Norah Jones

Jones in 2007, cinemafestival /

Birth Name: Geethali Norah Jones Shankar

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

Date of Birth: March 30, 1979

*father – Bengali Indian
*mother – English, Scottish, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish

Norah Jones is an American singer, songwriter, pianist, and actress. She has sold more than 50 million records worldwide. Her music often blends jazz with country, blues, folk, and pop. She has co-starred in the film My Blueberry Nights.

Her father was Indian sitar virtuoso, composer, and politician Ravi Shankar (Ravindra Shankar Chowdhury); he was born in Benares, Benares State, British India. Her mother, Sue Jones, is an American concert producer, and has English, Scottish, and Scots-Irish/Northern Irish ancestry. Norah is a half-sister of graphic artist, musician, and composer Shubhendra Shankar and sitar player and composer Anoushka Shankar. After her parents’ separation in the mid 1980s, Norah was raised by her mother in Grapevine, Texas.

Norah is married to keyboardist Pete Remm, with whom she has two children.

Norah’s paternal grandfather was named Shyam Shankar.

Norah’s paternal grandmother was named Hemangini Devi.

Norah’s maternal grandfather was named Delwin Edward Jones. Delwin was born in Oklahoma.

Norah’s maternal grandmother was Norma Jean Stevenson (the daughter of Clarence Edward Stevenson and Fannie R. Dockery). Norma was born in Oklahoma. Clarence was the son of Ralph Douglas Stevenson and Alice Louisa Huston. Fannie was the daughter of Harrid Calvert “Calvin” Dockery and Luetta E. “Lula” McCoy.

Source: Genealogy of Norah Jones (focusing on her father’s side) –


Curious about ethnicity

20 Responses

  1. midori29 says:

    @Nieltenant actually many Bengalis get very dark and some look East African mixed. A portion small of their dna is melanesian and thats from anchient Africa. Also there are blacks negritos in Asia (people ignore this fact). Hispanica are just mixtures too of Asia, Europe and Africa.
    Melanesians part of South Asian dna .

    *This is documented and you can look it up

    More black Bengalis

  2. Adrian1Cram says:

    damn she’s hot!

  3. cwm85 says:

    Nope. Indian and English

  4. Devotion says:

    Thought she was a Maori

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