Raza Jaffrey

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Jaffrey in 2012, photo by Prphotos

Birth Name: Syed Ali Raza Jaffrey

Place of Birth: Liverpool, Lancashire, England, U.K.

Date of Birth: 28 May, 1973

*father – Indian, likely Brijwasi
*mother – English

Raza Jaffrey is a British actor and singer. His roles include the series Spooks, Code Black, and Homeland, and the films Harry Brown, Sex and the City 2, Cliffs of Freedom, and The Rhythm Section.

Raza is the son of Joan and Hyder Jaffrey, a sea captain in the Indian Merchant Navy. His father is Indian, from Agra. His mother is from Liverpool.

He is married to actress Lara Pulver, with whom he has a son.

Raza’s maternal grandfather’s surname was Bradshaw.

4 Responses

  1. Oaken05 says:

    Add birthdate: 28 May 1973.

    Also, pretty sure Jaffrey is another version of Al-Ja’fari, so I’m guessing his father had a Muslim background? Can anyone find what Indian ethnicity his father was?

    • madman says:

      Either that birth date is wrong or his birth name is wrong. I don’t remember if I added the full name myself or if it was added by an admin later (I can’t find any full name on any site except here).

      His father’s home city Agra has a sizable Muslim minority, so it’s not impossible. I have no idea about the ethnicity though.

      • Oaken05 says:

        Yeah, it’s why I brought up the possible Muslim background because all anything says about his father is that he was from Agra. I was just curious if anyone could find anything else about him.

        • suburbanwinemom2020 says:

          Brijwasi. People who have roots in the Braj region, where Agra is are called Brijwasis.

          I suggest his ethnicity be stated:
          *Likely Brijwasi (father)
          *English (mother)

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