Jackie Shroff
Jackie Shroff

Jackie Shroff

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Jaikishan Kakubhai Saraf (born 1 February 1957), known by his screen name Jackie Shroff, is an Indian actor and former model from Mumbai, Maharashtra; who primarily works in Hindi film industry. In a career spanning over four decades, Shroff has appeared in over 220 films in 13 languages. He has received several accolades including four Filmfare Awards. Shroff established himself as one of the leading actors of Indian cinema of the 1980s and the 1990s.After an uncredited small appearance in Swami Dada (1982), Shroff made his lead debut with Subhash Ghai's action romance Hero (1983), which made him an overnight star. He went onto establish himself with hit films such as Teri Meherbaniyan (1985), Karma (1986), Kudrat Ka Kanoon (1987), Jawab Hum Denge (1987), Ram Lakhan (1989) and Parinda (1989), winning the Filmfare Award for Best Actor for the lattermost. His other critical and commercial successes include Tridev (1989), Baap Numbri Beta Dus Numbri (1990), Saudagar (1991), Khalnayak (1993), Gardish (1993), Rangeela (1995), Agni Sakshi (1996), Border (1997) and Bandhan (1998).In the 2000s, Shroff took on more supporting and negative roles in notable ventures such as Mission Kashmir (2000), Devdas (2002), Hulchul (2004), Bhagam Bhag (2006), Apna Sapna Money Money (2006), Raaz: The Mystery Continues (2009), Dhoom 3 (2013), Happy New Year (2014), Housefull 3 (2016), Bharat (2019) and Sooryavanshi (2021). Shroff's work in other languages include - Punjabi film Sardar Saab (2017), Konkani film Soul Curry (2017), Tamil film Bigil (2019),Jailer (2023) and Telugu film Saaho (2019).In addition to his acting career, Shroff is an environmentalist. He is married to model and producer Ayesha Dutt, with whom he has two children including actor Tiger Shroff.

Early and personal life

Shroff was born as Jaikishan Kakubhai Shroff in Bombay (present Mumbai), India. His father, Kakubhai Haribhai Shroff, was Gujarati, while his mother was a Turkmen who fled from Kazakhstan (then the Kazakh Soviet Socialist Republic under the Russian Soviet Union) during a coup. His maternal grandmother escaped to Ladakh along with her seven daughters when there was a coup in Kazakhstan. They migrated to Delhi, and finally to Mumbai. His father came from a Gujarati family of merchants and traders. However, they lost all of their money in the stock market and his father had to leave home at the age of 17. His father met his mother when both were teenagers and got married.As a youngster, he modelled in a few advertisements including Savage perfumes. It was one of his classmates in school who gave Shroff his name "Jackie" and then filmmaker Subhash Ghai stuck to this name when he launched him in the film ''Hero''. Shroff regularly revisits his childhood home in Teen Batti.Shroff married his longtime girlfriend Ayesha Dutt, a model who later became a film producer, on her birthday, 5 June 1987. The couple runs a media company Jackie Shroff Entertainment Limited. They jointly owned 10% shares in Sony TV from its launch until 2012, when they sold their stake and ended their 15-year-long association with Sony TV. They have two children: a daughter Krishna Shroff, and a son, Bollywood actor Tiger Shroff.

Early life and initial work

Shroff was born as Jaikishan Kakubhai Shroff or Saraf on 1 February 1957 in Bombay (present Mumbai), Bombay State, India. His father, Kakubhai Haribhai Shroff, was a Gujarati, while his mother was a Turkmen who fled from Kazakhstan (then the Kazakh Soviet Socialist Republic part of the Soviet Union) during a coup according to Shroff. His maternal grandmother escaped to Ladakh along with her seven daughters when there was a coup in Kazakhstan. They migrated to Delhi, and finally to Mumbai. His father came from a Gujarati family of merchants and traders. However, they lost all of their money in the stock market and his father had to leave home at the age of 17. His father met his mother when both were teenagers and got married. His father came from a Gujarati family of merchants and traders. However, they lost all of their money in the stock market and his father had to leave home at the age of 17. His father met his mother when both were teenagers and got married.Jackie Shroff dropped out from junior college after finishing his 11th class. He was raised in a neighbourhood in "Teen batti" area of Mumbai. In childhood, he fought many street fights for his friends and often got beat up. His father Kakubhai was an astrologer. After 11th grade, he did nothing for two years and roamed here and there, later he tried to get a job in Navy and later in Air India as a Purser but did not succeed. He then received a diploma about travel and tourism and landed a job in a travel agency, when an accountant from an ad agency asked him to model. He met the photographer of the agency and began doing modelling and left the travel agency job. Aasha K Chandra, who was running an acting school, asked Shroff to join her class. Initially Shroff refused her but after she said that Dev Anand's son Suneil Anand is also attending her class, Shroff enrolled there. Sunil Anand took Shroff to his father, and he (Dev Anand) gave him a minor role as Shakti Kapoor's gang member in ''Swami'' ''Dada'' (1982). Initially, Dev Anand selected him as a second lead, but after a week changed his mind and gave that role to Mithun Chakraborty. Subhash Ghai was hunting a new guy for his upcoming movie, he asked Ashok Khanna about it. Khanna took Shroff to Ghai, who signed Shroff as lead in ''Hero'' (1983), which upon release emerged as a hit.As a youngster, he modelled in a few advertisements including Savage perfumes. It was one of his classmates in school who gave Shroff his name "Jackie" and then filmmaker Subhash Ghai stuck to this name when he launched him in the film ''Hero''. Shroff regularly revisits his childhood home in Teen Batti.

Career

Jackie Shroff dropped out of school after his 11th standard as his family did not have much money. He tried his hand working as an apprentice chef at Taj Hotels and as a flight attendant at Air India, but he was rejected from both places because of his lack of qualifications. He then started working as a travel agent in a local company called "Trade Wings" near Jehangir Art Gallery. An advertising agency accountant spotted him at the bus stand and asked him if he would be interested in modelling. The next day, Shroff went to the advertising agency (National advertising agency) located in the same building as Davar's college near Flora Fountain for the photo shoot during his lunch time. This photo shoot for a suit shirt launched Shroff on his modelling path. In 1982, Shroff made his acting debut in Dev Anand's film ''Swami Dada,'' in his first meeting with Anand, he offered him second lead role but after 15 days Anand called and informed him that his role is now given to Mithun Chakraborty and cast Shroff as one of henchmen of Shakti Kapoor, it was an uncredited role. In 1983, Subhash Ghai cast him in the lead role for the action romance ''Hero'', paired with Meenakshi Sheshadri. The film was a major critical and commercial success, and one of the highest grossers of 1983. The film made Shroff and Seshadri into overnight stars. In 1983, Subhash Ghai cast him in the lead role for the action romance ''Hero'', paired with Meenakshi Sheshadri. The film was a major critical and commercial success, and one of the highest grossers of 1983. The film made Shroff and Seshadri into overnight stars. He continued to work in Subhash Ghai films, irrespective of any role that was offered. After ''Hero'', he did several other films, such as ''Andar Baahar'' (1984), ''Jaanoo'' and ''Yudh'' both released in 1985 were successful. In 1986 he did ''Karma'' which became the highest-grossing film of the year. His next film to be released was ''Kaash'' (1987). Later films, such as ''Dahleez'' (1986) and ''Sachché Ká Bol-Bálá'' (1989) were critically acclaimed, but failed at the box office, but he came back to success through films such as ''Ram Lakhan'', ''Tridev'' and ''Parinda'' (all 1989). His performance in Parinda earned him the Filmfare Award for Best Actor.In the 1990s, he starred in successful films such as ''Saudagar'' (1991), ''Angaar'' (1992), ''Gardish'' (1993), ''Khalnayak'' (1993), ''1942: A Love Story'' (1994), ''Rangeela'' (1995) ''Agni Sakshi'' (1996), ''Border'' (1997) and ''Shapath'' (1997). He continued to work in Subhash Ghai films, irrespective of any role that was offered. After ''Hero'', he did several other films, such as ''Andar Baahar'' (1984), ''Jaanoo'' and ''Yudh'' both released in 1985 were successful. In 1986 he did ''Karma'' which became the highest-grossing film of the year. His next film to be released was ''Kaash'' (1987). Later films, such as ''Dahleez'' (1986) and ''Sachché Ká Bol-Bálá'' (1989) were critically acclaimed, but failed at the box office, but he came back to success through films such as ''Ram Lakhan'', ''Tridev'' and ''Parinda'' (all 1989). His performance in Parinda earned him the Filmfare Award for Best Actor.In the 1990s, he starred in successful films such as ''Saudagar'' (1991), ''Angaar'' (1992), ''Gardish'' (1993), ''Khalnayak'' (1993), ''1942: A Love Story'' (1994), ''Rangeela'' (1995) ''Agni Sakshi'' (1996), ''Border'' (1997) and ''Shapath'' (1997). During this period, he received a nomination for the Filmfare Award for Best Actor for ''Gardish'', and nominations for the Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor for ''Khalnayak'', ''1942: A Love Story'', ''Rangeela'' and ''Agni Sakshi,'' winning for ''1942: A Love Story'' and ''Rangeela''.During the 2000s, he appeared in supporting roles in ''Mission Kashmir'' (2000), which earned him a nomination for the Filmfare Award for Best Villain, ''Yaadein'' (2001), ''Devdas'' (2002) and ''Hulchul'' (2004), earning two nominations for the Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor for ''Yaadein'' and ''Devdas''. In 2006, Shroff acted in the children's film ''Bhoot Ukle''. He played a minor role in Priyadarshan's ''Bhagam Bhag'' (2006) and ''Housefull'' ''3'' (2016). During this period, he received a nomination for the Filmfare Award for Best Actor for ''Gardish'', and nominations for the Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor for ''Khalnayak'', ''1942: A Love Story'', ''Rangeela'' and ''Agni Sakshi,'' winning for ''1942: A Love Story'' and ''Rangeela''.During the 2000s, he appeared in supporting roles in ''Mission Kashmir'' (2000), which earned him a nomination for the Filmfare Award for Best Villain, ''Yaadein'' (2001), ''Devdas'' (2002) and ''Hulchul'' (2004), earning two nominations for the Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor for ''Yaadein'' and ''Devdas''. In 2006, Shroff acted in the children's film ''Bhoot Ukle''. He played a minor role in Priyadarshan's ''Bhagam Bhag'' (2006) and ''Housefull'' ''3'' (2016). During this period, he also appeared in two Marathi films. In 2010, he appeared in the film ''Bhoot and Friends''. During this period, he also appeared in two Marathi films. In 2010, he appeared in the film ''Bhoot and Friends''. In 2011, he appeared in a cameo role in the film ''Shraddha In The Name Of God'' directed by Gurubhai Thakkar.In 2017, Shroff made his debut in Konkani, acting in the film ''Soul Curry'', which earned him the Goa State Award for Best Actor. Subsequently, he acted in another Konkani film released in 2019, titled ''Kantaar''.In October 2018, he acted in a short film, ''The Playboy Mr. Sawhney''. He was also seen in ''Paltan'' (2018). He is set to feature in many films in 2019 like ''Firrkie'', ''Bharat'', ''Saaho'', and ''Romeo Akbar Walter''. He is also going to star in ''Prasthanam'', which Hindi remake of Telugu film with same name alongside Ali Fazal and Sanjay Dutt.Shroff has hosted many television shows like ''Lehrein'', ''Chirtrahar'' and ''Missing''. Dealing with stories of missing people who were never found, ''Missing'' was popular for its creative narration by Shroff. The show was broadcast on Sony TV, of which he owned some shares. Shroff was also a judge on the magic show ''India's Magic Star'', broadcast on Indian channel STAR One. The show began on 3 July 2010 and ended on 5 September 2010. In 2014, Shroff and his son Tiger Shroff made an appearance on ''Comedy Nights with Kapil''. In 2019, Shroff made his digital debut with the series ''Criminal Justice''.

Dubbing Career

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Personal life

Shroff married his longtime girlfriend Ayesha Dutt, a model who later became a film producer, on 5 June 1987, her birthday. The couple runs a media company Jackie Shroff Entertainment Limited. They jointly owned 10% shares in Sony TV from its launch until 2012, when they sold their stake and ended their 15-year-long association with Sony TV. They have two children - Son, actor Tiger Shroff (born 1990) and a daughter, entrepreneur Krishna Shroff (born 1993).
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