Jai Kishan Kakubhai “Jackie” Shroff (born 1 February 1957) is an Indian actor. He has been in the Hindi cinema (Bollywood) industry for four decades and as of 2020, he has appeared in over 220 films in 13 languages (Hindi, Tamil, Bengali, Marathi, Kannada, Telugu, Malayalam, Punjabi, Bhojpuri, Konkani, Odia, Gujarati, and English). He has won four Filmfare Awards among other accolades. He has also appeared in several successful short films.
|Shroff in 2017|
|Born||Jai Kishan Kakubhai Shroff |
1 February 1957 (age 64)
Bombay (now Mumbai), Bombay State (now Maharashtra), India
|Known for||Hero |
|Spouse(s)||Ayesha Dutt |
|Children||2 (including Tiger Shroff)|
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 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. 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, Sapne Sajan Ke, Gardish, Khalnayak, 1942: A Love Story, Rangeela, Agnisakshi, Border, And Shapath.
Awards and accolades
- 1990: Won: Filmfare Award for Best Actor– Parinda
- 1994: Nominated: Filmfare Award for Best Actor– Gardish
1994: Nominated: Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor– Khalnayak
- 1995: Won: Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award – 1942: A Love Story
- 1996: Won: Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award – Rangeela
- 1997: Nominated: Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award – Agni Sakshi
- 2002: Nominated: Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award – Yaadein
- 2001: Nominated: Filmfare Award for Best Performance in a Negative Role– Mission Kashmir
- 2003: Nominated: Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award – Devdas
- 2007: Special Honour Jury Awardfor outstanding contribution to Indian cinema
- 2011: Won: Vikatan Awardsfor Best Villain – Aaranya Kaandam
- 2014: Won: The Original Rockstar GQ
- 2016: Won: HT Most Stylish Living Legend Award.
- 2017: Won: Raj Kapoor Award – Received by yesteryear actress Rakhee Gulzar: 30 April 2017.
- 2017: Won: Received the 20th anniversary of JP Dutta’s Border movie Award: 12 June 2017.
- 2017: Won: Recipient of National Award-Hindi Cinema Gaurav Samman at Vigyan Bhawan
- 2018: Won: Filmfare Short Film Award for Best Actor — Khujli
- 2018: Won: Best Actor Award for the Konkani film Soul Curryat Goa State Awards ceremony
He has received a Doctor of Arts for his valuable contribution in the field of Cinema from the Invertis University.
|2010||India’s Magic Star||Judge||Star One|
|2014||Comedy Nights with Kapil||Guest||Colors TV||Along with Tiger Shroff|
|2016||Yaaron Ki Baraat (TV series)||Guest Episode 7 & 8||Zee Tv||along with Suniel Shetty|
|2019||Criminal Justice||Mustafa||Hotstar||Official remake of Criminal Justice series|
|2020||The Kapil Sharma Show||Guest||Sony Entertainment Television|
|2021||OK Computer||Pushpak Shakur||Hotstar|