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Tom Alter

Tom Alter (b. 1952) was born in Mussoorie, to American Presbyterian missionary parents.Photograph of Tom Alter

Tom Alter is a well-known face to Indian movie-goers. Apart from acting in Hindi films which he began in the 70’s, he has exhibited his talent in serious theatre, as a distinguished master of ceremonies, as a sports writer and columnist, and as a novelist.

His knowledge and diction of chaste Hindi and Urdu do not cease to surprise people. After completing his studies in FTII (Film and Television Institute of India), Pune, he spent seven initial years in Mumbai honing his Hindustani.

Though his family home is in Maine, USA, Tom Alter loves to live in his adopted city Mumbai.

Works

  • The Best in the World
  • Rerun at Rialto
  • The Longest Race
  • † Co-authored.