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Short Biography of Bollywood Actor Saeed Jaffrey

Short Biography of  Bollywood Actor Saeed Jaffrey

Name –  Saeed Jaffrey

Born – 8 January 1929
Malerkotla, Malerkotla State, Punjab, British India

Died - 15 November 2015 (aged 86)
London, England, UK

Cause of death – Brain hemorrhage

Profession – Actor

Education –
Jaffrey attended Minto Circle at Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh before going on to Wynberg Allen School, St. George's College, Mussoorie, and Allahabad University.
He later studied at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London and was awarded his second post-graduate degree, in drama, by The Catholic University of America.

Spouse –
a- Madhur Jaffrey (m. 1958–65)
b- Jennifer Jaffrey (m. 1980–2015)

His first wife was the actress and TV chef Madhur Jaffrey (divorced 1965).
They have three daughters Meera, Zia, and Sakina Jaffrey, who is also an actress.

Career –
He began 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 gained a Fulbright scholarship in the United States, leading to a second post-graduate degree in drama from The Catholic University of America

Following are the few names of movies in which he acted –
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),
The Razor's Edge (1984),
My Beautiful Laundrette (1985).
Bandit Lovers

Following are the names of television serials in which Jaffrey acted –
Gangsters (1975–1978),
The Jewel in the Crown (1984),
Tandoori Nights (1985–1987)
Little Napoleons (1994).
He also appeared as Ravi Desai on Coronation Street and in Minder as Mr. Mukerjee in Series 1 episode The Bengal Tiger.

Watch the full movie Shatranj Ke Khiladi
Shatranj Ke Khiladi is based on Munshi Premchands short story.
It showcases the life of people in India in the 19th century

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