Theatre, Film, and Television Biographies
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Roshan Seth Biography (1942-)
Born 1942 in New Delhi (some sources cite Patna), India; father, a professorof biochemistry. Addresses: Agent: Aude Powell, Brunskill Management Ltd., 169 Queensgate, Suite 8a, London SW7 5HE, England.
- Actor, director
- Birth Details
- New Delhi, India
- Azad, Juggernaut, United Artists, 1974
- Pandit Nehru, Gandhi, Columbia, 1982
- Chattar Lal, Prime Minister to Maharaja, Indiana Jones and the Templeof Doom, Paramount, 1984
- Amritrao, A Passage to India, Columbia, 1984
- Papa, My Beautiful Laundrette, 1985 Orion Classics, 1986
- Mr. Pancks, Little Dorrit (also known as Little Dorrit's Story and Nobody's Fault), Cannon, 1988
- Yamdoot, In Which Annie Gives It Those Ones, c. 1989.
- George, Slipstream, Entertainment Film, 1989
- Ben Amir, Mountains of the Moon, TriStar, 1990
- Lord Grafton, 1871, Film Four International, 1990
- Houssein, Not without My Daughter, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1991
- Jay, Mississippi Masala, 1991 Samuel Goldwyn Company, 1992
- Dr. Bubba, London Kills Me, 1991 Fine Line Features, 1992
- Dhalsim, Street Fighter (also known as Street Fighter: The Battle for Shadaloo,
Street Fighter: The Movie, and Street Fighter:The Ultimate Battle), Columbia TriStar, 1994
- Sandip Tamar, Solitaire for 2, New Circle Entertainment, 1995
- Kishan Singh, The Journey, New Ray Films, 1997
- Gustad Noble, Such a Long Journey, 1998 Shooting Gallery, 2000
- Persi Shroff, Bombay Boys, Kismet Talkies, 1998
Secret of the Andes, 1998
- Sheikh Kamal, The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: Tales of Innocence, 1999
- Colonel Amir Salim, Vertical Limit, Columbia, 2000
- Mohan Rai, Monsoon Wedding, Delhi Dot Com/Mirabai Films, 2001
- Also appeared in the film Clashpoint.
- Haroon Amir, The Buddha of Suburbia, BBC, 1993
- Roshan, Partition, Channel 4 (England), 1987
- Defense solicitor, The Happy Valley, BBC (England), 1987
Deadline, BBC, 1988
- Berea, Stalin, HBO, 1992
- Ranveer, Electric Moon, Channel 4, 1992
- Ajoy, Bideshi, BBC, 1996
- "Rates of Exchange," Casualty, 1992
- Aslam Choudhury, "Treasure," Dangerfield, 1996
- Kushara Bandara, "Tip of the Iceberg," Holby City, 2001
- Appeared as Dr. Narasjee in an episode of General Hospital, ABC; also appeared in The Bill.
- Mr. Humphry, Running Late, BBC, 1992
- Baba, Flight, BBC2, 1995
- Ulla Khasi, Iqbal, 1998
- Mr. Kumar, NY Spice, 2001
- Appeared as Anil Roy, Apply, Apply, No Reply, BBC; as Saklatvala,Comrad Sak, Tartan/Channel 4; as Nehru, India--A Discovery (series); in the title role, Inspector Shaikh, BBC; and as Dr. Milma, "ThePedlar," Play of the Month, BBC; also appeared in Emmerdale Farm, Yorkshire (England); First Born, BBC; "Bandit Queen" (documentary), First Take, Channel 4; Pravina's Wedding; and Six Days ofJustice, Thames (England).
- Victor Mehta, A Map of the World, Adelaide Theatre Festival, Adelaide, Australia, and Sydney Opera House, Sydney, Australia, 1982 then NationalTheatre, London, 1983-1984 later Public Theatre, New York City.
- The fool, King Lear, National Theatre, 1986-1987
- Salieri, Amadeus, Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, 2001
- Appeared as the doctor, The Millionairess.
A Midsummer Night's Dream, Royal Shakespeare Company, U.S. cities,1972
- Director of Twelfth Night (in Hindi), National School of Drama, New Delhi, India; assistant director of Cymbeline and The Marquis ofKeith, both Royal Shakespeare Company.
- Appeared as narrator of Hayavdana,
Raag Darbani, and Upat Oxford, all BBC; as Uncle Icky, My Beautiful Laundrette, BBC4;and as Mowgli, Whatever Happened To ... ?, BBC4.
Guardian Unlimited, October 15, 1999