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Roshan Seth


A native of New Delhi, India, British character actor of theater and film Roshan Seth honed the skills he learned at London's Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts in British repertory theater. His first break came in Peter Brook's production of A Midsummer Night's Dream, which toured in 1972. Seth entered feature films in Richard Lester's Juggernaut... See full bio »
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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 2 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

Known For

Gandhi
Gandhi Pandit Nehru
(1982)
Street Fighter
Street Fighter Dhalsim
(1994)
Proof
Proof Professor Bhandari
(2005)

Filmography

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 2019 Dumbo (filming)
 2017 Boogie Man (completed)
Rupesh
 2017 Diana and I (TV Movie)
Uncle Zaheer
 2016 City of Tiny Lights
Farzad Akhtar
 2015-2016 Indian Summers (TV Mini-Series)
Darius Dalal / Darius
- Leaving Home (2016) ... Darius
- Winner Takes All (2016) ... Darius
- The Birthday Party (2016) ... Darius
- A Gift for the King (2016) ... Darius
- Hide and Seek (2016) ... Darius
 2013 The Lovers
Sadhu (as Roshan Seth Obe)
 2013 Brahmin Bulls
Ashok Sharma
 2012 Ek Tha Tiger
Anwar Jamal Kidwai
 2011 Trishna
Mr. Singh
 2008 The Cheetah Girls: One World (TV Movie)
Kamal Uncle
 2007 Amal
Suresh Gupta
 2007 The Last Days of the Raj (TV Movie)
Jawarharlal Nehru
 2007 Guru
Thapar
 2007 Broken Thread
Dasa
 2006 Kabul Express
Opening narrator (voice)
 2005 The Man-Eating Leopard of Rudraprayag (TV Movie)
Pundit
 2005 Proof
Professor Bhandari
 2005/I Frozen
Noyen
 2004 Spivs
Omar
 2004 Blue Murder (TV Series)
Jameel Khan
- Fragile Relations (2004) ... Jameel Khan
 2003 Cosmopolitan (TV Movie)
Gopal
 2003 Silent Witness (TV Series)
Afzal Khan
- Answering Fire: Part 2 (2003) ... Afzal Khan
- Answering Fire: Part 1 (2003) ... Afzal Khan
 2003 Second Generation (TV Movie)
Mohan
 2003 MI-5 (TV Series)
Fazul Azzam
- Episode #2.2 (2003) ... Fazul Azzam (uncredited)
 2001 South West 9
Ravi
 2001 Wings of Hope
Shekar Khanna
 2001 Monsoon Wedding
Mohan Rai
 2001 Holby City (TV Series)
Kushara Bandara
- Tip of the Iceberg (2001) ... Kushara Bandara
 2000 Vertical Limit
Colonel Amir Salim
 1998 Iqbal (TV Movie)
Ulla Khasi
 1998 Secret of the Andes
Don Benito, el Hombre Grande
 1998 Bombay Boys
Pesi
 1998 Such a Long Journey
Gustad Noble
 1997 Grandpa Chatterjee (TV Movie)
Grandpa Chatterjee
 1997 Food for Ravens (TV Movie)
Nehru
 1997/I The Journey
Kishan Singh
 1997 Turning World (TV Series)
Dr. Khan
- Episode #1.3 (1997) ... Dr. Khan
- Episode #1.2 (1997) ... Dr. Khan
- Episode #1.1 (1997) ... Dr. Khan
 1996 Dangerfield (TV Series)
Aslam Choudhury
- Treasure (1996) ... Aslam Choudhury
 1996 The Bill (TV Series)
Ahmed Shah
- Blood Brothers (1996) ... Ahmed Shah
 1996 Die Flughafenklinik (TV Series)
Dr. Tenshin Sharafi
- Fluchthilfe (1996) ... Dr. Tenshin Sharafi
 1995 Flight (TV Movie)
Baba
 1995 Inspector Shaikh (TV Movie)
Inspector Shaikh
 1995 Solitaire for 2
Sandip Tamar
 1995 Bideshi (Short)
Ajoy
 1994 Siren Spirits (TV Mini-Series)
Ajoy
- Bideshi (1994) ... Ajoy
- Memsahib Rita (1994) ... Ajoy
 1994 Street Fighter
Dhalsim
 1993 The Buddha of Suburbia (TV Mini-Series)
Haroon Amir
- Episode #1.4 (1993) ... Haroon Amir
- Episode #1.3 (1993) ... Haroon Amir
- Episode #1.2 (1993) ... Haroon Amir
- Episode #1.1 (1993) ... Haroon Amir
 1992 Electric Moon
Ranveer
 1992 Stalin (TV Movie)
Beria
 1992 Screen One (TV Series)
Mr. Humphry
- Running Late (1992) ... Mr. Humphry
 1992 Casualty (TV Series)
Sujit Pratkash
- Rates of Exchange (1992) ... Sujit Pratkash
 1991 London Kills Me
Dr. Bubba
 1991 Mississippi Masala
Jay (Meena's dad)
 1991 Not Without My Daughter
Houssein
 1990 1871
Lord Grafton
 1990 Mountains of the Moon
Ben Amir
 1989 Slipstream
George
 1989 In Which Annie Gives It Those Ones (TV Movie)
Yamdoot
 1988 Deadline (TV Movie)
The Emir of Hawa
 1988 First Born (TV Mini-Series)
Dr. Graham
- Episode #1.2 (1988) ... Dr. Graham
 1988 Bharat Ek Khoj (TV Series)
Jawaharlal Nehru
- Epilogue (1988) ... Jawaharlal Nehru
- Do or Die (1988) ... Jawaharlal Nehru
- Separatism (1988) ... Jawaharlal Nehru
- And Gandhi Came Part 2 (1988) ... Jawaharlal Nehru
- And Gandhi Came Part 1 (1988) ... Jawaharlal Nehru
 1987 The Happy Valley (TV Movie)
Defence Solicitor
 1987 Little Dorrit
Mr. Pancks
 1987 Partition
 1985 My Beautiful Laundrette
Papa Hussein
 1984 A Passage to India
Amritrao
 1984 Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
Chattar Lal (as Rushan Seth)
 1982 Gandhi
Pandit Nehru
 1976 Crown Court (TV Series)
Farooq Rana
- A Matter of Honour: Part 1 (1976) ... Farooq Rana
 1976 Gangsters (TV Series)
- Incident Four (1976)
 1976 Centre Play (TV Series)
Anil Roy
 1976 Play for Today (TV Series)
Dr. Milma
- The Peddler (1976) ... Dr. Milma
 1975 Six Days of Justice (TV Series)
Mr. Wood
- Belonging (1975) ... Mr. Wood
 1974 Juggernaut
Azad
 1973 The Protectors (TV Series)
Persuer
 1972 General Hospital (TV Series)
Dr. Narasjee (1975-1976)
 1972 To Encourage the Others (TV Movie)
Jazwon
 1970 The Doctors (TV Series)
Bingi Singh
- Episode #1.88 (1970) ... Bingi Singh
 1969 Strange Report (TV Series)
Jamal
 1968-1969 The Wednesday Play (TV Series)
Student / Ben Scalfe
- Birthday (1969) ... Student
- Hello, Good Evening and Welcome (1968) ... Ben Scalfe
 1967 Theatre 625 (TV Series)
Vinay
- 55 Columns (1967) ... Vinay
 1967 No Hiding Place (TV Series)
Kuldip Mahal
- The Game (1967) ... Kuldip Mahal
 1966 Public Eye (TV Series)
Soondra
- Tell Me About the Crab (1966) ... Soondra
 1964 Crossroads (TV Series)
Dr. Ahmed
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He acted in William Shakespeare's play, "A Midsummer's Night Dream," in a Royal Shakespeare Company production at the Aldwych Theatre in London, England with Alan Howard, Gemma Jones, Barry Stanton, Robert Lloyd, Philip Locke, George Sweeney, Richard Moore, Zhivila Roche, Philip Sayer, Jennie Stoller, and David Meyer in the ... See more »

Alternate Names:

Roshan Seth Obe | Rushan Seth

Height:

5' 7" (1.7 m)
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Trivia:

He has played Jawaharlal Nehru, the first Prime Minister of India from 1947 to 1964, in four different productions: Gandhi (1982), Bharat Ek Khoj (1988), Food for Ravens (1997) and The Last Days of the Raj (2007). See more »

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