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Born: April 2, 1942 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: India Profession: actor, director, editor, journalist

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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.

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.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
2.
 Trishna (2012)
3.
 Ek Tha Tiger (2012)
4.
 Guru (2007)
5.
 Spivs (2006)
6.
 Proof (2005)
7.
 Frozen (2004)
8.
 Cosmopolitan (2003)
9.
 Monsoon Wedding (2001) Mohan Rai
10.
 South West Nine (2001) Ravi
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Born and raised in India
1964:
Moved to England
1969:
Worked in repertory theater in the United Kingdom
1972:
Toured USA with Peter Brook's production of "A Midsummer's Night Dream"
1974:
Film debut, Richard Lester's "Juggernaut"; last film appearance for eight years
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Made guest appearances on US TV, including brief stint on ABC soap "General Hospital"
1977:
Returned to India
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Worked as journalist and editor at "India International Centre Quarterly"
1982:
Breakthrough film role, Pandit Nehru in Richard Attenborough's "Gandhi"
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Played Victor Mehta in David Hare's play "A Map of the World" in Adelaide, Australia, London and NYC
1985:
First collaboration with Hanif Kureishi, "My Beautiful Laundrette"
1991:
Co-starred in "London Kills Me", written and directed by Kureishi
1993:
Co-starred in British TV adaptation of "The Buddha of Suburbia" by Kureishi
1998:
Earned praise for leading role in the Canadian feature "Such a Long Journey"
2001:
Played the father of the prospective bridegroom in "Monsoon Wedding"
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Education

St Stephen's College: -
Delhi University: -
London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art: -
The Doon School: -

Notes

"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

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companion:
Lynette Davies. Actor. British; together 1968-77.

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