Deborah Kerr
(Movies & TV)
Christopher Walken
(Movies & TV)
Lee Blessing
Ayub Khan-Din
(Movies & TV)
Gordon Ramsay
(Finance and Banking)
Roshan Seth
(Movies & TV)

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Madhur Jaffrey

Knowledge Identifier: +Madhur_Jaffrey


Madhur Jaffrey

Indian actress and food writer who introduced the Western world to the many cuisines of India add

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1933.

Countries: United Kingdom (44%), United States (33%), South Africa (11%)

Main connections: Deborah Kerr, Christopher Walken, Lee Blessing

Linked to: The New York Times, PBS, Catholic University, International Association of Culinary Professionals




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Madhur Jaffrey was born in 1933 add something


She attended the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art , from which she graduated with honors in 1957 add something


In the 1960s, after her award-winning performance in "Shakespeare Wallah", she became known as the "actress who could cook" and was hired by the BBC to present a show on Indian cooking add something


In 1962, she appeared in "A Tenth of an Inch Makes the Difference" by Rolf Forsberg add something


After an article about her and her cooking appeared in the "New York Times" in 1966, she received a book contract that produced "An Invitation to Indian Cooking", her first book add something


In 1969, she appeared in "The Guide", based on the novel by R. K. Narayan, and in 1970, she appeared in "Conduct Unbecoming", written by Barry England add something


In 1969, she married Sanford Allen, a violinist with the New York Philharmonic Orchestra add something


During the 1970s, she taught classes in Indian cooking, both at the James A. Beard School of Cooking and in her Manhattan apartment add something


She has presented several cookery series on television, including "Madhur Jaffrey's Indian Cookery" in 1982, "Madhur Jaffrey's Far Eastern Cookery" in 1989 and "Madhur Jaffrey's Flavours of India" in 1995 add something


In 1985, she was in the Hindi film "Saagar" where she played the role of Rishi Kapoor's grandmother add something


She starred alongside Deborah Kerr in the 1985 made-for-TV movie "The Assam Garden" add something


In 1986, the restaurant Dawat opened in Manhattan using recipes provided by her add something


In 1993, she appeared in "Two Rooms" by Lee Blessing add something


In 1999, she appeared in "Last Dance at Dum Dum" by Ayub Khan-Din add something


In 1999, she appeared with daughter Sakina Jaffrey in the film "Chutney Popcorn" add something


In 2003, she played Roshan Seth's wife in "Cosmopolitan", a film broadcast on PBS add something


In 2004, Jaffrey appeared in "Bombay Dreams" on Broadway, where she played the main character's grandmother add something


In 2005, she appeared in "India Awakening" by Anne Marie Cummings add something


Gordon Ramsay - During March 2005 Ramsay teamed up with Indian chef Madhur Jaffrey to help the VSO, an international development charity group to support its "Spice Up Your Life" event


In 2012 she played a doctor in "A Late Quartet" who diagnoses Christopher Walken's character with Parkinson's Disease add something


In 2013 she published "The New Apartheid", a book on South Africa's AIDS epidemic add something