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Madhur Jaffrey is a Actor and Director Indian born on 13 august 1933 at Delhi (Inde)

Madhur Jaffrey

Madhur Jaffrey
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Birth name Madhur Bahadur
Nationality Inde
Birth 13 august 1933 (90 years) at Delhi (Inde)
Awards Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire

Madhur Jaffrey is an Indian-born actress, food and travel writer, and television personality. She is recognized for bringing Indian cuisine to the Western world with her debut cookbook, An Invitation to Indian Cooking (1973), which was inducted into the James Beard Foundation’s Cookbook Hall of Fame in 2006. She has authored over a dozen cookbooks and appeared on several related television programs, the most notable of which was Madhur Jaffrey's Indian Cookery, which premiered in the United Kingdom in 1982. She is the food consultant at Dawat, considered by many food critics to be among the best Indian restaurants in New York City.

She played an instrumental part in bringing together film makers James Ivory and Ismail Merchant and acted in several of their Merchant Ivory Productions films such as Shakespeare Wallah (1965), for which she won the Silver Bear for Best Actress award at the 15th Berlin International Film Festival. She has appeared in dramas on stage, radio and television.

In 2004 she was named an honorary Commander of the British Empire in recognition of her services to cultural relations between the United Kingdom, India and the United States, through her achievements in film, television and cookery.

In 2006 she released a memoir of her childhood in India during the final years of the British Raj, Climbing the Mango Trees.

Biography

She was born Madhur Bahadur in Delhi, British India, and was educated at Miranda House (of the University of Delhi). After college, she worked for All India Radio. She then attended the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA), from which she graduated with honors in 1957. She then met and married Indian actor Saeed Jaffrey and moved to New York City. She and Saeed divorced in 1965. They have three daughters, Meera, Zia and Sakina Jaffrey. In 1969, she married Sanford Allen, a violinist with the New York Philharmonic Orchestra. She is the aunt of the British journalist Rohit Jaggi and his sister the literary critic Maya Jaggi (their mother Lalit being one of Madhur's older sisters).

Usually with

James Ivory
James Ivory
(4 films)
Nisha Ganatra
Nisha Ganatra
(2 films)
Aasif Mandvi
Aasif Mandvi
(3 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Madhur Jaffrey (24 films)

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Actress

The Only Living Boy in New York, 1h28
Directed by Marc Webb
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Callum Turner, Kate Beckinsale, Pierce Brosnan, Cynthia Nixon, Jeff Bridges, Kiersey Clemons
Roles Madhur
Rating63% 3.1507353.1507353.1507353.1507353.150735
Fraîchement diplômé, Thomas Webb est un étudiant issu d'une riche famille d'éditeurs new-yorkais et rêve de devenir écrivain. Un jour, il découvre que son père entretien une liaison avec une autre femme, qu'il trouve magnifique. Voulant protéger sa mère de nature fragile, il décide de ne rien lui dire. Obsédé par l'aventure extra-conjugale de son père avec cette femme, nommée Johanna et dont la beauté l'éblouit, il décide de faire sa connaissance. Johanna et le jeune homme débutent alors à leur tour une liaison ensemble. Cette rencontre permet à Thomas de passer à l'âge adulte.
Jadoo
Jadoo (2013)

Origin United-kingdom
Genres Comedy
Actors Amara Karan, Harish Patel, Tom Mison, Madhur Jaffrey, Adeel Akhtar, Sophiya Haque
Roles Herself
Rating59% 2.9997652.9997652.9997652.9997652.999765
Two brothers, both wonderful chefs, fall out catastrophically. At the climax of their dispute they rip the family recipe book in half – one brother gets the starters and the other gets the main courses. They set up rival restaurants, on opposite sides of the same road, and spend the next twenty years trying to outdo each other. Neither brother will admit it but they both know they are not entirely successful in the ‘other half’ of the menu. It takes a daughter – a successful London lawyer, Shalini, marrying a man from a different ethnic background – to reunite them. She is planning her marriage and is determined that they will both attend.
A Late Quartet, 1h45
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Musical
Actors Philip Seymour Hoffman, Christopher Walken, Catherine Keener, Imogen Poots, Mark Ivanir, Wallace Shawn
Roles Dr. Nadir
Rating70% 3.546613.546613.546613.546613.54661
As the Fugue String quartet approaches its 25th anniversary, the onset of a debilitating illness to cellist Peter Mitchell (Christopher Walken), forces its members to reevaluate their relationships. After being diagnosed with Parkinson's disease, Peter announces his decision to play one final concert before he retires. Meanwhile the second violinist, Robert (Philip Seymour Hoffman), voices his desire to alternate the first violinist role, long held by Daniel (Mark Ivanir). Robert is married to Juliette (Catherine Keener), the viola player of the group. Upon discovering Juliette does not support him in this matter, Robert has a one-night stand. Further complicating matters, their daughter, Alexandra (Imogen Poots), begins an affair with Daniel, whom her mother once pined for. Yet bound together by their years of collaboration, the quartet will search for a fitting farewell to their shared passion of music and perhaps even a new beginning.
Today's Special, 1h39
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romance
Themes Cooking films
Actors Aarti Mann, Madhur Jaffrey, Naseeruddin Shah, Aasif Mandvi, Kevin Corrigan, Dean Winters
Roles Farrida
Rating65% 3.296743.296743.296743.296743.29674
Samir (Aasif Mandvi), a sous chef at an upscale New York restaurant, becomes frustrated with his boss (Dean Winters) and quits. His dreams of studying French cooking in France are shattered after his father becomes ill and he must take over his family's Indian restaurant, Tandoori Palace in Queens with two chefs who don't know what they're doing, an old fashioned wall and business being terrible since the only customers are Samir's uncles sitting at a table playing cards. Samir doesn't know what to do because his knowledge of Indian cooking is limited until he meets the larger than life gourmet chef and taxi driver Akbar (Naseeruddin Shah). Samir's world is transformed via Akbar's cooking lessons, the magic of the masala and a beautiful co-worker, Carrie (Jess Weixler). While his mother (Madhur Jaffrey) tries to get him to settle down with a nice Indian girl and his father, Hakkim (Harish Patel) is convinced he will amount to nothing. Samir, Akbar, and a kitchen staff first update the restaurants' look and then with knowledge of eccentric characters concoct the most magical and mouth watering dishes in what soon becomes the best little Indian restaurant in New York City with booming business. However, Akbar moves to Akron, Ohio and it is up to Samir to run the restaurant. Meanwhile, Hakkim plans to sell the restaurant to Ahmed. Samir and his uncles along with Carrie still manage to keep up the business and make it better. Eventually, Hakkim calls off the deal and the movie ends with Hakkim hugging Samir.
Phoebe in Wonderland, 1h36
Directed by Daniel Barnz
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Fantasy
Themes Films based on Alice in Wonderland, Children's films
Actors Elle Fanning, Felicity Huffman, Patricia Clarkson, Bill Pullman, Campbell Scott, Peter Gerety
Roles Miss Reiter
Rating70% 3.500913.500913.500913.500913.50091
A 9-year-old girl, Phoebe (Elle Fanning), has apparent Tourette syndrome. While she deals with being odd and insecure, her mother (Felicity Huffman) and father (Bill Pullman) are dealing with complexities in their relationship with each other and their challenging child. Her younger sister (Bailee Madison) feels neglected as Phoebe gains more attention.
Partition
Partition (2007)
, 1h56
Origin South africa
Genres Drama, Romance
Actors Jimi Mistry, Kristin Kreuk, Neve Campbell, Irrfan Khan, John Light, Madhur Jaffrey
Roles Shanti Singh
Rating68% 3.4450253.4450253.4450253.4450253.445025
Gian Singh (Jimi Mistry) is a Sikh who goes off to war in the British Indian Army with his two best friends Andrew and Avtar. The three are being seen off by Andrew's sister Margaret and Walter. Gian promises to look after Andrew only to resign after Andrew is killed. Gian is tortured by the guilt of not being able to save Andrew. The young Muslim woman Naseem (Kristin Kreuk) is separated from her family in riots and unaware that her father has been killed, hides in hope that the Sikh mobs won't find her.
ABCD
ABCD (2005)

Directed by Saravana Subbiah
Actors Shaam, Sheetal Sheth, Sneha, Aparna, Vadivelu, Nandana
Rating18% 0.9477350.9477350.9477350.9477350.947735
Anandh (Shaam), an MBA Chartered Accountant, runs from pillar to post in search of job. He stays in the house of an old Brahmin whose daughter Chandra (Sneha) returns home following the death of her husband (Sharavana Subbaiya), who had been torturing her since their wedding. She slowly gets attracted towards Anandh for he shows love and affection towards her.
Prime
Prime (2005)
, 1h45
Directed by Ben Younger
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Psychologie
Actors Uma Thurman, Meryl Streep, Bryan Greenberg, Annie Parisse, Jon Abrahams, Zak Orth
Roles Rita
Rating61% 3.098173.098173.098173.098173.09817
Rafi (Uma Thurman) is a recently divorced, 37-year-old career woman from Manhattan who becomes romantically involved with David (Bryan Greenberg), a talented 23-year-old Jewish painter from the Upper West Side. Rafi shares all her secrets with her therapist Lisa (Meryl Streep) who, unbeknownst to Rafi, is David's mother. Lisa, supportive of Rafi's relationship with a younger man, discovers the connection and finds herself not only faced with the ethical and moral dilemma of counseling David's girlfriend, but also the reality that she feels differently about the relationship now that she knows her son is involved. Lisa consults her own therapist, and they decide that it is in the best interest of her patient Rafi for Lisa to continue treatment, as long as the relationship remains the "fling" it appears to be.
Cosmopolitan, 55minutes
Directed by Nisha Ganatra
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors Roshan Seth, Carol Kane, Madhur Jaffrey, Purva Bedi, Kal Penn, Stephen Barker Turner
Roles Madhu
Rating73% 3.67643.67643.67643.67643.6764
In an American suburb in Northern New Jersey, conservative, middle-aged Indian immigrant Gopal, a telephone-company engineer who has taken early retirement, is celebrating Diwali in November with his wife and grown daughter. His daughter suddenly tells him that she is leaving indefinitely to teach English in Mongolia with her German boyfriend. As Gopal recovers from this shock and tries to talk her out of it, largely on the grounds that she will be living in sin in his eyes, his wife Madhu announces that she is leaving him as well, and is taking up the spiritual life in an ashram in India.
Chutney Popcorn, 1h32
Directed by Nisha Ganatra
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy-drama
Themes Films about families, Pregnancy films, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related films, Homoparentalité, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films
Actors Nisha Ganatra, Jill Hennessy, Sakina Jaffrey, Madhur Jaffrey, Nick Chinlund, Cara Buono
Roles Meenu
Rating57% 2.89872.89872.89872.89872.8987
Reena is a young Indian American lesbian who lives and works in New York. Her sister Sarita, who is happily married, discovers that she is infertile. Reena offers to be a surrogate mother for her sister's baby, hoping to improve her relationship with their mother, who disapproves of Reena's sexual orientation. Sarita and her husband accept Reena's offer but Sarita begins to have second thoughts. After Reena becomes pregnant, her relationship with her girlfriend Lisa suffers. When the baby is born, Reena and Lisa are reunited, as are Reena's family.
Cotton Mary, 2h4
Directed by Ismail Merchant, Madhur Jaffrey
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama
Actors Greta Scacchi, Madhur Jaffrey, James Wilby, Sakina Jaffrey, Gemma Jones, Sarah Badel
Roles Cotton Mary
Rating52% 2.609762.609762.609762.609762.60976
This film follows the story of a British woman living in India (Scacchi). She struggles during her birth and is in desperate need of a nanny. An Indian nurse known as Cotton Mary jumps to the opportunity. She seems kind at first, but her true nature gradually reveals itself as she manipulates everyone around her to get what she wants.
Flawless
Flawless (1999)
, 1h52
Directed by Joel Schumacher
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy
Themes Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, Transgender in film, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Philip Seymour Hoffman, Barry Miller, Chris Bauer, Wilson Jermaine Heredia, Skipp Sudduth, Daphne Rubin-Vega
Roles Dr. Nirmala
Rating63% 3.1980853.1980853.1980853.1980853.198085
Walter Koontz (Robert De Niro) is a highly decorated "local hero" officer of the New York police department who lives in a downtown apartment complex. Despite his locale and rampant run of drag queens in his building, he tends to keep to himself and still lives a life involved with lovely women, dancing and dining. One night, he hears gunshots upstairs, and while ascending to help suffers a stroke. He awakens with the right side of his body paralyzed resulting in poor speech and posture, and giving him an unrecoverable limp that requires him to use a cane to get around.
ABCD
ABCD (1999)
, 2h47
Genres Comedy
Actors Sheetal Sheth, Dulquer Salmaan, Aasif Mandvi, Madhur Jaffrey, Aparna Gopinath, Gregory Jacob
Roles Anju
Rating66% 3.3489753.3489753.3489753.3489753.348975
The story revolves around two spoiled youngsters: Johns Isaac (Dulquer Salmaan) and his cousin Korah (Jacob Gregory). Johns is the son of a billionaire named Isaac (Lalu Alex) who is settled in New York, while Korah's mother left for Paris with her new husband. Johns and Korah enjoy their luxurious life by driving luxurious cars, going to pubs etc. One day, they are arrested by the police for beating up a guy in a pub, who takes revenge by attacking Johns' house. Johns' parents convince him to go to Kerala in India with Korah for vacation. Although reluctant at first, Johns and Korah leave for India.
Wolf
Wolf (1994)
, 2h5
Directed by Mike Nichols
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Fantastic, Horror comedy, Fantasy, Horror, Romance
Themes Films about animals, Films about magic and magicians, Films about sexuality, Wolves in film, Werewolves in film, Comedy horror films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Jack Nicholson, Michelle Pfeiffer, James Spader, Kate Nelligan, Richard Jenkins, Christopher Plummer
Roles Party Guest
Rating62% 3.148593.148593.148593.148593.14859
Will Randall is bitten by a wolf while driving home in Vermont. Afterwards, he is demoted from editor-in-chief of a publishing house when it is taken over by tycoon Raymond Alden, who replaces him with Will's protégé Stewart Swinton. When Will thinks that his wife Charlotte is having an affair with Stewart, he rushes over to his house where Stewart sees Will angry and asks him what the problem is. Will bites Stewart and rushes upstairs to the room to find Charlotte half-naked. His worst fears are confirmed. Will becomes more aggressive, taking on the characteristics of a wolf.
Vanya on 42nd Street, 1h59
Directed by Louis Malle
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romance
Themes Théâtre, Films based on plays
Actors Wallace Shawn, Andre Gregory, Julianne Moore, Larry Pine, Phoebe Brand, Lynn Cohen
Roles Mrs. Chao
Rating72% 3.643543.643543.643543.643543.64354
Le film offre la représentation de la pièce Oncle Vania de Tchekhov dans un théâtre abandonné.