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Roshan Seth is a Actor British born on 2 april 1942 at Patna (Inde)

Roshan Seth

Roshan Seth
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Nationality United-kingdom
Birth 2 april 1942 (82 years) at Patna (Inde)

Roshan Seth is an Indian-born British actor, who appears mainly in British and American films. He is known for his critically acclaimed performances in the films Gandhi, Mississippi Masala, Not Without My Daughter, My Beautiful Laundrette, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, Such a Long Journey, and Street Fighter: The Movie. He is the brother of retired Indian diplomat Aftab Seth.


Seth was formerly in a relationship with actress Lynette Davies. He was later married to author Pepita Seth, but they separated in the late 80s and divorced in 2004.

Best films

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984)
Gandhi (1982)
Not Without My Daughter (1991)

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Simon Kaye
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Filmography of Roshan Seth (39 films)

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Dumbo (2019)
, 1h52
Directed by Tim Burton
Origin USA
Genres Fantastic, Fantasy, Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Transport films, Rail transport films, Mise en scène d'un éléphant, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère, Film se déroulant dans un train
Actors Colin Farrell, Eva Green, Michael Keaton, Danny DeVito, Alan Arkin, Sandy Martin
Roles Pramesh Singh
Rating63% 3.157243.157243.157243.157243.15724
1919, Missouri. Holt Farrier, ancien cavalier de cirque, rentre au cirque Medici Brothers, dirigé par Max Medici, après la Première Guerre mondiale, amputé d'un bras. Pendant son absence, le cirque a fait faillite, et Max s'est vu obligé de vendre les chevaux du cirque après le départ de Holt et la mort de la femme de ce dernier, Annie, de la grippe espagnole. Holt se voit alors attribué le poste de gardien des éléphants du cirque, et en particulier d'une femelle éléphant d'Asie, "Mrs. Jumbo", qui attend un petit.
City of Tiny Lights
Directed by Pete Travis
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Actors Riz Ahmed, Billie Piper, Cush Jumbo, James Floyd, Roshan Seth, Alexander Siddig
Roles Farzad Akhtar
Rating55% 2.7971452.7971452.7971452.7971452.797145
Tommy Akhtar est un détective cynique, accro au bourbon et à la nicotine. En allant retrouver un jour une prostituée de luxe, il se retrouve empêtré dans une affaire louche. Tel Sherlock Holmes, il mène une enquête sur une disparition qui lui fera découvrir un autre aspect de Londres, une ville gangrénée par la corruption et le fanatisme religieux.
The Lovers
The Lovers (2015)
, 1h49
Directed by Roland Joffé
Origin Belgique
Genres Science fiction, Action, Adventure, Romance
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films, Time travel films, Films set in the future
Actors Josh Hartnett, Neve Campbell, Alice Englert, Tamsin Egerton, Bipasha Basu, Abhay Deol
Rating46% 2.305812.305812.305812.305812.30581
In 2020, marine archeologist Jay Fennel (Josh Hartnett) is brain dead after trying to save his wife Laura (Tamsin Egerton) who got trapped exploring the wreck of a colonial British merchant ship. The comatose Fennel dreams about the adventures of Captain James Stewart in 1778 Pune (India), and his romance with a Maratha warrior, Tulaja Naik (Bipasha Basu).
Ek Tha Tiger, 2h12
Directed by Kabir Khan
Origin Inde
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Adventure, Spy, Romance
Themes Spy films, Politique, Transport films, Political films, Road movies, Chase films
Actors Salman Khan, Katrina Kaif, Ranvir Shorey, Usha Uthup, Girish Karnad, Roshan Seth
Roles Anwar Jamal Kidwai
Rating56% 2.801272.801272.801272.801272.80127
An agent code-named "Tiger" (Salman Khan) – India's top spy and an officer of the Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) – is conducting a mission in northern Iraq. Tiger is forced to kill one of his own men who has defected to Pakistan's spy agency Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI). He subsequently kills many ISI agents in his escape from Iraq.
Trishna (2011)
, 1h57
Directed by Michael Winterbottom
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Romance
Actors Freida Pinto, Riz Ahmed, Anurag Kashyap, Roshan Seth, Amit Trivedi, Kalki Koechlin
Roles Mr Singh
Rating59% 2.999612.999612.999612.999612.99961
Based on Thomas Hardy's classic novel Tess of the D'Urbervilles, Trishna tells the story of a woman whose life is destroyed by the restrictions of social status, complications of love and life, and her development as an individual. Set in contemporary Rajasthan, Trishna (Freida Pinto) meets a wealthy British businessman, Jay Singh (Riz Ahmed), who has come to India to work in his father's hotel business. He sees her dancing at a hotel, and is attracted to her beauty and innocence.
Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi, 2h47
Directed by Aditya Chopra
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romance
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films, Bollywood
Actors Shahrukh Khan, Anushka Sharma, Vinay Pathak, Roshan Seth, Manmeet Singh, Bipasha Basu
Rating71% 3.5995553.5995553.5995553.5995553.599555
Shy, introverted and kind-hearted Surinder "Suri" Sahni (Shah Rukh Khan) is an office employee for Punjab Power. He meets the daughter of his former teacher, and professor (M.K. Raina), beautiful and vivacious Taani Gupta (Anushka Sharma), during the preparations for her wedding. A short time later, the shocking news arrives that her fiance and his wedding entourage were killed in a road accident. Taani's father suffers a major heart attack due to the news. On his deathbed, fearing that Taani will be alone in the world and unable to bear the trauma, the professor requests that Surinder marry her. Surinder silently concedes because he likes her anyway, and Taani agrees for her father's sake.
The Cheetah Girls: One World, 1h24
Directed by Paul Hoen
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Musical theatre, Musical
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films, Téléfilm musical, Children's films
Actors Adrienne Houghton, Sabrina Bryan, Kiely Williams, Roshan Seth, Michael Steger, Rupak Ginn
Roles Uncle Kamal Bhatia
Rating46% 2.3483552.3483552.3483552.3483552.348355
With Galleria at the University of Cambridge in England, Chanel (Adrienne Bailon), Dorinda (Sabrina Bryan), and Aqua (Kiely Williams) are cast in the lavish new Bollywood movie "Namaste Bombay". The Cheetah Girls travel across the globe to India. There, they meet Rahim (Rupak Ginn), the man cast as the lead, whom they realize is attractive, yet somewhat clumsy. After meeting the movie's choreographer, Gita (Deepti Daryanani), a dance battle erupts between themselves and Gita with her backup dancers. They subsequently discover that the musical's director, Vikram "Vik" (Michael Steger), must choose only one Cheetah for the role as the budget is only enough for one star.
Guru (2007)
, 2h46
Directed by Mani Ratnam, Ranjith
Origin Inde
Genres Drama, Biography, Historical, Musical, Romance
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films, Bollywood
Actors Abhishek Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai, R. Madhavan, Vidya Balan, Mithun Chakraborty, Aarya Babbar
Roles Thapar
Rating76% 3.847533.847533.847533.847533.84753
The beginning of the film is set in 1951 in a small village of Idar in Sabarkantha district, northern Gujarat, a young man named Gurukant "Guru" Desai (Abhishek Bachchan) dreams of making it big some day. His father (Rajendra Gupta), the headmaster of the village school, tells him not to dream and that dreams never come true. Gurukant decides to go to Turkey and enter the spice trade; later, he is promoted but refuses the job, as he wants to work for himself. Back in his village, he marries Sujata (Aishwarya Rai Bachchan), mainly because of the dowry she brings him. Along with Sujata and her brother Jignesh (Arya Babbar), Guru migrates to Bombay and starts trading in cloth. Gradually, he expands his business and sets up manufacturing units of his own, under the name "Shakti Corporation".
Amal (2007)
, 1h41
Directed by Richie Mehta
Origin Canada
Genres Drama
Actors Rupinder Nagra, Naseeruddin Shah, Seema Biswas, Koel Purie, Vik Sahay, Roshan Seth
Roles Suresh Gupta
Rating74% 3.7449753.7449753.7449753.7449753.744975
Amal Kumar (Rupinder Nagra) is an honest, hardworking sweet-natured autorickshaw driver. who charges the metre rate and is never late to pick up his regular fares: store merchant Pooja (Koel Purie) and a schoolboy, son of exacting lawyer Sapna Agarwal (Seema Biswas).
Kabul Express
Directed by Kabir Khan
Genres Drama, Thriller, Comedy, Action
Themes Films about terrorism
Actors John Abraham, Arshad Warsi, Salman Shahid, Linda Arsenio, Roshan Seth
Rating67% 3.3968253.3968253.3968253.3968253.396825
Suhel Khan (John Abraham) and Jai Kapoor (Arshad Warsi) are Indian journalists working for Star News who are sent into Afghanistan to create a report on what life is like in the country following the US Invasion of the country in September 2001. The two are shocked at the state of the country and the ruins that remain due to years of rule by the Taliban Regime. They take a tour of the country in a Taxi starting in Kabul. This follows an escape from capture by the Taliban.
Proof (2005)
, 1h40
Directed by John Madden
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about mathematics, Films about psychiatry, Films based on plays
Actors Gwyneth Paltrow, Anthony Hopkins, Jake Gyllenhaal, Hope Davis, Leigh Zimmerman, Colin Stinton
Roles Professor Bhandari
Rating66% 3.3473053.3473053.3473053.3473053.347305
The film opens with the 27-year-old protagonist, young mathematician Catherine (Gwyneth Paltrow) talking to her father Robert (Anthony Hopkins) after he startles her watching TV in the middle of the night. He gives her a bottle of champagne for her birthday, and they chat for a while about the nature of insanity, ending with the revelation that Robert died last week and his funeral is tomorrow.
Frozen (2005)
, 1h30
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Thriller
Actors Shirley Henderson, Roshan Seth, Richard Armitage, Sean Harris, Jamie Sives, Ralf Little
Roles Noyen
Rating57% 2.85482.85482.85482.85482.8548
The film is set two years after the disappearance of Kath Swarbrick's older sister, Annie. Kath is haunted by Annie's disappearance and continues to investigate herself. On the discovery of some strange CCTV footage she appears to lose her grip on reality. Friends and colleagues are concerned for her sanity and beg her to stop.
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 Gopal
Rating73% 3.676443.676443.676443.676443.67644
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.
Second Generation, 2h16
Directed by Jon Sen
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Political films, Films based on plays, Films based on works by William Shakespeare, Films about royalty
Actors Parminder Nagra, Christopher Simpson, Danny Dyer, William Beck, Om Puri, Anupam Kher
Roles Mohan
Rating64% 3.2348353.2348353.2348353.2348353.234835
Estranged from her family for nine years, feisty, independent Heere (Parminder Nagra) is living with her white, music journalist, fiancé, Jack (Danny Dyer). When her father, Sharma (Om Puri), falls into a coma, her older sisters, Pria (Rita Wolf) and Rina (Amita Dhiri), get back in touch.
Monsoon Wedding, 1h54
Directed by Mira Nair
Origin Inde
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Films about families, Films about marriage
Actors Naseeruddin Shah, Lillete Dubey, Shefali Shah, Vasundhara Das, Vijay Raaz, Tillomata Shome
Roles Mohan Rai
Rating72% 3.647863.647863.647863.647863.64786
The film's central story concerns a father, Lalit Verma (Naseeruddin Shah), who is trying to organize an enormous, chaotic, and expensive wedding for his daughter, Aditi (Vasundhara Das), for whom he has arranged a marriage with a man, Hemant Rai (Parvin Dabas), she has known for only a few weeks. As so often happens in the Punjabi culture, such a wedding means that, for one of the few times in each generation, the extended family comes together from all corners of the globe, including India, Australia, Oman, and the United States, bringing its emotional baggage along.