Roshan Seth Obe

Actor, Director, Journalist
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 ... Read more »
Born: 04/02/1942 in India

Filmography

Actor (39)

Indian Summers 2015 - 2016 (TV Show)

Actor

The Lovers 2015 (Movie)

Sadhu (Actor)

Brahmin Bulls 2014 (Movie)

Ashok Sharma (Actor)

Broken Thread 2014 (Movie)

Dassa (Actor)

Cosmopolitan 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Ek Tha Tiger 2012 (Movie)

(Actor)

Trishna 2012 (Movie)

Jay's father (Actor)

Guru 2007 (Movie)

(Supporting Actor) (Actor)

Proof 2005 (Movie)

(Actor)

Frozen 2004 (Movie)

Annie (Actor)

Spivs 2004 (Movie)

Omar (Actor)

Monsoon Wedding 2002 (Movie)

Mohan Rai (Actor)

South West Nine 2001 (Movie)

Ravi (Actor)

Such A Long Journey 2000 (Movie)

Gustad Noble (Actor)

Vertical Limit 2000 (Movie)

Colonel Amir Salim (Actor)

Bombay Boys 1997 (Movie)

Persi Shroff (Actor)

Solitaire for Two 1996 (Movie)

Sandip Tamar (Actor)

The Journey 1996 (Movie)

Kishan Singh (Actor)

Bideshi 1995 (Movie)

Ajoy (Actor)

Street Fighter 1994 (Movie)

Dhalsim (Actor)

London Kills Me 1992 (Movie)

Dr Bubba (Actor)

Mississippi Masala 1992 (Movie)

Jay (Actor)

Running Late 1992 (Movie)

Mr Humphrey (Actor)

The Buddha of Suburbia 1992 (Movie)

Haroon Amir (Actor)

Electric Moon 1991 (Movie)

Ranveer (Actor)

Not Without My Daughter 1991 (Movie)

Houssein (Actor)

1871 1990 (Movie)

Grafton (Actor)

Mountains of the Moon 1990 (Movie)

Ben Amir (Actor)

Manika 1989 (Movie)

(Actor)

Slipstream 1989 (Movie)

George (Actor)

Little Dorrit 1988 (Movie)

Mr Pancks (Actor)

Partition 1987 (Movie)

Roshan (Actor)

My Beautiful Laundrette 1986 (Movie)

Omar's Papa (Actor)

A Passage to India 1984 (Movie)

Amritrao (Actor)

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom 1984 (Movie)

Chattar Lal (Actor)

Gandhi 1982 (Movie)

Pandit Nehru (Actor)

Juggernaut 1974 (Movie)

Azad (Actor)

Stalin (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

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.

Relationships

Lynette Davies

Companion
British together 1968-77

EDUCATION

London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art

attended on scholarship

Delhi University

St Stephen's College

The Doon School

Milestones

2001

Played the father of the prospective bridegroom in "Monsoon Wedding"

1998

Earned praise for leading role in the Canadian feature "Such a Long Journey"

1993

Co-starred in British TV adaptation of "The Buddha of Suburbia" by Kureishi

1991

Co-starred in "London Kills Me", written and directed by Kureishi

1985

First collaboration with Hanif Kureishi, "My Beautiful Laundrette"

1982

Breakthrough film role, Pandit Nehru in Richard Attenborough's "Gandhi"

1977

Returned to India

1974

Film debut, Richard Lester's "Juggernaut"; last film appearance for eight years

1972

Toured USA with Peter Brook's production of "A Midsummer's Night Dream"

1968

Worked in repertory theater in the United Kingdom

1964

Moved to England

Born and raised in India

Worked as journalist and editor at "India International Centre Quarterly"

Played Victor Mehta in David Hare's play "A Map of the World" in Adelaide, Australia, London and NYC

Made guest appearances on US TV, including brief stint on ABC soap "General Hospital"

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