Saeed Jaffrey

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Saeed Jaffrey
Born(1929-01-08) 8 January 1929 (age 83)
Malerkotla, Punjab, India
OccupationActor
 
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Saeed Jaffrey
Born(1929-01-08) 8 January 1929 (age 83)
Malerkotla, Punjab, India
OccupationActor

Saeed Jaffrey OBE (Punjabi: ਸਈਦ ਜਾਫ਼ਰੀ, سعید جعفری; Hindi: सईद जाफ़री) (born 8 January 1929) is an Indian-born British actor, who has done numerous British movies. He was born in Malerkotla, Punjab. His film credits include The Man Who Would Be King (1975), Shatranj Ke Khiladi (The Chess Players) (1977), Gandhi (1982), A Passage to India (1965 BBC version and 1984 film), The Far Pavilions (1984), and My Beautiful Laundrette (1985). He has also appeared in many Bollywood films in the 1980s and 1990s. For television he has starred in Gangsters (1975–1978), The Jewel in the Crown (1984), Tandoori Nights (1985–1987) and Little Napoleons (1994). He also appeared as Ravi Desai on Coronation Street as the father of Vikram Desai, the cousin of Dev Alahan and in Minder (TV series) as Mr Mukerjee in Series 1 episode The Bengal Tiger.

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Early career

Jaffrey attended Minto Circle, S.T High School, Aligarh Muslim University(AMU), Aligarh before going on to Wynberg Allen School, St. George's College, Mussoorie,and Allahabad University. He started his career by setting up a theatre company called Unity Theatre, at New Delhi. His early theatrical work included roles in productions of Tennessee Williams, Christopher Fry, Wilde, and Shakespeare. He did his studies at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London and went to the United States on a Fulbright scholarship, where he took a second post-graduate degree in drama from The Catholic University of America. He also worked with top stars such as Sean Connery, Michael Caine and Pierce Brosnan. He starred in popular cinema directed by highly talented persons like Satyajit Ray, James Ivory and Richard Attenborough. He is the first Indian to take Shakespearean plays on a tour to the United States. He is also the first Asian to receive British and Canadian Academy Awards nominations. And also the first Indian to receive the Order of the British Empire for his contributions to drama.

He has also served as the Radio Director (1951–1956) for All India Radio and Director of Publicity and Advertising at Government of India Tourist Office, U.S (1958–1960).

Filmography

YearTitleRole
1968StalkedThe Pitch-Man
1969The GuruMurad
1971The HorsemenDistrict Chief
1972Tanhai
1975The Wilby ConspiracyDr. Anil Mukarjee, Indian Dentist
1975The Man Who Would Be KingBilly Fish
1977Shatranj Ke KhiladiMir Roshan Ali
1978Death on the NileServant on the Karnak
1980Ek Baar PhirSaeed
1981Chashme BuddoorLalan Mian
1981SphinxSelim
1982StarRana
1982GandhiSardar Valabhhai Patel
1983MasoomSuri
1983Kissi Se Na KehnaLalaji
1983MandiMajor/Councillor Agarwal
1983Romance
1983The Courtesans of Bombay
1984Ek Din Bahu Ka
1984The Far PavilionsBiju Ram
1984Bhavna
1984MashaalKishori Lal
1984The Razor's EdgeRaaz
1984A Passage to IndiaAdvocate Hamidullah
1984The Jewel in the CrownThe Nawab of Mirat
1984Aagaman
1985Phir Aayee Barsaat
1985Jaanoo
1985Karishma Kudrat Ka
1985SaagarMr. D'Silva
1985Ram Teri Ganga MailiKunj
1985Cricketer
1985My Beautiful LaundretteNasser
1986QatlJudge
1986Kala Dhanda Goray LogPinto Ustad
1987KhudgarzBrij Bhushan Saxena
1987JalwaYakub Saeed
1987AwaamDefense Advocate
1987AuladAnand's chacha
1987Beyond the Next Mountain
1988VijayInder Sen Gujral
1988Hero HiralalAziz Bhai
1988The DeceiversHussein
1988Just Ask for DiamondMr. Patel
1988Khoon Bhari MaangMr. Saxena
1988Pyasi Atma
1988Kab Tak Chup Rahungi
1989ChaalbaazVishwannath
1989DaataMaster Dinanath
1989EeshwarMasterji
1989Hisaab Khoon Ka
1989Ram LakhanPolice Commissioner Arun Kashyap
1989Manika, une vie plus tardPère Provincial
1989AandhiyanShakuntala's father
1990DilMr. Mehra
1990Naya KhoonVeerendra Pratap Rai
1990After MidnightJas
1990Pathar Ke InsanBalwant Rai
1990Yadoon Ka Mausam
1990Shandaar
1990Kishen KanhaiyaVidhya Charan
1990Ghar Ho To Aisa
1991IndrajeetSeth Din Dayal
1991HennaKhan Baba
1991Afsana Pyar KaAnand Verma
1991Gunehgar KaunRai Bahadur Diwan
1991Yaara Dildara
1991MasalaLallu Bhai Solanki/Mr. Tikkoo/Lord Krishna
1991Patthar Ke Insaan
1992SuryavanshiJ.B.
1992NishchayGujral
1992Laat Saab
1992Vansh
1993Aulad Ke DushmanBade Pa
199315 August
1993Ek Hi RaastaColonel Choudhry
1993Balmaa
1993AainaMr. Gupta
1993AnmolS.J
1993Aashiq AwaraKedarnath
1994Bollywood)
1994Yeh DillagiBhanupratap Saigal
1994Salaami
1994Baali Umar Ko Salaam
1994Dilwale
1995Gambler
1995Kartavya
1995Ravanraaj
1995Reshma
1995AngrakshakSanghvi
1995VeergatiPooja's dad
1995GudduQawwali Singer
1995Saajan Ki Baahon MeinRanjit Singh
1995PremR.K. Jetley
1995Sauda
1995Jai VikraantaPolice Commissioner
1995KartavyaRamakant Sahay
1995Param Vir Chakra (film)Naval Officer
1995Vartmaan
1995TrimurtiBhanu
1996Uf Yeh Mohabbat
1996Raja Ki Aayegi Baraat
1996Lulu
1996MeghaJai kishan
1996English Babu Desi MemLawyer Madadgar
1996JaanRoshanlal
1996Bambai Ka BabuVicky's father
1997UdaanMr. Sahay
1997Deewana MastanaNandkishore Sharma
1997Ek Phool Teen Kante
1997MahaantaPolice Commissioner
1997JudaaiMr. Sinha
1997MohabbatMadanlal Kapoor
1997NaseebDharamdas
1997The JourneyAshok
1997Raja Ki Ayegi Baraat
1997Uff! Yeh MohabbatViren Verma
1998Kashmir Angarvadi
1998Guru in Seven
1998AchanakYashpal Nanda
1998Jab Pyaar Kisise Hota HaiKomal's father
1998Aunty No. 1Colonel Sadanand Dhongre
2000Being ConsideredRaj
2001On Wings of FireJadav Rana, the Hindu king
2001AlbelaAmbassador Heinz
2001Mr In-BetweenMr. Basmati
2002Pyaar Ki DhunMr. Shah
2002Day of the SirensAlbert Page
2002SnapshotsIbrahim
2003Cross My HeartSubhash
2003Second GenerationSaeed
2004Kaun Hai Jo Sapno Mein Aaya
2005Chicken Tikka MasalaC. P. Chopra
2005Zoltan the GreatZoltan
2006Bhavishya, The FutureSaeed Jaffery

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