Tom Alter is a multifaceted acting personality who has showcased his acting skills in television, Hindi movies and in theaters. Tom Alter was born on Jun22, 1950 in Mussourie, Uttarakhand, India to a family of Christian missionary ancestry and has been awarded with Padmashree award by the Govt. of India in the year 2008. Tom Alter started his acting career with theatres in the year 1976 and till date considers the Late superstar
as his idol and inspiration to take up the acting profession. In his personal life, Tom Alter is married with two children, a son Jamie and daughter Afshaan. Tom Alter is a bright graduate from the prestigious FTII, Pune (Film and Television Institute of India). Before taking up acting as a profession Tom Alter used to teach in a school in Mussoorie. Tom Alter appeared in many notable and popular Hindi television serials. Among them, Junoon- a revenge romantic drama and Zaban Samhalke – a comedy show are worth of special mention. In the latter Tom Alter essayed the role of a British writer who is very keen about Indian languages and Indian culture and wants to learn the national language Hindi. Tom Alter till today is very much involved in theatres and loves to work in them and considers acting in theaters as stressbusters. Among his notable Hondo movie appearances the movies like- Kranti, Shatranj Ke Khiladi, Bheja fry,
, Veer Zara, Aashiqui, Parinda, Gandhi, etc are mention worthy.