Saeed Jaffrey Biography
Birthday: January 8, 1929 (Capricorn)
Born In: Malerkotla, Punjab India
Saeed Jaffrey OBE was an Indian-British actor whose knowledge of multiple languages allowed him to work in radio, stage, film and television all across America, Britain, and India. His voice and ability to mimic well enabled him to narrate several audio books. Before kicking off his acting career, he attended multiple colleges and universities including Aligarh Muslim University, Wynberg Allen School, St. George's College, and Catholic University of America. He became Britain's highest-profile Asian actor during the 1980s and 1990s after playing leading roles in the drama series ‘Tandoori Nights,’ ‘Little Napoleons,’ and ‘The Jewel in the Crown.’ Jaffrey broke into India’s major film industry, Bollywood, with the movie ‘Shatranj Ke Khilari’ and earned a Filmfare award for his performance. He later went on to work in several other Hindi films. The incredibly talented Jaffrey was the first Asian to earn Canadian and British film award nominations. He was also awarded an OBE for his contribution to drama, the first ever Asian to receive this honour.