Jackie Shroff, born as Jaikishan Kakubhai Shroff on February 1, 1957, is a popular Indian film actor who has worked in over 220 films in Hindi, Bengali, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Punjabi, Tamil, and Telugu cinema. He is also known as “Jackie” and “Bhidu” among his fans and colleagues.
Jackie Shroff Early Life
Jackie Shroff was born and brought up in Mumbai, India. His father, Kakubhai Haribhai Shroff, was a Gujarati astrologer and his mother, Rita Shroff, was of Turkish origin. He attended the St. Theresa’s High School in Mumbai and later enrolled in the Rizvi College of Arts, Science, and Commerce.
Jackie Shroff Career
Jackie Shroff started his career in the film industry with the movie “Swami Dada” in 1982. He gained popularity with his role in the movie “Hero” in 1983, which was directed by Subhash Ghai. He went on to act in several successful movies like “Karma,” “Ram Lakhan,” “Parinda,” “Tridev,” “100 Days,” and “Khalnayak.”
Apart from his successful film career, Jackie Shroff has also worked in television shows like “India’s Magic Star,” “India’s Best Cinestars Ki Khoj,” and “Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa.”
In recent years, Jackie Shroff has also worked in international films like “Brothers in Trouble,” “Bhoot Unkle,” and “Shakti: The Power.”
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Jackie Shroff Personal Life
Jackie Shroff is married to Ayesha Dutt and they have two children, a son named Tiger Shroff who is also an actor, and a daughter named Krishna Shroff.
Jackie Shroff is also involved in various philanthropic activities. He is associated with organizations like the Cancer Patients Aid Association and the Lion’s Club. He has also supported causes like HIV/AIDS awareness, children’s education, and animal rights.
Jackie Shroff Awards
Jackie Shroff has received several awards and nominations for his contribution to the Indian film industry. He won the Filmfare Award for Best Actor for his role in the movie “Parinda” in 1990. He has also won the Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award in 2020.