Satya Bhabha

by stlucas on May 24, 2017

Birth Name: Satya Sorab Bhabha

Place of Birth: London City, London, England, U.K.

Date of Birth: 13 December, 1983

*Parsi Indian (father)
*Ashkenazi Jewish (mother)

Satya Bhabha is a British-born American actor.

Satya is the son of lecturer Jacqueline Bhabha (born Jacqueline M. Strimpel) and professor Homi K. Bhabha. Satya’s siblings are Ishan and Leah.

Satya’s father was born in Mumbai, India, to a Parsi-Zoroastrian family. Satya’s mother was also born in Mumbai, to German Jewish refugee parents, and was raised in Milan, Italy.

Satya’s maternal grandparents were Paul Moritz Strimpel and Mathilde Rosenthal. They both worked in academia. Mathilde was Professor of English at the University of Milan.

Sources: Birth record of Satya Bhabha –

Marriage record of Satya’s parents, Homi K. Bhabha and Jacqueline M. Strimpel –

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Rahul Kohli

by stlucas on May 18, 2017

Place of Birth: Brent, London, England, U.K.

Date of Birth: 13 November, 1985

Ethnicity: Indian

Rahul Kohli is a British actor.

Rahul’s father is from Kenya. Rahul’s mother is from Thailand and holds the surname “Sharma”. Both of Rahul’s parents are of Indian origin.

Rahul has stated:

I was born in London, my parents weren’t from India, my Grandparents were. While I’m proud of my heritage, it’s not who I am. I’m British.

Sources: Birth record of Rahul Kohli –


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Tiya Sircar

by stlucas on May 8, 2017

Place of Birth: Fort Worth, Tarrant, Texas, U.S.

Date of Birth: May 16, 1982

Ethnicity: Bengali Indian

Tiya Sircar is an American actress.

Tiya is the daughter of Arpana (Majumdar) and Sumit Sircar, who are both of Bengali Indian origin.

Tiya has said:

I’d say in some ways, I’m very Bengali. I have a love of the arts – dance, music, visual arts – which I think is a very Bengali trait. I also love food which I know is very Bengali! I like all kinds of food but if I had to choose a favourite Indian cuisine, it would absolutely be Bengali! I love things like masoor dal with begun bhaja, or any type of bhaja, really, machher jhol, bhapa chingri. And how can you beat gorom, gorom rosogolla?

Sources: Birth record of Tiya Sircar –

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Rekha Sharma

by stlucas on April 27, 2017

Birth Name: Rekha Shanti Sharma

Place of Birth: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Date of Birth: January 1, 1970

Ethnicity: Indian

Rekha Sharma is a Canadian actress.

Rekha is the daughter of Indian parents who moved from Uttar Pradesh, India, to the Fiji Islands, and later to Canada. Rekha has a brother, Sunil.

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Maulik Pancholy

by stlucas on April 26, 2017

Birth Name: Maulik Navin Pancholy

Place of Birth: Dayton, Ohio, U.S.

Date of Birth: January 18, 1974

Ethnicity: Gujarati Indian

Maulik Pancholy is an American actor.

Maulik is the son of Gita Jayantilal (Shah) and Navin Chimanlal Pancholy. Both Maulik’s parents have origins in Gujarat, India.

Maulik’s maternal grandfather was Jayantilal Khushaldas Shah (the son of Khushaldas Shah and Maniben). Jayantinal was born in Gujarat, India.

Maulik’s maternal grandmother was Deviben H. Mahant (the daughter of Hargovinddas Mahant and Kashiben H. Mahant). Deviben was also born in Gujarat, India.

Maulik speaks fluent English, Gujarat, and Spanish.

Sources: Birth record of Maulik Pancholy –

Obituary of Maulik’s maternal grandfather, Jayantilal Khushaldas Shah –

Obituary of Maulik’s maternal grandmother, Deviben H. (Mahant) Shah –

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