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Saeed Jaffrey (1929–2015)


Saeed Jaffrey was born in Maler Kotla, Punjab, India. He was born on the 8th of January 1929. He attended University of Allahabad where he completed his post-graduate degree in history. He also attended the Staff Training Institute of All India Radio. He started his career in drama, as the founder of his own English theatre company called the ... See full bio »

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(age 86) in London, England, UK

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Known For

The Man Who Would Be King
(1975)
My Beautiful Laundrette
(1985)
Gandhi
Gandhi Sardar Patel
(1982)
A Passage to India
A Passage to India Hamidullah
(1984)

Filmography

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 2011 Everywhere and Nowhere
Zaf's Dad
 2008 Open Secrets (Short)
Uncle Ravi
 2008 The Battle for Bunker Hill
Mr. Farook
 2007 Be More Ethnic (TV Movie)
Sol's Dad
 2006 Bhavishya: The Future
Saeed Jaffrey
 2005 Four Brothers and a Funeral (Short)
Mr. Shankar
 2005 Zoltan the Great (Short)
Zoltan
 2005 Chicken Tikka Masala
Chandra P Chopra
 2004 Doctors (TV Series)
Raju Gupta
- Listen to Me (2004) ... Raju Gupta
 2004 Holby City (TV Series)
Vikas Vidyarthi
- In the Line of Fire (2004) ... Vikas Vidyarthi
 2003 Cross My Heart
Subhash
 2003 The Inspector Lynley Mysteries (TV Series)
Akram Malik
- Deception on His Mind (2003) ... Akram Malik
 2002 Day of the Sirens
Albert Page
 2002 Pyar Ki Dhun
Mr. Shah
 2002 Mad Dogs
Prophet
 2002/I Snapshots
Ibrahim
 2001 On Wings of Fire
Jadav Rana, the Hindu king
 2001 Mr In-Between
Mr. Basmati
 2001 Perfect World (TV Series)
Maggie's Father
- Family Values (2001) ... Maggie's Father
 2001 Albela
Sonia's father
 2000 Sanam Teri Kasam
Vikram Verma
 2000 Second Generation
Saeed
 2000 The Canterbury Tales (TV Series)
Cambus Khan
- The Journey Back (2000) ... Cambus Khan (voice)
 2000 Being Considered
Raj
 1999 Coronation Street (TV Series)
Ravi Desai
- Episode #1.4659 (1999) ... Ravi Desai
- Episode #1.4655 (1999) ... Ravi Desai
- Episode #1.4622 (1999) ... Ravi Desai
- Episode #1.4551 (1999) ... Ravi Desai
 1999 Gul Sanobar (TV Series)
 1999 Amruta
 1998 Dildaara
Karan Singh
 1998 Guru in Seven
Mr.Walia
 1998 Achanak
Yashpal Nanda
 1998 Angaar Vadee
 1998 Jab Pyaar Kisise Hota Hai
Komal's father (as Saeed Jaffery)
 1998 Aunty No. 1
Colonel Sadanand Dhongre (as Saeed Jaffery)
 1997 Grandpa Chatterjee (TV Movie)
Grandpa Leicester
 1997 Mohabbat
Madanlal 'Madan' Kapoor
 1997 Naseeb
Dharamdas Bajaj (as Saeed Jafferey)
 1997 Raja Ki Ayegi Baraat
Rai Bahadur - Raja's & Ramesh's father
 1997 Uff! Yeh Mohabbat
Viren Verma
 1997/I The Journey
Ashok
 1997 Udaan
Mr. Sahay (as Sayeed Jaffery)
 1997 Deewana Mastana
Chander Nandkishore Kapoor Sharma
 1997 Mahaanta: The Film
Inspector General of Police
 1994-1997 Common As Muck (TV Series)
Nat / Mr. Prabakar
- Episode #2.6 (1997) ... Nat
- Episode #2.5 (1997) ... Nat
- Episode #2.4 (1997) ... Nat
- Episode #2.3 (1997) ... Nat
- Episode #2.2 (1997) ... Nat
 1997 Judaai
Mr. Sahni
 1997 Bandit Lovers
 1997 City of Dreams (TV Movie)
 1996 Bambai Ka Babu
Vicky's father (as Saeed Jafrey)
 1996 English Babu Desi Mem
Lawyer Madadgar
 1996 Jaan
Roshanlalji
 1996 Machaan (TV Movie)
 1996/I Lulu
 1996 Megha
Jaikishan (uncredited)
 1995 Kartavya
Ramakant Sahay
 1995 Vartmaan
 1995 Trimurti
Bhanu
 1995 Gambler
SP Kulkarni
 1995 Angrakshak
Sanghvi
 1995 Veergati
Pooja's dad (as Saeed Jaffery)
 1995 Guddu
Qawwali Singer
 1995 Saajan Ki Baahon Mein
Ranvir Singh
 1995 Sometime, Never (TV Series)
Harry
- Pilot (1995) ... Harry
 1995 Prem
R.K. Jetley
 1995 Param Vir Chakra
Naval Officer
 1995 Jai Vikraanta
Police Commisioner
 1995 Sauda
Prakash's uncle
 1994 Deewana Sanam
 1994 Kurtulus (TV Mini-Series)
Mohammad Ali Jinnah
- Episode #1.2 (1994) ... Mohammad Ali Jinnah
- Episode #1.1 (1994) ... Mohammad Ali Jinnah
 1994 Des héros ordinaires (TV Series)
Ram
- Le prix d'une femme (1994) ... Ram
 1994 Bollywood
 1994 Stages (TV Series)
Father
- Two Oranges and a Mango (1994) ... Father
 1994 Little Napoleons (TV Mini-Series)
Vijay Shah
- Sleeping with the Enemy (1994) ... Vijay Shah
- The Godfathers of Education (1994) ... Vijay Shah
- The Big Interview (1994) ... Vijay Shah
- Path to Power (1994) ... Vijay Shah
 1994 Yeh Dillagi
Bhanupratap Saigal
 1994 Salaami
 1994 Baali Umar Ko Salaam
Jaalan 'Jaalu'
 1994 Dilwale
Police Commissioner (as Sayeed Jaffery)
 1994 Junoon (TV Series)
 1993 Aashik Aawara
Kedarnath
 1993 Balmaa
 1993 Aulad Ke Dushman
Bade Pa (Rajan's Elder Brother)
 1993 Ek Hi Raasta
Colonel Choudhry
 1993 15th August
 1993 Anmol
S. J
 1993 Aaina
Mr. Mathur (as Sayeed Jaffery)
 1992 Jai Kaali
Villian
 1992 Laat Saab
Ajay Kumar 'Raja Saab' Rai
 1992 Nishchaiy
Suryakant Gujral (as Saeed Jaffery)
 1992 Suryavanshi
J.B. (as Saeed Jaferey)
 1992 Vansh
Police Commissioner (as Sayeed Jaffery)
 1991 The Village by the Sea (TV Series)
 1991 Yaara Dildara
 1991 Rumpole of the Bailey (TV Series)
Dr. Ghulam Rahmat
- Rumpole and the Quacks (1991) ... Dr. Ghulam Rahmat
 1991 Masala
Lallu Bhai Solanki / Mr. Tikkoo / Lord Krishna
 1991 Indrajeet
Seth Din Dayal
 1991 Henna
Khan Baba (as Sayeed Jaffery)
 1991 Afsana Pyar Ka
Anand Verma (Nikita's Uncle) (as Sayed Jaffrey)
 1991 Ajooba
Amir Khan (as Sayeed Jaffery)
 1991 Gunehgar Kaun
Rai Bahadur Diwan
 1990 After Midnight
Jas
 1990 Ghar Ho To Aisa
Ramprasad Kumar
 1990 Kanoon Ki Zanjeer
Bank Manager
 1990 Kishen Kanhaiya
Vidya Charan
 1990 Naya Khoon
Veerendra Pratap Rai
 1990 Pathar Ke Insan
Balwant Rai (as Saeed Jafrey)
 1990 Shandaar
 1990 Dil
Mr. Mehra
 1990 Aandhiyan
Shakuntala's father
 1989 Akanksha (TV Movie)
John Gilbert Louis
 1989 Chaalbaaz
Vishwannath (as Saeed Jaffery)
 1989 Hard Cases (TV Series)
John Kay
- Episode #2.7 (1989) ... John Kay
- Episode #2.6 (1989) ... John Kay
 1989 Hisaab Khoon Ka
Diwanji
 1989 Aakhri Ghulam
Fakeer (as Sayeed Jaffery)
 1989 Daata
Master Dinanath (Dinu)
 1989 Manika, une vie plus tard
Père Provincial
 1989 Eeshwar
Masterji (Guest Appearance)
 1989 Ram Lakhan
Police Commissioner Arun Kashyap
 1989 Mirza Ghalib: The Playful Muse (TV Series)
 1988 Ek Aadmi
 1988 Tamas (TV Mini-Series)
 1988 Hero Hiralal
Aziz
 1988 Diamond's Edge
Mr. Patel
 1988 The Deceivers
Hussein
 1988 Khoon Bhari Maang
Mr. Saxena
 1988 Vijay
Inder Sen Gujral
 1988 Isi Bahane (TV Series)
 1987 Aulad
Anand's chacha
 1987 Beyond the Next Mountain
Prime Minister
 1985-1987 Tandoori Nights (TV Series)
Jimmy Sharma
- Sage Struck (1987) ... Jimmy Sharma
- Alaudin's Gambol (1987) ... Jimmy Sharma
- The Captains and the Kings Depart (1987) ... Jimmy Sharma
- Holy Deadlock (1987) ... Jimmy Sharma
- Welcome Home Sweetie (1987) ... Jimmy Sharma
 1987 Avam
Defense Advocate
 1987 Partition
 1987 Khudgarz
Brij Bhushan Saxena
 1987 A Killing on the Exchange (TV Mini-Series)
Musquat Singh
- Episode #1.6 (1987) ... Musquat Singh
- Episode #1.5 (1987) ... Musquat Singh
- Episode #1.4 (1987) ... Musquat Singh
 1987 Jalwa
Yakub Saeed
 1986 Mohammed's Daughter (Short)
 1986 Love Match (TV Movie)
Karamat
 1986 Kala Dhanda Goray Log
Pinto Ustad (as Sayeed Jaffrey)
 1986 Qatl
Judge
 1985 Karishma Kudrat Kaa
Lala Dayaluram
 1985 Phir Aayee Barsat
Rajhan - Anuradha's father (as Sayeed Jaffrey)
 1985 Jaanoo
Shastri (as Saeed Jaffery)
 1985 My Beautiful Laundrette
Uncle Nasser
 1985 Saagar
Mr. D'Silva (Mona's dad)
 1985 Ram Teri Ganga Maili
Kunj Bihari (as Saeed Jaffry)
 1985 Cricketer
 1984 A Passage to India
Hamidullah
 1984 Mitch (TV Series)
Zahoor Ahmed
- A Family Matter (1984) ... Zahoor Ahmed
 1984 The Razor's Edge
Raaz
 1984 Bhavna
Ram Kishen
 1984 Me and My Girl (TV Series)
Ranjit Sharma
- The Ideal Husband (1984) ... Ranjit Sharma
 1984 The Jewel in the Crown (TV Mini-Series)
The Nawab of Mirat
- Pandora's Box (1984) ... The Nawab of Mirat
- Regimental Silver (1984) ... The Nawab of Mirat
- Incidents at a Wedding (1984) ... The Nawab of Mirat
 1984 Mashaal
Kishorilal
 1984 The Far Pavilions (TV Mini-Series)
Biju Ram
- Part Three: Wally and Anjuli (1984) ... Biju Ram
- Part Two: The Journey to Bhithor (1984) ... Biju Ram
- Part One: Return to India (1984) ... Biju Ram
 1984 Asambhava
 1983 Kissi Se Na Kehna
Lalaji (as Saeed Jafferi)
 1983 Mandi
Mr. Agarwal
 1983 Masoom
Suri
 1983 Romance
Journalist / Editor
 1983 Romance, Romance (TV Movie)
 1982 Aagman
 1982 Gandhi
Sardar Patel
 1982 Star
Rana
 1981 Strangers (TV Series)
Narayan Bose
- A Dear Green Place (1981) ... Narayan Bose
 1981 Chashme Buddoor
Lalan Mian
 1981 Sphinx
Selim
 1980 Staying On (TV Movie)
Frankie Bhoolabhoy
 1980 Tales of the Unexpected (TV Series)
Dr. Kunzru
- Poison (1980) ... Dr. Kunzru
 1979 Minder (TV Series)
Mukerjee
- The Bengal Tiger (1979) ... Mukerjee
 1979 The Last Giraffe (TV Movie)
Taj
 1979 Turtle's Progress (TV Series)
Ameen Rana
- Episode #1.4 (1979) ... Ameen Rana
 1975-1979 Crown Court (TV Series)
Dr. Ramiah / Mohan Singh Sandhu
- My Brother's Son: Part 1 (1979) ... Mohan Singh Sandhu
- Hunger Strike: Part 3 (1975) ... Dr. Ramiah
- Hunger Strike: Part 1 (1975) ... Dr. Ramiah
 1978 Hullabaloo Over Georgie and Bonnie's Pictures (TV Movie)
Sri Narain
 1978 Death on the Nile
Attendant (uncredited)
 1978 Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (TV Series)
Patel
- Race for Survival (1978) ... Patel
 1975-1978 Play for Today (TV Series)
Merchant / Gurjeet Singh Khera / Rafiq
- The After-Dinner Joke (1978) ... Merchant
- Destiny (1978) ... Gurjeet Singh Khera
- Gangsters (1975) ... Rafiq
 1976-1978 Gangsters (TV Series)
Aslam Rafiq
- East of the Equator (1978) ... Aslam Rafiq
- Enter the White Devil (1978) ... Aslam Rafiq
- Double Peril (1978) ... Aslam Rafiq
- While Beauty Sleeps (1978) ... Aslam Rafiq
- The Red Executioner (1978) ... Aslam Rafiq
 1977 Shatranj Ke Khilari
Mir Roshan Ali
 1976 Lucky Feller (TV Series)
Wedding Guest / Indian
- The Wedding (1976) ... Wedding Guest
- Where There's Life There's Soap (1976) ... Indian
 1976 Plays for Britain (TV Series)
Dr. Haq
- Shuttlecock (1976) ... Dr. Haq
 1975 The Man Who Would Be King
Billy Fish
 1975 Two's Company (TV Series)
The Doctor
- The Patient (1975) ... The Doctor
 1975 The Wilby Conspiracy
Anil Mukerjee
 1974 Notorious Woman (TV Mini-Series)
Customs official
- Prelude (1974) ... Customs official
 1974 Le soleil se lève à l'est (TV Mini-Series)
Radu Singh (1974)
 1973 The Adventures of Black Beauty (TV Series)
Rana
- Lost Godess (1973) ... Rana
 1973 The Regiment (TV Series)
Punkah-Wallah
- Heat (1973) ... Punkah-Wallah
 1973 The Protectors (TV Series)
President's Aide
- ... With a Little Help from My Friends (1973) ... President's Aide
 1972 Adam Smith (TV Series)
Abbas
- Episode #2.5 (1972) ... Abbas
- Episode #2.4 (1972) ... Abbas
- Episode #2.3 (1972) ... Abbas
 1971 The Horsemen
District Chief
 1970 ITV Saturday Night Theatre (TV Series)
Ramon
- Hands with the Magic Touch (1970) ... Ramon
 1970 The Doctors (TV Series)
Rama
- Episode #1.18 (1970) ... Rama
- Episode #1.17 (1970) ... Rama
 1969 Strange Report (TV Series)
Ameen
 1967-1969 Mogul (TV Series)
Anton Salgado / Sunil Seth / Right Hon. Mohammed Khan
- It's a Very Bad Day for Travelling (1969) ... Anton Salgado
- Never the Twain (1968) ... Sunil Seth
- There's Always a Next Time (1967) ... Right Hon. Mohammed Khan
 1969 Callan (TV Series)
Dr. Megali
- The Worst Soldier I Ever Saw (1969) ... Dr. Megali
 1969 The Guru
Murad
 1969 Thirty-Minute Theatre (TV Series)
The Waiter
- Absolute Aggers and Torters (1969) ... The Waiter
 1968 Stalked (Short)
The Pitch-Man
 1967 Z Cars (TV Series)
Dr. Bettley
- Play It Hot, Play It Cool: Part 2 (1967) ... Dr. Bettley
 1965 BBC Play of the Month (TV Series)
Mr. Hamidullah
- Passage to India (1965) ... Mr. Hamidullah
 1964 Parable (Short)
Circus Worker
 1963 Armstrong Circle Theatre (TV Series)
Mr. Jacobs
- The Journey of Poh Lin (1963) ... Mr. Jacobs
 1961 The Creation of Woman (Short)
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(January 1991-July 1991; September 1991-January 1992) He acted in the Royal National Theatre season at the Laurence Olivier Theatre, Cottesloe Theatre, and Lyttelton Theatre all in London, England in Tony Harrison's play, "The Trackers of Oxyrhynchus;" Kenneth Grahame and Alan Bennett's play, "The Wind in the Willows;" David ... See more »

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Saeed Jaferey | Saeed Jafferey | Saeed Jafferi | Saeed Jaffery | Sayeed Jaffery | Saeed and Madhur Jaffrey | Sayed Jaffrey | Sayeed Jaffrey | Saeed Jaffry | Saeed Jafrey

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5' 5" (1.65 m)
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