The Buddha of Suburbia is a 1993 British four-part television serial, directed by Roger Michell. Based on the novel of the same name by Hanif Kureishi, the programme starred Naveen Andrews as the main character, Karim Amir. The programme's music was written and performed by David Bowie. Karim Amir is a mixed-race 17-year-old who lives in a South London suburb during the 1970s. With an English mother and a Pakistani father, Karim is uncertain of his cultural identity. As his father becomes a kind of spiritual guru to the surrounding middle-class neighbours, Karim begins to explore his cultural roots with hopes that he will achieve sexual and racial self-realisation.

The Cast

Naveen Andrews
Karim Amir
Roshan Seth
Haroon Amir
Brenda Blethyn
Margaret Amir
Steven Mackintosh
Charlie Kay
Harish Patel
Nisha Nayar
David Bamber
John McEnery
Uncle Ted
David Bradley
Helen's Father
Richard Leaf
Amanda Root
1st TV Producer
Mark Strong
2nd TV Producer

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The Crew

Roger Michell
Hanif Kureishi