Birth Name: Barbara Piévic
Place of Birth: Paris, France
Date of Birth: 10 April, 1993
*50% Jewish [Ashkenazi, Sephardi]
Barbara Pravi is a French singer, songwriter, and actress. She represented France at the Eurovision Song Contest 2021, and finished 2nd, the best result for the country since 1991.
Her father, Marc Piévic, is an ethics professor. Her paternal grandfather is from Serbia, and her paternal grandmother is Algerian Jewish. Her mother, Emmanuelle, is of Iranian/Persian and Polish Jewish descent.
Barbara took the name Pravi as an homage to her Serbian ancestry, from the Serbian word pravi, meaning “real” and “authentic.”
Barbara’s paternal grandfather is named Petar Pjević. Petar was born in Belgrade, Serbia.
Barbara’s maternal grandfather is Iranian painter, calligrapher, and sculptor Hossein Zenderoudi (Charles Hossein Zenderoudi). Hossein was born in Tehran.