16 Bollywood Celebrities You Didn’t Know Have Biracial Heritage

It is said that people with biracial or multiracial heritage is relatively better looking than an average person. No wonder then that so many Bollywood celebs are mixed race. A multiracial or biracial person is someone whose parents or ancestors are from different ethnic backgrounds. Over time many terms have been used to describe those that have a multiracial background.

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Bollywood celebs traditionally have to be good looking, or unique-looking. Even though today that is no longer the case, all you really need to survive in Bollywood is talent, and good looks are just an added advantage. But whatever be the case, these celebs are the fairest of all, and they definitely thank their parents for it.

Today, we look at some Bollywood celebrities we bet you didn’t know were biracial.

Dia Mirza

Not only is Dia part Bengali, but also part German. Her father, Frank Handrich, was a German graphics and industrial fair designer, architect, artist and interior designer based in Munich. Her mother, Deepa, is a Bengali who is an interior designer, landscaper and currently does social work as a volunteer to help alcoholics and drug addicts. When Dia was four-and-a-half years old, her parents got divorced afterward, her mother married Ahmed Mirza, a Dakini Muslim man from Hyderabad, and Dia (then only a toddler) was given the last name of her step-father.

John Abraham

Indian father and Persian mother.

Jackie Shroff

He is a solid A-lister main lead for a long time and now is a solid character actor. His mom was Turkish living in Kazakhstan, and his dad Indian from Gujarat.


Helen Anne Richardson Khan was born to a Burmese mother and Anglo-Indian father.

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Katrina Kaif

It is known that Katrina Kaif is not Indian, but did you know that Katrina is actually biracial. Her father was a Kashmir-born British businessman and her mother is British. In fact, her name was actually Katrina Turquotte (her mother’s surname), but she changed it to Kaif before entering the Hindi Film Industry to identify with Indian people.

Dino Morea

Italian mother and Indian father.

Evelyn Sharma

Born in Frankfurt, Germany, Evelyn was born to a German mother and a Punjabi Indian father. She shot to fame playing the role of ‘Lara’ in the 2013 film ‘Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani.’

Jacqueline Fernandez

Her father is a Sri Lankan and her mother is of Malaysian and Canadian ancestry.

Nargis Fakhri

The ‘Rockstar’ actress has the best heritage to brag about. She was born to a Pakistani father and a Czech mother.

Celina Jaitley

Indian father and an Afghan mother.

Soni Razdan

Mother of popular, rising Bollywood actress Alia Bhatt, Soni Razdan was born in Birmingham, UK, to Gertrude Hoelzer, a German woman, and Narendra Nath Razdan, a Kashmiri Pandit.

Hazel Keech

Hazel has an English father and a Mauritian mother. So, technically she fits the bill to be a biracial actress.

Aftab Shivdasani

Indian father and Persian mother.

Babita Kapoor

Babita Kapoor, a successful actress of the 60s and 70s, wife of Randhir Kapoor and mother of Karishma and Kareena Kapoor, was born to an actor Hari Shivdasani, who was from a Hindu Sindhi family which had migrated from Pakistan to India after the partition and a British Christian mother, Barbara Shivdasani.

Kabir Bedi

Indian father and British mother.

Warina Hussain

The upcoming actress who recently made her debut with ‘Loveyatri’ hails from Kabul, Afghanistan. Her father is from Iraq and her mother hails from Afghanistan.