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5 Amazing facts You Must Know About Versatile Actor Late Saeed Jaffrey

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Veteran actor Saeed Jaffrey, best known for his role in Satyajit Ray’s Shatranj Ke Khilari, has passed away on the age of 86. He is one of the most versatile actors of this country. Let’s look at this five interesting facts about the life of this versatile actor.

1-He is the first Indian to take Shakespearean plays on a tour to the United States.

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Image via theguardian.com

2-He Married twice. He married actress and travel writer Mehrunima and casting director Jennifer Sorrell.

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image via catch news

3-In 1978, he won Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award in movie Shatranj Ke Khiladi for the role of Mir Roshan Ali. This film was based on Munshi Premchand’s short story of the same name.

Saeed Jaffrey and Sanjeev Kumar. Image via Reddif
Saeed Jaffrey and Sanjeev Kumar. Image via Reddif

4 He is the first Asian to receive British and Canadian Academy Awards nominations.

Image via theguardian.com
Image via theguardian.com

5-He is the first Indian to receive the Order of the British Empire (OBE) for his contributions to drama.

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Image via BBC