Shatranj Ke Khiladi (The Chess Players) directed by Satyajit Ray
Saeed Jaffrey – Bollywood, British Screen Legend Dies
In a career that spanned more than half a century, Jaffrey made almost 200 screen appearances, working with directors including John Huston, James Ivory, David Lean, Richard Attenborough and Stephen Frears.
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He was probably best known to Western cinema audiences for his roles in Gandhi, The Man Who Would Be King, A Passage to India and My Beautiful Launderette, but he had a long and distinguished Bollywood career, notably in Raj Kapoor’s Ram Teri Ganga Maili and Indra Kumar’s Dil. He also starred in Satyajit Ray’s The Chess Players.
The Man Who Would be King (John Huston)
My Beautiful Launderette – (written by Hanif Kureishi, directed by Stephen Frears)
Saeed Jaffrey was the first Indian to receive the Order of the British Empire or OBE.
He was married to actress-author Madhur Jaffrey, with whom he had three children.
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