Madhur Jaffrey

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Birthday
13, 1933
Birthplace
India
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
13, 1933 (age 86)
Birthplace
India

About

Known for her award-winning role as Manjula in the 1965 movie Shakespeare Wallah, this Indian actress also had guest star roles on both Law & Order: CI and Law & Order: SVU. Also a stage actress, she appeared in the 2004 Broadway production of Bombay Dreams.

Before Fame

After studying at the University of Delhi's Miranda House, she worked for Akashvani Radio and subsequently trained at London's famous Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA).

Trivia

She wrote and published several bestselling cookbooks and earned James Beard Foundation awards for her Indian and vegetarian recipes.

Family Life

Her first marriage, to actor Saeed Jaffrey, resulted in three daughters: Sakina, Meera, and Zia. She later married New York Philharmonic violinist Sanford Allen.

Associated With

She appeared in several James Ivory-directed films, including The Guru and Heat and Dust.