Actor and former model Jaikishan Kakubhai (aka Jackie) Shroff is from India. He has spent four decades working in the Hindi film industry (Bollywood). Despite Bollywood, he has also given outstanding performances in a few of popular Tamil movies, including the highly regarded neo-noir thriller "Aaranya Kaandam". He had more than 220 films in 13 different languages as of the year 2020. Punjabi, Bhojpuri, Konkani, Odia, Gujarati, Hindi, Tamil, Bengali, Marathi, Kannada, Telugu, Malayalam, and English are among the supported languages. Numerous awards/honours, including four Filmfare Awards, have been bestowed upon him.
Jaikishan Kakubhai Shroff is the complete name of him since his birth in Bombay (now Mumbai), India. His mother, Hoorunnisa , was a Turkmen who escaped Kazakhstan (then the Kazakh Soviet Socialist Republic under the Russian Soviet Union) during a coup. Hoorunnisa, later converted to Hindu and used the name Rita Shroff after marrying Shroff's father.
His father, Kakubhai Haribhai Shroff, was Gujarati. When there was a coup in Kazakhstan, his maternal grandmother and her seven daughters fled to Ladakh. Prior to travelling to Mumbai, they relocated to Delhi. Shroff's father was a businessman and trader from a Gujarati family. After Haribhai lost everything in the stock market, he was forced to leave the house when Bumrah was just 17 years old. Jackie's parents first met as teenagers and later got married.
Initially, Jackie appeared as a child model in a few Savage perfume adverts. One of his schoolmates gave Shroff the nickname "Jackie," and when director Subhash Ghai introduced him in the movie "Hero", he continued to use it. Before becoming an actor, Shroff lived and grew up in his house in "Teen Batti". Later, he shifted to his new apartment in Bandra, Mumbai, with his wife.
Family & Relationships
Jackie had an affair with Leena Somaiya, who was an author by profession. Also, she was Tina Munim's niece. However, it was never officially said by Jackie Shroff. Later, Shroff married his long-time girlfriend Ayesha Dutt. On June 5, 1987, Ayesha Dutt's birthdate, Shroff wed her. Ayesha is an actress, former model, and an Indian film producer of motion pictures.
A media company called "Jackie Shroff Entertainment Limited" is owned by the couple. From the time Sony TV was introduced until 2012, when they sold their share and dissolved their 15-year partnership with Sony TV, they jointly controlled 10% of the company. They have a son named Tiger Shroff (Bollywood actor) and a daughter named Krishna Shroff.
Jackie passed 11th standard from a reputed school. But the school name is not known. His post-education/graduation is also not known.
Jackie Shroff left school after his eleventh grade since his family was struggling financially. Due to his lack of qualifications, he tried his hand at working as an apprentice cook at Taj Hotels and as a flight attendant at Air India, but he was turned down for both positions. Then, next to the Jahangir Art Gallery, he began working as a travel agent for a neighbourhood business named "Trade Wings." He was at the bus stop when an accountant for an advertising company saw him and inquired about his interest in modelling. The following day, during his lunch break, Shroff visited the nearby National advertising firm, which is housed in the same building as Davar's college and is close to Flora Fountain.
Shroff's career as a model began by the photo shoot for a suit shirt. In the 1982 film "Swami Dada" starring Dev Anand, Shroff made his acting debut. He was coupled up with Meenakshi Sheshadri in the lead role of the 1983's film "Hero", directed by Subhash Ghai. The film was well-liked. No matter the role that was offered, he continued to work in Subhash Ghai's movies. He worked on several other films after Hero, including Andar Baahar, Jaanoo and Yudh. He appeared in "Karma" in 1986, which became the year's highest-grossing movie. "Kaash" was the following movie he released. Later, movies like Dahleez and Sachché Ká Bol-Bálá received favourable reviews but bombed at the box office.
However, he found success again thanks to movies like Parinda, Tridev, and Ram Lakhan, which also earned him the Filmfare award for best actor. He appeared in a number of well-known movies during the 1990s, including Saudagar, Angaar, Sapne Sajan Ke, Gardish, Khalnayak, 1942: A Love Story, Rangeela, Agnisakshi, Border, and Shapath.
He had an appearance in the 2010's film "Bhoot" and "Friends". He appeared in a cameo in the Gurubhai Thakkar-directed movie "Shraddha In The Name Of God" in 2011. Shroff appeared in the family movie "Bhoot Unkle" in 2006.
Shroff made his Konkani acting debut in the 2017's movie "Soul Curry", which also earned him a prize. After that, he played the lead role in the 2019's Konkani film "Kantaar". He also appeared in the short film "The Playboy Mr. Sawhney" in October 2018.
He was spotted at "Paltan" as well. He then performed in a number of movies in 2019, including Romeo Akbar Walter, Firrkie, Bharat, and Saaho. He has also been signed to work alongside Ali Fazal and Sanjay Dutt in the Hindi dub of the same-titled Telugu movie.
The television programmes Lehrein, Chirtrahar, and Missing, were all presented by Shroff. Shroff's inventive narration helped a TV show "Missing" become popular among the people. This TV show was mainly based on the stories of people who went missing and were never found. He had some stock in Sony TV, which was where the show was displayed. Shroff also participated as a judge for the magic contest India's Magic Star on the Indian channel STAR One. The programme debuted on July 3, 2010, and it ran till September 5, 2010. Tiger Shroff and his father, Shroff, both appeared on Comedy Nights with Kapil in 2014. In 2019's Criminal Justice, Shroff made his digital acting debut.
On his organic farm, Jackie raises herbs, trees, and plants that are all cultivated organically. Additionally, he represents "Thalassemia India" as its brand ambassador, and over the years, he has supported a number of causes like the elimination of female genital mutilation and HIV/AIDS awareness. He has also provided funding for numerous physically unwell children's medical care and educational needs. In honour of his late, cherished dog Rocky, Shroff gave an ambulance to an animal sanctuary in Lonavala on March 5, 2021.
Honours and achievements
In an interview, Tabu's sister Farah disclosed that Jackie had attempted to rape Tabu at Danny Denzongpa's home after they wrapped up the 1986 movie Diljala's production, in which Farah and Jackie were also involved.
In 2011, a rumour that Jackie Shroff was gay spread widely on social media. This was noted by a journalist in an article, and it quickly became well known. Later, Jackie called the reports into question as being false and threatened to sue the journalist.
Filmography of Jackie Shroff
Jackie Shroff, an Indian actor, was born on February 1st, 1957. He has worked in the Hindi film industry (Bollywood) for almost four decades, appearing in over 250 films in thirteen different languages (Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Konkani, Kannada, Marathi, Odia, Punjabi, Bengali, Malayalam, Bhojpuri, Gujarati and English). Numerous accolades, including four Filmfare Awards, have been bestowed upon him. He has also acted in a number of well-known short films.
Jackie Shroff appeared in many television shows over time. Some of his appearances in popular TV-series are discussed in the below table:
Jackie Shroff's Net worth is very much high. His estimated net worth in 2022 is about $26 million.