It is said that women with biracial or multiracial heritage are relatively better looking than an average woman. No wonder then that so many Bollywood divas are mixed race (people who are born to people from two different races).
Bollywood actresses 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 is just an added advantage. But whatever be the case, these women 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.
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.
The ‘Rockstar’ actress has the best heritage to brag about….she was born to a Pakistani father and Czech mother.
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’.
We bet you didn’t know that Kareena and Karishma have a tinge of foreign blood in them. That’s right…Babita Kapoor, successful actress of the 60s and 70s, wife of Randhir Kapoor and mother of Karishma and Kareena Kapoor, was born to a 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.
Not only is Diya 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. Afterwards, her mother married Ahmed Mirza, a Dakhini Muslim man from Hyderabad, and Dia (then only a toddler) was given the last name of her step-father.
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.
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.