An Indian-born, British trained character actor, Seth began his career after graduating from LAMDA in the late 1960s. He worked as an actor and director in British repertory before landing a role in P...
Earned praise for leading role in the Canadian feature "Such a Long Journey"
Co-starred in "London Kills Me", written and directed by Kureishi
Made guest appearances on US TV, including brief stint on ABC soap "General Hospital"
Worked in repertory theater in the United Kingdom
Breakthrough film role, Pandit Nehru in Richard Attenborough's "Gandhi"
Toured USA with Peter Brook's production of "A Midsummer's Night Dream"
Played the father of the prospective bridegroom in "Monsoon Wedding"
Film debut, Richard Lester's "Juggernaut"; last film appearance for eight years
Played Victor Mehta in David Hare's play "A Map of the World" in Adelaide, Australia, London and NYC
Moved to England
Returned to India
First collaboration with Hanif Kureishi, "My Beautiful Laundrette"
Worked as journalist and editor at "India International Centre Quarterly"
Co-starred in British TV adaptation of "The Buddha of Suburbia" by Kureishi
Born and raised in India
An Indian-born, British trained character actor, Seth began his career after graduating from LAMDA in the late 1960s. He worked as an actor and director in British repertory before landing a role in Peter Brook's version of "A Midsummer Night's Dream" which toured the USA in 1972. He made brief appearances on US TV shows and made his feature film debut in Richard Lester's "Juggernaut" (1974). Because of his ethnicity, roles in classical productions were scarce and Seth decided to retire from acting and returned to India to pursue a career as a journalist and editor.
British; together 1968-77
London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art
St Stephen's College
The Doon School
"If I became a busy actor, being talked about and written about, the pressure on me would be so much I would crack and the work would suffer. In India everything is such a struggle and so disorganized tht you can never get away from the now, and the future seems not only remote but downright unlikely. Good reviews don't mean a damn thing to anybody. I find that very reassuring." --Seth quoted in PEOPLE, October 28, 1985
"Roshan has a wonderful simplicity in the conveying of thoughts and emotion, and yeat he is equally able to portray characters of considerable complexity." --Richard Attenborough on Seth quoted in PREMIERE, March 1992