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Olivia Colman is riding high as she fetched her first Oscar this year by giving a stellar performance in ‘The Favourite’. Interestingly, Olivia Colman has some ‘Indian roots’ and you might be interested in knowing about it. The Academy award winner also travelled to Bihar’s Kishanganj a few months ago to search for her roots.


So, it all happened in one of the episodes of British Documentary Series Who Do You Think You Are, where Colman travelled to India to get startled that she shares connections with the Indian land. Colman found that her ancestor Richard Campbell Bazett’s son Charles had a wife called Harriot whose mother was supposedly a ‘local’ and Harriot took birth in Kishanganj in 1807.


Olivia also found an old marriage certificate of Harriot in former British Club of Kishanganj. After knowing about the details Olivia was stunned and she said: "I thought there was nobody exotic in my family. I was so wrong! ... I hadn't got a clue that India played any part of my family. I was very surprised at how much I ended up caring about her [Harriot], someone I'd never heard of before. Then to find out that her mum was a local Kishanganj woman, that's the most exciting bit."


Currently, Olivia is prepping for her next big release that is ‘Them That Follow’, the film will release in June and Olivia will be playing the role of ‘Hope’.
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- Shivam
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