Press Trust of India
In recognition of his contribution to Indian cinema,
versatile actor Saeed Jaffrey has been appointed the Experience
Corps' Ambassador for Asian Community in the UK.
London-based Jaffrey has acted in a number of well known
films including Gandhi, My Beautiful Launderette
and Henna. He started his career as an announcer with
All India Radio, New Delhi, before starting a radio programme
for New York Times in the USA. He is known for his interview
with India's first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru.
Jaffrey was conferred with the honour at the launch of a new
website - www.Historytalking.Com - at the Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan,
where the actor spoke about his association with Satyajit Ray,
Raj Kapoor and other leading lights in the Indian film industry.
As the Community Ambassador for The Experience Corps, the
veteran actor will appeal to the people from the Asian community
to offer their skills, experience and some of their time to help
in their local communities by becoming a member of the
Vijay Rana, local adviser for the Corps and founder of the
website said "Volunteering is a key component of Asian
faiths and culture. The Experience Corps is aiming to use the
valuable skills that Asian people over 50 have to offer their
local organisations. Having a Community Ambassador of the
stature of Saeed Jaffrey is an honour for the Corps and we know
that with his support we will be able to bring the work of the
organisation and its members to a wider audience."