Saeed Jaffrey was a pioneer in many ways. He was the first Indian actor to easily straddle the different worlds of cinema, stage and television, in India and in Britain. It is already well-known that he became the first Indian to tour Shakespeare in the US, to act on Broadway, and to receive an Order of the British Empire (OBE) for his contributions to drama. Here are a few facts about the actor that may not be as widely known.
In pic: Saeed Jaffrey with Shahrukh Khan and Sonali Bendre in ‘English Babu Desi Mem’. (Source: Express archive photo)