Made final screen appearance in "Everywhere and Nowhere"
Became series regular on "Coronation Street"
Cast as Uncle Nasser in "My Beautiful Launderette"
Landed supporting role as the Nawab of Mirat on "The Jewel in the Crown"
Played Patel in Richard Attenborough's "Gandhi"
Made first appearance in an Indian film in Satyajit Ray's "The Chess Players"
Landed breakout role as Billy Fish in John Huston's "The Man Who Would Be King"
Made international feature film debut in Merchant/Ivory's "The Guru"
Landed first television role on "Amstrong Circle Theater"
Made Broadway debut in "A Passage to India"
Credited, along with his first wife, with bringing Ismail Merchant and James Ivory together. Jaffrey had narrated two films for Ivory, including the Oscar-nominated "The Creation of Woman" (1960) and "The Sword and the Flute" (1961). The Jaffreys invited Merchant, who had arrived in New York to study at the New York University School of Business, to a screening of "Sword and the Flute," and the two men struck up a friendship through regular dinners at the couple's apartment.
Narrated a spoken-word LP of "The Kama Sutra" that was credited as one of the "five best spoken word records ever made" by "Time" magazine.
Toured with the National Players, a touring company that performed classical plays throughout the United States. Through them, he became the first Indian actor to perform Shakespeare in an American touring production.
Worked in the public relations department for the Government of India Tourism Office in 1958.
He developed his gift for dialect by visiting street vendors in Old Dehli to study their language.