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Indian actor Saeed Jaffrey was born today

Indian actor Saeed Jaffrey was born today

Indian actor Saeed Jaffrey was born on January 8, 1929 in Malerkotla in Punjab, in a British Muslim family in the British Rule. His father was Dr. Hamid Hussain Jaffrey.

  • Saeed Jaffrey was educated from Minto Circle Aligarh Muslim University.
  • Saeed Jaffrey’s second post graduate degree was from the Catholic University of America. For this, he got full scholarship.
  • Saeed Jaffrey started his career with the establishment of a theater company 'Unity Theater'. This company was established in Delhi.
  • Saeed Jaffrey also worked as the radio director of All India Radio.
  • Saeed Jaffrey was appointed as publicity and advertising director of the Indian government's tourism department in the US for three years.
  •  Saeed Jaffrey was an Indian-British actor who acted in radio, stage, television and movies.
  • He worked on the works of Tennessee William, Kritoffer Frey, Wilde and Shakespeare in his theater.
  • Saeed Jaffrey was fluent in many languages. He has acted in many British, American and Indian films.
  • Saeed Jaffrey was considered as Asia's best actor in the eighties and nineties in the UK.
  • Saeed Jaffrey has worked with big names such as Sean Connery, Michael Canay, and Pierce Bronson in foreign actors.
  • Saeed Jaffrey was the first Indian actor to visit tour to United States playing  Shakespeare's plays.
  • In 1995, Saeed Jaffrey was honored with Honorary Commander of the British Empire for his performance in the field of Drama.He was the first Asian actor to receive this honor.
  • Saeed Jaffrey was the first Asian actor to be nominated for the British and Canadian Academy Awards.
  • Saeed Jaffrey was the first Indian actor to be given the Order of the British Umpires (OBE) Award for his work in the Drama.
  • Saeed Jaffrey was given the Prix Italia Award for BBC Radio for Play the Pump. In this he gave his voice to the characters with Sir Michael Redgrave.
  • In 1998 Saeed Jaffrey released memoir consisting every aspect of his life, he wrote in it.
  • Saeed Jaffrey’s first marriage was with actress and TV chef anchor Madhur Jaffrey. Saeed Jaffrey divorced with her in 1965.
  • Saeed Jaffrey’s first marriage has three daughters. One of his daughter, Sakina Jafari  is an actress.
  • The fluent English-speaking Saeed, had a great catch on Hindi and Urdu. He has worked in more than 100 Hindi films.
  • Saeed Jafari wrote and displayed hundreds of Hindi, Urdu and English scripts for the BBC World Service.
  • In 1997, the sound of Saeed Jaffrey was used for all 86 characters of the BBC World Service Series 'A Suitable Boy'.
  • Saeed Jaffrey used to be a great mimicry. From the days of his school he had started copying his teachers.
  • Saeed Jaffrey dropped from brain hammerage in his London home and never came back to sensation. He died on 15 November 2015 in London.

Related Question:-

Q.1 Name the first Indian actor to receive 'Order of the British Umpires (OBE)' Award?
A. Sanjiv Kumar
B. Saeed Jaffrey
C. Iftekhar Khan
D. Johnny Walker
Ans: Saeed Jaffrey

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