Saeed Jaffrey

1929 - 2015

Saeed Jaffrey

Saeed Jaffrey (8 January 1929 – 15 November 2015) was an Indian-British actor whose versatility and fluency in multiple languages allowed him to straddle radio, stage, television and film in a career that spanned over six decades and more than a hundred and fifty British, American, and Indian movies.He was able to breathe life into the smallest of roles through intense preparation and a nuanced performance, like that of the interpreter and guide Billy Fish in The Man Who Would Be King (1975), an act that brought him international attention. His seductive, resonant voice combined with a gift for mimicry and a sharp ear for accents made him the natural choice as narrator for audio books. His narration of the Kama Sutra titled The Art of Love (1996) was listed by Time magazine as "one of the five best spoken word records ever made". Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Saeed Jaffrey has received more than 2,237,777 page views. His biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 5,014th most popular actor.

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  • 21

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  • 4.22

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Among actors, Saeed Jaffrey ranks 4,985 out of 8,832Before him are Virginia McKenna, Neslihan Atagül, Deniz Çakır, Audrey Hollander, Ana Brenda Contreras, and Sheree J. Wilson. After him are Richard Riehle, Luis Tosar, Henry Wilcoxon, Ekin Cheng, Yoon Eun-hye, and Lisa Blount.

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Among people born in 1929, Saeed Jaffrey ranks 312Before him are Brian Friel, Richard Dysart, Paul England, Fazlur Rahman Khan, William E. Thornton, and Nusrat Bhutto. After him are Clyde Lovellette, Buck Owens, Joseph Mascolo, Charles Moore, Vivien Merchant, and Amanda Blake. Among people deceased in 2015, Saeed Jaffrey ranks 325Before him are Ildikó Schwarczenberger, Michael Blake, Kenji Goto, Justin Wilson, Origa, and R. K. Laxman. After him are Martin Litchfield West, Mary Ellen Mark, Edward Natapei, Oganes Zanazanyan, Dean Smith, and Elsa Cayat.

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Among people born in India, Saeed Jaffrey ranks 509 out of 848Before him are D. R. Kaprekar (1905), Juhi Chawla (1967), Karisma Kapoor (1974), Mrinalini Sarabhai (1918), R. K. Laxman (1921), and C. R. Rao (1920). After him are Govinda (1963), Ismail Merchant (1936), Nitish Kumar (1951), Shatrughan Sinha (1945), Muthuswami Dikshitar (1775), and Kajal Aggarwal (1985).