Charli XCX

2014 Billboard Music Awards - Arrivals

XCX in 2014, photo by

Birth Name: Charlotte Emma Aitchison

Place of Birth: Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England, U.K.

Date of Birth: 2 August, 1992

Ethnicity: Scottish, Ugandan Indian

Charli XCX is a British singer, songwriter, record producer, and music video director.

She is the daughter of Shameera (Manji), a nurse and flight attendant, and Jon Aitchison, an entrepreneur and show booker. Her father is of Scottish origin. Her mother, who is from Uganda, is of Gujarati Indian descent. Charli was raised in Start Hill, Essex.

Charli has said:

I grew up around people throwing the word Paki around… And they’d be like, ‘Oh, we’re going to the Paki shop,’ like a corner shop or whatever. I personally think that’s really racist. A lot of people I knew would throw that term around, and it would always upset me, not because I’m Pakistani, but just because I thought it was really wrong. And my mom actually once had an incident where she was getting out of her car in broad daylight, in the middle of our town, and these guys went past her on a bicycle and threw a milkshake at her and called her a Paki. She was so upset, as she would be. But that’s nothing to some things that happen.

74 Responses

  1. porkarella says:

    Arab face nothing of Euro.

  2. Dar says:

    Add Indian-African tag

  3. andrew says:

    TAG “Gujarati”

  4. liaasunshinecrazy says:

    Can add Your grandparents and maybe the others
    What part indian your grandparents are from
    Sh just scottish

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