.5 The Beat, he stated that he is of “Afro-Jamaican, Syrian, Italian, Indian descent”. His surname, “Onfroy”, is of French origin and is a common surname in Jamaica. It is possible that he has French heritage too.


Liza Koshy

by stlucas on April 4, 2017

Birth Name: Elizabeth Shaila Koshy

Place of Birth: Houston, Harris, Texas, U.S.

Date of Birth: March 31, 1996

*Indian (father)
*Swiss-German, German, some English (mother)

Liza Koshy is an American Youtube personality, social media star, and actress.

Liza is the daughter of Jean Carol (Hertzler) and Jose Koshy. Her siblings are Olivia and Rahel.

Liza has stated on Youtube that her father is Indian, and that her mother is caucasian. Liza’s parents are pictured here.

In the film Boo! A Madea Halloween (2016), Liza’s character, Aday Walker, was African-American.

Liza’s maternal grandfather was John Asa Hertzler (the son of Asa Miller Hertzler and Rebecca Susanna Shenk). Liza’s grandfather John had mostly Swiss-German and German, along with some English, ancestry, with roots in Rhineland-Palatinate and Baden-Württemberg, Germany; Bern and Zürich, Switzerland; and Northumberland, England. Liza’s great-grandfather Asa was the son of Joseph Kanagy Hertzler and Nancy J. Miller. Rebecca was the daughter of John M. Shenk and Frances Annie “Fannie” Good.

Liza’s maternal grandmother was Rebecca Evans Henkels (the daughter of George Jacob Henkels and Johanna Hammer). George was the son of John S. Henkels and Mary E. Knight. Johanna was born in Pennsylvania, to parents from Germany.


Birth certificate of Liza Koshy –

Genealogy of Liza’s maternal great-grandparents, Asa Miller Hertzler and Rebecca Susan Shenk –

Obituary of Liza’s maternal grandmother, Rebecca Evans (Henkels) Hertzler –

Liza’s maternal great-grandparents, George Jacob Henkels and Johanna (Hammer) Henkels, on the 1920 U.S. Census –

Obituary of Liza’s maternal great-grandfather, George Jacob Henkels –

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