Roshan Seth

Roshan Seth

Known For: Acting · Birthday: 1942-04-02 (79 years old) · Gender: Male · Place of Birth: Patna, Bihar, India

44 Movies · 6 TV shows

Also Known As: Rushan Seth · रोशन सेठ

Biography

Roshan Seth OBE (born 2 April 1942) is a British actor, writer and stage director who has worked in the United Kingdom, United States and India. He began his acting career in the early 1960s in the UK, but left acting the following decade and moved to India to work as a journalist. In the 1980s, he rose to prominence for his comeback performance as Jawaharlal Nehru in Richard Attenborough's Academy Award-winning film Gandhi, which brought him a BAFTA Award nomination for Best Actor in a Supporting Role and reignited his interest in acting.He has since appeared in numerous British and American feature films and television programmes, with roles ranging from Chattar Lal in Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, Amit Rao in A Passage to India, Papa Hussein in My Beautiful Laundrette, patriarch Jay in Mississippi Masala and Dhalsim in Street Fighter: The Movie. He won the Genie Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role for the Canadian film Such a Long Journey. Other projects he has appeared include Bharat Ek Khoj, Not Without My Daughter, The Buddha of Suburbia, Vertical Limit, Monsoon Wedding, Proof, Ek Tha Tiger, Indian Summers and Dumbo.

Personal Life

Seth was married to author Pepita Seth, but they separated in the late 1980s and divorced in 2004. His brother is the retired Indian diplomat Aftab Seth.

Early Life

Seth was born in Patna, Bihar Province, British India, to a Muslim Anglo-Indian mother and a Hindu father. His father was a biochemistry professor at Patna Medical College. He was educated at The Doon School, then did graduate studies in History at St Stephen's College. There, he honed his theatrical skills at the Shakespeare Society, before moving to England for further training. He trained at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art in 1965 and started working in British television and repertory theatre.

Movies & TV shows

2019.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
TV
Beecham House

Beecham House

2019
We follow the fortunes of the residents of the mansion on the eve of the 19th century. A former English soldier buying a house for himself and his family to start a new life as a trader is the beginni...
Dumbo

Dumbo

5.73
2019
A young elephant, whose oversized ears enable him to fly, helps save a struggling circus, but when the circus plans a new venture, the elephant and his friends discover dark secrets beneath its shiny ...

2017.

1 Movie
Diana and I

Diana and I

2017
In the week that follows Princess Diana's tragic death on 31 August 1997, four separate stories unfold as four ordinary lives are all affected in different ways in this commemorative drama from writer...

2016.

1 Movie
City of Tiny Lights

City of Tiny Lights

5.71
2016
In the teeming, multicultural metropolis of modern-day London, a seemingly straightforward missing-person case launches a down-at-heel private eye into a dangerous world of religious fanaticism and po...

2015.

1 Movie
The Lovers

The Lovers

2015
The Lovers is an epic romance time travel adventure film. Helmed by Roland Joffé from a story by Ajey Jhankar, the film is a sweeping tale of an impossible love set against the backdrop of the first A...

2013.

1 Movie
Brahmin Bulls

Brahmin Bulls

2013
When Sid learns that his father is looking for an old flame, the two begin a journey to mend their relationship. An exploration of the ever-evolving relationship between a father and son, the women in...

2012.

1 Movie
Ek Tha Tiger

Ek Tha Tiger

1
2012
A scientist is going to give information. The plot centers on an Indian spy code-named Tiger who falls in love with a Pakistani spy during an investigation and how his ideology and principles change o...

2011.

2 Movies
Brokering News: Media, Money and Middleman

Brokering News: Media, Money and Middleman

2011
The Film investigates the state of news in India. Journalism is up for sale and selling of editorial space has become both blatant and institutionalised.
Trishna

Trishna

2011
When her father is killed in a road accident, her family expects her to provide. Are the intentions of the rich son of anentrepreneur as pure as they seem?

2008.

1 Movie
The Cheetah Girls: One World

The Cheetah Girls: One World

5.93
2008
They are going to India to film a movie. They will have to compete against each other in order to get the part. Is the Cheetah going to break up again?

2007.

4 Movies
Broken Thread

Broken Thread

2007
Ram, a London-based businessman of Indian and English descent, has been experiencing mind-shattering nightmares of a mysterious masked woman who torments him. As Ram mourns the loss of his father, he ...
The Last Days of the Raj

The Last Days of the Raj

2007
In March 1947, Lord Louis Mountbatten arrives in India as Britain's Last Viceroy. He wants to transfer authority to an independent India. India was set free six months later, but it had been partition...
Guru

Guru

5
2007
Idhar, a small village in Gujarat, is where Gurukant is from, but he wants to set up his own business in Mumbai. He goes to Mumbai to start his business after getting married to Sujatha. The film chro...
Amal

Amal

2007
Autorickshaw driver Amal is content with the small, but vital, role he serves - driving customers around New Delhi as quickly and safely as possible. But his sense of duty is tested by an eccentric, a...

2005.

4 Movies
The Man-Eating Leopard of Rudraprayag

The Man-Eating Leopard of Rudraprayag

2005
The hunt for the most notorious man-eating leopard of all time was set in India in 1925.
Proof

Proof

4
2005
Catherine is a woman in her late twenties who is very devoted to her father, Robert, a brilliant and well-known mathematician whose grip on reality is beginning to slip away. Catherine wondered if she...
Frozen

Frozen

2005
Kath doesn't know what happened to her older sister Annie, who vanished two years ago. When police investigations are over, Kath continues the search. She doesn't get anything until she shows her sist...

2003.

1 Movie
Cosmopolitan

Cosmopolitan

2003
A single bachelor, an oddly attractive neighbor and a popular women's magazine are the ingredients of this delicious romance that pays homage to classic Bollywood cinema while spinning a unique modern...

2001.

1 Movie
Monsoon Wedding

Monsoon Wedding

4
2001
A wedding is taking place. There are five intersecting stories, each navigating different aspects of love as they cross boundaries of class, continent and morality.

2000.

1 Movie
Vertical Limit

Vertical Limit

5
2000
Annie was trapped near the summit of K2 and had to call for help. Brother Peter is trying to save Annie and her group. Rescuers face terrifying events that could end the rescue attempt as Annie lays i...

1999.

1 Movie
The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: Tales of Innocence

The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: Tales of Innocence

6
1999
June 1918. Indiana Jones wants Austrian deserters to join the Allies. He is in a relationship. Indy and Ernest Hemingway were going to smother Guiletta with presents when they found out that another m...

1998.

2 Movies
Bombay Boys

Bombay Boys

1998
Kris Sahani, also known as Krishna, lives in New York but decides to travel to his native India in order to act in a movie. The brother of a missing person leaves Australia to look for his brother in ...
Such a Long Journey

Such a Long Journey

1998
The story, set in 1971 at the time of the war between India and Pakistan, is based on the novel of the same name by Rohinton Mistry, an Indian now living in Toronto. "Such a Long Journey" takes place...

1997.

2 Movies
The Journey

The Journey

1997
Kishan Singh. a retired teacher from India, comes out to the US to visit his son Raj. Raj's American-bom wife Laura used to write poetry but 'Life gets in the way of art'. Kishan's presence and the pr...
Food for Ravens

Food for Ravens

1997
The National Health Service was founded in the 1940s.

1995.

1 Movie
Solitaire for 2

Solitaire for 2

1995
Katie can read minds. Being desirable, the male minds she reads are all thinking of one thing. She always responds by hitting them and storming off without explanation. Daniel is an expert in body lan...

1994.

1 Movie
Street Fighter

Street Fighter

4.5
1994
Col. Guile is a martial arts hero fighting against tyranny. There are animals.

1993.

1 TV show
TV
The Buddha of Suburbia

The Buddha of Suburbia

1993
Naveen Andrews plays the charismatic Karim, a half-Asian, half-English, wholly hedonistic chancer who is mortified when his civil servant father (Roshan Seth) plunges into an affair with the exotic Ev...

1992.

1 Movie
Stalin

Stalin

1992
A dictator has a career.

1991.

3 Movies
London Kills Me

London Kills Me

1991
A shoe was lost. A young man's life is almost lost, which is exactly what this film is all about: a man barely twenty who wants desperately to pull out of London's drug world by taking a job as a wait...
Mississippi Masala

Mississippi Masala

1
1991
When Idi Amin is in power, an Indian family is kicked out of Uganda. They move to Mississippi. The families have to come to terms with the fact that the Indian daughter fell in love with a black man.
Not Without My Daughter

Not Without My Daughter

1991
An American woman is trapped in Islamic Iran by her brutish husband and must find a way to escape with her daughter as well.

1990.

1 Movie
1871

1871

1990
A young actress becomes politically aware.

1989.

2 Movies
Slipstream

Slipstream

4
1989
Slipstream is a science fiction film. The plot has an emphasis on aviation and contains many common science-fiction themes, such as taking place in a future in which the landscape of the Earth itself ...
In Which Annie Gives It Those Ones

In Which Annie Gives It Those Ones

1989
Annie struggles to to clear his bachelor's degree with one final hurdle-The Thesis. It's his final attempt to clear it. Can he?

1988.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
TV
The Discovery Of India

The Discovery Of India

1988
Bharat Ek Khoj is a 53-episode Indian historical drama based on the book The Discovery of India by Jawaharlal Nehru, that dramatically unfolds the 5000 year history of India from its beginnings to the...
Deadline

Deadline

1988
A world-weary journalist is caught up in a coup in a small Persian Gulf town where the ruler's son is trying to oust him. The journalist's life shows how his relationships develop with people.

1987.

3 Movies
Little Dorrit

Little Dorrit

1987
The novel by Charles Dickens tells the story of Arthur Clennam who is thrown into a debtor's prison. His father has been imprisoned for 25 years. The film was originally released in two parts.
Partition

Partition

1987
The partition of the sub-continent into India and Pakistan in 1947 is the subject of Ken McMullen's film. A lunatic asylum in the city of Lahore becomes a mirror image of the outside political world, ...
The Happy Valley

The Happy Valley

1987
In 1940 Kenya as their country prepares for war, the local aristocratic social set lives a decadent, self-indulgent lifestyle, that leads to murder. The same events were also dramatised in the featur...

1986.

1 TV show
TV
Casualty

Casualty

1986
The staff and patients at Holby City Hospital's emergency department are chronicled in a drama series about their personal and professional lives.

1985.

1 Movie
My Beautiful Laundrette

My Beautiful Laundrette

6
1985
A British-Pakistani man renovated a rundown laundrette with his male lover while dealing with drama within his family, the local Pakistani community, and a persistent mob of skinheads.

1984.

2 Movies
A Passage to India

A Passage to India

6
1984
During the time of growing influence of the Indian independence movement in the British Raj, the story begins with the arrival in India of a British woman, Miss Adela Quested, who is joining her fianc...
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

5.9
1984
Indiana Jones was asked by a village to find a mystical stone. A cult was planning a terrible plan.

1983.

1 TV show
TV
Natural World

Natural World

6
1983
Natural World is a nature documentary television series broadcast annually on BBC Two and regarded by the BBC as its flagship natural history brand. It is currently the longest-running series in its g...

1982.

1 Movie
Gandhi

Gandhi

4.44
1982
Mohandas K was born in the 20th century. Gandhi gives up his worldly possessions to fight for Indian independence. After being confronted with armed resistance from the British government, Gandhi trie...

1976.

1 Movie
The Peddler

The Peddler

1976
The wife of a drug salesman discovers he is having an affair with a lady doctor.

1974.

1 Movie
Juggernaut

Juggernaut

1974
There are bombs on a ship. As a crack bomb squad tries to disarm the bombs, the police attempt to track down the mad bomber.

1972.

1 TV show
TV
The Protectors

The Protectors

1972
The Protectors is a British television series, an action thriller created by Gerry Anderson. It was Anderson's second TV series using live actors as opposed to electronic marionettes, and also his sec...
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