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Jai Kishan Kakubhai "Jackie" Shroff (born 1 February 1957) is an Indian actor. He has been in the Hindi cinema (Bollywood) industry for almost four decades and as of 2017 has appeared in more than 220 films in eleven languages. (Hindi, Konkani, Kannada, Marathi, Oriya, Punjabi, Bengali, Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu, Bhojpuri, and Gujarati).[1][2] He has won three Filmfare Awards among other accolades. He has also appeared in several successful short films.

Jackie Shroff
Jackie Shroff graces the screening of Sonata.jpg
Shroff at the screening of Sonata
Jai Kishan Kakubhai Shroff

(1957-02-01) 1 February 1957 (age 62)
ResidenceMumbai, Maharashtra, India
Other namesJackie Shroff
Jaggu Dada
OccupationModel, actor, film producer
Years active1978–present
Known forHero
Ayesha Dutt (m. 1987)
ChildrenTiger Shroff
Krishna Shroff


Early lifeEdit

Shroff was born Jai Kishan Kakubhai Shroff in Udgir, Bombay State, India. His father, Kakulal Harilal Shroff, was a Gujarati Hindu and his mother, Amrita Kakulal (“Rita”) Shroff (née Hurunnisa Muratovna Mashurova), was a Muslim Uyghur from Xinjiang.[3] In an interview in 2017 with Rajya Sabha TV, Shroff described the circumstances in which his parents came to Mumbai. In the early 1900s, his grandmother, a Uyghur from Xinjiang, escaped to Ladakh as a refugee along with her seven daughters when there was a coup in their native land. They earned a subsistence by selling rice pearls (Yaarkandi), a Uyghur meal that originates from Yarkand, and were always travelling. They thus migrated to Lahore, thence to Delhi, and finally to Bombay. In Bombay, Shroff's mother met his father, who was an astrologer for Dhirubhai Ambani and Nattulal Ambani.[4] His father came from a Gujarati family of merchants and traders, however they lost 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, they fell in love and got married. Together the extended family lived in a 30 ft by 30 ft room in a chawl in the Teen Batti area of Malabar Hill, Mumbai, where 30 people shared 3 bathrooms.[5]

Before entering the film industry, Shroff was a local toughie. However, as a toddler, Shroff relates that he was rather scared, especially when he saw his elder brother drown and die when he himself was just ten. This incident had a lasting impact on Shroff and it was his mother who protected him all this while. On Rendezvous with Simi Garewal, Shroff revealed that because his brother died trying to rescue someone else from drowning, the incident inspired Shroff to always take care of the slum people.[6] Shroff has no other siblings. 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.[7][8] Shroff regularly revisits his childhood home in Teen Batti.[9]

Shroff met his future wife, Ayesha Dutt, on a bus ride when they both were just 13. They were both instantly attracted to one another. Dutt came from an affluent royal family, so they spent their time window shopping and taking tours of the city on the top deck of the BEST double-decker buses. When Dutt finally confessed her love for him, he revealed that he was already in a relationship with someone else, who had temporarily moved to America to complete her studies.[6]


20th centuryEdit

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.[6] He then started working as a travel agent in a local company called "Trade Wings" near Jehangir Art Gallery.[4] An advertising agency accountant spotted him at the bus stand and asked him if he would be interested in modeling. 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[10] movie Swami Dada. In 1983, Subhash Ghai cast him in the lead role for the movie Hero, paired against Meenakshi Seshadri. The film was a success.[8][11] He continued to work in Subhash Ghai movies, irrespective of any role that was offered. After Hero, he did several other films, such as Andar Baahar. Jaanoo and Yudh were successful. In 1986 he did Karma which became the highest-grossing film of 1986. His next film to be released was Kaash. Later films, such as Dahleez and Sachché Ká Bol-Bálá were critically acclaimed, but failed at the box office. But he came back to success through films such as Ram Lakhan, Tridev, and Parinda, which won him filmfare award for best actor. In the 90s he was part of successful films such as Saudagar, Angaar, Gardish, Khalnayak, 1942: A Love Story, Rangeela, Agnisakshi, and Border.[12]

21st centuryEdit

In 2006, Shroff acted in the children's film Bhoot Unkle.[13]

In 2017, Shroff made his debut in Konkani, acting in the film Soul Curry, which even won him an award. Subsequently, he is to act in another Konkani film scheduled to release in 2019, titled Kantaar.[14][15]

In October 2018, he acted in a short film, The Playboy Mr. Sawhney.[16] He was also seen in Paltan. He is to feature in many films in 2019, like Firrkie, Bharat, Saaho, and Romeo Akbar Walter.[17] He is also going to star in the Hindi remake of Prasthanam alongside Ali Fazal and Sanjay Dutt.[18]


Shroff has hosted many television shows like Lehrein, Chirtrahar and Missing.[19] 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.[20] 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.[21] In 2014, Shroff and his son Tiger Shroff made an appearance on Comedy Nights with Kapil.[12]

Personal lifeEdit

Shroff married his longtime girlfriend Ayesha Dutt, a model who later became a film producer, on her birthday, 5 June 1987. The couple run 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 son, Bollywood actor Tiger Shroff and daughter, Krishna.

He is a life member of the International Film And Television Club of Asian Academy of Film & Television.

Other venturesEdit

Social activismEdit

He has an organic farm, where he grows organic plants, trees and herbs. Jackie attended the opening of the environment Jaldhaara Foundation.[22][23][24] He is also the brand ambassador of Thalassemia India[25] and over the years has supported many causes like HIV/AIDS awareness and abolishment of female foeticide. He has also funded the treatment and education of many underprivileged children.[26][27][28]

Award ceremony participationEdit

Shroff participated in the Hiru Golden Film Awards 2016 in Sri Lanka as a special guest along with Bollywood actors such as Sunil Shetty, Neil Nitin Mukesh, and actresses Sridevi, Madhuri Dixit, and Karishma Kapoor.[29]

Awards and accoladesEdit

Jackie Shroff at the GQ Best Dressed Awards event in 2017

He has received a Doctor of Arts for his valuable contribution in the field of Cinema from the Invertis University.[32]


  Denotes feature films that are not yet released
Year Film Role Notes
1982 Swami Dada Debut
1983 Hero Jackie Dada / Jai Kishan
1984 Andar Baahar Inspector Ravi
Yudh Inspector Vikram (Vicky)
1985 Teri Meherbaniyan Ram
Shiva Ka Insaaf Shiva / Bhola
Aaj Ka Daur Raja
Paisa Yeh Paisa Shyam
Jaanoo Ravi / Jaanoo
Mera Jawab Suresh / Solanki Patwardhan Lal
1986 Palay Khan Palay Khan
Mera Dharam Jai Singh Sehgal
Haathon Ki Lakeeren Lalit Mohan
Dahleez Chandrashekhar
Allah Rakha Allah Rakha aka Iqbal Anwar/Don Jr. Dual role
Karma Baiju Thakur
1987 Mard Ki Zabaan Rajesh / Vijay
Jawab Hum Denge Inspector Jai Kishan
Diljalaa Munna Babu
Sadak Chhap Shankar
Kaash Ritesh Anand
Kudrat Ka Kanoon Dr. Vijay Verma
Uttar Dakshin Raja
1988 Falak Vijay Verma
Aakhri Adaalat Nitin Sinha / Jai Kishan
1989 Sachche Ka Bol Bala Nandi
Ram Lakhan Inspector Ram Pratap Singh
Parinda Kishan Filmfare Award for Best Actor
Main Tera Dushman Kishan Shri Vastav
Kala Bazaar Kamal
Hum Bhi Insaan Hain Kishanlal
Tridev Ravi Mathur
Sikka Jai Kishan 'Jackie'
Vardi Jai / Munna
1990 Pathar Ke Insan Inspector Karan Rai
Jeene Do Suraj
Baap Numbri Beta Dus Numbri Ravi
Doodh Ka Karz Suraj
Doodhache Upkaar Suraj Marathi Film
Azaad Desh Ke Gulam Inspector Jai Kishen / Jamliya Jamshed Purwala
1991 Hafta Bandh Inspector Bajrang Thiwari
Izzat Siddharth
100 Days Kumar
Saudagar Vishal
Akayla Shekhar
Lakshmanrekha Vickram / Vicky
1992 Sangeet Sethuram
Prem Deewane Ashutosh Singh
Laat Saab Ravi Mathur
Dil Hi To Hai Harshvardan / Govardan Dual role
Angaar Jai Kishan / Jaggu
Police Officer Inspector Jai Kishan / Ram Dual role
Sapne Sajan Ke Himself
1993 King Uncle Ashok Bansal
Antim Nyay Inspector Jai Kishan
Khalnayak Inspector Ram Kumar Sinha

Nominated – Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor

Hasti Jai Kishan
Aaina Ravi Saxena
Roop Ki Rani Choron Ka Raja Ravi Verma
Gardish Shiva Sathe Nominated – Filmfare Award for Best Actor
Shathranj Dinu
1994 Chauraha Chootu/ Amar
1942: A Love Story Shubshankar Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor
Stuntman Bajrang
1995 Trimurti Shakti Singh
Milan Raja
Dushmani: A Violent Love Story Jai Singh
God and Gun Vijay Prakash
Rangeela Raj Kamal Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor
Ram Shastra Inspector Ram Sinha
1996 Talaashi Jai Kishan
Return of Jewel Thief Johnny / Jatin Kumar
Kalinga Unreleased
Chall Pe Chall Unreleased
Bandish Ram Ghulam / Kishan Dual role
Agni Sakshi Suraj Kapoor Nominated – Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor
1997 Vishwavidhaata Ajay Khanna
Share Bazaar Jai
Shapath Inspector Kishan
Border Wing Commander Anand "Andy" Bajwa
Aar Ya Paar Shekhar Khosla
Raju Raja Ram Ram Unreleased
1998 Tirchhi Topiwale Himself Special appearance
Hafta Vasuli Yeshwant
Badmaash Gautam Hiraskar
Jaane Jigar Jai Kishan
2001: Do Hazaar Ek Insp. Anil Kumar Sharma
Ustadon Ke Ustad Jai Kishan Aka King Crown
Yugpurush Ranjan
Kabhi Na Kabhi Jaggu
Yamraaj Kishan
Bandhan Thakur Suraj Pratap
1999 Sirf Tum Pritam, auto-rickshaw driver Extended Special appearance
Laawaris Advocate Anand Saxena
Kartoos Jay Suryavanshi
Phool Aur Aag Jaswant
Ganga Ki Kasam Jay Singh
Hote Hote Pyar Ho Gaya Police officer Arjun
Kohram Maj. Rathod Special appearance
Aaag Hi Aag
2000 Gang Gangu
Jung Inspector Veer Chauhan
Refugee Raghuvir Singh
Mission Kashmir Hilal Kohistani Nominated – Filmfare Award for Best Performance in a Negative Role
Kahin Pyaar Na Ho Jaaye Tiger
2001 Hadh: Life on the Edge of Death Vishwa
Farz Gawa Firozi
Censor Naseeruddin Shokh
Grahan Jaggu Also Producer
One 2 Ka 4 Javed Abbas
Albela Prem
Yaadein Raj Singh Puri Nominated – Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor
Bas Itna Sa Khwaab Hai Naved Ali
Lajja Raghu
2002 Mulaqaat Javed Khan
Pitaah Ramnarayan Bharadwaj, Police officer (daroga)
Kya Yehi Pyaar Hai Dr. Kamlakar Tiwari
Devdas Chunnilal babu Nominated – Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor
Agni Varsha Paravasu
2003 Baaz: A Bird in Danger Jai Singh Dabral, the Mayor
Ek Aur Ek Gyarah Maj. Ram Singh (BSF officer)
Boom Abdul Wahab Barkatali Al Sabunchi 50/50 aka Chotte Mia Also Producer
3 Deewarein Jaggu (Jagdish Prasad)
Samay: When Time Strikes Amod Parekh Extended Special appearance
Sandhya Jaggu
2004 Aan: Men at Work Gautam Walia
Dobara Ranbir Sehgal
Hulchul Balram
Hum Haeen Khalnayak Arjun Bhojpuri film
2005 Tum Ho Na! Jai
Ssukh Gaurishankar Yadav
Antarmahal Bhubaneswar Chowdhury Bengali film
Kyon Ki Dr. Sunil
2006 Divorce: Not Between Husband and Wife Jackie
Bhoot Unkle Bhoot Unkle
Apna Sapna Money Money Carlos
Bhagam Bhag J.D. Mehra (London Police Commissioner)
Naksha Bali
Eklavya: The Royal Guard Rana Jyotiwardhan
Mera Dil Leke Dekho Mr Chaddha
Maryada Purushottam
We R Friends
Vidyaarthi Ranveer
c/o Footpath Chief minister Kannada film
Astram Kadir Wali Telugu film
2007 Aur Pappu Paas Ho Gaya Sudhakar "Sudhabhai" Chauhan
Athisayan Sekharan Malayalam film
Honour Special Jury Award-Asianet Film Awards
Fool and Final Gunmaster G9
Raat Porir Rupkatha Bengali film
God Only Knows Himself Special appearance
2008 Halla Bol Himself Special appearance
Dhoom Dadakka Guest appearance
Humsey Hai Jahaan Gary Rosario
Lolita Not filmed
Thodi Life Thoda Magic MK
Hari Puttar: A Comedy of Terrors Uncle DK
Bank Telugu film
Black and White Telugu film
2009 Raaz – The Mystery Continues Veer Pratap Special appearance
Ek: The Power of One CBI Krish Prasad Savte
Kirkit Ritchie Rich
Anubhav Ibrahim Vakil
Kisaan Dayal Singh
Rita Salvi Marathi film
Veer King of Madhavgarh, father of Yashodhara
Teen Patti Tony Milano Special appearance
Malik Ek Sai Baba
Balidaan Khan bhai Bhojpuri film
2010 Ek Second... Jo Zindagi Badal De? Mr. Vikram Sehgal
Mussa - The Most Wanted Jai Kishan Shroff (himself)
Hum Do Anjaane
Bhoot and Friends Bhanu Pratap Singh
Zamana Ramakanth Tyagi Kannada film
Jai Baba Bholenath Bengali film
2011 Satrangee Parachute Police officer
Mummy Punjabi Kanwal Sandhu Punjabi film
Shakti Jackie Varma Telugu film
Aaranya Kaandam Singaperumal Tamil film
Bhindi Baazaar Inc. Corrupt cop (cameo)[33]
Platform No. 1 Mahendran Malayalam film
Panjaa Bhagavan Telugu film
Chargesheet Mahesh
Cover Story
2012 Anna Bond Charlie Kannada film
Married 2 America Pratap Singh
Hridayanath Sadashiv Sawant Marathi film
Daal Mein Kuch Kaala Hai
Janmantar Marathi film
Life Ki Toh Lag Gayi
Life's Good Rameshwar
Aa Marma Kannada film
2013 Lucky Di Unlucky Story Fateh (Jackie Dada) Punjabi film
Shootout at Wadala Police commissioner Cameo appearance
Aurangzeb Yashvardhan
Daha Balunga Arun Singh Deo Oriya film
Dhoom 3 Iqbal a.k.a. Sahir and Samar's father/Baba
Mahabharat Duryodhan Voice[34]
Super Model
Swabhoomi Bengali film
Uss Paar Short film
2014 Kochadaiyaan Raja Mahendran (voice) Tamil
Animated movie
Gang of Ghosts Babu Hatkata
Happy New Year Charan Grover
Kahin Hai Mera Pyar
Amanusha Kannada film
2015 Brothers Garson Fernandes [35]
Love in Rajasthan Bengali film
Dilliwali Zaalim Girlfriend Minochi
Jazbaa Home Minister Mahesh Maklai
3:56 Killari Marathi film
Shegavicha Yogi Gajanan Marathi film
Makhmal Javed Short film
Dirty Politics Mukhtiar Khan
ATM Malayalam film
2016 Housefull 3 Urja Nagre
Chalk n Duster
Freaky Ali Bade Bhai Cameo appearance
2017 Mupparimanam Himself Tamil film; Cameo appearance
Maayavan Major Sathyam Tamil film
Soul Curry Musician Konkani film;[36] Best Actor Award at Goa State Awards
Sardar Saab[37] Sardar Saab Punjabi film
Sarkar 3 Michael Vallya [38][39]
Naval Enna Jewel Malayalam film
Khujli Short film

Won- Filmfare Short Film Award for Best Actor

Shunyata Short film
2018 Jole Jongole Scientist Bengali film
Phamous Shabhu Singh
Paltan Maj. General Sagat Singh, GOC Mtn Div
Ventilator Jagdish Gujarati film[40]
Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle Shere Khan (voice) Hindi dubbed
2019   Student of the Year 2 Filming
  Bharat Darshan Kumar Filming
Romeo Akbar Walter Post-Production
Chila Nerangalil Chilar Malayalam film
Prasthanam Filming
Total Dhamaal Post-production; Cameo; Voice-Only
Jagga Jiunda E Punjabi film; Filming
The Devil's Daughter Indian-Iranian film; directed by Qurban Mohammadpur and produced by Lucky Morani
Paandi Muni Tamil film; Filming
Saaho Filming, multilligual film
Firrkie Filming
  Walter Pre-production; Tamil film
 Kantaar Post-production; Konkani film


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