Tom Alter

Profession: Actor, Writer, Sports Journalist

Brother of Tom Alter

John (Poet and a Teacher)

Cousin Brother of Tom Alter

Stephen Alter (Author)

Sister of Tom Alter

Martha Chen (Teacher at Harvard University)

Wife/Spouse of Tom Alter

Carol Evans

Affairs/Girlfriends of Tom Alter

Carol Evans (Carol and Tom were classmates in Woodstock School, Mussoorie)

Favourite Actor of Tom Alter

Rajesh Khanna

Favourite Actress of Tom Alter

Sharmila Tagore

Favourite Film of Tom Alter

Aradhana (1969)

Favourite Sport of Tom Alter


Controversies of Tom Alter

After MS Dhoni announced his retirement (from Test matches) in the midway of the India-Australia Test series, Tom Alter wrote a controversial statement on FirstPost. He wrote- 'He should be banned from representing India ever again. He has not only broken his contract, he has broken a sacred bond with those of us who truly love Indian cricket and he does not give a damn. Why? Because he is the corporate favourite, the boss' and the bosses' favourite, and for them losing or winning is not important, it is all 'brand' and money and such total and utter rubbish,'  

Information about Tom Alter

He also did Hindi commentary in a few matches for the channel, ESPN.  His interest in acting developed after watching the film Aradhana (1969), he used to watch this film 3 times a week during those days with his friends.  Did Tom Alter smoke?: Not Known  Before taking interest in acting, Tom worked as a teacher and a Cricket coach in St. Thomas School, Jagadhri, Haryana and Woodstock School, Mussoorie. He also worked in a hospital in US.  Actors like Naseeruddin Shah, Benjamin Gilani and Shabana Azmi were Tom's batchmate at FTII, Pune.  Date of Death 29~09~2017  Tom's grandparents migrated from Ohio, United States to India in November 1916. They lived in Chennai, then moved to Lahore.  Did Tom Alter drink alcohol?: Not Known  His parents started 'Massihi Dhyaan Kendra', an ashram in Rajpur.  Apart from acting, Tom had a keen interest in writing, he is the author of famous books like- The Best in the World, Rerun at Rialto, and The Longest Race.  After the partition of India and Pakistan, his grandparents stayed in Pakistan while his parents moved to India, they lived in Allahabad, Jabalpur, Saharanpur, then finally settled in Rajpur (near Mussoorie).  He was also a sports journalist, he used to write for Sportsweek, Cricket Talk, Sunday Observer, Outlook and Debonair. 

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