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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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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Zubin Mehta

by andrew on July 18, 2016

LOS ANGELES - MARCH 1: Maestro Zubin Mehta attends the Hollywoo

Place of Birth: Bombay, India

Date of Birth: 29 April 1936

Ethnicity: Parsi Indian

Zubin Mehta is an Indian classical music conductor.

Zubin is the son of Mehli and Tehmina Mehta, who are of Parsi heritage. His father was a violinist and conductor. His father was born in Mumbai, India, and his mother was born in Pune, India.

Zubin was married to soprano Carmen Lasky, and they divorced after six years of marriage. His ex-wife then married his brother, Zarin Mehta. Zubin’s second marriage is to actress Nancy Kovack.

Source: Genealogy of Zubin Mehta –

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Aryana Engineer

by Sage on March 10, 2016

"Resident Evil: Retribution" Los Angeles Premiere - Arrivals

Place of Birth: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Date of Birth: March 6, 2001

*Parsi Indian (father)
*Scottish (mother)

Aryana Engineer is a Canadian actress. She made her debut in the 2009 horror film Orphan. In 2012, she starred, alongside Milla Jovovich, as Becky in Resident Evil: Retribution, the fifth movie in the franchise.

A picture of Aryana and her parents can be seen here.

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Max Minghella

by follers on December 13, 2012

Birth Name: Max Giorgio Choa Minghella

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

Date of Birth: 16 September, 1985

*50% Italian
*28.125% Chinese
*6.25% Sephardi Jewish
*6.25% Parsi Indian
*3.125% English
*3.125% Irish
*3.125% Swedish

Max Minghella is a British actor. He is the son of choreographer and dancer Carolyn Jane (Choa) and director Anthony Minghella.

Max’s father was born in the U.K., and was of entirely Italian descent. Max’s mother is from Hong Kong. Max’s maternal grandfather was of three quarters Chinese, and one quarter Indian Jewish, descent, and Max’s maternal grandmother was of approximately one quarter Parsi Indian, three eighths Chinese, one eighth English, one eighth Irish, and one eighth Swedish, ancestry.

This makes Max Minghella of approximately 1/2 Italian, 9/32 Chinese (equivalent to 1.125/4 Chinese), 1/16 Indian Jewish, 1/16 Parsi Indian, 1/32 English, 1/32 Irish, and 1/32 Swedish, ancestry.

Max’s paternal grandfather was Edward Minghella (the son of Antonio Minghella and Carolina Maria Gargano). Antonio was born in La Furesta, Italy. Carolina was born in Glasgow, Scotland, to Italian parents, Angelo Antonia Gargano and Louisa.

Max’s paternal grandmother was Gloria Alberta Arcari (the daughter of Alberto Bernardo Arcari and Louisa Giaconelli). Alberto was born in Swansea, Wales, to Italian parents, Giuseppe Arcari and Domenica D’Ambrosio. Louise was born in Glasgow, to Italian parents, Pietro Giaconelli and Esperanza Rossi.

Max’s maternal grandfather was George Wing Sien Choa (the son of Choa Po Sien and Maria Felicie/Felice Belilios/Bellilios). George was born in Hong Kong. Max’s great-grandfather Po was Chinese, the son of Choa Lap Chee and Chan Quay Neo. Max’s great-grandmother Maria’s father was Emanuel Raphael Belilios/Bellilios, a prominent businessman. Emanuel was an Indian Jew who was born in Calcutta, India, to Raphael Emanuel Belilios and Salha Laniado. Max’s great-grandmother Maria’s mother, Lee Wai Yin, also known as Pearl, was Chinese. The relationship of Emanuel and Wai inspired the book The House of Wives (2016), by their great-grandson, Simon Choa-Johnston, who is Max’s first cousin, once removed.

Max’s maternal grandmother was Maisie Nora Kotewall (the daughter of Robert Hormus Kotewall and Edith Lowcock). Max’s great-grandfather Robert was born in China, and was a businessperson and legislator who was known in Hong Kong; he was the son of Hormusjee Rustomjee Kotwaj/Kotewall and Cheung A-Cheung. Robert’s ancestry was said to be Parsi Indian on his father’s side, and Chinese on his mother’s side. Max’s great-grandmother Edith was born in Shanghai. Edith’s father, George Lowcock, was born in Shanghai, the son of Henry W. Lowcock, from Middlesex, England, and of Annie Loftus Russell, from Wicklow, Ireland. Edith Lowcock’s mother, Max’s great-great-grandmother, who was born with the surname “Johnsford”, was the daughter of Alfred Jönsson/Johnsford, who was born in Gothenburg, Sweden, and of Ah Tsaw Wong, who was born in Guangzhou, Guangdong, China.

Sources: Genealogy of Max Mingehlla –

Genealogy of Max’s maternal great-grandmother, Maria Felicie/Felice Belilios/Bellilios (focusing on her father’s side) –

Information on Max’s maternal great-great-grandparents, Emanuel Raphael Belilios/Bellilios and Lee Wai Yin –

Genealogy of Max’s maternal grandmother, Maisie Nora Kotewall –

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