"The actor who can cook"
Madhur Jaffrey was born as Madhur Bahadur in Delhi, in 1933. She was educated at Miranda House of the University of Delhi. After college, she worked for AIR(All India Radio). Later she joined the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, from where 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.
Madhur Jaffrey is said to have been responsible for introducing James Ivory and Ismail Merchant. She appeared in a number of their earlier films: Shakespeare Wallah (1965) (a role for which she won Berlin Film ...» read full biography