Rita Ora

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Ora in 2014, photo by Prphotos

Birth Name: Rita Sahatçiu Ora

Place of Birth: Pristina, Yugoslavia

Date of Birth: 26 November, 1990

Ethnicity: Albanian

Rita Ora is a British singer, songwriter, and actress. She was born November 26, 1990, in Pristina, Yugoslavia, to a Kosovan Albanian family. Her family moved to the U.K when she was a child, because of the persecution of Albanians in Kosovo. In 2015, she was named an Honorary Ambassador of Kosovo.

Her parents are Vera (Bajraktari) and Besnik Sahatçiu. Her father is a Muslim and her mother is Catholic. When asked about her ethnicity in an interview, Rita stated that she is “100% from Kosovo.” This can be seen, starting at the 2:30 mark, in this clip.

Her surname, Sahatçiu, is derived from the Turkish word saatçi, which means “watchmaker.” Her parents later added Ora, which means “time” in Albanian, so it could be more easily pronounced.

Rita’s paternal grandfather was Besim Sahatçiu, a film and theatre director (the son of Adem Sahatçiu and Besa).

Rita’s maternal grandfather was Osman Bajraktari. Osman was the Albanian consul to Russia, then part of the USSR.

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376 Responses

  1. bablah says:

    Besim Sahatçiu’s parents were Adem Sahatçiu and Besa.

  2. blue says:

    The first time i saw her i thought she was english, american, ( usa) or the caribbean, because looks mulatta, like Rihanna, her features are non White, and she looks more darker than her family, strange case.

    I wold like to know her ancestry dna test result.

  3. luckystar says:

    Her parents looks more europeans than her
    She just went out too exotic, it happens

    • alexgxo says:

      Ethnic, Andrew whoever I’m sorry for sounding like a whining ahole but I’d like to hear your guys opinions on Miss Oras looks. her
      parents, her siblings and even her grandparents and alleged cousin I saw pics of online all have such prominent noses while Rita’s nose is flat/low bridged (still small though) and wideish at the nostrils. She even has a wide mouth.

      Given her parents and all her relatives she def looks like maybe a throwback gene popped up or an assortment of features led to her looks. I’ve seen gypsies say she looks like she could pass off as being part gypsy or even part black or multiracial Caribbean.

  4. alexgxo says:

    What makes her look part black is her nose. It’s narrow at the bridge but it’s wide at the edges, flat and has almost no prominent point. Given pictures of her parents, cousin and siblings she should have a more prominent nose tbh.

    Also she has a wide mouth. Other then that I only she “white” or european features.

  5. phaedra says:

    Looks like someone who has African ancestry.

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