Saeed Jaffrey, a British actor, who hailed from India, acted in various British, American and Indian movies. He is known for Shatranj Ke Khilari, which was released in 1977, The Man Who Would Be King in 1975, A Passage to India in 1984, Gandhi in 1982 and My Beautiful Launderette in 1985. He was born in Malerkotla, Punjab, India on the 8th of January 1929. He went to the University of Allahabad where he completed his post-graduate degree in history. He also attended St. George's College, then Mussoorie, then Aligarh Muslim University and began his career by starting a theatre company named Unity Theatre, in New Delhi. He played a major part in the productions of Christopher Fry, Tennessee Williams, Shakespeare, and Wilde. He completed his studies at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London, and then he went to the United States on scholarship and from there he got a degree in drama from The Catholic University of America. He also starred in many Bollywood films in during the 90s. For television he worked in Tandoori Nights (1985-1987), Gangsters (1975-1978), The Jewel in the Crown (1984), and Little Napoleons (1994).

His co-partners were legendary Sean Connery, Pierce Brosnan and Michael Caine. He worked in many popular cinemas directed by highly acclaimed Richard Attenborough, James Ivory and Satyajit Ray. He was the first Indian responsible for displaying Shakespearean plays on a tour of the United States. He is also known as the first Asian to receive a British and Canadian Academy Awards nominations. He is also the first Indian to receive the Order of the British Empire for his lifetime contributions to drama. He also served All India Radio as the Radio Director and The Director of Publicity and Advertising at Government of India Tourist Office in U.S (1958-1960). In 1998, his autobiography Saeed: An actor's journey, was published.

He died in a hospital in London on 14th November 2015, after collapsing from a brain hemorrhage at his home. He was posthumously conferred with Padma Shri award in January 2016.

Sachet Engineer Hindi Actor

Sachet Engineer

Sachet Engineer is a young exemplary artist. He is an upcoming actor from Bollywood. Sachet’s native place is Bhubaneshwar, in Odisha state and he is presently living in Mumbai. He is also actively involved in swimming and is born to a family of sports people. His grandfather, Ishwar Girdharlal Engineer, is a champion in the game of water polo. From a very young age, Sachet has been practicing swimming and has won several prizes for it as well. He has been an active member of the Otters Club, a top ranking institution, located in Bandra, Mumbai, which is exclusively for sports. This champion got his first victory in this sport at the age of five. Since then there has been no turning back for him. He participated in the Amateur Aquatic Association Championship in the year 2009, which was organized by the state government of Maharashtra. Engineer won five gold medals in the various swimming events in that competition. Next, he participated in the 27th Otters Club Competition and bagged seven gold medals and bronze for his swift swimming skills. Sachet has also exhibited his talents in the national meet for swimming. He recently completed his schooling at the famous Campion School, located at Colaba, in Mumbai. During his school days, he had to wake up at 4:30 in the morning to practice swimming and then head to school. Some notable alumni of this seventy-three-year old school are Ratan Tata, Kumar Mangalam Birla of the Aditya Birla Group, Bollywood actor Rishi Kapoor and much more. He said in an interview that right now he wants to focus on his studies and then get back to swimming later on. He hopes to compete again and win in the National Sports Meet and the Olympics Swimming Competition one day. Sachet is also very much passionate about acting and modeling. He aspires to become a versatile actor, at the same time he also wants to achieve more in sports. He idolizes Johnny Weissmuller, who is known as one of the world’s fastest swimmers and also as a veteran actor in Hollywood. Even though he aspires to swim and act, his main ambition in life is surprising, to become a pilot! Filmography of Sachet includes the super hit and trendsetting movie Taare Zameen Par (2007) and the under-rated film Khatta Meetha (2010). In Taare Zameen Par, Sachet was roped in to play the role of the elder brother of Darsheel Safary. He fit in the role perfectly. He acted very effectually and also emoted well as Yohaan Awasthi. Next, he was cast as Linguswamy, in the Akshay Kumar starrer movie Khatta Meetha, which is a commercial comic movie. Sachet is currently studying in D. Y. Patil University in Mumbai, Maharashtra.


Sagar Salunke

Remember the 1988 Mahabharata (BR Chopra’s), the show for which we all starved; and remember the Balram from that show? Yes, Balram was played by this very man here. Sagar Salunke is most known and recognized for his role in Mahabharata as Balram (the elder brother of Lord Krishna). After the success of Mahabharata, Salunke got many opportunities to work in the famous Hindi movies such as Hindustani (1996 it is a Hindi dubbed version of Kamal Hasan’s Tamil Movie "Indian"), Ganga Jamuna Saraswati (Amitabh Bachchan starer movie, released in 1988), , Zindagi Ek Juaa and many others. He is doing the role of detective in a crime drama “Savdhan India”. It might be a surprise, but Mr. Salunke is a Former Assistant Commissioner of Police. He voluntarily took a retirement to make his passion of acting turn into reality. He was posted to Santacruz Police Station when he first got the call for the role of Balram. But eventually, he got the permission to work for his ambition. He has now been doing his duty for more than 32 years. He did never let his passion affect his work. Luckily, he got posted to small police stations which had less work and so he was able to give plenty amount of time to his hobby. Initially, Salunke was seen doing the role of Bhima in Mahabharata, but then eventually Bhima was given to Praveen (two times Asian Games Gold Medallist) and Salunke was finalized as Balram. Here’s another supervise, Sagar Salunke is in touch with a fan. This fan recognized him at Immigration Department of the airport; he called him out Balram out loud. And since then Balram is still in contact with his fan.

Sagar Salunke Hindi Actor