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Indians Abroard

Madhur Jaffrey

Why Is She Famous?
One of the versatile Indians abroad, Madhur Jaffrey is an actress, culinary expert, TV presenter, movie script and cook book writer. But it is for her cookery that Madhur is best known. Madhur Jaffrey began her carrier in films with the Ivory-Merchant production, Shakespeare Wallahs. This movie won her the best actress award at the Berlin Film festival in 1965. Some other noted films of Madhur are "Heat and Dust", "Autobiography of a Princess", "The Asian Garden", "The perfect murder", "Six Degrees of Separation" and "Wolf.

After Madhur was divorced from her husband, she turned to cooking as a new career. This field provided a wide scope to Madhur Jaffrey as the range of Indian dishes is unending. She wrote cookery books like 'Madhur Jaffrey's Indian Cooking', 'A Taste of India 'and more recently 'World vegetarian'. By introducing genuine Indian cuisine to the British kitchen, Jaffrey has drastically changed the way British people cook, eat and think about Indian food. Later Madhur appeared on T.V. shows but acting always has been her first love. She has received tremendous accolades and awards for her versatility. Madhur Jaffrey has been awarded with Muse Award for Outstanding Vision & Achievement, NYWFTV 2000; Award for Excellence in acting & cookery, Gov. Pataki '99; Tarknath Das Award, Glenfiddich Award for Best Radio/TV Broadcasting 1982 etc

Background
Madhur Jaffrey was born in Delhi, India. She did her early studies in Delhi itself. Afterwards Madhur Jaffrey went to England on a scholarship to learn acting and after graduation married Jaffrey. Later she settled down in New York and gave birth to three daughters, Meera, Zia and Sakina. Unfortunately her marriage with actor Saeed Jaffrey did not work and she got divorced. Madhur Jaffrey got remarried and now lives in New York

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