Jackie Shroff is an famous senior Indian actor and former model. He was born on 1 February 1957 in Bombay, Bombay State, India. He made his acting debut in Dev Anand’s Swami Dada. Subhash Ghai cast him opposite Meenakshi Sheshadri in 1983’s Hero. One of the highest-grossing films of 1983, the film was a critical and commercial success. The well-known actor, Jackie Shroff will also be starring in the upcoming film Baby John (2024).
As a result of Hero, both Shroff and Seshadri had become overnight stars. Even though he wasn’t offered a role in any Subhash Ghai movie, he continued to work in them. In addition to Hero, he appeared in several other films, such as Andar Baahar. It was a success for Jaanoo and Yudh. 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 the 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 & Shapath.
In 2010 he appeared in the film Bhoot and Friends. In 2011 he did a cameo role in the film Shraddha In The Name Of God directed by Gurubhai Thakkar.
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.
In October 2018, he acted in a short film, The Playboy Mr. Sawhney. He was also seen in Paltan. He is to feature in many films in 2019, like Firrkie, Bharat, Saaho, and Romeo Akbar Walter. He is also going to star in Prasthanam, which Hindi remake of a Telugu film of the same name alongside Ali Fazal and Sanjay Dut.
Shroff married his longtime girlfriend Ayesha Dutt, a model who later became a film producer, on her birthday, 5 June 1987. The couple runs 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 a daughter, Krishna Shroff.