Raza Jaffrey


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Actor Raza Jaffrey first established a career in theater prior to crossing over to television. He
studied English and Drama at Manchester University and took up acting at Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. His stage credits include roles in East is East, Romeo and Juliet, Cyrano de Bergerac and the award-winning Fourteen Songs, Two Weddings and a Funeral. He made his West End debut as Sky in Mamma Mia which led to his big break in 2002, when he landed the lead in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Bombay Dreams.

Raza Jaffrey has since appeared on television starting with the 1998 series Picking Up the Pieces as Frank. This was followed by EastEnders as Mr. Dattani. In 2002, he landed a recurring role in Casualty, and was next seen on the TV production Dity War. He later joined the cast of the spy drama MI-5, playing the unattached and reckless Zafar Younis. Jaffrey has also been seen on an episode of M.I.T.: Murder Investigation Team. He followed this up with a performance on the made-for-TV movie Life Isn’t All Ha Ha Hee Hee in 2005. The next year, he was seen in Jamil Dehlavi’s drama Infinite Justice. After a role in Sex, the City and Me, he worked with Naomi Watts in the Steven Knight-penned Eastern Promises, directed by David Cronenberg. In 2008, Raza Jaffrey became part of the cast of the series Mistresses. Jaffrey is also the creator of the dance show Red.

At present, Jaffrey stars on the NBC series Smash as Dev.

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Raza Jaffrey



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2012 Smash (TV series)
2011 The Cape (TV series)
2010 Accidental Farmer (TV movie)
2010 Sex and the City 2
2010/II The Bounty Hunter
2009 Harry Brown
2008-2009 Mistresses (TV series)
2008 The Daily Politics (TV series)
2008 Sharpe's Peril (TV movie)
2080 The Crew
2004-2007 MI-5 (TV series)
2007 Eastern Promises
2007 Sex, the City and Me (TV movie)
2006/I Infinite Justice
2005 Life Isn't All Ha Ha Hee Hee (TV series)
2005 Murder Investigation Team (TV series)
2004 Dirty War (TV movie)
2002 Casualty (TV series)
1999 EastEnders (TV series)
1998 Picking up the Pieces (TV series)




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