Syed Ishtiaq Ahmed Jaffrey (29 March 1939 – 8 July 2020[4]), better known by his stage name Jagdeep, was an Indian actor and comedian who appeared in more than 400 films. He played Soorma Bhopali in Sholay (1975), Machchar in Purana Mandir (1983), Salman Khan's dad in Andaz Apna Apna (1994) and directed the movie Soorma Bhopali, with his character as the protagonist.[5]

Jagdeep
Jagdeep (actor) at the Dadasaheb Phalke Academy Awards 2010.jpg
Jagdeep at the Dada Saheb Phalke Academy Awards, 2010
Born
Syed Ishtiaq Ahmed Jaffrey

(1939-03-29)29 March 1939
Died8 July 2020(2020-07-08) (aged 81)
Occupation
  • Actor
  • comedian
Years active1951–2017[2]
Spouse(s)Naseem Begum
Sughra Begum
Nazima
ChildrenSix, including Javed Jaffrey[3]

Jagdeep started his film career as a child artist extra in B. R. Chopra's Afsana, then went on to do films as a child artist in films like Ab Dilli Door Nahin, K. A. Abbas's Munna, Guru Dutt's Aar Paar, Bimal Roy's Do Bigha Zamin and AVM's Hum Panchhi Ek Daal Ke.

He was launched as a leading man by AVM in the films Bhabhi, Barkha and Bindiya, and went on to do a few more films as a leading man. He established himself as a comedian since the movie Brahmachari. Some hit songs are picturised on him like "Paas baitho tabiyat bahal jayegi" from Punarmilan, "In pyar ki rahon mein" from the same film, "Chal ud ja re Panchhi" and "Chali Chali re Patang", from the superhit movie Bhabhi, where he is paired opposite Nanda, and "Aa Gaye Yaaro Jeene Ke Din" from Phir Wohi Raat.

He is also known for his appearances in many horror movies, especially in projects of the Ramsay Brothers. He appeared in famous hits like Purana Mandir and 3D Saamri. He died at his home in Mumbai on 8 July 2020, following age-related health issues.[6]

Personal lifeEdit

Jagdeep married three times and was the father of six children. In 1960, he married Sughra Begum. They had two sons, Javed Jaffrey and television producer/director Naved Jaffrey,[3] Naved and Javed were hosts of the dance show Boogie Woogie.

Later, Jagdeep married Nazima. They have one daughter together, Muskaan Jafri.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Legendary actor Jagdeep passes away at 81". Mumbai Live. 8 July 2020. Archived from the original on 10 July 2020. Retrieved 8 July 2020.
  2. ^ "Veteran actor Jagdeep 'Soorma Bhopali' of 'Sholay' passes away". Times of India. 8 July 2020. Archived from the original on 8 July 2020. Retrieved 8 July 2020.
  3. ^ a b "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 8 July 2020. Retrieved 8 July 2020.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ "Veteran actor Jagdeep, 81, dies in Mumbai". India Tv News. 8 July 2020. Archived from the original on 9 July 2020. Retrieved 9 July 2020.
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 25 April 2019. Retrieved 29 June 2018.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  6. ^ "Veteran actor Jagdeep dies at 81 in Mumbai". India Today. 8 July 2020. Archived from the original on 9 July 2020. Retrieved 9 July 2020.

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